Posts Tagged ‘memories

27
Apr
12

Charlotte Thoemmes : Photography

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We all may share the same sensual image of the environment. What we perceive, feel, and
reflect upon, however, may be as unique as every single person… ~ Charlotte Thoemmes

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‘White Doves for Sale’ Series
Charlotte Thoemmes
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‘The Journey’ Series
Charlotte Thoemmes
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‘White Doves for Sale’ Series
Charlotte Thoemmes
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‘White Doves for Sale’ Series
Charlotte Thoemmes
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‘The Journey’ Series
Charlotte Thoemmes
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‘In Between’ Series
Charlotte Thoemmes
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Natural environments and urbanized areas inspire my images, in which I present questions that range from identity to mortality. In my imagery, I attempt to explore places where a dialog emerges between the inner world of people and the environment . There I intuitively create my dream-like visions, make the unseen apparent, paint with light and shadow. In my images I’m not trying to frame my own subjective construction of reality, but rather try to animate the recipient to question their own perception. I want my images to provide a space where the viewers can project their own associations.

Experimental working techniques, either in-camera or in the darkroom often lead me to push the boundaries of photography. I create images with multiple exposures and selective haziness to capture feelings of loss and transformation through time. By painting on the light-sensitive paper or directly on the negative I create additional layers that were unseen by my eye, but felt emotionally. Photography provides possibilities to capture memories of the physical and the emotional state of people and places.

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Charlotte Thoemmes : Website

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23
Apr
12

Azurebumble : ‘AI : Series’ (Photography Book)

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Recently, I’ve curated a number of image series by photographers from ‘Flickr’ on my blog ‘Aesthetic Investigations’. Subsequently, I thought it would be interesting to document these works in a book. Therefore, i’ve arranged a collection of ’39’ abstract and minimal photographic series by these ’32’ artists. A selection of pages from the book can be viewed below, a full book preview can be seen: HERE

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Thank you to everyone who contributed their images to this project.

All graphic content and curations by : Alan Wilson ( azurebumble )

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Book Cover
Front & Back Pages
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Introductory Pages
Copyright & Contents
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Introductory Pages
Tags, Artists & Series Thumbnails
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Photography Series
Gianni Galassi
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Photography Series
Teresa (Colourful Life) & roB_meL
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Photography Series
Camilo Todemann & Olli Kekäläinen
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Photography Series
Brancolina & Barbara Stumm
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Photography Series
Françoise Lucas & Leonie Polah
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Photography Series
Julian Gomez & Tom Mclaughlan
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Artists

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Alec Cheer……………………Annemie Hiele……………………..Azurebumble……………………Barbara Stumm

Brancolina………………….Camilo Todemann…………………..Daniel Molina…………………….Fernandoprats

Françoise Lucas…………….Gianni Galassi…………………….James Withey……………….John Kosmopoulos

Julian Gomez……………Krystina Stimakovits…………………Leonie Polah………………………….Lillykeeper

Lord Jezzer…………………..Lucie Bourassa…………………..Mark Valentine…………………..Olli Kekäläinen

Peter Moons…………………..Phédia Mazuc……………………..Rita Vita Finzi…………………………….roB_meL

Shari Baker……………………Steffen Tuck………………..Teresa (Colourful life)…………..Tom McLaughlan

Visualisarium…………………..Wilma Eras……………………Wouter Hogendorp……………………….Zel Nunes

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VIEW FULL BOOK PREVIEW AND PURCHASE HERE

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21
Jan
12

Jehsong Baak : Photography Series

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“Nothing is more abstract than reality.” –  Giorgio Morandi

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‘Night after Night’ Series
Jehsong Baak
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1998-2010
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‘Mendes Gans’ Series
Jehsong Baak
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2008
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‘Mendes Gans’ Series
Jehsong Baak
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2008
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‘Shelter’ Series
Jehsong Baak
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1987-1990
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‘La ou Ailleurs’ Series
Jehsong Baak
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2006
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‘Shelter’ Series
Jehsong Baak
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1987-1990
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‘Shelter’ Series
Jehsong Baak
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1987-1990
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Baak freely acknowledges that Robert Frank and Joself Koudelka have served as inspirational mentors in his work. The parallels in the lives of these three photographers are striking as are the basic themes of their work. Yet Baak maintains his own visual language and context that is complex and poignant, creating a personal path so that his work serves as confessions and insights into his persona and life.

The continuity of his photographs and his aesthetic impact are best described as Caravaggesque chiaroscuro. The eerie and surreal prints are of high contrast and a grainy black and white, a result of photographing at night in stark and desolate places. The subjects in these photographs are friends, intimates, and subjects encountered in daily life. Whether the figure is a man or woman, boy or girl, his photographs evoke the feeling of a self-portrait, irrespective of the difference in subject, time or locale.

Baak’s photographs break the stereotype and generalization that photography is a reflection of reality. his photographs reflect his past and present, memories and emotions as if he’s on an endless voyage and his photography is a way to trace his path. While many photographers are engrossed with or attempt to capture too many thoughts and ideas instead of seeing and feeling what subjects are actually at their disposal, it’s refreshing to marvel at his ability to be intuitive and spontaneous. – [Bio]

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Jehsong Baak : Website

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07
Jan
12

Kristina Lerner : ‘Isolation’ Series (Photography)

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‘Isolation’ Series
Kristina Lerner
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‘Isolation’ Series
Kristina Lerner
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‘Isolation’ Series
Kristina Lerner
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‘Isolation’ Series
Kristina Lerner
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‘Isolation’ Series
Kristina Lerner
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‘Isolation’ Series
Kristina Lerner
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‘Isolation’ Series
Kristina Lerner
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Any series – are, in one way or another, the reflection of the author’s personal experience. For the past couple of months I very rarely left the house, when I did it was only at night when I went to work or in case of an urgent matter. I did not answer the phone and rarely checked my e-mails. Most of the time was spent attempting to answer the questions which had accumulated over the past years.

Everything surrounding us today is progressively becoming faster; gaining momentum with each day the superfluous amount of information is becoming more unbearable to withhold; it forces a man to retreat inside, to close off, to seek confinement within himself as a kind of temporary relief — a Psychological Isolation, if you may.

In creating these series I first and foremost aspired to capture and to convey the moment of internal displacement, its separation in two spheres — the objective and the subjective. Submerged in isolation, be it only a temporary or even a deliberate one, the human mind begins to operate in a seesaw-like motion; the consciousness shifts from objective reality to internal images: associations and memories. As if rummaging through an old archive, the mind drifts from the present moment to projections of the found memories and the feelings associated with them and then back again and so forth. [Ex Isolation]

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Kristina Lerner : Website

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16
Dec
11

Christophe Caudroy : ‘Home’ Series (Photography)

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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
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2003
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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
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2003
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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
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2003
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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
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2003
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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
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2003
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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
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2003
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‘Home’ Series
Christophe Caudroy
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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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29
Oct
11

Krystina Stimakovits : ‘Thresholds’ (Photography Book)

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From the Series : Inside Out 14

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From the Series : Inside Out 01

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From the Series : Inside Out 07

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From the Series : Glimpsed 13

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From the Series : Inside-Out 02

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What is it within the life-less fragments of our physical environment that either stirs our psyche or leaves us indifferent? Is it the underlying patterns of geometric lines and forms as Kandinsky’s theories might suggest? Or is it the angle of fleeting light falling upon surfaces? Alternatively, is it simply whether or not objects and textures depicted manage to catalyse in us significant memories, however sub-conscious? It is these questions which led the photographer to hone in on the layered in-between worlds that materials such as fencing and glass often provide and, in doing so, explore the degree to which ‘straight’ photography may be able to reveal or metamorphose any of their evocative powers.

‘Thresholds’ contains ’38’ photographs chosen from several projects all of which involve glass. Although many months have passed since their beginnings, answers to these questions continue to elude her.

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Thresholds : Book Preview

Krystina Stimakovits : Website

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