Eduard Gordeev is a talented photographer based in St. Petersburg, Russia who captured a series of artistic photos of rainy cityscape. The resulting images are atmospheric and impressive with a bit of effect of acrylic paintings. The urban streets seem drenched in rain and mystery.
At Home With Themselves by Sage Sohier is an intimate portraits of committed gay couples in the 1980s. Sohier produced images that stood in opposition to contemporaneous media portrayals of the “gay lifestyle”, images that expose some of the roots of today’s marriage equality movement.
“All these shots were taken pretty much following the usual tourist trail in Manhattan… the locations along that trail are iconic for a reason. I wanted to present them differently however, like the Chrysler and Empire state buildings in different compositions than they are usually seen in. I also wanted black and white, to really simplify and make it about light, contrast and strength of composition (to varying degrees of success if I must be honest) in the street scenes below and in the architecture above.” Alex Teuscher
Spanish photographer Rafael Fabrés has been following law enforcement around Rio in preparation for the Rio de Janiero 2016 Olympics, capturing their efforts to clean up the city. The operation takes place in three parts: first the military comes into the favelas and rids them of gun carrying traffickers who operate in the open, then riot police stay in the area for a week while a local police force is established. With one fifth of the population living in slums or favelas, and these favelas often being controlled by gangs and drug traffickers, it seems that the drug trade in Brazil is a problem with no answer.
His architectural series, Desert Realty, sees Ed Freeman take dilapidated motels, trailers, fast food outlets and other buildings and using Photoshop, places them in the middle of the desert. The manipulation and touch ups gives the images a heightened sense of isolation and abandonment.
Harold Feinstein was born in Coney Island in 1931. With the street as his backdrop and the public as his muse, Feinstein began shooting photos at just fifteen and has amassed an epochal body of work over the following seven decades that tells the story of this curious part of the world. Feinstein’s photographs, which span six decades, capture the magic of Coney Island. “It is America’s playground for the working class–classic Americana exuding the spirit of generosity and common humanity that is the best of the American spirit,” he said.
Originaire des rivages de l’Atlantique, j’aurais pu être bercé toute ma vie par le bruit des vagues mais la vie a fait que j’ai fini par devenir un enfant des villes, sans jamais vraiment comprendre les conséquences et l’impact émotionnel qu’elles pouvaient avoir sur ma pensée. Agé, maintenant, d’une trentaine d’années, j’ai instinctivement suivi l’énergie de mon subconscient pour m’immerger de plus en plus dans un univers sans artifice, la nature et l’immensité de ses paysages. Lorsque l’horizon s’ouvre à moi, j’ai un profond sentiment de liberté. C’est sans doute pour toutes ces raisons que j’ai comme un besoin vital de figer l’instant lors de mes visions aux atmosphères éphémères. A l’aube de l’ère du numérique, je vis avec mon temps dans un monde de boitier reflex. Alors, quand le regard est créatif, mes réflexes sont chromatiques. J’ai toujours transporté mes inspirations dans tous ce que j’entreprend. En photographie, j’aime les ambiances de rêveries mais sans la technique, je ne pourrais véhiculer cette vision. Alban Henderyckx