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Françoise et Daniel Cartier – “Someday”

Françoise et Daniel Cartier – series of photograms ‘Someday

“Combining an archaic photographic technique with objects that are part and parcel of contemporary life and modern consumer society, Swiss artistic duo put them in a rose-pink color of varying degrees of transparency, each boasting an aura of its own. While present in the traces, indeed almost tangible marks, they leave on the paper, they are at the same time absent, slowly fading away in the manner of an afterimage behind closed eyelids.” Martin Gasser Curator / Swiss Foundation for Photography, 2003

Françoise et Daniel Cartier, photograms,  Someday

Françoise et Daniel Cartier – Someday

Charles Petillon – “Invasions”

French photographer Charles Pétillon uses balloons to materialize his ideas of unseen, unsaid, missed, forgotten in a poetic way. He builds in situ installations made of white balloons in places all around the world ranging from Calais and Dover beaches to the streets of Shanghai or to the black slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. He creates a unique relationship between the ephemeral aspect of the installation and the photograph, which is the only testimony of something that does not exist anymore.

Charles Petillon, photography series Invasions

Charles Petillon – Invasions

Aydin Büyüktas – “Flatlands”

Have you ever asked yourselves “what it might look like if a black hole started bending time and space on Earth?” Well, Turkish photographer Aydin Büyüktas, inspired by Edwin Abbat’s book “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions”, the use of drone and with the help of a digital manipulation, suggested his own creative reply in a series of photographs. The idea of the project is to convert the way humans are used to see the world and presenting it a multidimensional perspective, he hopes to help people to imagine their ordinary surroundings differently.
 
Aydin Büyüktas - Flatlands

Aydin Büyüktas – Flatlands

Gunter Pfannmüller – “In search of dignity”

Photographer Gunter Pfannmüller along with writer Wilhelm Klein were the first photojournalists allowed into Burma in 1980. With the help of a photography portrait studio that they created, for over 35 years they have been photographing the country’s different ethnic groups. As a consequence, the project ‘In search of dignity‘ was produced, selling over a million copies and printed in 12 languages.

“The relationship between the photography and human dignity has always been ambivalent. Precisely when meeting what we Europeans consider exotic, the inquiring camera all too frequently destroys what it seeks to capture: the uniqueness of each individual. Treading this fine line can only succeed in an atmosphere that establishes closeness while maintaining distance. With a delicate feel for the details that visually manifest personality. And, not least, with the patience to trust the right moment.”

Gunter Pfannmüller, photography, In search of Dignity

Gunter Pfannmüller – In search of Dignity

Micah Crandall-Bear – abstract landscape paintings

With his abstract landscape paintings Micah Crandall-Bear “examines Earth’s intrinsic resources and our disposition toward their accelerated transformation.  His concept is infused with linear layers that cascade from atmospheric to subterranean. Landscape details hint at daily and seasonal shifts in light, evoking a sense of evolution and balance. In an ever-increasing technological world, his work reminds us to pause and admire our wild and natural surroundings. He presents abstractions that inspire a deep and effusive connection to nature.”

Micah Crandall-Bear's abstract landscape paintings

Micah Crandall-Bear – abstract landscape paintings