via cross-connect:

Featured Curator: Roberto Cruz Niemiec [ArchAtlas]

Darren Pearson is always looking for the perfect California landscape for one of his life-sized light-sculptures. These light-sculptures are created through long exposure photography (the same technique commonly used to write a name with a sparkler or capture car trails at night). Pearson makes complex light-effect photographs, none of which are photoshopped.

(Source: crossconnectmag)

— 2 months ago with 2321 notes


Excerpts From 36 Views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849).

(via cessze)

— 2 months ago with 10563 notes


The mysterious figures from street artist Daan Botlek.

— 3 months ago with 2305 notes

Photographed by Josh Olins for Man About Town, F/W 2009


Photographed by Josh Olins for Man About Town, F/W 2009

(Source: communionofsaints, via explosivim)

— 3 months ago with 5928 notes


Elliott Erwitt (b.1928, France)

Magnum member and humorous observer of everyday life, Elliott Erwitt is a French advertising and documentary photographer, known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings - a master of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment”.

© All images courtesy of the artist

[more Elliott Erwitt]

— 3 months ago with 1868 notes


Convert- buddist (2009) 6 pics No worldview faces (2006-2009) 4 pics

Born Ganyu, Jiangsu, 1970. Lives and works in Changzhou, Jiangsu

Dong Wensheng’s photographs look at first glance like realistic depictions of ordinary scenes or objects, but many have an odd or eerie aspect—a missing finger joint, as in The Convert No. 1, or an anatomically impossible twist, as in 2012. His artful editing blurs the lines between painting, installation and film to create pictures that often resemble stills from a mystery or horror movie (he also makes video art). A protégé of Zhou Xiaohu, Dong Wensheng names among his influences traditional Chinese art, porcelain and poetry, as well as physics, Nietzsche, and Robert Rauschenberg. His work is a visual counterpart of Freud’s observation that the uncanny is “nothing new or alien, but something which is familiar and old-established in the mind and which has become alienated from it only through the process of repression”. Each of Dong Wensheng’s framed scenes is an allegorical glimpse of a human truth for so long kept dark that we barely have words to express it.

(via cessze)

— 3 months ago with 2127 notes


Bruno Barbey (b.1941, Morocco/France)

"Most of the time I take photographs to document for posterity, traditions and cultures rapidly vanishing as a result of changing consumer attitudes." Born in Morocco, Bruno Barbey studied photography and graphic arts at the Ecole des Arts et Métiers in Vevey, Switzerland. Over four decades, Bruno Barbey has journeyed across five continents and numerous world conflicts, though he does not consider himself a war photographer, he nevertheless covered the civil war in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait. His work has appeared in most major magazines in the world. A prolific author who often exposes and expresses himself in book form, Barbey is especially known for his free and harmonious use of color and has frequently worked in Morocco, the country of his childhood. He has been exhibited internationally and his photographs are in the collection of numerous museums.

© All images courtesy the artist; src. Magnum Photos

[more Bruno Barbey]

— 3 months ago with 2442 notes


Bruce Davidson - Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs, 1961-1965 (via)

(Source: vintagegal, via tarantinio)

— 3 months ago with 26743 notes


Hu Lie 胡力

From Photography in China: “In Backward-Backward, Hu Li (born in 1955) displays with monumentality characters that are wearing splendid costumes of traditional Chinese theatre and standing in atypical surroundings. These marvellous diptyches - composed of inhospitable landscapes - on the one hand celebrate one of the archetypes of ‘traditional China’; while on the other complain about the progressive erasure of this very heritage.”

Source: Photography of China 

(via siriusc)

— 4 months ago with 1717 notes


Gray Malin (b.1986, USA) - Art Deco Miami

Dallas native photographer Gray Malin is graduated from Emerson College in Boston in 2007, majoring in photography and marketing. While he has had his work displayed in the Dallas Museum of Art, David Streets Gallery in Beverly Hills, and in the Julia Dean Gallery in Venice, he is currently working independently with online curators and art buyers. Best known for his beach-scapes which have been featured in magazines and exhibitions all over the world, Gray created a number of series depicting the most luxurious beaches and pools from a bird’s eye view. (src. ArtDiscover)

© All images courtesy the artist

[more Gray Malin | artist found at nevver]

— 4 months ago with 1114 notes

Modern Kids In a Modern World: Julia Nobis by Willy Vanderperre for i-D, Summer 2014


Modern Kids In a Modern World: Julia Nobis by Willy Vanderperre for i-D, Summer 2014

— 4 months ago with 877 notes


High voltage art by Phillip Stearns

Stearns on his project:

I’m unable to find the source of the sentiment that the camera is an extension of the eye, but it’s that very idea which I’ve intentionally taken literally, to an extreme. When looking through the datasheets on various instant color film, I was struck by the similarities between the layering of materials in the film and the layering of cells in the retinal. Though I’m not well versed in the history of film development as parallels the development in the understanding of the physiology of the retinal, the similarities were striking…

Without a camera, images were produced through a combination of processes which parallel techniques utilized in previous experiments with low-resolution digital cameras. Various household chemicals are applied to the surface of the film both before and after exposure. Through symbolic act of cleansing, the fidelity of the film is compromised. The film is also subjected to 15,000 volts of alternating current. In a flash, arcs spread out across the surface, sometimes burning holes, even igniting the film. As in our eyes, images are conveyed in a stream of such electric impulses, only here amplified some 300,000 times. I find it curious and exhilarating that the impressions left behind after developing these extreme exposures so perfectly resemble networks of blood vessels in the retina.

You can see his process in this video:

"Retinal Pigment Epithelium…" Process Documentation 2013 Phillip Stearns from Phillip Stearns on Vimeo.


— 4 months ago with 1027 notes