Monday, May 20
Thursday, May 2
Round and round we go, cracked like the paper skin of a hollow pavement.
via Dazed Digital, (with a lovely interview to boot)
Marten Lange's Another Language can be found here.
Friday, April 19
Reminiscent of the work of Huang Qingjun and projects like Ilona Szwarc's sensationally eerie American Girls or Peter Menzel's Material World, which saw sixteen photographs in thirty countries convince families to turn their homes inside out, Gabriele Galimberti Toy Stories is a familiar assignment dressed up in tiny clothes and plonked next to plastic trucks.
Self-conscious of its own materialism, and glaring cultural disparities, it is an impeccable sense of placement and detached warmth that makes his series a success - capturing a “show-and-tell” charm that is sweet and heartbreaking and familiar all at once.
The artist's website here.
Wednesday, April 17
The work of Kate Joyce intones a mood I have yet to place, but there’s no doubt it is a very pleasing one. This mini-portfolios page sums her eye up well, a mix of the static and the motion-full, little black and white and rainbow hued poems (she calls them soliloquies). Very nice.
Tuesday, February 19
Tne West Collection say it best:
Schabel's celebrated series of "Passenger" photographs were taken during that space in time that occurs when people have been seated in their seats, but the plane has not yet taken off. His muted, black and white images capture people completely unaware that they are being photographed. Schabel himself was inspired by his own fascination with airplane journeys and the whole amalgam of experiences that can be found within a flight.
via It's Nice That.
Monday, February 18
Jonas Unger takes incredible portraits of everyone. But this series of actor/Loire louche/passport carrying Putinite Gérard Depardieu - from 2010 - are pretty cream of the Jersey milk bottle.
Unger's photographs were used to illustrate a story in this week's New Yorker: Lauren Collins on Depardieu "parting ways" with his home country after the government introduced the ("largely symbolic") seventy-five-percent "supertax" on the wealthy. A nuanced and thoroughly enjoyable essay on celebrity, the power of words, French politicians, brute eroticism - brilliant. Please do read.
Jonas Unger's website here.
Update: New Yorker's Photo Booth blog posted this little interview with Unger...
I arrived just before breakfast in the courtyard of the old service quarters at his château in Saumur, France. It was a nice, sunny Sunday morning. He greeted me from the balcony, standing there in his underwear. When I asked him if he was O.K. with me taking a picture of him and he agreed, I knew that it was going be a great story, and that I would capture something special.