Daniel Castañeda sure knows how to capture a beautiful eeriness in different landscapes – while complementing this atmosphere with dark and anonymous portraits.
I love artist statements. That is, I love reading or listening to an artists’ literal interpretation of his or her own work. It gives a wonderful insight into how to read the works in question. In fact, most often when I read a great statement I find that it gives a comprehensive explanation of my emotional reaction to the artwork. For me, the words alongside the artwork actually deepen my attachment to it.
Here’s Eduardo Flores’ statement on his stunning drawings:
“The way people internalize what happens in the world is unique to the individual. My work shows how this can lead a person to different internal extremes. My aim is to reflect the resulting consciousness and anxiousness through a series of questions related to one’s state of being.
My current body of work depicts the inner debate that confronts the ego as a mediator for the demands of individuality and as a self-energy that keeps fanatical vigilance over its survival. The fundamental quest for turning individuality into a delusional existence. A series of characters immerse in a non-stop battle of energy. Positive against destructive.”
As some of you might have noticed, our about page says we’re showcasing project-based artworks, but our content is generally at best a themed-selection of an artists’ works. The reason for this is simple, most of the artists I find seem not have any conceptual series, also I mainly rely on Flickr for new talent seeking – and with experience I’ve realized it isn’t the best platform for the kind of work presented here.
But enough Flickr-negativity, there are plenty of great artists on there and one great example to prove this is polish photographer Joanna Skrzypczak. This series entitled The Warrior is really interesting and original.
Amber’s Vanity Series is mesmerizing to say the least. She creates celestial worlds around the head of these girls, collecting what she describes as “girls with intense hair styles”. I’d say that’s almost an understatement given the exceptional quality of these pieces; especially in the meticulous detail and overflowing colors.
My take on it would be “girls with extraordinary hair styles.”
My apologies for not holding my promise and completely forgetting I had started the Monochrome Mondays series two weeks ago. But Matt’s amazing black and white photography should totally make up for the lost time. His work is direct, sensual and filled with emotion. I’m particularly a fan of the textured contrast in his shots, especially in this first portrait (I mean, who doesn’t love freckles).
Also, he captures sensitivity in discreet body parts, like knees and toes. I don’t see enough nice pictures of knees and toes these days. Yup, I guess that reads as strange as it sounds. Welcome to 2011 folks.
Wayne LO captures the slightest movements, like the typing on a computer or hair blowing in the wind, and through them creates beautiful artistic photos.
the Flickr group is still growing and I’m seeing loads of great work submitted.
I’ll soon be featuring more stuff from there so make sure to become a member a show me what you’re made of !!!!
Federico does some very very impressive work. I went through his photostream and only selected portraits of close-up faces. The reason for this being that there is nothing more mesmerizing than the eyes and facial features of Federico’s models. It’s the texture of his photographs that really attracts me, like the freckles or the hair… the hair !! Some of you might have noticed my obsession with long hair covering the eyes or the mouth of a model. Anyways, Federico is obviously a real connaisseur of the strobe and the marvels of photoshop.
And for all you pure-hearted digital haters out there, I’d like to point out this last shot here has no photoshop work. Damn good photography if you ask me