|All photos © Michael Tummings. Above: Hermannstadt VI
“This moment is full of tension, loaded with possibility and suspended silence”.
Michael Tummings says,” The hunter waits in silence, stilling his movement and reducing his breath to a minimum. Waiting and watching, he attempts to become invisible, to disappear into the natural background. Here, the external and internal noises, the distractions of modernity, are cancelled out in a single moment– a spasm of time that is irreversible. These photographs reference the classic European tradition of paintings depicting the hunt, in addition to 20th century photographic portraiture. The rituals and divisions of class are inherent to the images in Hidden, as are both the modernization and preservation of tradition. Employing 5 x 4 analogue photography, the series uses a detached camera eye to observe the social dynamics of the group, its rituals, and the ways in which they are infused with meaning.”
Michael Tummings is a Munich, Germany based artist, whose work is featured in the new issue of Fraction Magazine. To see more of Tummings work click here. To view the new issue of Fraction magazine click here.
|© Tabitha Soren|
Tabitha Soren’s work is featured in this month’s issue of Fraction Magazine. Soren says, “My work is about decay and the struggle against it. Each of my projects has to do, in one way or another, with the toll time can take on the home, the body, and the heart. I am interested in how human beings manage to find meaning in their lives despite this.
Under Your Skin is an antidote to the frantic mental states women can experience when it comes to their appearances, especially as they age. The amazing functions of the human body – moving, holding, giving birth – are eclipsed in contemporary life by how it looks.”
To see more of Tabitha Soren’s work click here.
|Black Church, Budir Iceland, April 2007. © David Bram|
In April of 2007, David Bram, photographer and editor/founder of Fraction Magazine spent 10 days in Iceland. A number of the Bram’s Icelandic photographs were exhibited at the photo-eye Bookstore, Santa Fe, in November 2009. To see more images from the project, please visit his website.