Laura Plageman

 

Laura Plageman is an Oakland, California-based artist and educator whose distorted photos explore the relationships between the process of image making, photographic truth, and the representation of landscape. Her artwork examines the natural world as a scene of mystery, beauty, and constant change that’s transformed both by humans as well as its own design.

 

 

 

 

 

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Print Edition: May 2018

Wildflowers of Texas by Leah Duncan

 

Pink and Orange Forever by Stephanie Henderson

 

Whole As I Am by Frances Cannon

 

Perceptive Dream by 83 Oranges

 

Times New Romantic by barrakuz

 

Pallettable Painting by Adam Hillman

 

Sweater Struggles by Rebecca Flattley

 

Summer Storm Abstract by Erika Firm

 

Evergreen Escape by Belle & Union (check out the entire series!)

 

Kiss Me by Angela Chrusciaki Blehm

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Brooke DiDonato

 

I think we could all use the opportunity to step out of our own reality and step into someone else’s for a bit, don’t you? Brooke DiDonato is a New York-based visual artist who creates what some might consider tense situations before capturing them as photos. I, however, am not opposed to a toilet overflowing with flowers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zsolt Hlinka / Corner Symmetry

 

I’ve written about Zsolt Hlinka‘s Urban Symmetry project, and now he’s gone a step further with his latest series – Corner Symmetry. In it Hlinka has created imaginary buildings with real architecture that’s been removed from all external environments. It’s only after a few moments of staring that you realize what you’re viewing is actually a mirror image set at extreme angles to give a fisheye photography effect.

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Print Edition: April 2018

The Sun, the Breeze the Smell of Lemon and Olive Oil by RF Alvarez

 

Temple by Laura Berger

 

Start With Yes by Anthony Burrill

 

Kumquats by Jonathan Lo

 

Hazy Sun 01 by All the Way to Paris & Paper Collective

 

Goodbye Mountain by Matthew Korbel-Bowers

 

Less Cool and More Boring by Will Bryant

 

Formation by A’Driane Nieves

 

FEMALE 05 by Caroline Walls

 

Geometric Poster by Athena Posters

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Aleksey Kondratyev / Ice Fishers

 

Aleksey Kondratyev‘s document-style photographs in Ice Fishers shines a light on what can be a brutal career. These Kazakh fishermen find shelter from temperatures as low as minus forty degrees in small tents of reused plastic packaging.

I was interested in examining the aesthetic forms of these improvised protective coverings and the way in which they function as inadvertent sculptures. I chose to focus on the materials and their surfaces as signifiers of underlying global influence and the improvisation that occurs from economic necessity.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wardrobe Snacks

 

Photographer Kelsey McClellan and prop stylist Michelle Maguire first met back in 2013 while working on a recipe book. Their collaborative series, Wardrobe Snacks, evolved out of observing how people eat when they are away from tables.

Michelle’s stepdad who rests his sandwich on his thigh (hell with a plate!) in between bites while he blasts an action movie on his TV; a commuter cramped up on a crowded bus retrieving an item from a bag or pocket; a lunch-breaker on a park bench eating from her lap. They’re informal — perhaps even a bit awkward — spaces as far as eating is concerned, yet the diner always appears to be comfortable and perfectly satisfied with his chosen snack, almost zen-like.

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Cody Cobb

 

I’ve been overdue a grand adventure for some time now, and photographer Cody Cobb‘s landscapes have me daydreaming on overdrive. Through his work Cobb strives to capture small moments of stillness in nature.

For weeks at a time, Cobb wanders the American West alone in order to fully immerse himself in seemingly untouched wilderness. This isolation allows for more sensitive observations of both the external landscape as well as the internal experience of solitude. 

Through subtle arrangements of light and geometry, the illusion of structure appears as a mystical visage. These portraits of the Earth’s surface are an attempt to capture the emotion of the land as much as the topography. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kristoffer Marchi

 

Kristoffer Marchi‘s sculptural paper accessories are the stars of this series of portraiture shot by the Swedish photographer. Each one takes on an air of playful drama, with the accessories shown in fun colors and the models captured against simply understated backdrops.

 

 

 

 

 

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