Interesting constructions integrated into forestry surroundings, by Dan Bradica.
Mark Lovejoy leaves little information about his process behind these magnificent images, but that only adds to the mysterious and blindingly colorful beauty of his photography.
“An abstract resembles nothing. One does not look at it & say, “Ooh, I see a kitty”. Nor is it a rorshach, intended to reveal something about the viewer. Form & energy derive from organic roots, recognized but undefined, something fundamental has been referenced or exposed.”
In over four years since I’ve been editing this blog, I’ve never felt the desire to post my own work alongside all the amazing art and photography showcased here. I’m still a bit hesitant, but also curious to know people’s reactions to these, so I thought I’d share and see — I’m open to feedback.
Four Masks/Manifestations are a series of masks I created following an abstract and self-explorative theme. The idea was to mainly focus on the eyes, the only part of the human face which truly communicates one’s world. In this sense, the rest of the mask is a facial manifestation of what one’s eyes communicate. Read the rest of the statement here, and a few more images here.
Assembled & Fractured is a series of nude photographs by Bill Durgin, focusing on the body as a form taking on strange and disconcerting poses.
“Each pose transmogrifies the figure towards abstraction; exaggerating or diminishing the skeletal structure until it approaches an amorphic form. I want the bodies to be recognized as bodies, but also to be detached from common perceptions of the figure. Bound within each singular view, the uncanny figures convey the body as both abject and marvelous.”
Luke Evans has a particularly physical way of approaching his photography. Last time I read about his work was in reference to his Inside Out project involving swallowing strips of film and developping them once gone through the digestive system.
In this series Evans doesn’t focus on the inner anatomy of the body but more on its surface; when the skin is strained during a bondage session. The book plublished alongside this series showcases 24 photographs arranged to display the varying pace and thrill of a session. The leather cover was embossed with the same rope as used on the skin.
Strength in Disorder is a portrait photography project by Olivia Johnston focusing on women who suffer from eating disorders. The photobook is available in print or for free in digital format on magcloud.
”When I was quite young, a women very close to me suffered from an eating disorder. My understanding was limited at the time, and as a result, I grew up wondering about these diseases. When I began this project, I expected to learn very much from the women I photographed, and intellectually I have; I now know much more about eating disorders than ever before. However, since getting to know the beautiful, confident, captivating, intelligent women in this book, the disease makes less sense than ever. How and why does this happen to our girls and women?”
Fabiola Menchelli’s artworks are delicately placed at an intersection between photography, sculpture, architecture, installation and new media. The beauty of her constructions lies in their opposing nature – neither abstract nor concrete, and neither physical nor completely virtual.
“I construct installations with simple materials in the studio and project computer-generated shapes on to them, transforming the construction with light and shadows. In this way, I attempt to reconstruct mental spaces from my imagination, combining the contained physical world and the expansive possibilities of the virtual world to construct images. “