Bakonyi Bence is a Hungarian photographer who is known for his strikingly crisp and realistic images with a surreal twist. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in photography at Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. In his series “Nameless”, a bunch of objects (plus a rather small dog) is captured as they fall. The whole series elicits a feeling of wonderment. Bakonyi currently lives and works in Shanghai, China.
Alessandro Venier grew up in Pordenone, Italy. This 26-year old photographer has extensive experience in digital post-production, photojournalism, and still-lifes. He has recently started collecting images for a book. The idea is to capture the fast vanishing traditional crafts and the people who still engage in them. Those ‘women and men, witnesses and architects of a world that, despite the difficulties, and the modernization continue to exist.’ Alessandro want to look forward into the future, without forgetting the past.
Felix Salazar is an LA-based photographer and composer. His underwater macro shots of corals and anemones are breathtakingly detailed. Who would have ever thought flowers that bloomed beneath the waves of the sea were this colorful? Felix cheated a bit though, these weren’t taken ‘neath the waves of an actual sea. These corals are residents of huge salt-water aquariums. A cynic may scream “PHOTOSHOP!!!” at the colors of the corals, but these pics were the ones he got ‘just right’, culled from the hundreds of mediocre attempts.
Have you ever said ‘hi’ to a person on the street and realized to your horror that they only look like someone you know? Canadian photographer François Brunelle is fascinated by this worldwide phenomena of look-alike that he created an entire series of portraits featuring strangers with uncanny resemblance to each other. He calls his series “I’m not a look-alike!“. The subjects, who are unrelated to each other, posed as one would when having a family portrait taken. The similarities of his subjects were further enhanced by their identical clothes and expressions.
Stanislav Aristov’s match art was born when he was unable to come up with an idea for a photo competition. He lit a match (out of boredom, I assume, since he doesn’t smoke) and observed the patterns formed by the flame. He found out that the burned wood also had artistic potential. He has had no professional exhibitions yet, but his work is slowly getting international attention over the internet.
British photographer Caulton Morris is not a fan of digital manipulation, nor is he fond of standing on his feet. His series entitled ‘Upside’ is in no way digitally altered to make it look like he’s doing a headstand in some of the most uncomfortable locations. He really is doing a headstand in the toilet, a brick wall, a canoe, a cobbled street, a bathtub, and on tufts of grass. He usually takes them himself with a 10-second self-timer.
Franco Clun is an Italian artist who’s slowly gaining hordes of geeky fans across the web. His photo-realistic illustrations of comic-book characters has captured the heart of fans. He’s equally good at drawing animals like dogs, cats, elephants, and lions. When you think about it, it isn’t at all different from drawing Wolverine.
Everyone who is interested in the independent movies can join the project “Go to the woods” and get a lot of supercool stuff. Posters, screensavers, cool animal masks, wooden reed pipes, photo-shoot in a forest, invitation to a party in a dense forest and an opportunity to become a part of the team and be in the movie.