Everyday-scapes

12/31/2008

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These everyday New York City images by Yoanne Lemoine are what my world looked like as a kid growing up in Queens.  It’s funny how this French chick is so into this stuff.  These photographs capture all the things that made me desperate to get away, but now feel kind of bittersweet.  Europeans are always obsessed with things like this.

She also made a bunch of videos about “young New Yorkers” – none of whom are from New York.  Not so into those.

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I am obsessed with Desiree Dolron‘s eerily intimate portraits of Cuban life. Her photographs of classrooms, kitchens, and sitting rooms are Vermeeresque, dark but angelically lit, Dutch Master-style. The beautiful series, titled Te Di Todos Mis Sueños (I Gave You all my Dreams) is just one more reason for me to get back to the motherland.

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Good Grief

12/23/2008

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Photographer Erwin Olaf has received a lot of attention for his Grief series.  These images of women in “grief-striken” moments are definitely striking.  But most of all I love his more beautiful, yet uncomfortably “inappropriate” work.  It actually makes me squirmy, in an interesting way.   The Mind of their Own series of portraits of children and adults with what appears to be Down’s Syndrome is riveting.  I also adore the Royal Blood collection and portraits of Slovaks in his ProductPhotography for Borek Sipek.  Matt, you will love the Mature images, I am sure.  Olaf’s work has been commissioned for big brands from Levi’s to Microsoft, and Nokia, but his personal work, of course, is his best.  Some of the nudes in on his site in the Chessmen and Squares series are definitely beyond my comfort zone but I have to stare at them anyway.

See his full body of work HERE.  Make sure to view the short films.  This is the man I want to direct my biopic.

Skateland, U.S.A.

12/20/2008

 

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I love these beautiful images of  young and “mature” skaters by Jennfier Trausch in her series, Skateland.  

Trausch is a New York-based photographer whose day job is operating the legendary 20×24 Polaroid camera at the Polaroid Studio in lower Manhattan. How cool is that?  She’s a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art where she majored in photography. Trausch is a master large-format printer and works primarily with large format cameras.  More pics ahead…


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Equine O'Mine

12/13/2008

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My daughter Halle loves horses.  And long hair.  These are her favorite horses with long hair.

Photographs by the amazingly talented Australian photographer Julian Wolkenstein from notcot.org

Equine O’Mine

12/13/2008

Wolkenstein Horse 1 Class Trip

My daughter Halle loves horses.  And long hair.  These are her favorite horses with long hair.

Photographs by the amazingly talented Australian photographer Julian Wolkenstein from notcot.org

Adam Bomb

10/01/2008

Adam Wallacavage is a retardedly gifted sculptor and photographer from Philadelphia. I don’t even know where to begin with this guy, he is a tremendous talent in a variety of mediums.

Check his website here.

Buy his book, Monster Size Monsters.