Amalia Caputo’s thoughts about photography convey its duality, being both a narrative or a non-narrative tool, always as an intermediate between the thought and the action of clicking, and registering or choosing a specific frame. In her most recent photos and videos, she has addressed the concerns of art history, memory, cultural icons, domesticity and the obsessive/compulsive as a stigma of our times.
Do you remember the film Amélie? There was a craze for collecting old discarded photographs from photobooths at the time. Way before that, in 1973, Katherine Anne Griffiths took her first photobooth picture at the age of 11. Since then, she’s been documenting her life through photo booth pictures. Photobooth Journal is both her personal photographic journal and a blog for lovers of photo booth photography, with many gems from the past.
My intention is not to try to change the world. I’m aiming, instead, to represent some of the new and problematic scenarios of the contemporary world, which, without realizing it, have become part of our everyday life. I want to awaken consciousness about them in the individual. These allegorically portrayed situations reference a variety of the ‘accidents’ that are caused by humans. My series denounces what has become a habit. Art by Rodolpho Vanmarke.
I am thrilled to have teamed up with United Photo Industries to curate Anew, a group exhibition featuring nine photographers who unearth beauty in the seemingly irrelevant, everyday objects that most people disregard, revealing that unnoticed and banal items can sometimes be quite magical. [see more photos at Feature Shoot]
Austrailian-based visual artist Catherine Nelson builds complex floating worlds consisting of hundreds of photographs stitched together. For years, Nelson has worked as a compositor in the movie industry creating visual effects for feature films such as Moulin Rouge and Harry Potter. She now combines technique and experience to create these unique and imaginative landscapes, each one becoming its own detailed microcosm. [via Feature Shoot]
Can you imagine making a living out of sniffing armpits? Well, probably you can’t. Yet there are people who do that: they are called ‘odour judges’ and they’re among us, just like condom testers, dinosaur bones dusters and other unbelievable but real jobs. Photographer Nancy Rica Schiff sought them out and captured them in action for her book Odd Jobs – Portraits of Unusual Occupations. Flip through the pages and I’m sure you will want more of your boring office life.
Citybirches photography works is a beautiful photographic portrait series about alternative rock bands on tour by Stephan Laackman. He is crowdfunding the production of the book right now, which features portraits of 150 bands like Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, R.E.M, Stephen Malkmus, Wooden Shjips, Future Islands, Explosions in the Sky or Lower Dens.The book will also feature a cd compilation with musical contributions by selected portrayed bands.
A 52 Week project: one photo every week for a year. Easy, right? Not necessarily. Outside my usual comfort zone with photography, my challenge of this project is to experiment with new techniques and be as conceptual as possible. These photographs explore my thoughts, inspirations and dreams.
Stephen Mallon’s superb compositions freeze otherwise uncelebrated tasks into extraordinary images. Stunning photos of old subway cars being dumped into the ocean, industrial scenes, roller coasters under construction, and the salvage of flight 1549 in the Hudson River … his pictures have a painterly quality that is rare.
Every time I’ve been hanging out with Agnes Thor and some American dude asks what her full name is, they all go ‘whoohaa, that is such a great name’. I know. It’s the name of a genius and a star. Thor’s photos are sort of like her name: first they come off as dreamy, girly and sweet, amost giving a hazy David Hamilton vibe.
The first time I ran across Sarah Morrison’s photography, I was perusing psychedelic bands on line. The photo that caught my eye was of a model in a very cool dress, flanked by members of The Electric Prunes.
Photography seems like such a challenging field to stand out in. Everybody thinks they can do it. Lila Lee proves herself time and time again through her work. These are images that are simple enough to stick with you and interesting enough to keep you looking.
Environmental artist and photographer Daniel Dancer’s new project Art of the Sky features a series of installations that can only be seen from the sky. His canvas is contrasting natural scenery, with the shapes created by up to 4,000 people (in some cases) and bucketloads of latex paint.
New York area photographers are invited to submit work for inclusion in Sea Change, a group show curated by Feature Shoot’s Alison Zavos as part of The Wassaic Project Summer Festival, to be held in Upstate New York between August 13-15. Through portraits, landscapes and still life imagery, Sea Change aims to examine our relationship […]
Close your eyes and picture the sprawling New York skyline for a moment. That’s it. Get a mental image locked in of the scale and grandeur of it all. Now open your eyes and stare at the photo in front of you. What do you see? A spindly collection of odds and ends or that very same skyline? The latter? Yes, Markus Georg has a remarkable ability to recreate legendary landmarks using the most benign of household objects. It’s all done for his brilliant series, Die Macht Der Bilder — or The Power of Photos.