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.
Sharon Johnstone is a Birmingham-based fine art nature photographer. Of her Dew Drop photographs, she writes: ‘With macro photography I escape to another little world. I love finding beautiful colors and abstract compositions within nature. I think I am at my happiest when I am crawling around on my hands and knees exploring a small patch of moss dripping with sparkling dew in the early morning sun’. [via Feature Shoot]
In early 1965, LIFE photographer Bill Ray spent several weeks with The Hells Angels. Ray recalls his days and nights with Buzzard, Hambone, Big D, and other Angels (and their ‘old ladies’) at a time when the roar of Harleys and the sight of long-haired bikers was still new, alien, and for the average, law-abiding citizen, simply terrifying. This is a selection of Ray’s images originally published by LIFE.com, and more images can be seen on their website. [via Feature Shoot]
David Vintiner is a British portrait photographer living in London. These portraits are from a personal project, Enthusiasts, which was selected for the Creative Review Photography Annual last year. He writes: ‘My Enthusiasts were shot on location at a model railway exhibition in Birmingham, England. In my photography I’m drawn to the subtlety of the everyday, in this case, passion for a hobby’.
Bernhard Kristinn is an advertising and fashion photographer centrally located in Reykjavik where he runs a studio and rental company. These are his photographs of Iceland’s Northern Lights. [via Feature Shoot]
Stephan Tillmans is a Berlin-based photographer. He writes: ‘The Luminant Point Arrays show cathode-ray-tube televisions being switched off. The television picture breaks down and creates a structure of light. The images open up a dialogue between the relationship of abstraction and concretion in photography as the breakdown of the television picture describes the breakdown of external reference. The result is self-referential, concrete photography’. [via Feature Shoot]
Photographer Alicia Rius is based in the Netherlands. Her series, From the Back Seat of My Car, is a testament to her vision of viewing abandoned objects as ‘hidden treasures’. She writes: ‘I did not plan this project. I never looked for these cars, and in fact, I think they found me. I wanted to immortalize their beauty and turn the tin into something romantic’.
Sam A Harris ia a photographer currently based in Brighton. Of this series, he writes: ‘For me, Untitled (bubbles) was more of a technical task as opposed to a project with any exact conceptual direction. It was a strive for perfection, and an attempt to photograph an ever changing and unpredictable object in a unique manner’.
Nadav Bagim is a photographer from Ramat-Gan, Israel. His WonderLand images are created by using unique but simple artificial lighting and household objects from vegetables to plastic bags. The photos are shot inside a miniature studio. The insects were found in his apartment and on plants outside his window. They were not harmed during shooting.
Folk singer, Marissa Nadler, photographed by New York photographer Wesley Mann for Feature Shoot, recently released her fifth full-length self-titled album on her own label, Box of Cedar Records. If you are in London this week, stop by Rough Trade West or Bush Hall to check her out live. [audio:http://katarokkar.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/05-Baby-I-Will-Leave-You-In-The-Morn.mp3]
Mishka Henner is a photographer and artist living and working in Manchester, England. About this project, he writes: ‘No Man’s Land explores the margins of urban and rural environments in Europe as experienced by what appear to be women soliciting sex, all captured by Google Street View cameras. Sourcing locations from online where men share local knowledge on the whereabouts of sex workers, these areas were then visited online and re-framed using the Street View cameras’.
Caren Alpert is a food photographer based in San Francisco. For the last 18 months, she has been shooting food with an electron microscope. The foods featured here are Cake Sprinkles (above); then (below) Brussel Sprout; Shrimp Tail; Passion Fruit; Sun Dried Tomato; Star Anise; and Blueberry.
Yes, we’re digging the Class Actress Terrible Remix of Ghosts by CANT, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor solo project. We caught up with Class Actress frontwomen, and occasional Lost At E Minor contributor, Elizabeth Harper, for a chat. [Photo by David Yellen for Feature Shoot]