Friday, October 30, 2009

wow manuel vazquez

some beautiful images. the digital used magnificently. manuel´s page here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

bieke depoorter

i really enjoy the embrace of the digital glitches in biekes´ images. it is an open embrace of the limits of photography used to produce an almost painterly representation of the dramatic life of people from small villages in russia.

"For three periods of one month, I have let the Trans-Siberian train guide me alongside forgotten villages, from living room to living room. Some Russian words, scribbled on a little piece of paper, allowed me to be welcomed and absorbed in the warm chaos of a family. Accidental encounters led me to the places where I could sleep. The living room, the epicentre of their life, establishes an intimate contact between the Russian inhabitants".

Saturday, October 24, 2009

sebastian friedman

sebastian friedman ganó la feria del libro de artistas de fotoseptiembre 2009. su trabajo segurismos es una representación del problema latinoamericano de inseguridad. mas información en su página.

Friday, October 23, 2009

for a good weekend: the felice brothers

am further north than south...

Gabriel Benaim

el artista panameño-israelita gabriel bernaim presenta una serie que titúla telaviv at 100 en la que presenta una ciudad llena de formas contrapuestas, especialmente por los puntos de vista y decisiones de composición que éste hace.

su uso del blanco y negro genera una abstracción que cae agradable a la vista, haciendonos espectadores activos. gabriel parte de la fotografía topográfica, pero en su busqueda formal hace que sus imágenes sean documentos contundentes y placenteros de ver.

algunas de las imágenes nos recuerdan a los trabajos de joe deal y lee freidlander, pero de manera renovada y aceptando el pasado histórico haciendo sus fotos aún más interesantes de observar.

lee friedlander:

joe deal:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

you must be a masochist...

Friday, October 16, 2009

UNSEEN at Randall Scott Gallery, october 22, 2009

a great group of colleagues put together by curator ruben natal-san miguel. don't miss it! more info here

ruben: as an Art Collector, I address the challenge that most art lovers constantly face… the search of new art and the issues of acquiring work for small spaces. By using the salon style for this show I demonstrate different themes and techniques, presented in a very traditional manner, that work within a confined space. Space should not limit your desire for collecting…the sky is the limit!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

rafal milach

rafal milach won the blurb photography book now contest with this beautiful and dark body of work. he says:

"people have changed the landscape in a very brutal way here. But the sea fights back for its natural shape and territory. Local people seem to respect the power of the sea. Nevertheless at the same time they thoughtlessly devastate it. This wired symbiosis makes this piece of land fascinating. I went to the Ukrainian Black Sea coast to explore this mutual influence and relation between the man and sea".

look at the book here. his web page here.

fotofest international discoveries II

in houston next month? take an afternoon to visit this exhibition that will show a big selection of my suburbia mexican series. press release here