December 24th, 2010
December 23rd, 2010
All photos © Sarina Finkelstein. Moraine, OH, 2008. (Across the street from the newly-closed General Motors plant.)
Since 2004, New York–based photographer Sarina Finkelstein has been working on Christmas Spirit, a series of photographs of the winter season surrounding Christmas which captures aspects of the quaint, the quirky and the extreme. With a theme so general, it allows her to return to the project annually and be able to add images to it no matter where her travels lead that time of year—from a brownstone in Park Slope to rural Missouri or Ohio and back again to Coney Island.
Over the last few years, Finkelstein has been shooting a more consistent project which she hopes to turn into a book. The New 49ers documents communities of gold prospectors in California, 150+ years since the original gold rush, during The Great Recession. These photos examine the irony of their hardship amidst legislation passed to limit mining activity, alongside images of gold souvenirs, monuments and businesses celebrating gold mining history in the state. To see more of Finkelstein’s work click here.
December 22nd, 2010
|© Sabine Delcour. From the series, Istsas Lurrak.
French photographer Sabine Delcour has been working on the concept of territory for the past fifteen years, creating photographs that are both documentary and artistic in approach. An internationally exhibited artist, Delcour’s past work has involved installations that mix images with speech, to include the memory of the people who inhabit the regions she explores.
Delcour’s photographs from the series Itsas Lurrak concentrate on areas where nature is not shaped by man. The Earth’s history attracts her attention because it allows her to simultaneously question our own history and our own construction. To quote the French writer and curator Andre Rouille, “Sabine Delcour’s territory is a geographic space as much as a possible dream of intimate perception and fiction.”
To see more of Delcour’s work click here.
December 21st, 2010
All photos © Rob Tringali. Above: Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers attempts to leap over Terrell Thomas #24 of the New York Giants after a reception during their game against the New York Giants on September 12, 2010 at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Rob Tringali is a New York based photographer who has been shooting athletes and sporting events for editorial and commercial clients for over 20 years. Last year he shot his 21st Super Bowl in a row, 16th World Series and his 6th Olympic games. He tells us, ” The Winter Olympics in Vancouver was the highlight of my year culminating in an epic gold medal game game between USA and Canada with the Canadians winning in overtime. Although I shoot many marquee events, what I strive for most, is finding that unique angle or moment that is truly different than anyone else. Sometimes it’s not that easy when shooting with a hundred other photographers, but with some planning, fortitude and a little bit of luck, I was able to achieve some pretty good frames from this year.” To see more of Tringali’s work click here.
December 20th, 2010
A dense fog of hairspray rolls in as Jacklyn Greenberg captures this bride in the last quiet moments before her ceremony. Greenberg’s portrait was included in the winners gallery of the 2010 Top Knots wedding photography contest. The 2011 Contest is currently open for entries until January 11, but enter today to avoid late fees. A People’s Choice winner will also be selected.
All photos © Andy Sewell
Over the last five years Andy Sewell has spent many hours walking and photographing on London’s Hampstead Heath. Once part of the countryside surrounding the city and now deep within the urban landscape, it is a place of ancient trees, tall grass and thickets dense enough to get lost in – if only briefly. I go to the Heath to be in an environment that feels natural, yet I know this is no pathless wood. The Heath is as managed as any other part of London but managed to feel wild. – Andy Sewell.
The Heath project will be published in Spring 2011 and exhibited at the Host Gallery, London. To find out more about the book click here.