Archive for ‘photography’

January 26, 2012

Yes, we can change the nature!

There are some very intriguing notions to be absorbed at the online show of the exhibition Alter Nature: We Can at Z33, a Belgian house for contemporary art, held from 21.11.2010 to 13.03.2011.

link: www.z33.be/en/projects/alter-nature-we-can

Makoto Azuma - Frozen Pine

In Frozen Pine, a Z33 commission, a bonsai pine tree is ‘freeze-sprayed’ and presented in an especially designed refrigerator. The icicles slowly extract the colour from the bonsai tree – the bonsai dies, but its beauty is preserved in optimum conditions.

Makoto Azuma
Shiki 1
Courtesy Makoto Azuma

photo: Kristof Vrancken / Z33

Reinier Lagendijk - Zonder titel 2009 Courtesy Reinier Lagendijk photo: Kristof Vrancken / Z33

Reinier Lagendijk presents with this work a 140cm high yucca plant. Conscious of the techniques of plant manipulation and processes and capacities of plant growth, Lagendijk creates poetic images which often come across as humoristic in the almost human dimensions they have been given.

Reinier Lagendijk
Zonder titel 2009
Courtesy Reinier Lagendijk

photo: Kristof Vrancken / Z33

Allison Kudla Growth Pattern

Allison Kudla Growth Pattern 2009 Courtesy Allison Kudla Production support of UHasselt

Growth Pattern consists of a 2,5 x 2,5m grid in which 64 Petri dishes contain tobacco plant leaves cut in specific shapes. The work takes on the form of a pattern and shows a direct link with design and the history of nature as a motif and interior design element.

Allison Kudla
Growth Pattern 2009
Courtesy Allison Kudla
Production support of UHasselt

photo: Kristof Vrancken / Z33

 

 

September 13, 2009

Xárene Eskandar – Tentative Architecture

Xárene Eskandar`s Tentative Architecture

Xárene Eskandar`s Tentative Architecture

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By the author: “Tentative Architecture is an immaterial architecture that can happen at any time and at any point in space. It is an architecture that is immediately related to the bodies occupying it and does not exist without the presence of one.”
See more here

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August 25, 2009

Found new site – 100 abandoned houses

the site featuring photographs of 100 abandoned houses

the site featuring photographs of 100 abandoned houses

Photographer Kevin Bauman`s photos of 100 Abandoned houses in Detroit area make for a unique memory of an era, both present and past.
The empty houses resemble discarded clothes, with the owners presence still hoovering.
Simultaneously, they make a striking presence – they are also the “now” we are living in, in contrast to the fast-moving everyday life, the glitter and the new.
For those interested to find out more, there is a NewYork Times article here.

March 20, 2009

Completely unexpected – but stunning!

bolivia - a stall selling trinkets

bolivia - a stall selling trinkets

on the death road

on the death road

lake Titicaca

lake Titicaca

I came across these pitures of Bolivia, seen and photographed by a traveler, and had to share – the beauty of nature is exceeded by the humanness of man-made object and scenes.

Photographs by  GillianPeterborough, through tripadvisor

January 9, 2009

Fantastic fashion photography: Phillip Toledano

phillip toledano photography - office fashion

phillip toledano photography - office fashion

Mr Toledano`s own words: “For me, fashion photography is like writing. Sometimes it`s a short story, sometimes it`s a one-liner. But it`s always more than just hair and make-up.”

phillip toledano fashion photography - spider

phillip toledano fashion photography - spider

art fashion. Phillip Toledano

art fashion. Phillip Toledano

beauty and kniwes. Mr. Toledano

beauty and kniwes. Mr. Toledano

Don`t hestitate to see other Phillip Toledano`s work at his home page.