Artist recreates photographs out of date stamps

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 16 October 2012

At first glance, you’d assume that these are old black and white photographs. In fact, they are made up of thousands of black date stamps. Berlin-based artist Federico Pietrella created these beautiful acrylic-on-canvas paintings using only a date stamp and a lot of patience. If you look really closely, you can figure out when he made the paintings.

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New photography by Al Saulso

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Tuesday 2 October 2012

The sometimes quiet, deep thinking man of the world is always busy finding out different things about photography or something new in the world. Photography is and always will be Al Saulso’s passion but lately he has stepped into many different artistic shoes to see which one really fits.

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Rapid Eye Movement: photo series by Samy Sfoggia

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By Samy Sfoggia in New Photography on Tuesday 11 September 2012

I work primarily in black and white negative film, scanned and digitally altered: assemblies, color inversion, drawings on the tablet. I try to represent the subconscious mind by creating fantastic imagery and by juxtaposing elements that seem to contradict each other. My pictures are like frames of an unconscious deliberately incoherent and illogical. 

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Black and white photography by Josue Castro

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By Michael Carini in New Photography on Thursday 6 September 2012

Josue Castro’s iconic black and white photos have no lack of color or substance as they violently strike you with the contrast of values. These larger than life reflections are dark in nature and painfully beautiful. The identity of the figure concealed, these stories tell a tale that perhaps sometimes pain does heal the hurt. At that instant you are overwhelmed with a burning sensation and, trying to get your breath back, cautiously approach your ignited query: ‘Is that …’ 

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Black and white photos of Japan by Caitlin Sullivan

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By Caitlin Sullivan in New Photography on Tuesday 4 September 2012

While traveling in Japan, I captured as much of the city-life energy as my camera could carry. But even in such impressive settings, I find the people in them hold the most meaning. The set Tokyo in Black and White presents what Tokyo felt like through the mood of its local people, and their effect on their surroundings. 

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Black and white photography by Roger Ballen

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By Alina Filipoiu in New Photography on Thursday 23 August 2012

American photographer Roger Ballen has been living and photographing in South Africa since the late 1970s. His photographs have caused international controversy, excitement and debate ever since his book, Platteland: Images of a Rural South Africa, was published. I find the photographs to be both beautiful and profoundly disturbing.

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Analogue photography by Brittany Markert

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By Erin Emocling in New Photography on Wednesday 22 August 2012

I love the photography of Brittany Markert. I’ve scoured her stunning gallery of nude bodies endowed with alluring bone structures and haunting expressions amidst empty spaces. Some of her photographs remind me those of the late Francesca Woodman.

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Politicians in Bathing Suits

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By This Island Life in New Photography on Thursday 9 August 2012

On our way to visit the Gellért and Széchenyi baths in Budapest, we visited the Hungarian House of Photography to take in an exhibition shot by one of their lifeguards more than 80 years ago. During the 1930s in Hungary, a lifeguard wasn’t the bored person dressed in white at the side of the pool – a lifeguard was a personality.

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Remarkable shadow photography by Alexey Bednij

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By Maria Niarchos in New Photography on Friday 27 July 2012

Russian photographer Alexey Bednij’s latest project is a series of visual illusions crafted from his portraits of people and animals. To develop these mind-bending compositions, what he calls his ‘collages’, Bednij will sit and wait until his scene is perfectly placed before snapping the shots and manipulating shadows in these high contrast black-and-whites.

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Hotel Girls: a new photo series by Baptiste Léonne

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By Eric Debris in New Photography on Tuesday 17 July 2012

From hotel rooms to wrinkled sheets, Baptiste Léonne catches the disturbing, erotic and intimate moments found there. Hotel Girls is a delicate and haunting series of black and white photographs.

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Mirror, Mirror: new photography by Nikolay Biryukov

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By Maria Niarchos in New Photography on Wednesday 11 July 2012

Seems model Dasha Z is the fairest of Biryukov’s lense. Photographer Nikolay Biryukov snapped these classic black and whites for Fashion Gone Rogue’s latest exclusive, Mirror, Mirror. If you’ve managed to peel your eyes off the devastatingly striking Dasha, you would’ve also noticed she’s doing a damn fine job sporting a wardrobe of Jil Sander, La Perla and Prada threads.

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Photograph of Peter Bramley by Erina Giblin

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By Sam Crocket in New Photography on Tuesday 10 July 2012

Erina Giblin took this photo of Peter Bramley a little while ago, but it remains one of my favorite images. Bramley runs the Vacant Valley label and plays in Penguins, as well as in a host of other bands. Pengins’ music is often pretty confronting and this photo is such a accurate graphic representation of […]

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Photo Express Tokyo by Keizo Kitajima

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By Lee Basford in New Photography on Thursday 31 May 2012

Between January and December 1979, Japanese photographer Keizo Kitajima exhibited his photographs of Tokyo life in a way that was close to performance art. Each month, he would cover the walls with huge black and white prints made up of smaller pieces of photographic paper (developing in real time on the walls). He would often […]

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Black and white photography by Elizabeth Hosking

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By Elizabeth Hosking in New Photography on Thursday 17 May 2012

These photographs are from an ongoing project of mine, primarily shot on the bustling streets of Sydney’s CBD. In particular, amidst the chaotic settings, I look for moments of solitude. The streets are a strange place to really experience humanity.

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Melbourne-based photographer Morganna Magee

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By Gavin Aung Than in New Photography on Monday 16 April 2012

If you’re sick of your friends taking pictures with their phones, slapping an Instagram filter on it, and thinking they’re Annie Leibovitz, then you should check out the work of Morganna Magee.

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