Our friends over at the awesome photography site, Feature Shoot, are presenting the group exhibition, Underage, at this year’s Photoville Festival in Brooklyn between June 22-July 1, 2012, featuring work by six young photographers who document the joys and travails of growing up: a time of first loves, experimentation, and the search for belonging.
Vancouver-based photographer Dina Goldstein shoots for magazines and ad agencies around the world. Her series, In the Doll House, examines the less than perfect life of B and K. B is a super doll, the most successful doll in the world. Her partner K is grappling with his sexuality and finds himself in a loveless marriage. He struggles with his position in the household and faces his lack of authenticity. [via Feature Shoot]
Scott Witter is an advertising and editorial photographer based out of Los Angeles and represented by Wonderful Machine. He writes: ‘Cure People is a series of images I’ve been creating since this past November of diehard fans of the musical group The Cure. I’m a longtime fan myself and was inspired to do the project at a Cure concert back in 2011 at the Pantages Theater. As of now I have photographed over 20 fans and plan to keep shooting’. [via Feature Shoot]
Heikki Leis was born in Tartu, Estonia, and has lived and worked in the same town for the better part of his life. He has been working as a freelance artist since 2000 and an avid photographer since 2004. These macro photographs of decaying vegetables are from his series, Afterlife. [via Feature Shoot]
Fine art and commercial photographer Andrew McGibbon is based in Durban. Along with shooting for leading brands, McGibbon spends a lot of his time doing pro bono work for local NGOs and churches addressing issues of social justice. This work, All the Wild Horses, is currently on exhibit at Fat Tuesday gallery in Durban. [via Feature Shoot]
Over the last two years Klaus Pichler had been looking for accumulations of dust, fluff and grime in various locations in and around Vienna. Dust as a by product of civilisation, the enemy of a sterile society, a constant presence hidden in corners, nooks and crannies. Also, a microcosm made up of multiple components, a combination of different colours, textures and structures, a construct reproducing itself. Every bit of dust is different, each space produces it’s unique type of dust, depending on its nature and its individual use. [via Feature Shoot]
Philip Karlberg is a Stockholm-based photographer who splits his time equally between editorial and commercial projects. This personal still life series, 33 RPM, was a collaboration with chef and set designer Mattias Nyhlin. [via Feature Shoot]
As a portrait photographer, Gay Block began in 1973 with portraits of her own affluent Jewish community in Houston and later expanded this study to include girls at summer camp and this series on Jewish retirees living South Miami Beach. Her recently released photography book, About Love, is a retrospective, highlighting Block’s thirty-five year career and includes never before published work. This is a selection from the chapter, ‘Miami, South Beach’. [via Feature Shoot]
Photographer Michael Yamashita has been shooting for the National Geographic magazine for over 30 years, combining his dual passions of photography and travel. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a degree in Asian studies, he spent seven years in Asia, which became his photographic area of specialty. [via Feature Shoot]
Yang Yongliang is a young photographer and artist from Shanghai. For ten years he studied traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy which have greatly influenced his work. His photo collages combine elements of traditional Chinese art with modern life in Shanghai. [via Feature Shoot]
Gerco de Ruijter is a photographer based in the Netherlands. About this work, Baumschule, a series of tree farms in Boskoop and Kesteren, he writes: ‘A patchwork quilt of very different, neighboring agribusinesses separated only by a narrow road or a ditch. Here a bald, recently plowed field; there a piece of land full of holes dug for future trees. I found an enormous variety of visual elements. They show up not just because of the different seasons, but also through the stratification of the land. Trees, soil, holes. The combination of a tight grid and the camera’s central perspective results in a distinct depth, while on a cloudy day foreground and background may slide into each other’. [via Feature Shoot]
Peter Lippmann is an American-born photographer who has worked in Paris for over 25 years. He specializes in still life, advertising, magazine work, food, and trompe l’oeil. This work, Paradise Parking, offers ‘a poetic look at the relationship between the creations of man and mother nature’. [via Feature Shoot]
Kfir Ziv is a photographer who splits his time between New York and Tel Aviv working with still, motion and fine art photography. Ziv recently opened KZTLV, a full service photography studio, gallery space and artistic hub based in Tel Aviv. This is his series of 3D popcorn. [via Feature Shoot]
Kevin Twomey is a commercial photographer based in San Francisco. Twomey’s use of light comes from a background in theatrical lighting, where he learned the ability to control light to set the mood and evoke emotion. He further developed his creative eye studying fine art photography at the State University of New York at New Paltz. [via Feature Shoot]
In Earth Laughs In Flowers, David LaChapelle appropriates the traditional Baroque still life painting in order to explore contemporary vanity, vice, the transience of earthly possessions and, ultimately, the fragility of humanity.