Posts Tagged ‘night

22
Jul
12

Martin Stavars : “Nightscapes – Tokyo” Series (Photography)

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“Nightscapes-Tokyo”
Martin Stavars
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2010
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“Nightscapes-Tokyo”
Martin Stavars
Photograph
2010
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“Nightscapes-Tokyo”
Martin Stavars
Photograph
2010
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“Nightscapes-Tokyo”
Martin Stavars
Photograph
2010
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“Nightscapes-Tokyo”
Martin Stavars
Photograph
2010
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“Nightscapes-Tokyo”
Martin Stavars
Photograph
2010
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“Nightscapes-Tokyo”
Martin Stavars
Photograph
2010
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I’ve always been fascinated by landscapes – places that are absolutely desolate, where I can stay one on one with nature. For me, the growing joy right before pressing the shutter button as well as the possibility of interacting with the world filled with inspiration is as important as the creative act itself. This initial fascination has rapidly grown into obsession that eventually took control over my life. Since the beginning of my adventure with photography, every landscape has been an unforgettable experience, thanks to which I’ve learned how to interpret light – the single most important (and the single most waited for) factor that shapes my images. On the other hand, lighting is directly connected with another key element of photography – luck. Proper weather, interesting cloud patterns or even a couple of sunrays breaking through the clouds, have many times decided that after a couple of failed attempts I was able to reach a satisfactory effect the moment nature displayed her unpredictable face.

Lately, my interests widened to cityscapes, where I pursue qualities characteristic to nature – harmony and peace. As it’s getting harder to find traits like that in our more and more hectic world, while taking pictures in the biggest European cities I had to develop the most important virtue of a photographer – patience. That’s one of the reasons why there are usually no people (or only their silhouettes) in most of my photographs. But such character of my work is also a result of other factors. Whereas taking pictures with the main focus on a person involves emotions that are relatively easy to define, depicting an empty street or portraying pulsing nature usually requires different feelings that have to fill in for the missing elements, thus making such photographs more than a simple document. – Artist Statement

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Martin Stavars : Website

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08
Apr
12

Hirsch Perlman : Photography (Long Exposures)

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‘Apparatum Armorum Ineptum #3’
silver gelatin print
24 x 30 in
2004
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Operation Idiocracy Series
‘Roll #10, Frames #14/15’
20 x 24 in
2004
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‘Apparatum Armorum Ineptum #1’
silver gelatin print
24 x 30 in
2004
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Operation Idiocracy Series
‘Roll #19, Frame 18/19’
20 x 24 in
2004
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‘Sketch #3’
silver gelatin print
11 x 14 in
2004
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‘Apparatum Armorum Ineptum #4’
silver gelatin print
24 x 30 in
2004
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‘Sketch #7’
silver gelatin print
11 x 14 in
2004
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‘Apparatum Armorum Ineptum #8’
silver gelatin print
24 x 30 in
2004
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For the series Apparatum Armorum Ineptum and My Reproof all photos were shot at night on the rooftop of the artist’s home over a period of thirteen months. The images feature rockets and eerie sculptural figures that are drawn with light using long exposures. In some photos, Perlman can be seen choreographing his set-up or simply reading while a rocket launches or a figure confronts him. The pieces are simultaneously performative and sculptural. For Perlman, photography is an allegorical process filled with constant experimentation, both conceptual and technical… – [ Extract : Blum & Poe ]

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Hirsch Perlman : More Works

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25
Mar
12

Awoiska van der Molen : Photography

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‘Latent Heat Series’
Awoiska van der Molen
gelatin silver print
2006
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‘Far from the madding crowd’
Awoiska van der Molen
gelatin silver print
2006 – 2008
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‘Latent Heat Series’
Awoiska van der Molen
gelatin silver print
2006
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‘Latent Heat Series’
Awoiska van der Molen
gelatin silver print
2006
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‘Latent Heat Series’
Awoiska van der Molen
gelatin silver print
2006
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‘Far from the madding crowd’
Awoiska van der Molen
gelatin silver print
2006 – 2008
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‘Latent Heat Series’
Awoiska van der Molen
gelatin silver print
2006
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The cities visited by Awoiska van der Molen are not usually part of the regular city trip assortment. Not that it really matters: we would be spared the obligatory sights anyway, and if, like so many tourists, couleur locale is what you’re looking for, you may be better off looking elsewhere. With her images, she tends to lead us to margins of a city: to the side streets, the suburbs, the slums. The habitat of prefabricated walls and wooden fences, trees lost in a dreary fake garden in the front yard. Unorthodox gate assemblies or little sheds, surrounded by barbed wire. And it is always dark… – [Text]

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Awoiska van der Molen : Website

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24
Mar
12

Paul van Hulzen : ‘On the Road’ Series (Photography)

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an impression of the atmosphere of filling stations at night.

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‘On the Road Series’
Paul van Hulzen
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2010
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‘On the Road Series’
Paul van Hulzen
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2010
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‘On the Road Series’
Paul van Hulzen
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2010
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‘On the Road Series’
Paul van Hulzen
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2010
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‘On the Road Series’
Paul van Hulzen
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2010
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‘On the Road Series’
Paul van Hulzen
Photograph
2010
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‘On the Road Series’
Paul van Hulzen
Photograph
2010
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Paul van Hulzen photographs ‘places’. Besides urban locations, these can also include ‘landscapes’, interiors and even objects. He makes no fundamental distinction between a ‘natural landscape’ and a more urban environment. On the contrary, Paul believes that a built-up location or an interior can be more ‘landscape-like’ than a landscape in the traditional sense. His starting point is always the ‘spatiality’ created by human intervention. Within this spatiality, he searches for, and finds a specific beauty and an atmosphere that can be contemplative, ironic and disturbing all at once. Paul is regularly referred to as the ‘painting photographer’, and he is undeniably inspired by painters. For him, Rothko, Hockney, Hopper, Wyeth, Pollock and Armando are ‘model’ thinkers and artists. The same goes for photographers like Eggleston, Shore and Wessel, and for the filmmakers Antonioni and Tarkovsky… bio

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Paul van Hulzen : Website

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30
Jan
12

Linus Lohoff : ‘Subjects’ (Photography)

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‘Subjects Series’
Linus Lohoff
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‘Subjects Series’
Linus Lohoff
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‘Subjects Series’
Linus Lohoff
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‘Subjects Series’
Linus Lohoff
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‘Subjects Series’
Linus Lohoff
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‘Subjects Series’
Linus Lohoff
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“Things from the beach at the beach, where the light makes them look like sculptures or installations. This light gives them importance and beauty even if they’re just small buildings of human creation.”

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Linus Lohoff : CargoCollective

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06
Jan
12

William Eckersley : “Dark City” Series (Night Photography)

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Initially inspired by the stillness of London at night, photographer William Eckersley began experimenting in late 2007 and after four years of stunning large format photography, he’s published a book of these works called ‘Dark City’ which promise a compelling view of unseen London. –  view here

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‘Factory, Tree And Moon Behind Silhouette, RM9’
(c-type print / 2010)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Spotlit Steps From Fire Exit, SE1’
(c-type print / 2008)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Trolleys In Car Park, CR0’
(c-type print / 2010)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Bridge Over Canal, E15’
(c-type print / 2009)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Bend In Pedestrian Tunnel, SE1’
(c-type print / 2008)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Shopping Arcade, SE1’
(c-type print / 2008)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Lake And Four Housing Blocks, SE2’
(c-type print / 2010)
“Dark City” Series
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At night, a once flat world illuminated by dull, grey daylight is transformed under the cloak of darkness. Garish spotlighting casts deep shadows and silhouettes, with hues of pink, cyan and orange. The stage is devoid of its human players and seems to showcase the scenery’s forgotten beauty, revealing a stark and otherworldly aesthetic in a city drained of its occupants. The built environment, deliberately contrived to service the needs and desires of humanity, makes sense in the context of teeming human life – without this however, its inherent functionality no longer visible, our urban spaces appeared to stand forlorn, waiting to be judged on their genius or folly, beauty or ugliness… [Extract : Stucco Press]

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William Eckersley : Stucco Press

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