Vadim Trunov is a Russian photographer specialized in creating amazing macro landscapes, his insects seem to pose for him, being always in the right place with the right light, visit his website for more.
Hari & Deepti started experimenting with paper cut shadow boxes in 2010 with hand painted watercolor paper which was then cut and assembled in a wooden box to create a diorama, with years of practice their art became more intricate and minimal at the same time. They started experimenting with lights and simplified their pieces by losing the colored aspect of the paper. They have since then evolved to add their own style of paper cut art incorporating back-lit light boxes using flexible LED strip lights. “What amazes us about the paper cut light boxes is the dichotomy of the piece in its lit and unlit state, the contrast is so stark that it has this mystical effect on the viewers.”
Multi-media artist Babak Hosseiny has collaborated with photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte in a provocative photo manipulation series entitled ‘Ô les mains’. “The original idea for this project was conceived around a decade ago after reading this philosophical statement by Wittgenstein. From this point onwards Babak Hosseiny imagined a series of drawings of situations where hands are no longer only hands, but become the physical embodiments of the obstacles, wishes or fears of the individual. A few years later Babak met Jeffrey with whom he shared his ambition to bring this project to life using photography to reinforce the impact of the images created. Jeffrey was won over by the idea and brought his sensitivity and mastery of photography to the project, which lead to the creation of a series of around
ten images. “Ô les mains” is the first exhibition produced together by Babak Hosseinyand
Sarawut Intarob, a photographer from Thailand, has a great eye for color and composition in his landscapes, he loves backlit pictures and captures stunning intimate portratits.
Ben Heine grew up in Ivory Coast. He was a demanding child and he didn’t like school at all. He became wiser, more disciplined and a studious person later on, after a stay in a boarding school. In 1994, he discovered for the first time that his energy, his fears, his emotions and his ideals could be canalized in “visual projects”, it was the very beginning of a never ending adventure in drawing and painting. As a teenager, Ben had many other hobbies and activities: beside writing poetry on a daily basis, he played drums, piano and guitar, he also used to play basketball and to run everyday. His interest for graphic arts was eventually the strongest one.For a complete bio, please visit his website.
Thomas Illhardt discovered the fascination for photography in the early 1980ies. Under the artistically guidance of the photographer Thomas Blie he created his first independent works. Since then the subject ‘photography’ is compensation for Illhardts creativity, though not with definite subject-matters by this time. When he discovered the first photo forums on the web in 2002 he finally was addicted to photography. Therewith his focus shifted: portrait, nude and the legacy of socialism, best all together, became key aspects of his work. But also landscapes are playing a prominent role in his photos.
The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915. Frequent subjects among the 2,607 distinct images include people, religious architecture, historic sites, industry and agriculture, public works construction, scenes along water and railway transportation routes, and views of villages and cities. An active photographer and scientist, Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook most of his ambitious color documentary project from 1909 to 1915. The Library of Congress purchased the collection from the photographer’s sons in 1948. Color Photography Method: Prokudin-Gorskii created his negatives by using a camera that exposed one oblong glass plate three times in rapid succession through three different color filters: blue, green, and red. For formal presentations, he printed positive glass slides of these negatives and projected them through a triple lens magic lantern. Prokudin-Gorskii would project the slide through the three lenses, and, with the use of color filters, superimpose the three exposures to form a full color image on a screen. (For more illustrations of Prokudin-Gorskii’s methods, see the “Making Color Images” section of the exhibit, The Empire That Was Russia.) This collection counts over 2600 photographies, all downloadable in very high resolution.