Kristen Hatgi is a Denver-based visual artist with a knack for creating spooky and sensual photos, using a wet plate (collodion) process in her backyard. Hatgi and her husband Mark Sink use this nineteenth century process (though incredibly inconvenient, tedious and unpredictable) to show work with microscopic detail and a haunting modern-meets-ancestral feel.
Hiroshi Watanabe is a prolific Japanese photographer. His online portfolio encompass many themes, from kabuki players, landscapes, and portraits. My favorite work of his is Suo Sarumawashi, portraits of Japanese performing monkeys. The expressions on their faces elicit a lot of emotion, despite the muted colour tones.
Laura Makabresku’s photos scream of the Victorian era with the proliferation of lace and beautiful yet sad girls. There is an overarching theme of the girls being trapped, restrained, or hurt. The soft lighting of the photographs mask the horror that the photographs portray and softens the harsh subjects, making the photographs viewable and even […]
Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys. Galimberti explores the universality of being a kid amidst the diversity of the countless corners of the world; saying, ‘at their age, they are pretty all much the same; they just want to play’.
A photographic series by Wes Naman involving scotch-taped faces is making me contemplate the pain of ripping out facial hair on a whole new level. It helps that his subjects all have this bemused expression despite having their mugs all tightly bound by scotch tape. Ouch.
I am a photographer from New York. One of my ongoing series is documenting the energy and emotion of the crowd at punk shows and many of those images can be seen on my recently updated website.
Sylwia Makris, Polish born artist-turned-photographer, has a dark side like no other. Her sharp sense of color and attention to the emotion of her sitter gives her photographs a really deep connection. In her own words: ‘There is a spark within everything, a living light in the eyes of every person a memory that flares up,the glow of passion that was never declared’.
Tessa Beligue’s photos are truly some of the most well-composed and stunning photos out there. She finds beauty in the often-stark urban landscape that is New York City at night. Her portraits, in both color and black and white, capture their subject in what seems like happenstance moments that Tessa stunningly freezes in time with her camera for all of us to enjoy. Take a moment, peruse her website, and prepare to get transported by Tessa Beligue’s awesome work.
Kathalijne is a traveling photographer who loves portraiture. She has been working on a project profiling emerging artists in South Africa for the past two years. Her work shows a strong sense of color and composition, and has been described as having ‘dream-like’ and almost dissociative qualities.
Photographer Yaman Ibrahim is a Malaysian photographer based in Kuala Lumpur. His experiences as an art teacher and a senior manager in multimedia gave him the ability to appreciate the finer things that others overlook. Check out his amazing portraits.
Mila Rodero is a very good portrait photographer. She knows that the best way to discover herself is by discovering others. Behind each photograph there is a story, an encounter, a proper connection between the artist and the model. She also likes taking pictures of trees, saying: ‘I like to take pictures of trees when they are blossoming. The branches use the sky as a canvas to make incredible designs’.
This is a fun personal project for me. I have got to see a lot of different models since relocating to London, where new models come through as part of their travels. One of the things I have noticed from going through model portfolios was how different each girl looked in real life to the pictures in their books.
It’s a sad fact that natural disasters come and go, ruining land and leaving damaged homes and heartaches. Award-winning photographer, Gideon Mendel, has captured the tragic after-effects of floods from different countries since 2007 to visually address the issue of climate change.
Graduating with a Masters Degree in Architecture, Lithuanian-based Tadao Cern shifted gears by diving into photography and creating this hilarious series of photographs entitled, Blow Job.
While in the lavatory on a flight, Nina Katchadourian spontaneously put the tissue paper toilet cover seat cover over her head and took a picture in the mirror using her cellphone. To her surprise, the photo evoked 15th-century Flemish portraiture. She decided to make a series of these portraits using what the room had to offer.