pic of the day:
pic of the day:
Lovely photography by Kent Andreasen:
“I guess it’s the idea of observing but also being conscious in my day-to-day life. This, paired with my somewhat obsessive need to take at least one photo a day reaches a point where I find subject matter wherever it presents itself. I also like photographing these scenes because It’s a refreshing break from the more commercial fashion work I do. It’s like a photography vacation for me.
I enjoy both aspects of photography but both hold very different meaning to me and require very different outlooks at the subject matter. One is very controlled within a space whereas the other is more of a found scene that you choose to involve yourself in.”
“Ultimately, I think it’s more respectful to take pictures that show “reality” the way it is with all its flaws and imperfections. However, I can’t say that everyone succeeds at this. (…) Photographers are in a powerful and even privileged position. I think it’s a good idea to keep this and mind and not put yourself above the people you photograph. I really like Whitman’s democratic view of the world that the poet/photographer and his or her subjects are on the same level. “Who am I that I should call you more obscene than myself.” Good stuff.”
Jocelyn Catterson is driven by the love of nature and mountains, and spends an unordinary amount of time exploring vast American landscapes. Along the way she captures beautiful images of her surroundings, and also writes about her adventures. Since Jocelyn was featured here a while back, she sent me a little note about her on-going crowd funding campaign to raise money for her future travels.
“I grew up in a small town in Colorado and fell madly in love with the mountains. This passion has grown more intense with time and has come to include the desert, the plains, and the rivers, a passion for morning light and deep canyons, the smell of pine trees and hours spent on the road. These things have become the driving force behind my life and my photography. I have become fascinated with the connection between man and nature and the simplistic beauty of a life lived in a tent/on the road.”
Hyperbeast Lives is a series of photographs which focus on a much more dynamic, colourfully explosive and contextualized version of the creatures Hector Hernandez first introduced in his original Hyperbeast series.
“I imagined that these creatures exist in some other universe, that they roam wild somewhere, like lions or giraffes in Africa. I am simply capturing them in their natural habitats. Then again, I sometimes imagine that these hyperbeasts exist in our own world at some hidden level. They could exist, hidden to us in the same way that atomic and subatomic particles used to be hidden. These creatures could be a part of our world, dancing and living in the same spaces where we exist.”