|All photographs © Brent Humphreys
Texas photographer and bicycle enthusiast Brent Humphreys’ Le Tour is an ambient photo study of the Tour de France. The most prestigious road bicycle race in the world, the Tour de France covers an average of 3500k and a vertical climb of the Alps and Pyrenees equivalent to three Mt. Everests. Riders will consume and burn as much as 10,000 calories per day. Le Tour shows both the grueling competition and vibrant, multinational culture of the race. In the hours before the race’s pass, a carnival atmosphere prevails as spectators nap, picnic, and socialize, waiting to catch a fleeting glimpse of the colorful circus on wheels. Mr. Humphrey’s is an award-winning Austin based photographer, whose career began as a teenager with a BMX racing bicycle and his mother’s 35mm camera. Since then, he has attended the Tour de France every summer since 2004. His editorial work can be seen regularly in the pages of The New York Times, Texas Monthly, and Wired magazines.
Humphreys’ photo exhibition, Le Tour, is currently on view at the Clark | Oshin gallery.
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All Images © Tom Hussey
Texas based photographer, Tom Hussey reflects on his recent collaboration with the pharmaceutical company, Novartis for their ”Reflections” campaign.
”Based on an earlier portfolio image, I was awarded a job for an Alzheimer’s drug called the Exelon Patch made by Novartis. The Exelon Patch helps patients maintain long-term memories during the early stages of this horrific disease. I was fortunate to be included in a lot of the early concept stages for the campaign. I knew immediately location scouting and casting were going to be very important to evoke the emotions associated with the disease. The campaign has been extremely successful for the promotion of the brand and people universally respond to the images. After we shot the campaign, the images went into testing and legal review. They were so well received that the images, all 10 of them, were printed full page in the brochures and other collateral.” -Tom Hussey
Tom Hussey’s compelling photography has recently been featured in Communication Arts 2010 Photography Annual. To view more of his work click here.
“When the Carmichael Gallery contacted me about doing a show, they were at first surprised by my initial selection … it didn’t include any of the images that people are used to seeing from me, like gangs, drugs and other hardcore stuff. It was a selection of totally new work mostly of normal day-to-day life, and much of it in color. After years and years of shooting only b&w film, I started seeing images in color some time last year, and it opened up a whole new world for me. After going back and forth with the gallery, we came up with a final selection which we called The Uncovering. It’s a pretty apocalyptic series, but I think it really represents the new me.” – Boogie. To see more of his work click here.
© Stefen Chow
This was taken at 14,000 ft on Denali. A few weeks ago Stefen Chow made it up to the summit with 127 pounds of gear, 40 of which was pure camera gear. It is really a tight rope between juggling the safety and success of the climb vs making compelling images on the mountain. This image was made when the weather on Denali was turning for the worse, which has a notorious record of severe snow storms and conditions colder than Everest. Chow, an editorial and commercial photographer, is based between Beijing and Singapore. His work has appeared in Geo, Time, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Shell, Cartier and Keppel Shipyard. Chow is also a mountaineer with extensive experience climbing in the Himalayas including summitting Mount Everest back in 2005.
All Photos © Kimiko Yoshida/ Courtesy of Paco Rabanne. Painting (Maria Magdaleina by Titian). Self-Portrait, 2010
By diverting objects of everyday life and fashion accessories, fragments belonging to the haute couture, or to the history of art, Kimiko’s “Paintings” series transform the works of Tiepolo, Watteau, Fragonard, Boucher, Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso, Matisse, Gauguin, and Delacroix. Kimiko Yoshida recreates hairstyles or archaic masks she finds in museums and stages behind them her own disappearance. To see more of her work click here.