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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.

 

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