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Jun 25, 2008

I spent a lot of time looking through Mark Power’s projects - there’s just so much good photography to be discovered!
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Jun 23, 2008

I have been thinking about photo collages lately, and Ruth Van Beek’s work is one of the examples I wanted to share.
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Jun 16, 2008

With both For art’s sake and What’s the big deal anyway? Daniëlle Van Ark portrays the contemporary art world, centered on galleries and art fairs.
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Jun 13, 2008

I really don’t care much for soccer (or any other sport), but for those who just can’t get enough of the European Soccer Championship, there is Björn Allemann’s photography of Swiss soccer fields.
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Jun 6, 2008

More portraiture, this time by Claudio Rasano.
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Jun 2, 2008

One can’t help but notice some similarities between Janne Lehtinen’s work and that of Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison. Not sure what to make of all of this - the photography and the similarities…
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May 30, 2008

Marie Sjøvold’s website contains some nice photography, which, however, is a bit hard to see, since many of the samples are smallish.
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May 29, 2008

Agata Madejska’s transformation of a simple playground into a scene almost from outer space (“Kosmos”) is quite amazing. See slightly larger samples (with slightly better quality) here.
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May 13, 2008

Via Hippolyte Bayard I found Sirio Magnabosco’s site, which contains quite a few unexpected gems.
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May 12, 2008

Taking collections of overlapping images and combining them into a single one is nothing new, and with digital technologies, of course, it’s very easy. However, doing these collages in such a way that the results are interesting is an entirely different game - and Iosif Kiraly’s “Reconstructions” is probably the best set of such images I’ve seen so far. His other work I find quite a bit less interesting.
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May 8, 2008

” In formal terms, Pertti Kekarainen’s works are characterized by the multi-interpretative nature of space. He combines his photographs with local elements of colour that sometimes appear to conform to the space presented in the piece and are sometimes contrary to it. These features create tension and a slightly surreal atmosphere.”
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May 5, 2008

I had the pleasure to meet Christophe Maout just recently, so I was able to see his work in person. I like both his series “spring” and “homelux”, the latter of which he talks about in a new interview with Zoum Zoum.
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May 5, 2008

“In recent years Wouda has photographed numerous secondary schools in the Netherlands, both in the provinces and the Randstad conurbation. He consciously avoids photographing in classes and focuses instead on places in which pupils relax between lessons and are able to be themselves.” (source)
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May 1, 2008

Of all his projects, I like Spencer Murphy’s “Relative” the best: After his parents divorced and remarried, Spencer ended up with a rather extended family structure, and “Relative” is his was of trying to portray this. Needless to say, don’t miss looking at his other work, too.
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Apr 30, 2008

Audrey Corregan emerged as the winner of this year’s Hyères photography festival. Apart from her latest work, most of her photography (and her books) can be found online - a large variety of work, a lot quite conceptual.
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Apr 22, 2008

I found Carlos Albala’s site via Mrs. Deane. The “Outskirts” series I like the best.
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Apr 21, 2008

Yann Orhan’s portfolio contains a whole bunch of stark, beautiful images. (Thanks, Mark!)
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Apr 21, 2008

Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm focus mostly on portraiture.
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Apr 11, 2008

Matthieu Gafsou’s website has French text only, so those unable to understand the language will unfortunately be limited to looking at the images only. Those are well worth the visit, though. Update (9 Sep ‘09): There now is some English text!
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Apr 3, 2008

I just came across Katerina Drzkova’s “Refugees” project, which I like very much.
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Mar 27, 2008

I am very impressed by David Spero’s photography, especially his Churches.
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Mar 26, 2008

Found via Mrs Deane: The almost monochromatic, minimalist photography of Friederike von Rauch.
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Mar 11, 2008

To a large extent, Laurence Bonvin’s recent work deals with the transitions between cities and their immediate surroundings.
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Feb 27, 2008

François Coquerel’s website contains quite a bit of very nice portraiture.
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Feb 26, 2008

“The Guido Mocafico: Nature Morte exhibition […] focuses on photographs inspired by the aesthetics of Old Masters. […] the photographer concentrates in this exhibition primarily on three genres of still life: banquet, floral and vanitas still lifes, or as Mocafico calls his groups of works, natures mortes de table, bouquets and vanités.” (source)
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Feb 25, 2008

I didn’t manage to track down more images or any information (in a language that I can at least read) about Steinar Christensen than what is given on this one site here.
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Feb 18, 2008

Przemysław Pokrycki’s “Rites of Passage” is a wonderful series showing family gatherings for baptisms, first communions, weddings, and funerals - kind of like a social typology.
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Feb 8, 2008

Olaf Otto Becker sent me the link to Michael Roulier’s website whose work, he wrote, looked like a mix of Todd Hido and Gregory Crewdson.
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Feb 1, 2008

At Lens Culture, I found the portraiture of Alexei Vassiliev. I’m torn about the photos - while some of them work very well and do indeed look like paintings by Francis Bacon, for me most of the others don’t work well at all.
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Jan 31, 2008

Giorgio Barrera’s series “Through the Window” is somewhat more complex than it appears at first: Inside each of the rooms seen in the photos, the artist put flash lights - with the consent of the people living in those apartments - to trigger them and take a photo whenever he decided to: Smile!, you are on camera (but you won’t know when).
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Jan 30, 2008

Found via The Sonic Blog: The portraiture of Julieta Sans. I’m not so sure whether her Well Read really works for me, though.
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Jan 29, 2008

I really like Victoria Hely-Hutchinson’s “English Boarding School” project.
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Jan 23, 2008

I’m not sure I really understand the description of Richard Learoyd’s photographic process (nor do I understand where on his website one can find these images), but I really like some of the portraits and nudes, for example this one or this one. Not so sure about the squid.
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Jan 18, 2008

For his series Correspondence Paul Greenleaf re-photographed scenes found on old postcards.
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Jan 17, 2008

Via Colin Pantall’s blog I found Zoltán Jókay’s work. Very nice portraiture, and a website that could serve as an example for how not to do one (it also appears to be quite slow, at least from here in the US).
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Jan 10, 2008

More portraiture, via The Sonic Blog, not all of it entirely convincing, though: Stephen Ledger-Lomas’ work.
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Jan 3, 2008

Ditte Harløv Johnson’s portfolio contains quite a few very interesting projects.
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Jan 2, 2008

I quite like James Ball’s project Bring Me Sunshine.
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Dec 28, 2007

Ben Roberts’ website contains quite a few interesting projects. I especially like Higher Lands - Ben is also part of the somewhat oddly named, pan-European Youth in the Countryside project.
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Dec 27, 2007

Angus Boulton’s work comprises both photography and movies.
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Dec 20, 2007

Neil Shirreff’s fine-art work really is quite wonderful.
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Nov 20, 2007

I had been aware of Stéphane Couturier’s work for a while (see, for example, this page), but it was really his latest series of images (find more of them here) that caught my attention.
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Oct 30, 2007

Jacqueline Hassink “is most known for her global photo art projects that deal with the world of economic power.”
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Oct 24, 2007

I quite like Tobias Madörin’s vast images of cities and resorts.
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Oct 24, 2007

I just found Jem Southam’s book Landscape Stories, and I can’t stop looking through it (the beauty of the images doesn’t come across at all online). I think if asked what I’d consider good and interesting landscape photography, this would be it. BTW, find an interview with Jem Southam here. (updated entry)
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Oct 18, 2007

There was a thick fog today, and I realized how I haven’t seen much fog since I moved away from where I grew up. The fog reminded me of Marialuisa Morando’s work - it’s one of those examples of how reducing the amount of “stuff” to see changes your perception of what is still visible.
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Oct 4, 2007

Over at muse-ings, I found Jan Banning’s series The Office. Make sure to check through his other projects on his own website!
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Oct 3, 2007

Mårten Lange’s Machina shows machines in different academic research laboratories.
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Oct 2, 2007

Over at i heart photograph, I discovered the photography of Joss McKinley. I really like all of his projects.
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Sep 27, 2007

Many people know Martin Fuchs only through his journal Journal of a Photographer or as the driving force behind Magnum’s blog. But as the name of his own journal/blog indicates, Martin is a photographer, and his work is well worth the visit. In particular, check out his new project Co-Op City Mon Amour. (updated entry)
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