Photography from Tom Wik.
The marks of individuality found in the details of people’s houses suggest a complicated wealth of experience just behind the facades. It’s the comically and beautifully “off” – the sometimes awkward but often subtle expressions of the facade – that reveal a house’s character. I’m drawn to houses that haven’t had the chance to bring in a stylist before the shoot – houses where the fantasy of Home Sweet Home is fraying at the edges. The scars of the struggle to keep up appearances are plainly visible and so are the attempts to hide them.
These made me look.
This ongoing series of lit waterfalls titled Neon Luminance is part of a collaboration between Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard over at From the Lenz. The duo dropped high-powered Cyalume glow sticks in a variety of colors into various waterfalls in Northern California and then made exposures varying from 30 seconds to 7 minutes to capture the submerged trails of light as the sticks moved through the current.
Mute by Cédric Dubus.
As is often to start a series, I take lots of pictures. My eyes are often faster than my brain. I photograph.
I photograph when something catches my eye. Probably as many photographers… As usual, to start a series, I have no topic. Before, I was walking in the cities, now I need a wider horizon, so I take the car out of the city and start a kind of voyage into unknown lands. The stimulus, the creative process, resulting in this. Coming out of my day, putting a distance between my life, my habits, everything becomes potentially photographable. It is in this process that appears quietly spectacular.
Mute, the series is about these intermediate moments. These moments are the click for action photography. In silence, in loneliness, which often leads to the observation, is located poetry that we want to photograph.
This series is a report of space, empty and full. The report of a certain humanity, these men leave traces that are sometimes more explicit than their own behavior.
A picture may be enough, no need to sound. Mute.