November 30th, 2010
November 29th, 2010
|© Flor Garduño. Above: Nahual Man, Guatemala, 1993.
Contrasto publishing house has just released Trilogy, a collection of the works created by Flor Garduño over the course of thirty years in Mexico and Europe. It is pervaded by myths and legends and reflects Garduno’s navigation through a magical land that echos Mexico, where she was born. The book is presented like a “dance” in three times: bestiarium (real and fictional images of enchanted animals), fantastic women (a celebration of the feminine universe) and silent natures (objects created to maintain her playful spirit). More about Garduño and her work is available here.
November 26th, 2010
All Photos © Jacqueline Di Milia.
Based in New York, and more recently, California, editorial and fine art photographer, Jacqueline Di Milia, is currently working on this personal body of work about transcendence in the landscape. Each photograph is made in camera (on film) by building layers of natural imagery to create these landscapes. The final product can sometimes leave uncertainty about which fragments are real, though other images in the series take on a more collage-like approach to the landscape. The work stems from Di Milia’s interest in modern science and the surreal forces of nature.
To see more of Di Milia’s work click here.
November 25th, 2010
© Henry Jacobson.
Henry Jacobson is a photographer/filmmaker based in NY. The image above is part of his “fashion for peace” project. In 2008, while shooting the documentary “Fambul Tok” with Sara Terry in Sierra Leone, Jacobson met Adama Kai, a Sierra Leonean fashion designer, trained at Parsons, who chose to return to Freetown to start her own line rather than work for a US label. That started Fashion for Peace, where Jacobson works with designers in post conflict countries, creating content (still and video) for them to use freely to build their business, and to promote their work in the developed world.
Jacobson just completed a video & still shoot with fashion designer Ata Omerbasic in Sarajevo, Bosnia (“I Remember”, coming soon) and wrapped the film in Sierra Leone. To see more of Henry Jacobson’s work click here.
November 24th, 2010
© Sacha Goldberger
To cheer up his 91-year-old Hungarian grandma, Frederika, French photographer Sacha Goldberger took a series of photographs with her wearing various crazy costumes in different poses. While the photographs are purposefully surrealistic, Frederika Goldberger is a hero, having saved lives during World War II. Although apprehensive at first, his grandmother soon became excited about the shoot and the concept. The result is the series titled “Super Mamika,” which has gained much success on the internet especially as a result of the Facebook page Sacha created and that was recently featured on My Modern Met. You can find the 176 pages Book “Mamika” on Amazon.fr
© Kahn and Selesnick.
Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn have been collaborating as Kahn/Selesnick since 1988 on a series of complex narrative photo-novellas and sculptural installations. Their work has evolved into a series of projects involving fictional attributions, narratives, and sculpture. This staged photography features 360 degree panoramas that create a cinematic sense of place and alter the sense of time through their placement of costumes, props, and choice of color.
The two artists met at the Washington University in St. Louis where both studied photography. Kahn currently resides in Manhattan while Selesnick lives in Brooklyn. Both are now represented by Bernstein and Andriulli. To see more of their work click here.