“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)
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 – A Circle of Bluebirds
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.
Zoe Kimpton‘s ‘They and Theirs‘ is a series of illustrative portraits that depict the subjects as imagined characters. Matched to particular objects they pose within a constructed environment. In a painterly fashion the portraits a styled according to a delicate pastel palette. Surreal elements and a sense of the bizarre blur the edge between fantasy and reality. Quirky aesthetic and subtle humour also come into play throughout the series.
Since 2008 by capturing the distinctive light of the amazing Finnish landscapes Mikko Lagerstedt has created visually and emotionally interesting pictures with main themes like the frozen beauty of his country, the starry sky or himself as a distant silhouette to portray solitude.
“My very first inspiration towards photography came to me when I was driving on a summer’s eve to my relative’s cabin. After a rainy day, the sun started shining, and the fog was rising in the fields. I just had to stop and watch this beautiful moment and then I realized that I want to start capturing these kinds of moments.”
Mikko Lagerstedt – Capturing emotion of places through photographs