Jonathan Wateridge is a London-based painter who takes a unique approach to painting. Very much like the artists of yore, Jonathan paints based on mock-ups and models. He has what some might describe as a ‘cinematic approach to painting. He builds a story from the thousands of pictures he takes of his sets, scenes, and actors/models.
Despite not having any formal training in photography, Mark Taylor takes some of the cutest animal pictures I’ve ever seen. All of the animals he uses are untrained and most of them are very young. This way, they’re more likely to get along with each other. To ensure that no fur will fly, he tests the animals together before introducing them into the studio. As you can see below, Mark even color-coordinates the fluffy models.
For the past 15 years, Milan Josipovic has been mastering the art of photography. Judging from his work, I say he’s there. Josipovic effortlessly captures his subjects’ essence. His black and white photos of people and places are simply moving. Recently, he has also begun directing a few short films. This multi-talented artist is currently working on his first book.
French photographer Kenyon Manchego specializes in luxury goods packshots, fashion & beauty photography, and portraits. His unique vantage point in taking his portraits make his work stand out from the majority of portrait artists out there today. The short distance between the subject and the camera allows for a more intimate look, highlighting every pore, blemish, and hair.
Victor Enrich loves architecture almost as much as he loves photography. This Spanish photographer manages to reconcile his two loves by taking great shots of buildings and making them even better through 3D rendering. The buildings themselves end up upside down or bending in the most unlikeliest of ways.
Bathing in Ultraviolet light
Typically, when I pick up my camera I’m shooting in natural or available light. Additionally, many shoots lead me into my studio, under the bright lights of the strobes.
Last year I began looking for alternative ways to paint with light. I started reading about ultraviolet, or black light. Much of the in-depth science of how the light waves behave was certainly lost on me, but I feel I absorbed at least enough to proceed.
In my UV series, I attempted to create photographs that reveal a human-alien hybrid. Something that we can relate to on some levels and gaze upon with curious eyes on another.
I can’t help but wonder if we are alone in the universe.
If there is life beyond our tiny blue dot, what will it look like?
David Terrazas is a Spanish photographer who fell in love with photography when, as a young boy, his father took him on trips around Europe. He wanted to keep a memory of the places he went to. His series “Home, sweet home.” features evocatively sensual shots of female models. David divides his time between Bangkok and Madrid.
Multiple exposure of film is the hallmark of a bad photography. German photographer Stephanie Jung, on the other hand, took a different view on this old adage. She took a glaring flaw, and turned it into ant art form. Jung’s multiple exposure technique is featured in his series of photos taken in Osaka, Shibuya, Nara, and Tokyo.
Carnival in Venice
Brigid Marlin was born in Washington, D.C.1936. She studied painting and sculpture in Dublin, Paris and New York. In 1966 she went to Vienna to learn the ‘Mische’ technique, a process of painting which was the secret method of the Italian Renaissance painters, and revived after painstaking research by Professor Ernst Fuchs. In 2010 she took up sculpture, studying with Derek Haworth, a pupil of Henry Moore at his Atelier in Radlett.
She has exhibited in one-man and group shows all over the world. Her illustrations and paintings are in many collections among them are; Ex-President Richard Nixonís estate, Ann Oestreicher, Virginia H Rogers, J. Erdelac of General Motors, Mrs Stanley Kubrick, Lady Arran. Museums which represent her work include; the National Portrait Gallery, the House of Lords, London, Bush House, London (the home of the BBC.), the National Museum of American Illustrators, New York, and the Centre de Cultura de Barcelona, Spain.
Peter Madden considers himself a ‘Sculptographer’. He takes the art of making a collage into a whole new level. One of his most popular works include a collage of plants, animal, and people cut-out from old encyclopedias and magazines. Sandwiched between two plates of safety glass, they give the viewer a pleasantly surprising three-dimensional view. According to him: “In my work, I’m cutting into a body of knowledge, poetically releasing the images.”.