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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Vanessa Smith

 

Vanessa Smith‘s work definitely swings towards to the eerie end of the spectrum, and I love that. The way she combines her own paintings with elements of photography feels fresh and unexpected, full of life but also voyeuristic.

The interiors in Smith’s paintings bring together the mysterious and the mundane, whether it be a deserted cafe or dimly-lit living room, these spaces are imbued with an eerie tension. Devoid of people, there are suggestions of life or habitation – a smoking cigarette, a glowing light, a door left ajar – all hint at a fractured narrative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Janne Savon / Uusimaa

 

Janne Savon‘s Uusimaa is an ongoing photography project named after the province the images were taken in. It’s as much a personal search for a place as it is a documentation of where Savon resides.

We all see and experience our environment as personal. This is my exotic journey into my own sphere of life – Uusimaa became my eternal project.

 

 

 

 

 

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Print Edition: March 2018

The Limited Edition NASA Posters by Best Made Co. and Standards Manual

 

Peach Rainbow by Ashley Mary

 

Dans le vent by Stephanie Rivet

 

Palm by Paper Covers Rock

 

Magic Moment by BRONCO

 

Contemporary Pig Meat by Raymond Biesinger

 

Floating Leaves 04 by Norm Architects

 

Cha cha cha by Picomodi

 

girl in black dress by Jordan Grace Owens

 

Abstract Landscape by Nancy Knight

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Smoke

 

Photographer Ken Hermann and art director Gem Fletcher teamed up to create Smoke, explosions of color set against desolate industrial landscapes. The one constant is the stepladder at the center of each photo. There’s also something special about nature herself acting as a third contributor, deciding which way the wind would blow and distribute all that colorful magic.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thirza Schaap / Plastic Ocean

 

Thirza Schaap‘s Plastic Ocean project brings to light the overabundance of pollution and plastic littering out beaches through sculptures of found objects. The response is meant to be beautiful yet eye-opening in contrast, as Schaap hopes to draw attention and help reduce the use of plastic.

 

As a child, I would walk over beaches and through fields and forests to collect beautiful shells, shimmering stones, feathers and funnily shaped branches. Much later, after I had moved from Holland to South Africa, I found myself doing the same thing. Only to discover, that I started filling my pockets with trash instead of treasure. In making artistic sculptures out of the objects I find, I try to evoke an emotional response  from my audience by creating a contradiction. A clash between initial aesthetic attraction and after a second look repulsion and the realisation of the tragedy  trash causes. Our beaches are covered in plastic confetti and there really is nothing to celebrate.

 

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