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Suburban Fantasy: People Wearing Their Costumes at Home

Monday 11.04.2013 , Posted by

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“Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for a while?” That’s the question Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler is asking with his newest photo series, Just the Two of Us. The collection of photographs explores the way people use costumes to create alter egos or a second skin – which can then be used to modify their behavior. The best part? He’s been tracking down owners of elaborate costumes and photographing them in their own homes. Thus, both the subject and their home becomes the star of this work – at once capturing wildly creative costumes and also the often mundane location where their owners live. [Read more...]

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21st Century Gypsies: A Cross Between the Traditional and the Modern

Wednesday 10.09.2013 , Posted by

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In the hills of England is a new variation of the Gypsy/Nomadic lifestyle. It stays true to traditional modes of transportation such as the horse drawn caravan yet, it also includes the modern benefits of technology such as mobile phones, laptops and solar panels. The “New Age Gypsies” represent a modern chapter for individuals and families who have embraced the gypsy way of life. Photographer Iain McKell followed a couple small bands of gypsies in the UK and has recently published a book on his journey with them over the past ten years. [Read more...]

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Once Upon a Time: Intimate Bathtub Images from Javier Campuzano

Friday 10.04.2013 , Posted by

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It’s intimate, it’s emotional, it’s helpless. These are some of the words to describe the photos that Javier Campuzano captures in his series focusing on nudes curled up in the bathtub. Campuzano raises himself above and shoots a birds eye view of the subject in the tub. Upon looking at the final work, one could be moved to identify with feelings of helplessness, hurt and sorrow. [Read more...]

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Hoarder Takes Photos of All Her Stuff in Separate Colors

Tuesday 09.10.2013 , Posted by

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Brooklyn-based photographer Sara Cwynar decided to have some fun and create a colorful series of photographs showing all her stuff… and she has a lot! A self-proclaimed hoarder, Cwynar has collected an eclectic selection of items throughout her lifetime. As she tells Featureshoot, “I save things everywhere I go and then when I am making work I have this huge repository of saved images and objects to pull from. My studio is just packed with stuff. It comes from everywhere, the garbage, scraps of images from other projects, flea markets, by the pound stores, my parents’ basement.” [Read more...]

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Photographer Hangs from Paris Buildings to Capture a New Perspective

Wednesday 09.04.2013 , Posted by

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Carlos Ayesta is an architechural photographer with a passion for the dangerous. He decided the world needed another perspective of Paris, so he strapped up and abseiled from buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, La Grande Arche de la Défense, the Center of New Industries and Technologies (CNIT), Tour EQHO and Tour Sequoia. As he traversed the buildings and hung down, he captured the City of Lights as few have seen it. [Read more...]

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Photographs from a Sacred American Suburb

Monday 08.26.2013 , Posted by

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Photographer Tom M. Johnson grew up in Lakewood, a suburban town outside of Los Angeles. After many years of traveling and living abroad, the artist now has a different view (as most people do) of his home country and town. He saw the differences, the similarities, and photographed what made his particular town unique in the world. Johnson has recently published a series called Lakewood: Portraits of a Sacred American Suburb. [Read more...]

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Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People from Celebrity Photographer Matt Hoyle

Saturday 08.24.2013 , Posted by

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Celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle’s new book Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People reads like a veritable who’s-who of hilarious talent. He’s got 130 portraits ranging from classic icons like Steve Martin, Dick Van Dyke and Carol Burnett, to today’s breakout stars like Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman and Steve Carell. As you can see, Hoyle doesn’t stick to one type of comedy or comedian. There are stand up artists, viral video successes, late night TV hosts, and film stars… anyone who has devoted their life to being funny. [Read more...]

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Laundry Around the World Photographed from Below

Friday 08.09.2013 , Posted by

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New York based photographer Sivan Askayo was walking around the streets of the city one day when she found some colorful laundry hanging around. Inspired by what she saw, she turned the everyday scene into a photographic project that would take her around the world, making stops in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Florence, Venice and Buenos Aires. She titles her project “Intimacy under the wires.” [Read more...]

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Expressive Owl Portraits Bring Out Their Deep Nature

Monday 08.05.2013 , Posted by

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It’s undeniable that owls are spectacular creatures. Their delicate plumage, large expressive eyes and impossibly swiveling necks set them apart in the avian world… but it’s not simply their appearance that makes them special. Perhaps getting to the root of their wise reputation, photographer Sham Jolimie says “owls are more intelligent, self-aware and emotionally sensitive than most people realize.” Her new series Owl Portraits, captures the spirit of what she’s talking about, displaying an exceptional range of emotion in each image. [Read more...]

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Soldier creates Civil war-era Tintypes in Afghanistan

Thursday 07.25.2013 , Posted by

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This year California Air National Guardsman Ed Drew got called to the Helmand Province in Afghanistan to serve a three month tour of duty. A couple months before, his second son was born and Drew thought about his own mortality.
If he was killed in duty, what could he leave for his son to remember him by? There was a chance this could happen considering Drew was an aerial gunner, manning a 50-caliber machine gun aboard an HH60-Pave Hawk search and rescue chopper. Drew decided to bring a large format Speed Graphic camera to shoot portraits of his fellow airman with the goal of capturing their humanity. And if he unexpectedly got killed, his son could see his work and know who he served with and how they knew him. [Read more...]

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