Friday, July 31, 2009

Carlos Jiménez Cahua/ lima

carlos explores the outskirts of lima peru in a poetic but topographical way. i love the idea of latinamericans embracing landscape as a way to speak of who we are.

"I am Peruvian by blood and birth, but I've grown up an American. In the US, and in most places, I feel like I am in a city, region, or nation—those intangible creations of people. But in Lima, I felt not like I was in a city, in Peru, or even South America, but atop the Earth herself".

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

encuentro fotográfico méxico slp 2009

el encuentro estará muy bueno con una particiapción de fotografos nacionales y extranjeros. la página del encuentro esta aqui. en facebook aqui.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

polly gaillard-pressure points

polly gaillard creates images that are intense but calming. it brings up the scariness of having a child.

from her statement:

Pressure Points is a photographic series concerning my life with my daughter. It is a document, of the awkward moments, details both large and small as well as scripted events of our life together. It is how I see her, behind windows, curled in a corner, or in the shadow of my house when I ponder, “Who is this person that lives with me?”

Thursday, July 16, 2009

lorena costa/ bichas

an excellent portrait series by lorena costa. found via gwaghmacjeakfsfilcjbdz

dan cook-FAN CAM

i like dan cook´s series for the simplicity and direct identification we all have with fame

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

on the other side of the atlantic

camera obscura
over in italy and spielraum abseits in germany just put up these posts about my work. thank you fabiano and paul!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

tania fernandez

"This project is a combination of staged portraits and documentary images that illustrate the process of becoming a woman within an environment heavily loaded with sexual expectations and strongly defined roles. My images dismantle the artificial process of transformation that the girls who attend these places experience, revealing a system of signs and conventions that dictate what is ultimately accepted as normative female representation". tania fernandez

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

daniel cheek/ the west

some nice landscapes over at daniel cheek´s page. it is interesting his shift to b/y photography in his latest project. i like that it takes another path from most b/y images being done today which focuses to much on technique and "tone rendering".

Friday, July 3, 2009

kurt tong/ peoples parks

stemming from a personal approach, kurt tong explores sites where his memories find a home. he then uses these to formally reinterpret them and present us with places that appear lost in time.

from his statement about the work:

"Looking through my family photographs, apart from the customary family portraits in front of the same Christmas Trees and behind birthday cakes, most of the photos taken of me, my brother and my sisters were during our daytrips out at various parks".

"This project explores similar recreational spaces found in China. In 1958, at the beginning of ‘The Great Leap Forward’, when private ownership was banned, many existing parks were renovated and new parks were built all across China for the people, many were renamed People’s Parks. Over the years, they became main focal points of the cities, where families have their outings and couples meet. Children’s amusement parks and Zoos were often built within these parks to provide entertainment for the local children".