Using double-exposure, Miranda Crooks has created these dreamlike images of plants. The photographic effect and the rich, vibrant colors pull you away from reality. In her watercolor pieces, Miranda uses a softer palette to capture the essence of each plant.
February 14, 2017 by Erin Fletcher
June 23, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
In this series, Woven Portraits, photographer David Samuel Stern wove together two photographs of the same subject printed on a transparent vellum. The results are quite fascinating and a bit eerie. Facial features are lost or hidden in the distortion forcing the viewer to fill in the gaps in order to reconstruct their images.
January 10, 2014 by Erin Fletcher
In her series Death of an Image, photographer Andrea Galvani attempts to cross a boundary. Through each image there is a desperate need to cancel something out in order to rebuild it. Objects are cleverly placed within the shot to create a precise perspective, thus cloaking and transforming the subjects. In the image below, the stark black balloons are carefully placed with accurately calculated string lengths to create a visible center point that the dots radiate from. Beyond the conceptual explanation, these images are just stunning. The final image is separate from the collection, but how could I resist an image of cats.
December 26, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
This is what happens when you drop concentrated liquid drugs onto exposed film. In the series, All you can feel, German artist Sarah Schönfeld experimented with the effects of certain legal and illegal substances. The images reveal the reaction of each chemical as it breaks down the film substrate. Imagine what it might be doing to your body. The image above is Estrogen.
Make sure you click on the images to enlarge and check out the amazing details. The results teeter between ethereal imagery to mineral samplings. Above on the left is Caffeine with MDMA on the right. Below are two examples of Ketamine.
Pictured above on the left is Heroin with Crystal Meth on the right. Below are LSD on the left with a mixture of Speed and Magic on the right.
June 13, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
Take Me was the graduating piece by Alice Wells, where she invited guests to stoop over a long white bench and sift through a pile of little plastic pieces. Each piece ranged in size and captured Alice in various garments and poses. As a part of the piece, guests were asked to pluck as many Alices from the pile as desired. I grabbed two myself and turned them into a pair of earrings.
June 6, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
In the series One Third, Photographer Klaus Pichler arranged rotting food in elaborate still lifes as a reflection on a UN study claiming that one third of the world’s food goes to waste. Although there is mold and fuzz and maggots, these images are oddly beautiful.
March 20, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
Photographer Fabian Oefner has recreated black holes, in a more colorful sense and without the whole ‘sucked into an oblivion’ thing. These images are quite breathtaking and the creative process is just as interesting. Check out the video below.
March 13, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
As if the theory that our bodies are made from celestial dust isn’t poetic enough, photographer Ignacio Torres has created an equally enchanting series of GIFs under the title Stellar. Using dust and reflective confetti, Ignacio captures a galaxy in motion as his subjects appear frozen in time.
March 6, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
Horses have long been viewed as majestic creatures. Slap on hair extensions and add some braids or curls they escalate to glamorous. Photographer Julian Wolkenstein has created these magnificent portraits highlighting our projections on animals. If you need another dose of animals in flashy tresses, check out Glamour Puss: a collection of kitty wigs.
February 27, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
I love this ongoing instagram series from photographer Amanda Jasnowski where she captures a daily portrait of her hand. Our hands can lead an interesting life if we just take a moment to study their actions.