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Sep 19, 2007

It’s too bad that Céline Clanet’s website is only in French - but if you don’t understand French, you can still enjoy the photography.
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Sep 13, 2007

Seen at lens culture: the photography of Nicholas Hughes - I prefer “In Darkness Visible” over “Egde”.
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Sep 4, 2007

“Over the past decade institutions and public sector organisations within Europe have initiated the use of blue [UV] lighting in certain areas of semi-public space. Specific spaces which intravenous drug users have been known to frequent.” - David Blackmore
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Sep 3, 2007

Stefan Jäggi’s portfolio contains a whole bunch of interesting sets.
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Aug 31, 2007

I like Thomas Adank’s minimalist photography.
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Aug 23, 2007

There’s way too much Photoshop for me in most of Joachim Lapotre’s photos, but the still lifes at the bottom of page 1 I actually like a lot (the pages load very slowly).
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Aug 21, 2007

Pascal Fellonneau’s website contains a whole bunch of interesting photography taken in Iceland.
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Aug 20, 2007

Arja Katariina Hyytiäinen’s portfolio contains quite a lot of good work - and a lot in b/w.
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Aug 13, 2007

Caroline De Vries’ personal work contains a whole bunch of excellent photos.
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Aug 9, 2007

“The end of the 20th century showed us a growing discussion on the problematics of female body as material for images. In my project [About Girls] I wanted to show girls - repeat girls - not as objects and something desirable, but imperfect and satisfied with themselves at the same time.” - Wilma Hurskainen
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Aug 1, 2007

It was a pleasant surprise to find the link to Robin Friend’s photography in my inbox the other day.
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Jul 25, 2007

I like how some of Jürgen Nefzger’s photography deal with ecological issues (seen at Mrs. Deane’s).
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Jul 23, 2007

Hanna Liden’s (photographic) world is filled with masked figures in somewhat unpleasant landscapes.
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Jul 3, 2007

Check out the photography of Lauro Henno.
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Jun 28, 2007

“Between 2000 and 2006 I together with writer Cia Rinne undertook travels in seven different countries with a view to gaining an insight into the life of the Roma and the conditions they face. We always tried to spend a considerable length of time among the people whom we wanted to learn about and, if possible, to live with them for a while.” - Joakim Eskildsen
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Jun 12, 2007

Robert Phillips’ portfolio contains a series of very nice portraits and interiors.
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Jun 6, 2007

Found at i heart photograph: Mark Niedermann, whose portfolio contains a whole lot of interesting stuff.
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Jun 4, 2007

Found at Mrs. Deane: The excellent work of Cédric Delsaux. His being an advertizing photographer does show, but he manages to stay clear of making his personal work look like an ad.
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May 31, 2007

Olivier Roller’s website changed a bit since I linked to it back in 2003. Many of the portraits are very nice; unfortunately, the website is set up a bit weirdly (some of the thumbnails cannot be viewed larger, others can; and some images have terrible jpg compression artifacts).
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May 29, 2007

This through The Sonic Blog: Gregor Graf is a multimedia artist, whose project “Hidden Town” shows two cities, with all signs (traffic signs, ads, etc.) removed. The results are quite interesting.
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May 23, 2007

Yann Mingard’s website contains a few quite interesting projects - don’t miss “Twilight”!
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May 18, 2007

Colin Pantall’s “Sofa Portraits” show his young daughter watching TV. In his own words “Sofa Portraits show the mental and physical escapism of childhood, the moments when Isabel’s gaze latches onto her imaginary world and her body sprawls over the sofa.”
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May 16, 2007

I am quite impressed by Ira Vinokurova’s portraiture. See more of her work here and here.
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May 14, 2007

Signe Vad’s portfolio contains a diverse set of projects, each of which contains some interesting work - so if you don’t like one make sure to look at the others (there’s some information on each project under “info”).
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May 10, 2007

Over at The Sonic Blog, I found the photography of Anastasia Khoroshilova, predominantly portraiture. This page offers a nice simple overview of her work.
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May 7, 2007

Johan Rosenmunthe’s “Image Remembering” is what I’d call a photographic remix of photos left behind by his grandfather.
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Apr 25, 2007

I have wanted to link to Walter Niedermayr (see more of his work here and here) ever since I came across his book “Reservate Des Augenblicks” in a second-hand bookstore, which the owner refused to sell to me (the book, not the store) because it was his own copy (and out of print). I then googled Walter Niedermayr unsuccessfully for a few months because I kept misspelling his name (things got quite frustrating because I used to come across the occasional link where someone else had also made the same mistake…). In any case, apart from vast panoramas of snowy landscapes - often diptychs or larger assemblies of images - he has also worked on architectural interiors (see some examples here), and his newest book is a collaboration with a couple of Japanese architects, which I saw at the most recent AIPAD show (where the gallery refused to sell that book to me, pointing out I could probably order it in Germany).
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Apr 23, 2007

John Davies spent a lot of time documenting the British landscape. Many of the results are quite stunning.
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Apr 23, 2007

The other day, I came across a series of portraits by Eric Nehr, but unfortunately, they’re almost impossible to find online. Here are some more samples, and there’s some text about them here.
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Mar 20, 2007

Jyrki Parantainen’s photography looks quite interesting, even though I have to admit that in the end, I don’t quite know what to make of it.
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Mar 19, 2007

Felix R. Cid’s portfolio contains some very interesting projects. Don’t miss “Ways of Salt”.
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Mar 16, 2007

People with entirely too many bad tattoos, monster trucks, racing cars, cowboy hats, bad clothes, shooting ranges, unbelievably tacky eagles (spray-paint style), events that involve minimum amounts of clothes and personal dignity. That sounds just like… Switzerland (what did you think?), all that documented by Yann Gross, whose personal portfolio is filled with photo treasures.
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Mar 15, 2007

Maxine Beuret, another one of PDN’s 30 2007, has been documenting various aspects of her native England. I especially like A Nation of Shopkeepers.
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Mar 2, 2007

Anne Hardy’s work shows very unusual interiors. See more of her work here and here.
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Feb 28, 2007

Since I first linked to his work, Finnish photographer Ville Lenkkeri has subjected his website to a makeover, and he has added the excellent project “Reality in the Making”. (updated entry)
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Feb 22, 2007

Franck Juery’s personal work is quite interesting, and there are quite a few very nice photos to be found in the various projects (for example in Barfleur).
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Feb 21, 2007

In his personal work, Juho Kova, a most recent winner of the Hey, Hot Shot! photo competition, mixes extremely stark Nordic landscapes with portraiture.
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Feb 15, 2007

I found Aitor Ortiz’ work through Mrs. Deane’s blog, and will have to agree with her regarding the setup and use of “Flash”. I’m not sure what fraction of his work I was able to look at (the navigation is somewhat arcane, the tiny grey fonts on the dark grey background certainly don’t help, and in addition everything is too slow for me - it’s almost like whoever programmed the site really doesn’t want people to find their way through easily); what I did manage to see I found quite interesting.
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Feb 8, 2007

Even though his work evokes various other photographers, Patrick Smith’s photography is very interesting.
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Feb 5, 2007

Annet van der Voort’s portfolio contains a series of quite interesting projects. If you want to read a review of Metamorphoses, whose author is a bit more excited about it than I am, click here. I personally find A Lifetime or Oh my baby quite a bit more interesting.
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Feb 2, 2007

Philippe Chancel’s photography taken in North Korea is quite nice and interesting.
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Feb 1, 2007

Thomas Bangsted’s landscapes show quite unappealing places (very appealingly photographed).
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Jan 25, 2007

Paula Muhr’s portfolio contains a series of quite interesting projects, each of which is nicely introduced. Check it out.
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Jan 24, 2007

I really like Paul Plews’s photography. I just wish the images were a bit bigger, looking at this website is almost like looking at someone’s stamp collection.
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Jan 22, 2007

Agnieszka Rayss is a Polish photojournalist who has been covering some of the cultural imports into (mostly) Poland since the end of Communism. For her cheerleaders project (on her site under “Cheers”), also see this page for a bit more text.
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Jan 9, 2007

While it seems that a large fraction of Wout Berger’s work is impossible to find online, I am glad I managed to track down a few pages about his project Ruigoord. More images (and some French text) here.
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Jan 9, 2007

Just like in Oliver Boberg’s or Thomas Demand’s work, Edwin Zwakman’s photography shows us artificial worlds.
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Jan 8, 2007

In his series “Favela”, Dionisio González mixes shanty towns and modern architecture to achieve a startling effect. Also see this page.
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Jan 3, 2007

I think someone alerted me to Jean-Christian Bourcart’s collateral a little while ago. I’m quite torn about the project, because ultimately, I think, it only shows the artist’s desperation about people’s indifference concerning the suffering of others - but then maybe this is why we need art like this. - Also don’t miss traffic. Comments…
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Dec 31, 2006

Carla van de Puttelaar creates very interesting nudes and portraits. Her models have normal bodies - something we hardly see any more in a world obsessed with breast implants and anorexic models - and the light often is not flattering. However, the final results show an astonishing and somewhat surprising beauty. Especially note the use and types of colour. You can find an insightful interview with Carla van de Puttelaar here. (updated entry)
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