Oh my god, Red Hong has done it again! This time, the immensely creative girl has come up with a portrait that is entirely created from socks. It looks a bit like she wanted to make sure that she never has to look for the other missing sock any more in her life. I like that idea as my socks seem to have a life of their own. I think I’ll be inspired from her example.
From Dog Walkers to Butchers and Squash Players, there is always this subtle combination of leisure and raw commitment in Dave Imms’ projects. It’s all about ‘the things we do to get by’. Here we uncover the fragile nature of the human condition in these post-game portraits. These harsh, revealing images are strengthened by the dissection of the playing areana with the markings and the natural studio-esque appearance of the courts themselves.
A beautiful dreamer, a mystic who creates dreams out of reality, and a transporter of worlds; all from behind the lens and through those eyes. Magic is real. Photographer Bhumika Bhatia will make you believe it is.
Many species of primates are endagered. They are victims of their own cuteness (illegal pet trade), of deforestation, of poaching for bush meat and traditional medicine. This portrait series by Sham Jolimie seeks to raise awareness about the plight of our distant cousins.
Check out Erin Gallagher’s portrait of Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller of Sleigh Bells. Her voice is like crystal and his guitar shreds. Perfect combo!
Davin Youngs has got something sweet going on. His pictures, as he calls them, are the of-the-moment kind. Y’know, the spontaneous, romantic, stylised yet amateurish thing photographers are doing these days. Like American Apparel, but lost in the woods or asleep on the toilet. I really appreciate it.
Anthony Kurtz recently sent me an update including imagery for his upcoming show at the W Hotel in San Francisco. This new body of work is a collection of photos he took while on a trip in India. At first glance, the art-techie type might think these photos are taken with HDR technology, which I became an instant fan of. Thankfully, though, Anthony reassured me that images like this can still be captured the good old fashioned way: manually.
Photographer and web designer Jan Sochor was born in the Czech Republic but moves between South America and Europe often. Over the past five years he has lived and worked in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain, the Czech Republic. His photographic work ‘focuses on showing and documenting the Latin American continent, the everyday life, social and cultural issues’.
Maria Parrish takes her inspiration for her sparkly illustrations from ‘candy, jewelry, Christmas lights, animals, fashion, textures, and beauty. But really, I just like pretty things in color’. [see also the Japanese-themed illustrations of Dennis Juan Ma]
Says Melbourne-based photographer Morganna Magee on her latest series: ‘Tyler is a 5 year-old who had cancer in both of his eyes and now has glass eyes. He is the happiest little kid ever, and he and his family have managed to live a fairly normal life since he lost his last eye late 2006. I’ve been taking shots of him for a while, trying to get a full series showing what his daily life is like’. She’ll be having a show later in the year to raise some money for the guide dogs.