Posts Tagged ‘emotions

02
Aug
12

Isa Leshko : ‘Thrills & Chills’ (Photography Series)

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“Bracing for the Fall”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Girl on Tilt-a-Whirl”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Point Pleasant, NJ #1”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Offering to the Gods”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Pirate Ship, Topsfield Fair, MA”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Swing Ride at the Big E”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Among the Trees”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“The Wave”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Coaster at Dusk, Hershey Park, PA”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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Amusement park rides terrify me, which is why I began photographing them. I am fascinated by what compels people to surrender themselves to these mechanical beasts. The rides seem to challenge the very limitations of being human. We can’t fly; yet these vertigo-inducing machines allow us to soar through the open air. The experience combines elation with fear; thrills with chills. These images explore the fantastic and sinister place these rides hold in my imagination. With some of these images, I suspend disbelief and embrace the underlying fantasies of these rides. With other images, I examine the tensions that exist between fantasy and reality. I am interested in exploring the range of emotions—from anger to shock to exultation—that people exhibit in pursuit of the amusement these rides are supposed to provide. I create these images with a Holga camera to provide them with a vernacular feel and a sense of immediacy. The camera’s plastic lens distorts the scale of these rides, particularly when they are photographed against an open sky. I also find working with such an imprecise and flawed camera to be a frightening and liberating experience, akin to being on a roller coaster. Artist Statement

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Isa Leshko : Website

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26
Jan
12

Virtual Republic : Z.K.O. Rollercoaster – ‘Great Emotions’

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Visualization of the 1st violin of the 2nd symphony, 4th movement by Ferdinand Ries in the shape of a rollercoaster. The camera starts by showing a close-up of the score, then focuses on the notes of the first violin turning the staves into the winding rail tracks of the rollercoaster. The notes and bars were exactly synchronised with the progression in the animation so that the typical movements of a rollercoaster ride match the dramatic composition of the music.[Extract : Vimeo]

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Client: Zurich Chamber Orchestra / Zürcher Kammerorchester
Creative Direction: Axel Eckstein, Frank Bodin
Agency: Euro RSCG, Zurich

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Created by virtual republic animation and visual effects
Animation: Marco Kowalik, Christian Marschalt
Animation Direction: President M. Klein
Technical Direction: Martin Chatterjee
Data Handling: Morris Willner
Compositing: Steffen Dünner
Producing: Gerhard Vetter
Modeling: Martin Sobott

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Making of Video : Vimeo

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16
Dec
11

Christophe Caudroy : ‘Home’ Series (Photography)

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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
Photograph
2003
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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
Photograph
2003
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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
Photograph
2003
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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
Photograph
2003
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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
Photograph
2003
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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
Photograph
2003
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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
Photograph
2003
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“I have lived in eight houses in six cities. I’ve learned not to be attached to them. They’re just nice places. My house as a child was always my Grandmother’s. For more than fifty years, my family met there for parties and vacations. That never changed, never went away. My grandmother died last year. I felt a lot of sadness when I returned to the house. In the morning, there was no longer the smell of coffee. Every object recalled the past to me. It could not be otherwise, for everything was the way it had been the day before, as though she was going to return any minute. I tried to save my memories and feelings of life which were still in the house, through the ordinary things, like the daily newspaper. Some places still carry a sense of what was, but most of the house is now empty. I felt as an intruder, a foreigner. This is for me an anonymous house, that I do not know anymore…” – Christophe Caudroy

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Christophe Caudroy : Website

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11
Dec
11

Rocky Schenck : Photography

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‘Daydream’
gelatin silver print
30 x 40 in
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‘Time Off’
gelatin silver print
30 x 40 in
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‘The Art Movers’
gelatin silver print
30 x 40 in
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‘Guns And Clowns’
gelatin silver print
30 x 40 in
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‘Coffee Break’
gelatin silver print
30 x 40 in
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‘Savannah’
gelatin silver print
30 x 40 in
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“My approach is rather simple: I record on film what I see and what I feel as I travel through life. Although my photographs have been taken all over the world, there is a consistency to the imagery due to the manipulation of both the film’s negative and of the print’s surface. I consider my images to be illustrations of my conscious (and perhaps subconscious) dreams, emotions, and longings. Many of the images explore positive and negative realities that inhabit dreamlike settings. When I shoot these images, they are usually not premeditated or contrived. I simply take my camera with me wherever I go and try to remain open to whatever life shoves or gently places in front of me. When I’m shooting, I look for images which tell a story, or provide some element of a dramatic narrative. Of course, sometimes it’s a matter of being swept away by the haunting beauty of nature, which provides constant inspiration and solace. If I’m sad or melancholy, I can wander somewhere with my camera and usually turn my mood around by stumbling upon something unexpected and wonderful.” Rocky Schenck

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Rocky Schenck : Website

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31
Oct
11

Isa Leshko : ‘Thrills & Chills’ (Photography)

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‘Coaster Cables’
gelatin silver print
2008

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‘Coaster Spine’
gelatin silver print
2009

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‘Around the Bend’
gelatin silver print
2009

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‘Ferris Wheel’
gelatin silver print
2008

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‘Zipper Ride’
gelatin silver print
2009

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‘Offering to the Gods’
gelatin silver print
2009

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‘The Claw’
gelatin silver print
2008

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Amusement park rides terrify me, which is why I began photographing them. I am fascinated by what compels people to surrender themselves to these mechanical beasts. The rides seem to challenge the very limitations of being human. We can’t fly; yet these vertigo-inducing machines allow us to soar through the open air. The experience combines elation with fear; thrills with chills.

These images explore the fantastic and sinister place these rides hold in my imagination. With some of these images, I suspend disbelief and embrace the underlying fantasies of these rides. With other images, I examine the tensions that exist between fantasy and reality. I am interested in exploring the range of emotions—from anger to shock to exultation—that people exhibit in pursuit of the amusement these rides are supposed to provide.

I create these images with a Holga camera to provide them with a vernacular feel and a sense of immediacy. The camera’s plastic lens distorts the scale of these rides, particularly when they are photographed against an open sky. I also find working with such an imprecise and flawed camera to be a frightening and liberating experience, akin to being on a roller coaster. [Artist Statement]

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Isa Leshko : Photography

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30
Aug
11

Aras Karimi : Photography

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“I was only 5 years old when light first grabbed my attention. I was sitting in a room by a window with shuttered heavy curtains, leaving only a small distance in between them, where a miracle was happening. Contrasting with the dark room a ray of light was brightening a narrow space, I could see the playful movement of dust in the air that was visible to me for the first time. I was mesmerized, not just for seeing the dust but for feeling something novel, powerful, and beautiful: light.” Aras Karimi

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I look at photography as a relationship between light and film: light as a playful actor and film as a serious recorder. The job of a photographer, which is experimental by nature, is to write the best scenario for this one-time instant play. A genuine play is inevitably the result of accurate eyes, free mind, and fundamentals of photography at heart.

Light is the subject of my works. Unlike the usual process in photography that uses light as a mean to record a scene and tell its story, I am interested in light as a story teller. In fact the scene in my works is the medium to picture light, its mood on different surfaces, and its personality in different spaces.

All of my photographs are purposefully Untitled. I like to give a chance to the viewer to experience their own emotion while they are coinciding with an expression of mine. It is also unnatural to apply a rational meaning to something that is opposite from being a product of intellect as all of my works are pure reflections of my vision, and emotion at the moment the shot is taken.” [Aras Karimi : Statement]

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Aras Karimi : Website

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