September 12th, 2011
September 6th, 2011
All Photos © John Midgley/Stockland Martel.
Photographer John Midgley has lived next to the Brooklyn Circus’ flagship store for the past five years. His fascination with the store’s staff, clothing and clientele inspired him to create a series of images featuring the many characters of the Brooklyn Circus. In these photographs, old meets new with the sort of whimsy and ease that can only happen in Brooklyn. All the models (and non-models) are involved with the company. It’s this sense of community that sets Midgley’s project apart from other retail campaigns.
Though Midgley began with no clear commercial goals in mind, his pictures soon appeared in the store’s windows and in several small advertisements. He and the creatives at Brooklyn Circus now hope to publish a photography book of the series.
August 30th, 2011
|© Josef Hoflehner.
Josef Hoflehner began his Jet Airliner series in early 2009. Captioned “Air France Airbus A340-300, arriving from Paris-Charles de Gaulle,” this photograph from 2011 was captured in a wide-angle format as a plane roared over a beach on its way to land. The scene is completely unstaged, making this moment all the more extraordinary.
“Jet Airliner #44″ is part of a group exhibition at Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York that runs until September 10.
August 23rd, 2011
All images © Brian Steege / ETC Creative
Photographer Brian Steege spent the day photographing the Seed family to create this intimate series of images. Moments of innocence and whimsy are infused with unexpected tension as the Seed children, or “seedlings,” go about their daily lives: An authoritative hand interrupts one daughter’s coloring session, or a rack of knives looms just out of reach as she opens a bag of raisins. With these pictures, Steege manages to simultaneously capture the wonders and dangers of childhood.
|© Cade Martin/Greenhouse Reps.
If you feel like you’re watching a cinematic production when you see Cade Martin’s photographs, it’s because film inspires many elements of his work, from potential locations and staging to the way light falls through the trees. For his work with the Washington Ballet, Martin was able to use the influence of the cinema to create images with a unique sense of story and character. In his photographs, he aims to capture moments that seem to continue beyond the picture itself.
The Washington Ballet project, in collaboration with Design Army, is now published in “Wonderland,” a commemorative book of lush images.