colour

Guido Mocafico – ‘Movement’

Guido Mocafico‘s series ‘Movement‘ – all the moments in our life are carefully connected, creating an exquisite piece of art.

“In a horological movement, I find poetry meeting technology. The poetry of time elapsing, the change of seasons, astronomical movements, and technology which enables up to eight hundred mechanical pieces inside such a small volume, all working perfectly together, to reach the most accurate time calculation. Each one of these movements takes on a life of its own.”

Guido Mocafico, Movement, photography

Guido Mocafico – Movement

 

Some of the artist’s works are available as photo books, published by Steidl Verlag

 

Karine Laval – ‘Heterotopia’

Karine Laval‘s series ‘Heterotopia‘ – a beautiful luminous distorted alternate universe.

Heterotopia is described by French philosopher Michel Foucault as a space neither utopia nor dystopia but rather, a space of duality and contradiction.

Mastering light and colour by placing mirrors and sheets of glass between the leaves, branches, flowers and bushes in front of her camera, photographer Karine Laval (French, who lives in New York) creates her layered manipulated reality and turns Long Island gardens into a vivid and exotic netherland.

Karine Laval - Heterotopia

Karine Laval – Heterotopia

 

Mat Hennek – ‘Woodlands’

Mat Hennek‘s series ‘Woodlands‘ – special spaces of silence.

‘In Woodlands Mat Hennek presents genuine portraits of trees, the results of numerous hikes through various forests in Europe and the USA… He removes spatial landmarks, alternately erasing the ground and horizon to unhinge any sense of direction. Light and shadow, pattern and structure build up to an impressionistic hymn—infinite, without a center, without beginning or end.’

Mat Hennek - Woodland

Mat Hennek – Woodland

 

Available as a photo book published by Steidl.

Watch also this interview with the artist to learn more about the idea behind the project

 

Colonel Mervyn O’Gorman – ‘Christina in red’

Colonel Mervyn O’Gorman‘s series ‘Christina in red‘ – serene, almost surreal reality.

Mervyn O’Gorman was not a photographer. He was an electrical engineer and worked for cabling companies but devoted his free time to his hobby – the photography. And he made great images – red colour, narrow depth of field, long exposure, subdued natural tones of the background…

These images from a series ‘Christina’ were made in 1913 and for about a century the identity of the girl remained unknown. It was supposed she was his daughter but turned out that she was a daughter of a close friend. Her name was really Christina Elizabeth Frances Bevan, born in Harrow, London, on 8 March, 1897 and died in 1981.

Colonel Mervyn O'Gorman, Christina, photography, autochrome

Colonel Mervyn O’Gorman – Christina.

 

Helen van Meene

Helen van Meene‘s Vermeer-like portraits of teenage girls and their dogs.

Dutch photographer was inspired by a studio portrait of a dog from the 1920s, she found in 2010, and realized that “Back then, people only made one photo each year in their best dress… for some people, dogs are one of the family.”

Helen van Meene

Helen van Meene

 

Kacper Kowalski – ‘Side Effects’

Kacper Kowalski‘s series ‘Side Effects‘ – unusual graphic patterns and geometries that an aerial photography can offer, to create abstract portraits of the environment in searching of an answer what it actually means to humans.

“Colour, texture and mystery. Abstracted detail. This beauty hides the truth about the cost of civilisation and nature’s response to man’s actions. I am interested in what is the line of contact between nature and civilisation. It is full of tension and ever-shifting and it gives a good picture of peoples’ behaviour towards their surroundings, the side effects of our existence.”

Kacper Kowalski - Side Effects

Kacper Kowalski – Side Effects

 

Arne Svenson – ‘The Neighbours’

Arne Svenson‘s series ‘The Neighbours‘ – puzzling, endearing, theatrical. With his aesthetic sense, the photographer turned his bird watching telephoto to his Manhattan neighbours and viewed them from the perspective of social anthropology, he created an eclectic project.

Arne Svenson, The Neighbours, photography

Arne Svenson – The Neighbours

 

Some of the neighbors were not pleased with this activity so they sued him but the court upheld this sort of thing as covered under First Amendment guaranteeing free speech and it does not need consent to be made or sold.

 

Myoung Ho Lee – ‘Tree’

Myoung Ho Lee‘ s “Tree” – a beautiful meditation exploring ideas on nature, art, reality and how we perceive the world.

We are accustomed to perceiving trees as an everyday form but South Korean artist Myoung Ho Lee show us how to appreciate their aesthetic. With a 4×5 camera and a blank canvas behind diverse species of real trees, he separated them from the environment and framed them in a space to allow us to concentrate fully at their beauty in details.

Myoung Ho Lee, Tree, photography

Myoung Ho Lee – Tree