Alison Scarpulla is a magician. All of her images are done through traditional film. There is no Photoshop: that is her dipping her negatives into acid and wine. There is no fancy light trick: that is her smearing dirt across the camera lens. If there is one thing an emerging artist should learn to appreciate it is the art of process. It is a ritual and a ceremony. Learn this, worship this, and poof. You are a magician! One can only hope that your magic is as real as hers.
Despite not being crazy about referring to myself as a ‘photographer’, a current project of mine is Oracle Eyes Photography. The ideas are loosely based around the concept of the ‘hidden goddess’. This may be a reference to our suppression of this age-old archetype or metaphorical visualization of the Jungian anima. Current themes approaching these concepts pull from the mythical and hypnagogic.
Dorrell Merritt is a London-based photographer producing stunning, melancholic photographs with beautiful subjects often focusing on the female form. I’ve fallen in love with a series of photographs over on his Tumblr page. Having already achieved success with work with magazines like Dazed and Confused, here’s hoping he’ll soon be a worldwide known talent.
Le Voyeur is one of the personal projects of the Brazilian photographer, Marcela Ferri. She calls herself an ‘observer’ and she has the ability to become ‘invisible’ to her models, always taking pictures on the streets or of friends. If you’re an observer and love to watch people, you’ll love this project, too.
By Alex Lee in New Photography on Monday 14 February 2011
Seattle 100: Portrait of a City is in itself a humane blueprint to what is a rustling architecture. With the city as the basic foundation, 100 is the three-years long effort by renowned photographer, filmmaker and Seattle native, Chase Jarvis.
With so many faux-documentaries out there, you’d think that the real world wasn’t interesting anymore. But Marwencol proves otherwise. After a brutal attack left him with brain damage, Mark Hogancamp created a bizarre and wonderful 1/6-scale Barbie-sized world in his backyard that has to be seen to be believed. The film won the Grand Jury [...]
We asked Hobogestapo photographer Pat Stevenson what Australian nightlife means to him: ‘I believe the main characteristic that makes Sydney and Australia stand out from the rest of the world is how tightly knit our community is, everyone knows everyone. This may sound like a bad thing, but it actually makes things great. I find in Sydney we are like one big family, everyone is on good terms with each other and for the most part it’s a very positive, supporting group of very talented musicians and creatives pushing each other to achieve something truly unique’.