Photographs by New York’s Mark Hartman

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By Mareike Muller in New Photography on Thursday 7 March 2013

Manhattan-born Mark Hartman takes photographs that are so balanced and genuine that you actually relax while looking at them. Seeing is peaceful shots of mother nature as well as his beautiful portraits of people of all different kinds cultures gives you the feeling of being there yourself; no filter, just real life.

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Free Crappy Portraits

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Wednesday 6 March 2013

Free Crappy Portraits is an awesome site where you can send in a photo and some information about you or the people in the picture and get back a crappy, yet hilarious, reinterpretation of it. There are dozens of artists, so the portraits vary in style and personality. Seriously, who doesn’t want a free crappy […]

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Secondhand gum portraits

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 6 March 2013

It’s that moment when you reach under the table and immediately regret it when your fingers touch the crusty, dried out secondhand gum stuck to the underside of the tabletop. Old gum is repulsive, right? Think again. Artist Anna Sophia Matveeva has completely re-invented the “medium” of secondhand gum. She used the sticky substance to […]

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Women with money in Mexico: a photo series by Daniela Rossell

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By Eugenia Viti in New Photography on Wednesday 6 February 2013

Starting in 1994 Rossell, the daughter of a member of the PRI Mexico’s ruling party, started photographing women with money in Mexico. She says she started with family members and moved onto friends of friends. She explains that these women were easy to photograph and already had this ‘role’ in mind that they would play in the photos, which are objectifying to the women, but at the same time draw the eye and are beautiful to look at.

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Where Children Sleep: photos by James Mollison

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 6 February 2013

A child’s bedroom tells a lot about their personality, and it is also a reflection of their life story. James Mollison’s series entitled Where Children Sleep provides a truthful and sobering narrative about the circumstances in which children from all around the world live … and sleep. Mollison’s series is published in a book for children to read, but it is also highly poignant visual for adults.

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Dad makes creative silhouette of his baby daughter every week

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 6 February 2013

When graphic designer Brent Holloman’s baby daughter was born in 2012, he decided to mark her rapid growth with a weekly silhouette of her for her first year at least. The works from the ongoing project are pretty inspirational, ranging from a smoke painting to an actual steak (“My wife finds this one rather disturbing”). […]

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Photographs of China’s bodyguards toughening up

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 28 January 2013

Photographer Ed Jones offers us a peep at the serious regimen that over 40 bodyguard trainees in China wake up to daily before dawn, like braving sub-zero temperatures and martial arts bootcamps under former Portuguese special forces bodyguard Marco Borges. They will eventually go on to provide security for Chinese investors in places such as Africa and the Middle East.

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Andrew Myers creates portraits from thousands of screws

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Saturday 26 January 2013

Andrew Myers is screwing art … literally. Lying somewhere between painting and sculpture, Myers creates portraits by painting the heads of screws and drilling them into backing boards made from telephone book pages. Each work of art usually takes between 8,000 and 10,000 screws, but produces amazing textures. Perhaps more people should screw art. In the nicest possible way, of course.

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Beautiful portraits by Japanese artist Xhxix

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Saturday 12 January 2013

Japan-based artist Xhxix creates these amazing digital portraits that have a uniquely surreal quality to them. The use of vibrant colors and dull skin tones creates a beautiful emotional juxtaposition.

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Christian Faur’s crayon art

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Illustration on Saturday 29 December 2012

Christian Faur’s crayon art exemplifies a unique and exciting new technique. Instead of utilizing traditional medium Faur turns to a material from our childhood: the crayon. He uses individually hand cast wax crayons to explore the complexity of the pixel in digital photography. Using each crayon like a pixel, he arranges thousands upon thousands of colorful handmade crayons into beautiful and elaborate works of art that allude to aspects of Pointillism and digital photography.

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Seung Mo Park’s wire mesh portraits

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By Denimu in New Art on Saturday 29 December 2012

Just when you thought every material had been used to create an amazing piece of art, here is Korean artist Seung Mo Park who cuts layer upon layer of wire mesh to create a portrait. He starts with a photograph then superimposes it over layers of wire with a projector, and then starts snipping away. I saw them at Scope in Miami and they are incredible, and certainly one of the top pieces of what I saw during the Basel week.

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Disturbing portraits by Brendan Danielsson

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 27 December 2012

There’s something about Brendan Danielsson’s portraits that you just can’t look away from. They are beautiful in a grotesque and thought-provoking kind of way. Danielsson’s portraits can be seen in the Beautiful/Decay Book: 9.

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New illustrations by Kent-based James Garner

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By Mooli in New Illustration on Wednesday 14 November 2012

We’re liking the website of Kent-based graphic artist James Garner who not only designed it but uses his own illustrations to navigate around the site.

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Portraits of soldiers before, during, after going to Afghanistan

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By Greta Rybus in New Art on Thursday 8 November 2012

Photographer, journalist and filmmaker Lalage Snow shot this series of portraits of British soldiers over a period of seven months, before, during and after their operational deployment to Afghanistan on Op Herrick 12. They speak of fear, being injured, losing a brother soldier, missing home, excitement, coming home, and what life is like on the frontline. Snow, who trained with the soldiers prior to their deployment to Afghanistan, found that being a woman had some advantages and helped the soldiers relax. ‘They didn’t have to be super macho around me or feel threatened’. [read more about this series at Feature Shoot]

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Illustrations by New Zealand-based Monique Revell

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Friday 17 August 2012

Ever wanted to know a little bit more about the person in the painting? New Zealand illustrator Monique Revell creates portraits that explore the outside and inside (metaphorically!) of her subjects through intricate drawings laced across their skin.

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