Antoni Tudisco was born and raised in Germany. He is of Filipino-Italian descent. As a child, he would barely pay attention during lessons, preferring to scribble instead. Antoni taught himself how to use Adobe Palette. Having mastered the intricacies of image manipulation, he proceeded to develop his skills in 3D design and videos. It wasn’t long before the quality of his work garnered the attention of other artists and companies. His list of clients include prestigious names like Coca-Cola, Nestle, Vans, Reebok Woman, and MTV Philippines.
Mu Boyan was born in the Shangdong province of China. In 1997, he graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a degree in Fine Arts. He obtained her Master’s degree in 1995 from the same university. His work has extensively been exhibited throughout the world. One of his more recent work tackles the touchy subject of obesity by featuring an adorable, but undeniably fat Sumo wrestler. Fat is fat, but there are two ways of looking at it. While an excess of adipose tissue may be unattractive to Westerners, in the East, it’s a sign of decadent wealth. After all, only people who can afford to be fat are those who can afford to eat more food than they absolutely have to.
Andreas von Chrzanowski is a street artist from East Germany. He is also one of the four members of the Maclaim Crew. The group is known for their photorealistic spray can art scattered throughout Germany. Andreas’ work usually involves animals, or people, or . He likes to take them out of context and change them into something new. The texture of the surface he uses also makes his work stand out. It’s usually made with bits and pieces of cardboard and wood held together by tape, glue and staples. The result is a rough, and unique surface in perfect contrast with the realistic images he makes. His ‘handle’ in most atr circles is “Case”.
Christopher Domakis is a German photographer with a deep and abiding passion for minimalistic photography. His shots are known for their almost perfect geometric precision with emphasis on wide open spaces and outstanding architecture. He said: “Minimalistic architectural experiences. The combination of clean shapes and the choice of color makes a building or an interior as minimalistic as you can see in my pictures if the construction itself stands in full harmony or hard contrast to its environment.”
Robert Rickhoff’s series ‘Out of Place’ infuses tongue-in-cheek humor with seemingly commonplace settings. A skateboard ramp and a badminton court (at least I think it’s a badminton court) is set right in the middle of a street. All of the photos were digitally altered but it’s hard to tell in a few of them. The accident-friendly swing and slide are a couple of my favorites. If they were real, I’d probably risk a ride just for the thrill of it.
To say that Fabian Schlaga is a comic book fan is an understatement. His illustrations of the characters in the series The Uncanny X-men are some of the best I’ve seen. His work is faithful to the original cartoon series I remember watching as a kid. The costume, the attitude, and end even the iconic poses are the same. This 25-year-old German artist is someone I’ll definitely keep an eye out for in the future.
Steampunk as a sub-genre of science fiction that glorifies steam and its possible applications to modern-day technology had electricity not been discovered. German painter Vadim Voitekhovitch;s work is saturated with poignantly anachronistic images of steam-powered dirigibles set in the Victorian era. Realistically drawn, future generations just might think his paintings are historically accurate.
Hans Findling got into photography in 2010. His started taking pictures with his first camera, a Canon EOS 450D. He has quite an impressive collection of landscapes. Hans puts dramatic angles, mist, and natural lighting to good use. The quality of his shots is that of a professional’s. We can expect more great photos from this talented 16-year old kid in the years to come.
5 to 12 is an award winning series of images produced by Peppermill for B.U.N.D. eV, one of Germany’s biggest environmental organizations. They’re aiming to raise awareness of the fact that time is fast running out for endangered species.Peppermill easily gets the point across. The hands of the clock are inexorably squeezing the, silverback gorilla, the Grizzly bear, and the seal to death. Unless we act NOW, Earth will be a few hundred species poorer.
Dogs are cute and fluffy. That being the case, it’s pretty hard to take a bad picture of a dog. Photographer Daniel Sadlowski does not take good pictures of dogs, he takes great portraits of them. Each furry subject is posed in such a way that highlights their best asset; be it their eyes, their floppy ears, or their furry necks. Daniel is also designs websites when not tinkering with his camera. He is currently based in Germany.