Charles Petillon – ‘Invasions’

In his series ‘Invasions‘ French photographer Charles Pétillon uses balloons to materialize his ideas of unseen, unsaid, missed, forgotten in a poetic way. He builds in situ installations made of white balloons in places all around the world ranging from Calais and Dover beaches to the streets of Shanghai or to the black slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. He creates a unique relationship between the ephemeral aspect of the installation and the photograph, which is the only testimony of something that does not exist anymore.
Charles Petillon - Invasions

Charles Petillon – Invasions

 

Aydin Büyüktas – ‘Flatlands’

Have you ever asked yourselves “what it might look like if a black hole started bending time and space on Earth?” Well, Turkish photographer Aydin Büyüktas, inspired by Edwin Abbat’s book “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions”, the use of drone and with the help of a digital manipulation, suggested his own creative reply in a series of photographs. The idea of the project is to convert the way humans are used to see the world and presenting it a multidimensional perspective, he hopes to help people to imagine their ordinary surroundings differently.
 
Aydin Büyüktas - Flatlands

Aydin Büyüktas – Flatlands

 

Lisa Sorgini – “Flotsam/Waterplants”

Lisa Sorgini‘s project of submerged underwater flowers called “Flotsam/Waterplants“.

“Flotsam//waterplants” is a series that captures the complex natural beauty and movement of flowers and plants when exposed to the elements of moving water, in particular the subtlety in their structure, texture and form.

Constantly drawn back to using plants and flowers in my work, I wanted to strip back and simplify from my previous work and let the flowers speak for themselves, as though I am taking their portraits. The added element of water was initially a way to highlight the natural forms, colors and textures.”

Lisa Sorgini, photography, flowers, Flotsam, Waterplants

Lisa Sorgini – Flotsam,Waterplants

 

Gunter Pfannmüller – ‘In search of dignity’

Photographer Gunter Pfannmüller along with writer Wilhelm Klein were the first photojournalists allowed into Burma in 1980. With the help of a photography portrait studio that they created, for over 35 years they have been photographing the country’s different ethnic groups. As a consequence, the project ‘In search of dignity‘ was produced, selling over a million copies and printed in 12 languages.

“The relationship between the photography and human dignity has always been ambivalent. Precisely when meeting what we Europeans consider exotic, the inquiring camera all too frequently destroys what it seeks to capture: the uniqueness of each individual. Treading this fine line can only succeed in an atmosphere that establishes closeness while maintaining distance. With a delicate feel for the details that visually manifest personality. And, not least, with the patience to trust the right moment.”

Gunter Pfannmüller, photography, In search of Dignity

Gunter Pfannmüller – In search of Dignity

 

The project is available as photo book in English and German editions.

 

Fabien Oefner – ‘Photographic Paintings’

Fabian Oefner`s series ‘Photographic Paintings’ – fusing the realms of painting and photography and emotionally interpreting the scientific phenomenon.

“When looking at the prints from a distance, one could define the works as paintings. When looking at the work up-close, one discovers various clues, that define it as photograph. The final work as well as the process of creation merges the characteristics of the two media with the help of chemistry. By capturing the process with a camera, Oefner records compositions, which only exist for a few seconds. ”

Fabien Oefner - Photographic Paintings

Fabien Oefner – Photographic Paintings

 

Alessandra Meniconzi – ‘Intimate Alpine Portraits’

Alessandra Meniconzi‘s series ‘Intimate Alpine Portraits‘.

“I prefer remote and rugged places, mountainous terrain and desert. I love to find people who can manage to survive in these places, to discover and record their ancient way of life before they are changed by the modern era. By interacting closely with the native people there, I’m able to learn about and document their unique ways of life involving a deep connection to the rhythms of nature”  

Alessandra Meniconzi – Intimate Alpine Portraits

Alessandra Meniconzi – Intimate Alpine Portraits