For Shinichi Maruyama, photography is a resourceful medium rich in aesthetic, commercial, and social possibilities. The Kusho series consists of twenty-three large-scale color photographs that represent the interplay of black ink and water, both in midair and on white surfaces. The phenomenon that Maruyama captures – two liquids colliding the millisecond before they merge into gray – is the result of various actions and devices.
Old black and white photos offer up a certain nostalgia for a simpler time. On the other hand, Black and WTF offers up the bizarre, absurd and incredibly funny version of the days of yonder. Next time I visit my Grandparents, I must ask them to dig up their old albums. This Tumblr makes me curious as to what was really going on back in the day.
Jerome Abramovitch is a Montreal-based photograper. His works often convey something morbid or repulsive. Yet he manages to display it in a captivating and intelligent manner. I’m a big fan of his Mannequin series, in particular.