Thursday, 26 July 2012

Spectral Spectacle






Duane Michals’ photographs are an impression of sky-rocketing supernatural scenarios where his subjects transpire from one plane of existence to another in a never-ending journey. This infinity is mirrored in the images of unravelling galaxies intricately dusted with myriad stars, each one a disembodied spirit demonstrated in a much simplified form. This conjures the question of our relevance to the entity of the universe and the general purpose of our being. The habitual domestic environment of the pilot snapshots is penetrated and metamorphosed by shifting, eerie human forms which are exposed on a multitude of planes. This intrusion engulfs the initial familiar plane, divulging it as merely one of many and unmasking human beings as trivial and inadequate.


Image sources: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/4483192
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2009/nov/04/duane-michals-photographer-or-metaphysician/http://www.condenaststore.com/-sp/Mademoiselle-July-1972-Prints_i8487516_.htmhttp://www.bauhausmusik.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=583
http://wcma.williams.edu/exhibitions/upcoming/

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Le Tub

An independent diner located at the Hollywood beach in Florida, Le Tub boasts an eccentric d├ęcor of rustic wood installations amongst dense greenery, joined by bathtubs and toilets greeting you at the entrance.  The diverting design continues with the irony of sauce and water-filled nutrition bags contributing to the interior. The chef takes the home-made ethos very earnestly and you should expect to wait at least 30 minutes for the 15oz hamburger though it’s undeniably better than any other burger I’ve ever tried.






Saturday, 21 July 2012

Friday, 20 July 2012

Morph into Exposure



 
Eva Klasson demonstrates an entirely new approach to portraiture. Her photographs explore the human form through extreme close ups. This deconstructs the form, mutating the features into a new unfamiliar shape which can be interpreted on countless levels. The staggering level of intimacy with her subject evokes discomfort through the invasion of privacy - the subject left prey to the attack of the camera.

Image sources: http://auktionsverket.com/auction/contemporary/2011-05-04/1215-eva-klasson-fodd-1945-prise-de-vu-a-paris-1975-ter/
http://auktionsverket.com/auction/contemporary/2011-05-04/1217-eva-klasson-fodd-1945-untitled-paris-19752008-sign/

Thursday, 19 July 2012

SF LA OC

15 days in 15 frames.