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


Richard Tuschman – ‘Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz’

Richard Tuschman‘s dioramas ‘Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz‘ – memories of the past overlapping in a dream.

“It is an attempt to visually weave together strands of both cultural history and family history, while paying homage to painters I love, like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh and De Chirico.

The series are an open-ended novella told in still photographs. Each one of them portrays an episode in the life of a fictional Jewish family living in on an unnamed street in Kazimierz, the historical Jewish section of Kraków, Poland, in the year 1930.”

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Richard Tuschman – ‘Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz’


To learn more about the artist’s life path and thoughts behind the series watch his presentation at School of Visual Arts


Danielle van Zadelhoff – ‘Portraits’

Danielle van Zadelhoff‘s portraits – inspired by the Renaissance masters, a painterly use of chiaroscuro in search of the human psyche.

“I am searching for a feeling, for something that touches me deeply. It presses the button inside me and I want to express that emotion with my photographs. I use chiaroscuro because I like the shadows and the darkness. In the darkness you see the subconscience of people. It is in the dark side where we discover more of ourselves. I use children often in my photographs as in the Renaissance because their faces show more direct emotions.”

Danielle Van Zadelhoff

Danielle Van Zadelhoff


“I am inspired by the big themes in life, loneliness, vulnerability, the raw pure emotions in daily life. I want to capture this in the image, something that is almost invisible, but always present.”