Posts tagged: fine art photography

Bewitching Photographs Harken Back to Childhood Wonder



When Austin-based photographer Tami Bone was a little girl, she spent weekends over at her best friend’s ranch house, exploring the pastures by day and huddling under the blankets at night as the friend’s elder sister told ghost stories, the wind rustling the trees outside. The whole landscape of the South Texas, where she lived until the age of twelve, was colored by a palpable sense of enigma; around every corner lay a riddle for her to solve, a secret to decipher. Mythos is Bone’s homage to her childhood self, a return to the thrill and wonderment that molded her earliest memories.

Dreamlike Photographs Tell of the Comforts of Home



“I wanted to start a project that was close to home,” says Massachusetts-based photographer Tsar Fedorsky. “The idea originated from feelings I was having about my personal life. While I yearned to experience the broader world, I also recognized that I was quite comfortable at home. I decided to create a photo narrative about a woman who dreams of a larger life.”

Apocalyptic Photographs Expose the Urgent State of Childcare in America

Sunsrise to Sunset

Sunrise to Sunset: The lack of quality, affordable child care is a barrier to full equality for women in the workplace. This barren scene illustrates that the burden of child care is most often on the backs of women, many of whom are single. The task of caring for children is undervalued, where child care workers (mostly women) are often underpaid, under-trained and over burdened with responsibility.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land: The equality gap between today’s American children is seen in this ambient, mysteriously ar- cadian landscape. There is a widening, possibly insurmountable, gulf between those who grow up in poverty and those raised with economic comforts.

Beneath a carefully constructed veneer of cartoons, sing-alongs, and happy meals, suggest photographers Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, lies a sinister and painful reality for many American children. In order to visualize the wide chasm that separates the welfare of children of wealthy families from those without access to safe and reliable childcare, the duo partnered with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to construct Watch Me Grow, a series of frightful and prophetic scenes in which the assumed gaiety of childhood belies the painful truth about the dire situation faced by millions of youngsters.

Casting Herself in the Lead Role, Photographer Recreates Famous Artworks by Degas, Picasso, Rembrandt and More

After Vermeer

After Vermeer

After Magritte

After Magritte

Stages is the title of a self-portrait project by American photographer Laura Hofstadter. After experimenting with a large format camera and discovering a thrill in re-creating classical paintings using simple household props, Hofstadter embarked on this photographic narrative to illustrate the varying transformative stages of life that we pass through universally, as well as those of loss and aging. The project also on a deeper level examines the artist’s own experience battling cancer and the effects the treatment has bestowed upon her body.

Inside The Factory of Andy Warhol with Photographer Billy Name

Andy Warhol with giant Baby Ruth bars, 1966

Andy Warhol with giant Baby Ruth bars, 1966

Andy Warhol with The Velvet Underground, Nico's son Ari Delon, Mary Wronov, and Gerald Malanga, 1966

Andy Warhol with The Velvet Underground, Nico’s son Ari Delon, Mary Wronov, and Gerald Malanga, 1966

“I was sort of like Andy’s boyfriend,” says Warhol Factory photographer, manager, and sometime bodyguard Billy Name (née William Linich) of his intimate friendship and collaboration with the Pop Art personality. Name’s position in Warhol’s life and work, however, eclipsed the boundaries of an ordinary on-again-off-again romance, and his recent book, Billy Name: The Silver Age, is an ode The Factory, to its manifold guests, and to the sterling world the two of them created together.

Photographer Uncovers a Hotspot for Gay Cruising in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park



The Vale of Cashmere, in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, is a well-kept secret to many. Thomas Roma, a Brooklynite and New Yorker, was introduced to the Vale by chance. A close friend frequented the park, asking Roma – one summer day – for a ride there. The Vale is synonymous to those who know it, as a location where countless men are able to feed desire, gender, identity, race and community with other men. This is where Roma has constructed his new body of work for Steven Kasher Gallery. A body of work aptly named, In the Vale of Cashmere.

Hilarious Photos of Superheroes and Villains Engaged in Life’s Most Mundane Activities

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When Ottawa-based photographer Daniel Picard goes about his daily life, he’s not only thinking about the real world; he’s thinking about the Death Star, Gotham City, and Superman’s Metropolis. For Picard, mundane rituals like riding the elevator or visiting the loo don’t have to be tedious. Instead, they’re opportunities to imagine the what superheroes and comic book villains are doing when we’re not looking. Figures & Statues, an ongoing series published as Figure Fantasy, is his investigation of the ordinary experiences that every fictional character must at some point or another have to face.

After Coming Back From the Dead, This Photographer Created the Most Astonishing Images of the Human Body (NSFW)


Girl Alive


Picnic with Hand Tools and Hardware

“Go back Lou, we’re not ready for you yet,” said a throng of hundreds as photographer Lou Krueger hovered above the grassy hill. Below him, the figures stood clothed all in beige, the rush of the ocean beside them. This dream— one the photographer can only describe as “most extraordinary, impossibly wonderful, unbelievably joyful”— came to him on the night his heart stopped, and for a brief moment, he died.

Photographer Cleans Out His Late Father’s Darkroom Left Untouched Since the 1970s

Sun-Ray Enlarging Easel

Sun-Ray Enlarging Easel

Chemical Bottles

Chemical Bottles

“I kept wishing I could sit down with my dad and ask him a hundred questions,” says Brooklyn-based photographer Joseph O. Holmes of cleaning out the boxed remains of his father’s darkroom, a process he began six months ago, seven years after his father’s death. My Father’s Darkroom is his ode to the man who raised him, to his own childhood self, and to the place where he first discovered the magic of film, developer, and photographic paper.

A Collection of Portraits of Underground Youth Culture Shot Around the World





Back in 2013, German photographer Oliver Sieber published an award-winning photobook containing a collection of portraits constituting to his own Imaginary Club. With 430 pages of photographs – most of which are portraits – his book embodies the inherent nature of the photographer as collector. “You can call it a self-portrait,” Sieber says of the project, “It’s all my personal interests and preferences put together in my personal context.”