It’s not hard for us to relate to this series of ‘annoying’ things by Boston-based photographer Bruce Peterson. We’ve all had our share of sub-par roommates in the past. You know the ones—the roommates who eat the last of the peanut butter and then have the nerve to put it back in the pantry. The roommates who can’t replace a toilet paper roll to save their life, or the ones who “borrow” your toothpaste everyday just to leave it a disgusting mess. The list goes on, naturally. For our many universal pet peeves, there’s finally a visual we can all appreciate, thanks to Peterson who shines the spotlight on them in a clever series simply titled Annoying.
London-based fine art photographer Bertil Nilsson returns to his rural Swedish roots in the ongoing series Naturally. Frequently featuring circus performers and dancers in his work, Nilsson’s newest exploration is the juxtaposition of man and nature, freeing both to run rampant in his unhindered landscapes. Collaborating with his models, Nilsson captures a mixture of contortions and levitation both posed and organic. The nude figures are dressed in intense colors that punctuate each frame, creating another possible layer of interpretational poetry. Set loose in this Eden, the photographer himself gives way to the chaos, each image exploding in an evolution of release.