Creative Cats.

Artists I think are cool, for my advanced digital color photo course.
Assignment: 2 artists/week, 5 pictures/artist

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You know what’s the problem with this world? Everyone wants a magical solution, but everyone refuses to believe in magic.
— The Mad Hatter, Once Upon a Time (via tahi-star)

(via thefruitcake)

Anne Leighton Massoni- Holding Nancy

"The “Holding” series, utilizes created images and found photographs to present a place between truth and fiction. These contrasting images sit side by side with a thin line painted across their surface, drawing imagined connections. I’m interested in combining photographs I’ve made of empty spaces (spaces once inhabited or currently inhabited, but with no one present) with found photographs of times that no longer exist (images that are empty of personal memory). The titles are constructed by using two identifying words for each image used in the diptychs. The spaces in my photographs are identified by their non-present owner or descriptively; the appropriated images are titled by that which seems most relevant to me about their denotative content – in a few this may include information from the back of the image. Appropriated images are stripped of their tone and cropped but nothing else is disturbed in the image (scratches, imperfections, contrast, etc.) where as my “space” images are adjusted in the same way I would in the darkroom.

This work is dedicated to Nancy Leighton McWilliams, my “Muzzie” who I barely knew.

It is my intention to make several “chapters” of this body of work, each dedicated to a person of influence in my life.  For each “chapter” my photographs are made in the location of “home” and while appropriated photographs are collected in the same spirit, they are not necessarily of that place. “

(Source: annemassoni.com)

itendswithe:

Anyone wanna play draw something? My username is Ryane.L

Youngna Park- “Life Near Windows”

"Hi, I"m Youngna, a Brooklyn-based photographer, producer and content strategist focused on projects that tell compelling stories in-print, multimedia and in physical spaces.

I direct, style and execute photo and video shoots, produce and design events, manage a wide range of print and digital projects and strategize and design content strategies for businesses both on and offline.”

(Source: youngnapark.com)

Todd McLellan- “Disassembly”

No artist statement but there’s a video on his website under “New Work”

(Source: toddmclellan.com)

Guys I made a blog of my own art!

You can follow it here if you want :) (it’s not all photo, right now it’s mostly angsty moleskine work)

Dan Hamerman

His info page is pretty great:

"Based in Stamford, Connecticut, not far from New York City, Don Hamerman works both on location and in his natural-light studio in an old factory building.

Clients: many.

Awards: yes.”

(Source: hamerman.com)

Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard J. Muybridge (play /ˌɛdwərd ˈmbrɪ/; 9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904) was an English photographer who spent much of his life in the United States. He is known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion which used multiple cameras to capture motion, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the flexible perforated film strip.[1]"

from Wikipedia

(Source: 20x200.com)

Lisa Congdon

"And so for 365 days in 2010 I posted one image each day of one of my collections (or a portion of a collection), arranged neatly on a white backdrop. The popularity of the blog was astounding. I had thousands of visitors almost from the beginning. Numerous print and online publications wrote about it over the course of the year (including Martha Stewart Living, NPR, Country Living, San Francisco Chronicle and the Canadian National Post). The incredible number of lesser-known art, design and public interest blogs and print magazines that wrote about the project is too great to even name. Within days of launching the project, there was a distinct online buzz, and three-quarters of the way through the project, the San Francisco magazine 7x7 wrote : “Unless you’ve been living under a rock” you should know about Lisa Congdon’s A Collection a Day project.”

Martin Scott

I don’t know if he has an artist statement because his website is in German.

(Source: scottphotography.de)

Dacia Pierson - Slaughter

I’m making this post with a “read more” because of the graphic nature of the images.  Read this description first then decide if you want to look at the pictures.  There are more graphic pictures on her site.

"Over 100 million cows, pigs, and sheep are raised and slaughtered in the United States alone each year, and for poultry, which includes geese, duck and chickens, the figure is staggeringly higher: 5 billion each year. Weekly, 102 million chickens are slaughtered, which is more than half a million chickens per hour.
Slaughter is an documentation of the process by which an animal becomes food. Within the American food system, this process is largely hidden by the USDA and willfully ignored by consumers. The project aims to create more transparency in this system.”

Read More

(Source: principleoflocality.com)

Paula Muhr

"Double Flowers

In “Studies on Hysteria”, published together with Freud in 1895, Joseph Breuer called hysterics “the flowers of mankind, as sterile, no doubt, but as beautiful as double flowers”. In cultivated flowers, doubling comes from the replacement of the stamens by petals. Like the double flower, the hysteric for Breuer is the product of luxury and cultivation, a seductive female abnormality.

The work is a reinterpretation of medical photographs of women from the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th century. The women depicted in the images are predominantly “hysterics”, but to a lesser degree also patients suffering from various skin diseases. The reason for the conflation of these various symptoms within the series is the fact that in the 19th century, madness (as hysteria was often regarded) as well as various skin disease, were not only understood as result of moral corruption, but were also defined within the medical context as having the specific external pathonomic signs in the physiognomy of the respective patient.

Consequently, the specific external, visible signs were the very definition of both hysteria and skin diseases, thus providing basis for medical nosology, classification and treatment of these diseases. The advent of photography played a crucial role in this construction, as the photographic images provided apparently objective illustration of pathonomic signs, thus becoming the new focal point of the medical gaze.

The appropriated medical portraits, which aimed at providing pure visibility and immobilizing the elusive and changing symptoms of madness and related diseases, are destabilised in their original function. The historical photographs were taken from various books, magazines and medical atlanta, where they played the role of unambiguous evidence of illness and abnormality. They were juxtaposed with a number of different objects, plants and animals, which directly refer to Dutch still life paintings and their precisely codified symbolic meaning. These assemblages, constructed in the way to emphasise the idiosyncracies of the individual female portraits, were then rephotographed.

Through this process each appropriated image was deconstructed through the introduction of specific foreign elements, chosen in order to overturn the primary medical mode of the illustrations as portraits of pathology, with which the individual had been turned into nothing more than the bearer of pathonomic symptoms.

Through slight transition in symbolic meaning, this work aims to problematise the apparently stable visual boundary established within the medical context between the “normal” viewer and the “pathognomic” patient.”

(Source: )

Damien Rayuela


In between passengers

"Like many others, I spend most of my days behind a desk. The bus route takes me home and allows me to slowly disconnect from work. I observe the attitudes and faces of those passengers travelling from their workplace to their home. The window panes open an intermediary space where the textures and people from the outside merge with the inside…"

(Source: damienrayuela.fr)

Bridget Fleming

"Downtownfrombehind (DFB) is a photographic series capturing subjects riding their bike from behind on some 200+ streets, avenues and lanes below 14th street in New York City.

The result is an environmental portrait for each street and subject with a goal to highlight a set of individuals, emerging and established, each uniquely contributing; culturally, socially and physically, to make this part of the city what it is today.”

(Source: downtownfrombehind.com)

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