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Jan 23, 2006

Les Krims produces some interesting photography. The same can also be said about his statement (“Overview”) - I admit even after having lived in the US for quite a while now I am still very amused and very bewildered when I read stuff like that.
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Jan 20, 2006

Shawn Records contributed to the Portland Grid Project, which “spent nine years (1996-2005) systematically documenting this city”.
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Jan 20, 2006

Derek Henderson has spent a long time working for fashion magazines. His latest project, however, The Terrible Boredom of Paradise, is quite a bit more interesting.
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Jan 18, 2006

Charlie White is one of the few photographers for whom it was easier to find interviews (here is another one; NPR has a feature here) than actual samples of his work. There are some samples at Andrea Rosen Gallery. Wired - the magazine for “cool” people - explains some of his photos. Some of his more recent work can be found here. Funny, how even normal people look somewhat creepy in his work.
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Jan 17, 2006

I have been a big fan of Chris Jordan’s photographic studies ever since I first got to see them. There is a very interesting interview with him here. Make sure to check out his new series “Laid to Waste” - Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath.
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Jan 16, 2006

Korean photographer Nikki S. Lee (also see this page) has transformed herself into various other identities and has then taken snapshots. Given the wide range of identities (ranging from drag queen to yuppies) the results are surprisingly good. Here’s an article about all that - in case you want to know what the critics say. (updated entry)
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Jan 13, 2006

“Whether it is an awkward public interaction, unreal crisis, or moment of social disconnection, ordinary life is full of abrupt occurrences that create discomfort and isolation. […] My interest is focused on these breakdowns of everyday life and the subsequent relationship with defeat. The sad humor and vulnerability in the situations I stage allow viewers to identify with the character I portray. Although I use myself in the pictures, they are not strictly self-portraiture.” - Caitlin Atkinson
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Jan 12, 2006

It is a bit hard to descibe Justine Harari’s work, but the small images of actual installation views, which can be found in the “The Photographs” section, indicate that her work probably cannot easily be displayed online.
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Jan 8, 2006

Andrew Moore’s portfolio contains fairly impressive series of photos from Russia, Bosnia, and Times Square in New York City. And even though Cuba has probably been overphotographed, his work there is quite exceptional, too. (updated entry)
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Jan 5, 2006

“For three years I produced photographs describing the effects my father’s incarceration and eventual return had on my family. After completing this project I realized the restrictions involved in documenting my surroundings as they existed. I began to create conceptual photographs loosely based on the stories of my father’s time in prison. This untitled series portrays the loss of identity and the only distinguishable person in this work is my father.” - Carrie Levy
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Jan 5, 2006

Jill Greenberg produces the kind of commercial photography that makes me want to gouge my eyes out. Her fine-art work is… wel, the same thing really, substituting monkeys or crying babies for celebrities. For a sample, I’ll let Google do the work for me…
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Jan 2, 2006

Robyn Twomey’s photo essays are quite interesting.
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Jan 2, 2006

When looking through Jesse Chehak’s portfolio I was struck by how unassuming and, hence, nice his landscapes are. I am usually not very interested in landscape photography because of the kind of aesthetic people are aiming for: It’s just not very interesting; even though those kinds of photos are technically quite challenging, the results typically radiate an aesthetic emptiness - it’s almost like there is a form of beauty, which is too beautiful and, thus, not interesting at all any longer (the same could be said for photographic images of the nude human body). Jesse Chehak effortlessly steers clear of this problem. Oh, and his portraits are also very nice.
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Dec 28, 2005

Ori Gersht’s portfolio contains a curious mix of projects, some of which are very interesting, whereas others aren’t. There’s an interesting article about Ori Gersht’s most recent work in The Guardian, with some very relevant points about whether the images “work” or not.
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Dec 18, 2005

It’s interesting to look at Hugo Tillman’s fine-art portfolio, since we have come to believe in a class-less society - obviously one of those many illusions that prevent us from losing our democratic sanity.
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Dec 16, 2005

I am certain that the work of Paul Cava (who is also very active as photography dealer) is going to cause a stir here and there. After all is it really photography when you used mixed media (and even [GASP!] digital technologies)? And what’s with the use of what looks like vintage pornography in some of the images? But it never hurts to throw one or two prejudices over board and have a peek, doesn’t it? After all, if, after having looked at the images, you still don’t like them, at least you got exposed to something that’s not your run-of-the-mill stuff. Here is another site with lots of samples. In any case, I actually like quite a few of those images.
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Dec 14, 2005

Jeffrey Milstein’s portfolio contains a pretty interesting variety of series.
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Dec 12, 2005

Laura Hughes has moved beyond taking Polaroid photographs to use other similarly low-quality ways of producing images.
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Dec 9, 2005

Hye-Mi Kim, originally from South Korea, attended Düsseldorf’s art academy. Her photography, especially her colour work, is quite fascinating.
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Dec 1, 2005

Ken Rosenthal’s photography has a somewhat unsettling, dream-like look and feel. No surprise then that one of the series is actually called A Dream Half Remembered.
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Nov 29, 2005

Mayumi Terada “builds diminutive domestic sets she calls ‘dollhouses’, then photographs them. Her large monochrome pictures show a world filled with scenes and objects completely familiar to anyone living in our Western culture, yet eerily devoid of human presence.” See more examples here. If you feel a bit intellectual, check out this article about “the East Asian diaspora through the work of Mayumi Terada and DoDo Jin Ming”. Also compare her work with Thomas Demand’s.
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Nov 25, 2005

Americans have a very unusual relationship with history, which manifests itself in, for example, people posing as beardless Lincolns or aging middle-class men performing “re-enactments” of what they think historical battles looked like. Greta Pratt has taken photos that show some aspects of this.
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Nov 25, 2005

What to say about Henry Wessel? More of his work here and here.
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Nov 18, 2005

Part of Laura McPhee’s work has been a collaborative effort, which I find quite interesting, because photography doesn’t strike me as an art forms that lends itself easily to collaborations. In any case, see more (and larger) examples from the work Laura McPhee did with Virginia Beahan here. More examples of her “Calcutta” series can be found here.
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Nov 17, 2005

Have a look at Nick Brandt’s beautiful photos of African wildlife.
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Nov 12, 2005

Jason Salavon has vastly increased his set of work since I linkd to him first two years ago. A lot of his work involves digitally superimposing and arranges images to create new images. For example, he created Every Playboy Centerfold, the Decades by adding each and every centerfold of a decade to a single, combined centerfold.
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Nov 9, 2005

“I bring attention to the paradox within our American culture to portray the West as the garden of Eden, when in reality, it is a place where we come to misbehave and thwart the romantic aesthetic perpetuated by commerce.” - Hans Hansen (whose work is finally viewable online)
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Nov 2, 2005

Seth Thompson’s shots of church, store, and home interiors in Mexico possess a strange beauty.
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Oct 28, 2005

Amanda Koster is behind the This is beautiful project. Given the differences in perception of the human body in different countries, Americans and non-Americans will probably react quite differently to the project.
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Oct 28, 2005

Carrie Schneider’s portfolio contains a set of interesting projects.
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Oct 27, 2005

Elena Dorfman’s latest photo project is called Still Lovers, and it portrays the owners of “Real Dolls” - life size dolls, custom-made to be used as sex toys - and their dolls. Sex sells, the cynic might say (and as always, the cynic is partly right); but you probably want to read this companion article from Salon.com to get a better idea what this might be all about. Needless to say, Salon.com received a lot of angry letters.
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Oct 21, 2005

Carlos and Jason Sanchez’s photography is carefully staged, very well crafted, and somewhat unsettling. Also check out their works at Christopher Cutts Gallery and Claire Oliver. (thanks, Iwan!)
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Oct 20, 2005

“We are preconditioned to believe that a photograph tells the truth. I’m interested in this play of reality between photography, mass media and painting. […] I want these works to have that feeling of veneer, trying to discern the real from the fake.” - Chris Scarborough
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Oct 20, 2005

Byung-Hun Min’s photography displays a kind of sensibility towards nature that is different from the Western one.
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Oct 14, 2005

“The ‘Morning After Portraits’ are portraits of people in front of their medicine cabinets or in their local pharmacies with hangovers, migraines, morning sickness and other maladies self-inflicted or bestowed by nature from the night before.” - Andy Diaz Hope
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Oct 12, 2005

Clayton James Cubitt has been documenting the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, with his very personal Operation Eden. His portraits of Katrina survivors are most impressive.
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Oct 10, 2005

“We rarely see locked-up children because the laws established to protect their privacy have also kept them shut away from view. Fortunately, photographer Steve Liss gained unprecedented access to this hidden world and brings us face-to-face with some of the young people we are locking away by the multitudes – 104,413 in public and private facilities on any given day in 2001.” - from the introduction to No Place for Children
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Oct 7, 2005

“I take photographs of strangers. They are people unknown to me, whose lives I briefly investigate through the act of photography. The strangers select themselves by responding to notices I post around town or online, announcing that I need subjects for portraits.” - Siri Kaur
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Oct 5, 2005

Sage Sohier’s portfolio contains some interesting projects, of which I like “Perfectible Worlds” the best.
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Sep 29, 2005

Lori Nix’ takes photos of model environments. Find some more examples (also larger) here. I have a bit of a hard time understanding, though, how somebody would want to hang photos like this on the wall - to me, that kind f photography would be good in book form. (updated post)
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Sep 27, 2005

Kiriko Shirobayashi’s portfolio contains a set of interesting projects.
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Sep 27, 2005

Frank Rodick’s photographic work is a bit unsettling, and maybe that’s what I like about it.
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Sep 22, 2005

Cig Harvey, who became quite popular in photo-blog circles a couple of years ago, lately has done very well for herself. I’m still not nearly as enthused as others, and I like those photos the best which do not contain herself in some contrived pose.
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Sep 20, 2005

Sean Hemmerle’s portfolio contains an interesting mix of architectural and environmental photography, part of which was taken in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Sep 20, 2005

I could see the pendulum starting to swing into the opposite direction once we’ve seen too many deadpan, straight-on portraits that, after all, leave something to be desired. Isn’t that what made them interesting in the first place? Anyway, on Rod Morata’s website you can find lots of those.
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Sep 16, 2005

Gabriel Jones’ work shows the influence of many of the photographers that frequent readers of this weblog have already seen here.
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Sep 15, 2005

Jules Greenberg’s portfolio contains a set of very interesting projects with something for (almost) everybody.
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Sep 14, 2005

“As a photographer, this was one of the easiest assignments I’ve ever had to photograph. As a human being, it was the toughest.” - Vincent Laforet about his photos from the aftermath of the hurricane that hit New Orleans. Note how some of the photos, especially the aerial ones, almost resemble fine-art photography.
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Sep 9, 2005

There is no shortage of interesting photography on Sarah Small’s website.
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Sep 4, 2005

Have a look at Insook Kim’s portraits.
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