Sebastiano Arpaia

 

So much of New York-based photographer Sebastiano Arpaia‘s body of work feels like the end of summer. Dry, crispy grass. Hazy sunsets. Washed out landscapes that let you know the end of the season is so very close.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sophie Harris-Taylor / Sisters

 

Being an only child, sibling relationships have always been a point of fascination for me. Sophie Harris-Taylor’s book – Sisters – explores the bonds of more than one hundred sisters who she’s spotlighted through photographs and interviews that reveal the heart of each relationship.

 

 

 

 

 

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Franck Bohbot / Angels

 

French-born, New York-dwelling Franck Bohbot‘s photos all have a touch of the theatrical about them. His past work on film sets lends the formal and aesthetic influences of cinematography to his work, as well as a documentarian feel. The way Bohbot views L.A. in his Angels series isn’t necessarily the way billions of minds across the world imagine the city, but if you’ve ever visited and stepped outside of Hollywood you know it’s the truth.

“Almost everyone has some idea of what Los Angeles is, even if they’ve never been there. Home to Hollywood, the city churns out myth after American myth. Some see the city as a necessary part of a glamorous life — they migrate there to become stars. Others live ordinary lives and work ordinary jobs in this city of spectacle. Here, even the metallic glinting pole of exercise equipment along the shoreline, or a solitary streetlight in neon darkness, or a thrust of power lines cutting across the sky, captures something essential about the so-called “city of angels.” by Sarah V. Schweig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kristen Meyer

 

When my mind feels jumbled up I like to search out things that are all sorted out, that’s how I came upon the work of Kristen Meyer. Her background runs the gamut from floral design to interior decorating to window design and prop styling, and she puts them all to use when creating these organized geometric flat lays out of themed groupings.

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Suzanne Saroff

 

Montana-born, New York-based photographer Suzanne Saroff uses everyday foods and botanicals combined with different tools and techniques to create depth, perception, and expression. Who would’ve guessed that a simple grouping of glassware filled with water could create such a dynamic result?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Camila Gutiérrez

 

Lifestyle and commercial photographer Camila Gutiérrez‘s stills are flat-out dreamy. The muted pastel tones she seems to favor either lean towards golden hour vibes or a rainy day mood, two of my personal favorites. Don’t you just want to jump into one of her photos and explore?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Emma Hartvig

 

Paris-based Swedish photographer Emma Hartvig has a way behind the camera that makes every shot seem right out of a glamorous Hollywood film. Her staging capabilities are impeccable, as are the narratives she strives to capture within each project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roger Vail

 

Amusement parks and carnivals are two of my favorite things – the energy, the smells, and the people-watching all combine for the perfect summer adventure! Roger Vail started photographing their thrill rides with his 8 x 10-inch view camera back in 1970, his pictures made in the evening hours with long exposure times. The result of these extended moments, which track the momentum of the ride, offer up the childlike sense of wonderment that keeps me going back year after year for more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jill Bliss / Nature Medleys

 

Jill Bliss has committed her days to studying and creating in the Salish Sea islands of Canada and Washington. She’s bought a parcel of land and plans to build a homestead on it to use as home base as she explores the Cascadia bioregion. And while Bliss explores it all, I’m partial to her Nature Medleys series – the temporary arrangement of mushrooms and plants that she then photographs.

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