Brendan Fitzpatrick is a Singapore-based photographer who has twenty ears’ experience under his belt. He wanted to become a science fiction illustrator in his teens but got drawn towards photography. He loves both its stillness and its dynamism. Brendan admits that there are moments when he is surprised by images he has taken that are even better than those he sought. In his unique series “Floral X-Rays”, he experimented with the digital X-rays of flowers before editing and color correcting the final prints. He also does magnificent landscape portraits. His other series include “Clean Cut” and “Ice”.
Using people as medium to portray a larger image is nothing new. In the latter part of the 1900s, photographers Arthur S. Mole and John D. Thomas took photographs of meaningful symbols and insignia made up of meticulously arranged military personnel. It was their contribution to the war effort during the first world war. Sometimes, it is to increase awareness about something like what the three thousand Korean students did at a ski resort in Pyeong Chang, South Korea. They formed a human drop of blood to celebrate World Donor Day. Photographers like Craig Allan and Spencer Tunick on the other hand, like to make human murals on a grand scale.
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Anna Gaskell’s cinematic approach towards photography is enough to set her apart, but it is the way she presents her subject matter that truly defines her as a photographer. Her series Wonder and Override features a loose interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Alice is immediately recognizable in her yellow dress and blue pinafore, but that’s where her resemblance to the animated film stops. Anna’s images of Alice are disturbingly eerie. You get the sense that things aren’t quite what they seem and that there are hidden messages in the photograph.
New York-based photographer Winnie Au went out and took pictures of more than 80 dogs in last year’s annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. The dog’s costumes were only limited by their owner’s imagination. Dogs were dressed as pincushions, lions, bees, buses, bulls, Yoda, and even Lady Gaga. Each just as adorable as the next and is guaranteed to make you go “Awwww…”. Winnie is a long-time fashion photographer. She also takes portraits of both people and animals.
After studying advertising at IED in Rome, Claudia Mozzillo worked for 9 years as the art director of Publicis in Italy. She felt a need to grow as an artist and pursued a Masters course in Photography. Recently, she started “The Hug Project”. It’s a series of photographs where she has her back to the camera and hugs various people, in different settings. A hug may mean a lot of things; compassion, love, affection, empathy, maybe even a combination of all those. Perhaps this savvy Neapolitan photographer thought that if more of us hugged each other, the world would be a better place. Perhaps…
It’s tough being a clone. Your have your identity crisis, your existential crisis, and the war. Sometimes, you just need to sit back, relax, maybe do some knitting. In this series, Mike Stimpson has taken the time to capture the significant moments in the everyday life of a clone. Stimpson likes to mess with light and takes an inordinately large number of pictures of toys.According to him, he does this “mostly for fun, and to meet exciting, lovely people”. His work has been featured in a host of newspapers, magazines, and even television shows all over the world.
Lips can actually have that enticing character apart from any other part of the face, which can offer either a paragraph of a story or a thousand words in each shot. This is probably being the reason Nikos Vasilakis chose it as a subject in one of his portfolios. With these models getting dolled up by make-up artists Regina Rengi and Eleni Vasilaki, the essence of lip photography is brought close to professional perfection.
Don Hong-Oai was born in China and lived most of his life in Vietnam. He is one of the world best in Asian pictorialism, he is also one of the last. He refined his technique under the gentle tutelage of Long Chin-San, one of the best known practitioners of Asian pictorialism. Realism is not the goal in this style of photography. Multiple negatives are used to create a single image. Don’s images usually feature the traditional Chinese motifs of birds, boats, mountains, and trees. His images are majestic and hauntingly beautiful Click here for more »
Maria Netsounski is a portrait, landscape, and city photographer who is slowly getting international attention through her mesmerizing infrared photographs. She is currently based in the Netherlands.With the help of infrared technology, Netsounski transforms tropical locations into a winter wonderland. Taking an infrared photograph is no easy feat. Infrared photographs require special filters and film, the processing of which is complicated too. The results, if done right, is well worth the effort.
Martin Klimas is a noted German photographer whose works are noted for capturing unconventional snapshots of everyday objects in motion. He loves to capture the moment of impact. Martin works by trail and error and keeps on tossing objects to the floor until he finds an image that is truly showing him something new. He fancies himself a sculptor but unlike other sculptors, he only has a 5000th of a second to make his piece.