Isabelle Menin – ‘Oh God don’t let my heart turn cold’

Isabelle Menin‘s series ‘Oh God don’t let my heart turn cold‘ – beautiful inner conversation of emotions & impressions.

“I call my work “inland photographs and disordered landscapes” in reference to nature’s strange complexity that looks to me like human strange complexity. The uncontrolled forces, the shapes’ complexity, the interweaving and the synergy of the elements, they all look to me like a mirror of human spirit. We are no straight lines, we are like nature, a very large network of interferences that work together to produce something which sometimes looks accomplished and then gets destroyed in a perpetual coming and going between order and disorder.”

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Isabelle Menin – Oh God dont let my heart turn cold

 

Cara Barer – ‘Cartographica’

Cara Barer‘s ‘Cartographica‘- documenting through paper sculptures, the fragile and ephemera nature of printed maps and books, and their future.

“I have fully embraced all the (new) technology, and would not want to be without it, but fear the loss of the beautiful record of books common over the last two centuries.”

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Cara Barer – Cartographica

 

Dr. Dain L. Tasker – ‘X-rays of flowers’

Dr. Dain L. Tasker’s ‘X-rays of flowers’ – most sublimely minimalist images of flowers.

Dain Tasker (1872 – 1964) was the chief radiologist at Wilshire Hospital in Los Angeles when radiology was in its beginning stages. He had been also an amateur photographer for years, but had not connected his hobby with his profession until he used an x-ray machine for what it is fundamentally intended to do: take photographs. And hence one of the most fascinating series of photographs emerged on the anatomy of flowers – fragile, ghost-like representations.

Dr. Dain L. Tasker - X-rays of flowers

Dr. Dain L. Tasker – X-rays of flowers

 

Casper Faassen – ‘Mono no Aware’

Casper Faassen – ‘Mono no Aware‘ – transience, beauty and feminine splendour … contrast with the inevitability of decay or a reflection of a memory or a dream?

Inspired by the Asian culture, design, Japanese prints, arts and architecture, the artist translates into his visual works the idea of passing of time – slightly melancholy, but with appreciation of beauty.

Casper Faassen – Mono no Aware

 

Casper Faassen – Mono no Aware

 

 

Daniel Shipp – ‘Botanical Inquiry’

Daniel Shipp‘s series ‘Botanical Inquiry‘ – the ability of plants to adapt and survive in the world humans have created.

Exploring the quietly menacing effect, unremarkable plants as storytelling elements were collected and staged against the backdrop of common urban environments.

“By manipulating the optical and staging properties of photography with an analogue machine that I have constructed, I have produced these studio based images in camera rather using Photoshop compositing. They rely exclusively on the singular perspective of the camera to render their mechanics invisible.”

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Daniel Shipp – Botanical Inquiry

 

Watch this short video to get an idea about the process of making ‘Botanical Inquiry’ series.

 

Danila Tkachenko – ‘Lost Horizon’

Danila Tkachenko‘s series ‘Lost Horizon‘ – the utopia of constructing the ideal world. The Soviet architecture and technical buildings as forgotten traces and ruins of this utopia, which symbolically affirmed the technical progress and advance of the communist future.

“I make photos of these objects, built by Soviet authorities, by the medium format camera 6×6, during the night and with a powerful light source. Thus I enclose them in a suprematist figure of the black square which refers to the “Black Square” by Kazimir Malevich, the early Russian avant-garde and the origins of the Soviet utopia.”

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Danila Tkachenko – Lost Horizon