Head Vases: pop art portraiture by Lisa Predko

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By Pamela Thompson in New Photography on Saturday 4 August 2012

Chicago photographer Lisa Predko’s work has a vibrant style that is unmistakable. Her series, Head Vases, is simple in its idea but exhibits a new type of pop art portraiture arousing energy and emotion, not only from the subjects themselves, but also in their composition and colouring.

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Stylistic Zombie-themed portraits by Alvaro Tapia

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By Pamela Thompson in New Art on Friday 3 August 2012

Chilean-born artist Alvaro Tapia’s artwork has a timely appeal in its zombie apocalyptic look. Even the most beautiful of his subjects have a disturbing yet electric look in their eye. His artwork is riveting.

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Portraits on Aluminum Foil Pans by Idan Friedman

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By Hemisha Bhardwa in New Art on Thursday 2 August 2012

Designer and artist Idan Friedman has created a series of portraits embossed on aluminum foil pans. All the people featured in the collection, named Ordinary People and Disposable Objects, are part of his everyday life, ranging from close friends to passers-by.

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Breaking Bad tribute poster by Erin Gallagher

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By Tom Valente in New Illustration on Wednesday 18 July 2012

This illustration by Erin Gallagher is a tribute to the greatness of Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and the many other brilliant people making some of the best, not to mention most addictive, television ever aired. This piece will be available soon as a screen printed poster.

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Large-scale portraits by Siolo Thompson

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By Sara Marquis in New Art on Wednesday 16 May 2012

In her latest body of work, multi-media artist Siolo Thompson takes on the anxiety of our uncertain political, economic and environmental future and the impact our mistakes and the mistakes of those before us will have on the next generation.

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Portrait of Zhang Yimou made of socks by Red Hong

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 17 April 2012

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.

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Portraits of Squash Players by Dave Imms

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By Dave Imms in New Photography on Wednesday 11 January 2012

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.

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Bhumika Bhatia

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By Akshan Ish in New Photography on Saturday 10 December 2011

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.

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Photo series by Sham Jolimie on plight of primates

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By Fred Melot in New Photography on Monday 24 October 2011

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.

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Portrait of the band Sleigh Bells by Erin Gallagher

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By EG in New Illustration on Tuesday 24 May 2011

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!

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By Merzipan in New Photography on Sunday 13 February 2011

Photographer Alahay captures stunning landscapes in intriguing detail. He makes trippy photo-manipulations, plays with reflections in water, and paints with coffee.

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Davin Youngs

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By Julia Hennock in New Photography on Saturday 22 March 2008

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.

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Anthony Kurtz

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By Jenn Porreca in New Photography on Friday 14 March 2008

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.

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Jan Sochor

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By Casper Johansson in New Photography on Friday 14 March 2008

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’.

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The Hyena Men of Abuja

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By Tracey Samuelson in New Photography on Thursday 13 March 2008

What do you call a group of men, a little girl, three hyenas, four monkeys, and a few rock pythons?

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