Christophe Rihet‘s series ‘Road to death‘ – photographing places where famous people (Grace Kelly, Helmut Newton, Jackson Pollock, James Dean and etc) had died in accidents as an opposition between the calm of the space and its violent history.
“I love playing with light, complexity and finding beauty in the darkness and shadows. I like the notion of making the unseen, seen. With my fine art photography I’ve been experimenting with the patterns and textures found within the natural world, combining scale and context to create images that, while being wholly grounded in reality, feel other-wordly.”
“The desert’s seductive threat is always there. It menaces from the edges. Look at the signature image of this book, a dusty room glimpsed out of focus through a glass door bearing the words ‘PRIVATE’ in reverse. A view of sultry enigma, a chamber beyond which the brightness of the sun is coming to devour everything and take the mystery with it” (from an essay ‘Stardust‘ by David Campany)
The series is published in a book by Steidl.
Paloma Rincón‘s series “Freezing Flowers” – “Flowers have been represented all through Art History as part of paintings, mosaic or sculptures having it´s more important and independent period in the XIX century. I wanted to feature this classic subject-matter using some of the particularities of it´s own language and technique and at the same time giving it a more contemporary approach, playing with ice geometries in a juxtaposition of textures and materials.”
M. Apparition‘s series ‘Nest‘ – “A nest means security, comfort; one’s first home. Just as any home can crumble, some of the Nests are broken: the safety of home — as it should be — as opposed to the the realization that “home” is extremely vulnerable. This dichotomy is evinced in the unique prints: the flawless gloss of the black c-paper and the destruction necessary to realize these images.”
Sophie Caretta‘s tintype photos capturing the magic and emotions from movie ‘The beguiled’.
The artist used the wet collodion process for documenting film’s main characters on the Louisiana set to give that unique look of the life at the time.
“Despite its shooting disadvantages and its laborious technique, its aesthetic qualities with imperfections define a mood and style grounded in the historical, physical qualities of photography. It’s a moving process where anything can happen; scratches, erosion, pitting, stains can appear and/or disappear in a magical way. The interplay among clarity, strangeness, dreaminess, and wildness is the perfect reflection of ‘The Beguiled.”
‘Circle’ means eternity, the self, and cyclical movement. ‘Bluebird’ represents happiness and love. Celestial series to the wonder with which we view our universe and our role within it.
Osheen Harruthoonyan’s family story stretches across the globe. His world seems to always be spinning. Perhaps that’s why this photographer is drawn to create images of space — planets, stars, galaxies that by the moment we see them are already in the past. For the Montreal-based artist, the universe is always changing — and always related to his own memory and history (written by Lise Hosein)
Watch this short video to learn more about the artist’s thoughts behind the series.