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.”
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
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‘ 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.
“A forest is a meeting place between those who enter it and something unnameable and attendant… Something intangible and within touching distance. Neither silent nor audible… The mist fills the gaps to draw us into the spaces between.”
Laurent Chéhère series ‘Flying Houses‘ is inspired by a poetic vision of old Paris, mainly by its poor and cosmopolitan neighborhoods. The author isolates these buildings of their urban context and releases them from the anonymity of the street to tell the life, the dreams and the hopes of these inhabitants.He gives some keys, but these flying houses remain open to the interpretation, it’s finally the observer who will make his own way.
“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