Katie hosmer's Blog – March 2012 Archive (52)

Nostalgic Moments Captured Through Polaroid Transfers



Brooklyn-based artist Matt Schwartz, founder of She Hit Pause Studios, has been photographing with Polaroids for the past eight years. The studio name stems from his idea that each photograph is a way of hitting pause on a moment forever, and he does just that in this retro series Girls & Dreams. In the images, Schwartz captures women in sweet and nostalgic moments that feel…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 30, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Gorgeous Cherry Blossoms Celebrate Spring



Spring is upon us! The flowers are in bloom, the trees are blossoming, and my allergies are at an all time high. After a gloomy winter here on the east coast, it’s exciting to spend more time outside in the sunshine and warmer weather. Every year in Washington, DC, the city celebrates spring with the Cherry Blossom Festival. The event is described on the website as a…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 30, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Contemporary Musicians in Classic Black & White

She and Him

LA-based photographer Dave Hill combines two things that I absolutely love: music and photography. His black and white series of popular and contemporary artists in the entertainment industry is really impressive. By “getting back to the kind of photography that got [him] started in the first place—shooting black and white…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 29, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

Landmarks Layered into a Collective Memory

The Sydney Opera House

At first it seems like these images by Spanish photographer Pep Ventosa are very quickly sketched line drawings of highly visited tourist locations. However, don’t be fooled! The Collective Snapshot is actually a series of photographs where images “blend together dozens of snapshots to create an abstraction…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 29, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Dreamy Freeze Frame Paintings



Swiss artist Andy Denzler depicts a hazy, abstract world in these oil on canvas paintings. The works are a collection of muted scenes, distorted by smears of brushstrokes and blurs of paint. Viewing his work is like trying to draw on a fuzzy memory or make sense of a low-resolution photograph on a computer screen.

The basic form of each subject is clear, but the details challenge the…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 28, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Gorgeous Non-Photoshopped Shots of Earth's Sky

On a hot summer evening, it’s nice to sit back, relax, and marvel at the beauty of a colorful sunset. After viewing this vibrant Cloud Series, it seems that photographer Carolyn Marks Blackwood would agree. Based in New York, the artist has a keen eye for capturing basic natural elements like clouds in the sky or melting ice on the Hudson River and transforming…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 28, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Incredibly Realistic Interactive Illustrations



These illustrations by Columbian artist Cesar Del Valle are incredibly realistic. His finely illustrated characters appear to interact with the materials and actual space around them. Figures lean against walls, balance on strings, or crush paper above their heads. Some of his figures dangle on the edge of a paper hole. Cesar Del Valle’s attention to detail and perspective is so…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 27, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Todd Schorr's Neverlasting Miracles



Recently, artist Todd Schorr celebrated the opening of his show Neverlasting Miracles at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, California. A leader of the pop surrealism art movement, Schorr combines a love for recent pop culture, cartoons, and movies with the classic technical perfection of Renaissance masters. His narratives are, “often biting yet humorous in…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 27, 2012 at 6:35am — No Comments

Caught in an Exciting Surreal Photography Dream



What the heck is going on here!? That is exactly what you might ask when you take a look at these crazy scenes gone awry by photographer Kevin Corrado. Based in Connecticut, Corrado creates these wacky images that make no sense but have an interesting and fragmented narrative. Corrado views the world in unusual ways and presents that perspective to his viewers. He says, “We are all…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 27, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Rockin' Urban Fashion in Vogue Japan

Italian photographer Giampaolo Sgura started out his career in architecture before turning his visual talents and passion toward fashion photography. In his recent project for Vogue Japan’s April issue, Sgura teamed up with stylist Anna Dello Russo to create “The Girl Who Rocks the Planet.” In each photograph from this series, Brazilian model Aline Weber dons…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 26, 2012 at 10:40am — 2 Comments

Magnificent Garden from Two Million Lights



This sea of lights reminds me of the electric light parade in Disney World, but bigger! The Imagination Light Garden was one of the main highlights at the International Horticultural Exposition, also known as the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Fair, in the provincial town of Chiang Mai, Thailand. This year the annual celebration, first celebrated in 2006, commemorated three important royal…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 26, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Streaking Across Landscapes

German photographer Robert Schlaug transforms his everyday landscape photography into something particularly intriguing. In this series entitled Limited Area, he breaks the viewer’s standard expectations of a landscape by provoking a second and more thoughtful evaluation of each scene. Through digital manipulation, Schlaug creates unnatural divides by dragging streaks of…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 23, 2012 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

Recycled Aluminum Can Mosaics

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Arizona-based artist Jeff Ivanhoe is the master of this catch phrase. He finds soda and beer cans from friends, family, recyclers, and stores and reuses them by turning them into these incredibly inspiring mosaics. His background in art, advertising, and art direction, combined with his wife’s talents as a designer and art director led them to the discovery of…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 23, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

World's Smallest Micro-Sculptures



You’ll need a magnifying glass or superhero vision to check out these miniature works of art by England-based micro-sculptor Willard Wigan. All of his sculptures are displayed on the head of a pin, the tip of an eyelash, or a grain of sand. He uses materials such as toothpicks, sugar crystals, and grains of rice to carve and paint his sculptures and the smallest sculpture can be measured in…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 23, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hauntingly Beautiful Long Exposures



Combining their talents in performance art and photography, Aloyse Blair and Janelle Pietrzak teamed up to create their first solo exhibition, a series of large, vivid color photographs entitled Liminal Rites. The two artists have been collaborating for almost two decades, combining their friendship with artistic integrity to produce these stunning…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 22, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Chronicling the Adventures of a Commercial Fisherman



Alaskan photographer and commercial fisherman Corey Arnold really knows how to find unique light in his photographs. Sunrays burst through birds’ wings, fish fins reflect off of the water, and firey light sits atop a mountain in Wolf Tide, a solo show at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica that records the lifestyle of a commercial fisherman.

The show is filled with images that…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 22, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Photos that Challenge Your Perception of Reality



If you think you know what you are looking at in German photographer Martin Waldbauer’s images, look again! Nothing is quite what it seems in these digitally manipulated photos and photomontages. From a tightrope walking little girl reaching for the moon to the ghostly remnants of a female figure on a chalkboard, Waldbauer forces upon his viewers a perception of…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 21, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Mixed Media Portraits Bursting with Life

These illustrations by Australian portrait artist Joshua Miels feature complex and colorful compositions that are created from layer upon layer of a variety of media. Not limiting himself to one form of artistic creation, Miels prefers to combine classic painting styles, felt tip pen line illustrations, and modern digital technology to form these fantastic pieces…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 21, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Massive Seascape Formed from 500,000 Fishhooks



Cuban artist Yoan Capote uses various types of media to create visually challenging pieces. This project Isla (Seascape) is a 26-foot wide piece constructed of oil, nails, and approximately 500,000 fishhooks. According to the artist, the piece took about 6 months to construct along with the help of 30 assistants. From a distance, the peaceful seascape is a calm and…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Art of Colorful Mimicry

A personality is as unique as each one of us. But, what happens when we start to mimic aspects of other people? Do we lose ourselves? It seems possible that we are always picking up habits of others and constantly adapting to our surroundings. In this series entitled Mimicry, photography team GiesenLeenders (Maurits Giesen and Ilse Leenders) work together to explore and…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 20, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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