Marion Luttenberger for Goodforks

Goodforks

Marion Luttenberger for Goodforks.

A little bit of collaboration, food, and a whole lot of love. My friend Briony and I created a series of pictures for thegoodforks.com based in Vancouver.

The focus is on the authenticity and transparency of markets while believing that good food has the power to change the economic viability of communities. Food can taste good and do good, too.

Marion Luttenberger for Goodforks

Marion Luttenberger for Goodforks

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Goodforks

On The Edge by HIAMOVI

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On The Edge by HIAMOVI.

This is a very emotional and intimate photographic series about my 91 year old grandfather, Johann who lived in Ahlen (Germany). In 2001, his beloved wife suddenly died just after cardiac surgery. Johann (who previously lived in classic, conservative, religious wedlock) now not only had to deal with his deep grief but all domestic chores as well.

Now, in 2013, he proudly gives proof that 12 years after the death of his wife, many own diseases and hospitalizations, he does a great job accomplishing his duties. But still, the grief is deep-seated. After his sudden death on 03/17/2013 we had to sell the house and clear the rooms. I took the opportunity to shoot the three photos from the exact same perspective – cleared. With this photo series i tried to keep my beloved grandpa in memory as i knew him: honest, kind, willing to work, and the most important thing of all: humorous – even on his deathbed in hospital.

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On The Edge by HIAMOVI

On The Edge by HIAMOVI

On The Edge by HIAMOVI

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Coastline by Zhang Xiao

Coastline by Zhang Xiao

Coastline by Zhang Xiao, a freelance photographer living and working in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

The coastline is beautiful and dolorous. So many people come here with dreams but then are drown in the crowd, and they go with the stream finally. At the same time, worse and worse environment make people put the problems of environment to unprecedentedly important programmer. When I was a child, I was eager for the sea and I felt the sea is mysterious, and I can never touch it. Now, I also feel as before. I come here to seek strong emotional conflicts and rich image pictures, which may with some mawkishness and mood, lose. The sea is the beginning of lives and dreams, at the same time; I am looking for a hometown in my heart.

Coastline by Zhang Xiao

Coastline by Zhang Xiao

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Fitting by PUTPUT

Fitting by PUTPUT

Fitting by PUTPUT made me laugh.

Chairs and furniture provide a new addition to our ongoing research of domestic objects. In this series we propose the introduction of a fleeting presence to these archetypical pieces of furniture, an alien addition mimicking an integral function and lending a fragile and perishable feeling to these sturdy and solid entities.

Fitting by PUTPUT

Fitting by PUTPUT

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Diaspora by Oscar Parasiego

Diaspora by Oscar Parasiego

Diaspora by Oscar Parasiego.

Diaspora is a project about Identity in relation with its mutability according to the environment. This series investigates this fact in the context of the current situation, in which thousands of individuals emigrate to other countries every day to find a better future for them. At that point, there is a transition between the person we have been so far and the person we are going to be.

Reasons for migration are diverse but this does not change the period of adjustment. The situation in which the individual does not know if he is doing something because he wants to or because he must get used to that new life. This series reflects the modification in the behaviour as a help in the adaptation to a new environment, especially at which point the real mutation of an individual´s personality starts. The images show individuals as transparent silhouettes which reflect the individuals´ new environment, an environment they did not belong to until now. The silhouettes occupy a new space and they gradually merge into this new context, just like a chameleon.

A research about the inherent human need of belonging to a group and how, as the process of adaptation to the new culture is completed, the individual´s personality splits between the person we used to be and the person we are in our new place of residence.

The artista transmits a powerful feeling by portraying the individuals without showing them, showing just their camouflage, their inner fight for seeing themselves reflected in their new lives.

Diaspora by Oscar Parasiego

Diaspora by Oscar Parasiego

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Miradors by Erwan Fichou

Miradors by Erwan Fichou

Miradors by Erwan Fichou. Made me laugh.

It all started with a vision. A man was standing on the top of the tree shaped like an UFO, in Mexico city. Three years later, during the residence, photographer Erwan Frichou decided to turn this memory into an art project called “Miradors”. Erwan worked with gardeners to create interesting shapes and invited people in the street to climb those peculiar topiary trees.

(via This is Paper)

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Miradors by Erwan Fichou

Back to Light by Caleb Charland

Back to Light by Caleb Charland

For his Back to Light series artist Caleb Charland creates light displays using fruit, nails, copper wire, and the long exposure technique.

Back to Light by Caleb Charland

The English scientist Michael Faraday, whose experiments with electricity and magnetism allowed for the practical use of theses forces in the modern world, once said “All this is a dream. Still examine it by a few experiments. Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature; and in such things as these experiment is the best test of such consistency.” To understand the world and to profit from it one must interact with it, one must experiment. My practice as an artist combines a scientific curiosity with a constructive approach to making pictures. I utilize everyday objects and fundamental forces to illustrate experiences of wonder. For me, wonder is a state of mind somewhere between knowledge and uncertainty. An energy vibrates in that space between our perceptions of the world and the potential the mind senses for our interventions within the world.

My current body of work, Back to Light, expands upon a classic grade school science project, the potato battery. By inserting a galvanized nail into one side of a potato and a copper wire in the other side a small electrical current is generated. The utter simplicity of this electrical phenomenon is endlessly fascinating for me. Many people have had the experience of drawing power from fruit in the classroom, and it never ceases to bring a smile to the face or a thought to the mind. This work speaks to a common curiosity we all have for how the world works as well as a global concern for the future of earth’s energy sources.

Since all this is a dream my hope is that these photographs function as micro utopias by suggesting and illustrating the endless possibilities of alternative and sustainable energy production. The cycle that begins with the light of our closest star implanting organic materials with nutrients and energy, is re-routed in these images, Back to Light, illuminating earth once again.

Back to Light by Caleb Charland

Back to Light by Caleb Charland

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Darkness in the Range of Light by Cody Cobb

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Darkness in the Range of Light by Cody Cobb.

This series was captured during a 221-mile solo hike across the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the state of California. These photos attempt to communicate the psychological shift that occurs with the disappearance of sunlight while alone in the wilderness.

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Darkness in the Range of Light by Cody Cobb

Darkness in the Range of Light by Cody Cobb

L’été Se Meurt by Marion Berrin

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L’été Se Meurt by Marion Berrin.

Photography pushes my boundaries. It takes me out of my comfort zone. Trying to evoke and not simply describe. Easy does not interest me. This series ” L’été se meurt ” is the perfect example of everything mentionned above. Clear compositions, a focus on line, shape and shade leads the way to abstraction. Photos may seem devoid of sense but are not. I tend to focus on the essential, no stage. They are what summer is to me, something gold, something bright, something full of light.

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Dutch Master Collection by Michael Mapes

Dutch Master Collection by Michael Mapes

The remarkable Dutch Master Collection by Michael Mapes uses hundreds of tiny photographic fragments, paint samples, gelatin capsules, magnifiers, plastic bags, cotton thread and insect pins to recreate paintings by Dutch masters in large scale specimen boxes.

The samples are part of my most recent series of work examining Dutch Master Portraiture. In this work, I deconstruct the original subject, in both a figurative and literal sense by dissecting photos of a painting and considering ways in which the parts might serve to inspire new parts within the reconstruction to suggest unique and complex meanings. I’ve done these works with the use of a visual metaphor suggesting a pseudoscientific method specifically working with materials and processes signifying entomological, biological and forensic science.

Dutch Master Collection by Michael Mapes

Dutch Master Collection by Michael Mapes

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Tabakalera by Javier José Serrano

Tabakalera by Javier José Serrano

Javier José Serrano explores the abandoned spaces of an old tabacco factory in the Basque Country in his series entitled Tabakalera.

Tabakalera by Javier José Serrano

The old tobacco factory in San Sebastian has stopped working. Part of the old city and its people, their memory. All that remains as memory of that activity, the imposing building. A tour inside assumed, at this time, an unforgettable experience.
The first surprise is its dimensions, the bright and airy spaces that constitute the ships and the different production areas of human activity and the factory. The ships are empty. Rather, almost empty. Some traces allow us to imagine what it must pass the activity inside those huge spaces. Weather and human presence seem suspended, as if in a moment someone had given the order to leave the place and no one would have taken more than a minute to get out.
On the floor and walls of the buildings, trails machine, drawn by thick layers of dust. Badges paint drop ceiling and walls. Small details that show shameless actions of the people who once occupied a job in any of the infinite corners of the factory. In the offices, abandoned furniture, empty cupboards, papers scattered all over the floor, foreign objects …
These photographs are a testament to a time Tabakalera building is torn between past and future.

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Tabakalera by Javier José Serrano

Tabakalera by Javier José Serrano

Naturally by Bertil Nilsson

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Naturally by photographer Bertil Nilsson takes inspiration from movement and the human form to explore both the landscape and our role within it.

I’m interested in what happens when I introduce cultural elements – color, shape and dance gestures – to question that relationship. Naturally is also a personal journey of exploration for me. My interventions took on a theme of tension between order and chaos. I like to align, structure, analyse and ultimately control – in a visual sense – the world around me. The dancers with their free expression confronts me with an opportunity to let go of a bit of my control and let the chaos unfold.

More here.

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Naturally by Bertil Nilsson

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Inflorescence by PUTPUT

Inflorescence by PUTPUT

Inflorescence by PUTPUT, an interdisciplinary Swiss/Danish artist duo established in 2011 and currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Photographic series of plants in a constructed and artificial state of bloom, documenting a meeting between the fictional and the real. A new species or hybrid emerges which attempts to create a visual diversion and investigates the recognizability of common objects in a new and unexpected context. The ‘Inflorescence’ series represents a contemporary take on still life both in terms of subject matter and composition.

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Inflorescence by PUTPUT

Inflorescence by PUTPUT

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Selected works by Nirav Patel

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Selected works by Nirav Patel.

A lot of my photographs focus on the idea of solitude. The idea that being by ones self can be something majestic and beautiful. I focus on quiet moments and simple compositions to tell stories that draw the viewers in.

(via This is Paper)

Selected works by Nirav Patel

Selected works by Nirav Patel

Selected works by Nirav Patel

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Stunning Aerial Photos of Botswana Wildlife

Stunning Aerial Photos of Botswana Wildlife

Stunning aerial photos of Botswana wildlife by photographer Zack Seckler.

Flying 100 feet over herds of wild animals in a plane with no windows was an unforgettable experience. I was privy to views and perspectives that very few get to see. As a photographer, I was humbled.

I’m always thinking about new ways to view the world. This series quite literally changed my view, showing me that simple changes can create profound results.

Stunning Aerial Photos of Botswana Wildlife

Stunning Aerial Photos of Botswana Wildlife

Stunning Aerial Photos of Botswana Wildlife

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Stunning Aerial Photos

Stunning Aerial Photos

Stunning Aerial Photos

Stunning Aerial Photos

Pastoral by Alexander Gronsky

Pastoral by Alexander Gronsky

Pastoral by Alexander Gronsky.

In his photographic account Pastoral, Alexander Gronsky portrays the outskirts of Moscow: the places where humanity takes refuge to find solace far from the cities, colliding with urban expansion and frailty of nature. The space explored lives “in between”, suspended in the nothingness of the unknown and what stands “on the other side”. Gronsky is a landscape photographer with an incredibile ability to capture natural scenes with an allegorical meaning: expanses and hills, spectacular lights, broad horizons. His skilful use of perspective and his ability in composition, lead the observer’s eye deeply into the landscape, generating a sense of astonishment for every place portrayed in photo. In the images, human presence is constant, Gronsky looks for infrequent but precious moments of relief and diversion in woody areas and open beaches, in remote corners and common meeting places. Meanwhile, he always bears in mind the proximity of the big city: glimpses of skyscrapers and industrial parks can be seen in the distance between the trees or, sometimes, surprisingly close to the people “surrounded by nature.

(via This is Paper)

Pastoral by Alexander Gronsky

Pastoral by Alexander Gronsky

Pastoral by Alexander Gronsky

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Monette & Mady by Maja Daniels

Monette & Mady by Maja Daniels

Monette & Mady, a photography project from talented Maja Daniels.

Monette and Mady are identical twins. They have lived their whole life closely together and are, as they say, inseparable. I first saw them on the streets of Paris and I was instantly fascinated by their identical outfits and synchronized corporal language. Quirky and beautiful, they stood out from any crowd. As I couldn’t quite believe my eyes, I remember thinking that they might not be real.

When I approached them I was not surprised to discover that they often finish each other’s sentences and that they refer to themselves as « I » instead of « we ».

Neither Mady nor Monette have married or had children and they always eat the same kind of food in identical portions. They do not just share a close relationship as sisters; as a couple they act, model and dance together and the city of Paris is their main stage. If they ever go out dressed in different outfits, people stop and ask why they argue.

Since a great part of Mady and Monette’s lives is about performing, in front of cameras or on a stage as well as on the street, this project consists of a mix of staged and documentary images.

The more staged photographs are alternated with pictures of the sisters interacting naturally as they go about their daily business. Since Mady and Monette are both eccentric yet very private people, this combination reflects their lives, particularly since it is not always obvious to tell the two approaches apart.

This addition of fiction makes for a dreamy atmosphere, a bit like a mirage that reflects my initial impression of them. The streets of Paris make the perfect backdrop for such ambiguity to be played out, confusing us with its references to fashion, film and art. It makes the documenting of everyday events somewhat surreal.

Sometimes Monette and Mady don’t quite understand why I want to document their everyday life. It is an interesting challenge for me to make them see how fascinated I am by this symbiotic existence that is so natural to them.

(via Photography Blog)

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Monette & Mady by Maja Daniels

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Transfer by Kevin Corrado

Transfer by Kevin Corrado

Transfer by Kevin Corrado.

The project began as a playful idea of the ocean being a giant sea of blue paint rather than water. The idea of a blue sea is so engraved into our minds, even though in most cases, water is not actually blue. In all three pieces, a hand becomes covered in paint by touching a landscape of that color. In its entirety, the project speaks about our intense connection between common landscapes and their assigned colors. Possibly something that was instilled in us during our elementary days. The project also addresses my role as an artist, and what color I will choose for my landscapes, even though my tool of choice is a camera (a tad bit ironic). A painter is given the task to paint a tree, but that painter must choose to use green paint.

Transfer by Kevin Corrado

Transfer by Kevin Corrado

Transfer by Kevin Corrado

Terminus: The Face of Change by Camille Seaman

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Camille Seaman was born in 1969 and graduated in 1992 from the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied photography. In her latest series Terminus: The Face of Change she photographed glacials are the end of their road.

Change comes whether we like it or not. Maybe it isn’t always pretty or graceful but it always leads to something new.

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Terminus: The Face of Change by Camille Seaman

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