Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Singh Project by Amit and Naroop

The aim of The Singh Project is to capture the essence of modern Sikhism and to pay tribute to the beauty and variety of British Sikh men.
Photographed by Amit and Naroop in their studio over a period of a year, the men who feature in this project are businessmen, boxers, IT professionals, doctors, fashion stylists, temple volunteers, magicians and a host of other occupations, all adapting and interpreting the Sikh traditions in their own way.

Mike Bailey Gates

I came across Mike Bailey Gates through I-D Magazines twitter feed earlier today. If you are interested in fashion photography or staged/narrative photography his work is worth a look!

His work is often inspired by folk lore tales.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Beauty in decay by Howard Zehr

"I enjoy doing photographic portraits; in fact, portraits are central to a number of my books. I'm especially drawn to the intimacy of a close portrait - the textures, the individuality, the signs of a life lived apparent in a face.

Several years ago I set out to so something similar, but with leaves - to create "leaf portraits." I wanted to explore the individuality, the scars of life, the personality of individual leaves. Rather than seek "perfect" specimens at the peak of their growth, I watched for autumn leaves with personality, leaves that showed signs of having lived and now moving toward "death." Most came from my own yard.
Now in my late 60s, I have a also become interested in the aging of my own body and began to explore that photographically. In doing so, I was increasingly aware of the parallels with the aging of the leaves I had photographed.
In this project, I explore the parallels between the two - aging leaves and my aging body.
The leaf portraits were made in the studio, with a setup somewhat similar to what I would use for a person. However, except for occasional reflected fill light, these leaves are backlit. They are in fact transparencies; we are viewing them from the front."

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

​Points of View by Yusuke Sakai​

"These photographs were taken on the street. 
In this series, I regard an impending spectacle as an aggregate of a figure. 
And I wait for the moment each figure harmonizes beautifully."
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French Photographer Alain Laboile talks about "La Famille"

French Photographer Alain Laboile talks about "La Famille" from Jim Casper on Vimeo.

Cereal Magazine

Cereal Magazine

I have put a link to this lifestyle and travel magazine in the useful websites column >>

You can read a handful of articles from the magazine online but they also have an online gallery and journal which is worth looking at.

It features some of the most wonderful photographs!

For the most part they are simple and relatively minimalist but perfectly executed images. I've included a small handful to give you an idea of their style.

"Touching Strangers' by Richard Renaldi

"Touching Strangers" by Richard Renaldi

Richard Renaldi's most recent body of work is a series of portraits taken in towns and cities all over the USA. He began this project in 2007 and was eventually released in Spring 2014 by Aperture Productions.

This particular body of work involved asking complete strangers to feature in the photograph in poses  normally associated with being around loved ones. This pushed the subjects out of there comfort zone. Renaldi creates beautiful single moments between people who had never before met and will likely never meet again. These photographs seem to have something positive to say about human connection. In a world in which strangers rarely communicate, Renaldi  has convinced them to become close, even if it is for just a fleeting moment. These images are thought provoking, moving and emotional. Ranaldi questions social barriers and forces us to consider whether these barriers can be broken.