Kyra Schmidt / Transcriptions

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Photographer Kyra Schmidt‘s Transcriptions series is breathtaking, and in a most unexpected way. As she says, we’ve come to rely on photographs as a definitive reality and we believe what see. But the medium can be so much more. Transcriptions acts as an evaluation of representation of the landscape as a way to propose alternative ways of experiencing a place by challenging our usually limited scope.

 

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Dan Bannino / Chic Chicks

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Paduan chickens are a breed native to Padova, Italy, and photographer Dan Bannino is showing off their unique looks in a way not common to most farm animals – as models! Bannino is highlighting the breed’s pouffy hairstyles and quirky personalities with the use of colorful lights and camera in the project Chic Chicks.

 

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Christie MacLean

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Portland photographer Christie MacLean did a fun take on the Victorian era concept of ghost mother portraits, using pets in place of children. Back in the day exposure times were lengthy, and babies and small children are notoriously difficult to keep still. Photographers would hide the mother, usually under draped fabric, so that they could hold the kiddo in an attempt to minimize movement. I love the way the relationship between pet and owner is so obvious in each of Christie’s photographs in this project, brilliant idea.

 

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Print Edition: October 2016

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Prickly Pear Fabric Wall Art by My Bearded Pigeon

 

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HA HA by alphonssine

 

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Strawberry by Paper Ghost Studio

 

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Graphic 83 by Georgiana Paraschiv

 

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Pink and Yellow Minimalist Desert Landscape by Beeline Studio

 

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One Line Nude Art by Quibe

 

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Geometric Gold by Cat Coquillette

 

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Libra Astrology Poster by Crisp Sheets

 

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Becca Stadtlander Flowers Print by Little Otsu

 

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Polka Dots & Paint by Tangerine-Tane

 

 

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Happy Weekend

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1/ Cheryl Sorg
2/ All Things Coffee
3/ Daniel Taylor
4/ Marc Figueras
5/ Mix&Match
6/ All Patched Up
7/ Rice Krispie Treats 12 Ways
8/ Tom Blachford’s Midnight Modern
9/ Alessandro Calabrese’s A Failed Entertainment

 

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1/ Russian family poses for sweet and surreal photos with a real bear in the woods.
2/ Exploding paint cans in slow motion.
3/ Camera traps capture striking photos of African animals at night.
4/ The crazy things you can use as tiles.
5/ Mesmerizing acrylic and resin swirl table brings the universe to the dining room.
6/ Technicolor rainbow tape floor installations by Jim Lambie.
7/ The Moment, a short animation that will punch you in the gut with emotions.
8/ A stunning house that can change colors like a mood ring.
9/ An antique piano cut in half, connected only by a wishbone.

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Alessandro Calabrese / A Failed Entertainment

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Alessandro Calabrese‘s A Failed Entertainment series was created with the help of Google’s Image Reverse Search, with the goal of questioning the role of photographer as author. It investigates photography as a medium rather than communicating a story or feelings. The process is really fascinating.

Using a custom plugin built by a friend, I obtained a random selection of these related, anonymous images, and printed each one on separate acetate sheets [a type of transparent sheet] at the actual download size. The next step was overlaying the original photographs – my photographs – with those Google had returned as similar. Finally, I backlit and scanned each group of photographs into a single image.

 

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Tom Blachford / Midnight Modern

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If you’ve ever visited Palm Springs, California you’ve probably fallen a little bit in love with the desert town. Tom Blachford did. So much so that the Melbourne, Australia photographer has made the pilgrimage seven times to capture the mid-century architecture it’s known for by moonlight. Check out the entirety of his ongoing Midnight Modern series.

 

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Stephan Zirwes / Pools

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Between the amount of Olympic swimming coverage I’ve been watching and the heatwave that’s happening outside, Stephan Zirwes‘ latest – Pools – seems like the perfect thing. Zirwes is a master of aerial photography, one of my favorite things, and took to the air in southern Germany to capture these manmade bodies of water. Only the pool tiles were manipulated to create a canvas and minimize distraction.

 

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