Thomas Leuthard is a street photographer from Switzerland who travels around the World to witness and document life on the streets. He has written several ebooks about Street Photography which can be downloaded for free on his website. “The biggest challenge, after years of shooting in the streets, is definitely to see new and interesting things. No matter where you walk, people are people and those people do things average people normally do. Thomas Leuthard keeps walking down the street in order to get new views, new frames and facing the challenge of street photography over and over again. Have a look at some of his shots from the past months and years. Take a journey around the world looking through his passionate, creative eyes at the ordinary life happening on the street. “
Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a Cuban American contemporary artist. He is a founder of the New York Culture Jamming movement and an innovator in the international urban art scene. Since the late 90´s he has been replacing the faces of cultural icons chosen by advertisers with the faces of anonymous people to question the controls imposed on public space, the role models designated and the type of events that are guarded by the collective memory. His large scale time base works avoid negative impact on the environment, challenge the conformity in contemporary art and allow for a reflection that goes beyond the completion of the piece to focus in its concept, process, and the metaphor that comes forth because of the material chosen.
In Multiexpo I show analog multiple exposures of Berliner and other european citys sightseeing hotspots photographed from several positions on one frame. The buildings, structures and sculptures are taken from different perspectives, as well as the different visitors they look. The multiplication and intensification of positions and fields of view appears to distort the structures and reduce them to their core. They literally vibrate under the attempt to capture the time even in the pictures. Frank Machalowski
Frank Machalowski is a German award winning photographic artist and photographer, who lives and work in Berlin. Frank first got into photography as a hobby years ago. At first he was mainly into digital photography, but then he started shifting back to film as he found the charming characteristics and atmosphere of film photography to be most fascinating. Today he develops and prints his photos on his own. His major areas of interest are the city as well as the country side, two opposite fields but to him they kind of attract.
Since 1968 Guido Daniele has been painting and participating to personal and group art exhibitions.In 1972 he started working as hyper-realistic illustrator, in co-operation with major editing and advertising companies, using and testing different painting techniques.
Since 1986 he has been working and improving his personal usage of airbrush: he paints back-stages in different sizes (the biggest ones can be 400 square metres) for artistic and advertising pictures, tv commercials and tv programmes. He also creates trompe l’oeil, both in private houses and public buildings. In 1990 he added a new artistic experience to his previous ones: using the body painting technique he creates and paints models bodies for different situations such as advertising pictures and commercials, fashion events and exhibitions.
Los Angeles-based artist Alexa Meade has made a name for herself by turning real people into walking, talking works of art. Using acrylic paints, she paints on the skin of human subjects in a way that optically flattens them into two-dimensional paintings.
Raymond Depardon, born in France in 1942, began taking photographs on his family farm in Garet at the age of 12. Apprenticed to a photographer-optician in Villefranche-sur-Saône, he left for Paris in 1958 He joined the Dalmas agency in Paris in 1960 as a reporter, and in 1966 he co-founded the Gamma agency, reporting from all over the world. In 1978 Depardon joined Magnum and continued his reportage work. Depardon has made eighteen feature-length films and published forty-seven books.
“I’m coming from journalism, but at the same time I’m tempted by poetry, politics, and maybe the idea of being a witness, a belief that you can still change things with the image.” Raymond Depardon
Who takes your photos?
-Most of my photos are self portraits. If certain one is not, I always mention the photographer in the description.
Will you shoot with me?
-No, I probably won’t unless you’re very close friend of mine or I adore your style.
Can I send you dirty private messages?
-Don’t bother, I never read or respond to them.
Can I draw some of your photos?
-Yes, as long as you give credit.
Can we have a webcam chat?
-No, I’m not your cam girl.
Where are you from?
-That’s none of your business.
How old are you?
-That’s none of your business.
I find nudity offensive, what will you say about it?
-I don’t really give a fuck what you find offensive.
I think your photos are porn and I want to be rude to you, what will you do about it?
-I don’t really give a fuck and I’ll just block you right away.
Do you have facebook?
-No, I don’t use facebook.