Paul Lemmon invites you to a tour into London’s night life. He works from his own photography, acquired whilst soaking up the culture and colour of city life, an indispensable part of his painting process. The way he takes pictures is essential to achieving cinematic dynamism – shooting ‘from the hip’, utilising odd angles, severe cropping and incorrect exposures. His artwork is colourful, dynamic, seductive and invites the viewer to imagine the scene and desire to know what happens next. A noticeably voyeuristic tone, perhaps connecting with the contemporary obsession with the hidden camera and fly-on-the-wall observation, is a strong point in his striking paintings.
The photographs of Gina Soden are just exquisite. She travels around the world to find these abandoned structures and locations, where she camps and stays the night just for the perfect shoot. I met her at The Other Art Fair in London and I was captivated by her art, we had a nice chat and I decided to make a feature about her work. She explores the boundaries of decay and neglect. But what I love the most is the effort she goes to, to take the perfect picture. I’m sure you will hear more of this rising talent.
JeeYoung Lee has a lot of imagination.
She transforms her tiny room into a magical space with only a few colours, paper and bits that she founds.
For weeks, sometimes months, she creates the fabric of a universe born from her mind within the confines of her 3 x 6 m studio. All this, just for a single photograph, but aren’t they wonderful?. She does so with infinite patience, in order to exclude any ulterior photographic alteration.
Graduate of Hongik University in Seoul and recipient of the Sovereign Art Prize in 2012, Lee opens her first European exhibition at Opiom Gallery in Opio, France titled Stage of Mind starting February 7, 2014.
London Street Portraits is a great project to discover secret corners of London, from another perspective. I met Megan and her work at an exhibition 2 weeks ago. I think these photographs are fantastic, very surreal, they look like paintings really but they are not. We discussed this technique of getting everything on focus, taking the same photograph more that once but every time, putting different things on focus. You can order prints from her at the website.
I went today to the Man Ray exhibition of Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, London. It was the last day today so a shame if you missed it. The exhibition was really good, I was quite surprised that his portraits are mainly portraits of his, later famous, friends who were known painters and artists of the time like Picasso, Tanguy, Artaud, Duchamp and Dali. The portraits of Lee Miller were stunning, she was one of a kind as well, and a muse for him. You can buy the book from the shop if you are a fan of Man Ray and you missed the exhibition.
I never thought of tulip as a wonderful flower really. Normann Szkop, a french photographer, proved me wrong with his aerial photographs in the Netherlands. Aren’t they fantastic?
The millions of neatly planted flowers create sprawling patterns and designs that tourists flock to witness with their own eyes every season.
This is an amazing photographic project. François Brunelle is the Canadian photographer behind this really interesting project in B&W. Basically the people in the photos are not twins but they look so similar en cases that you think they are. If you have a look-a-like, you can participate too, all the info is in his website.
I discovered this photographer today, I think I’ve seen his work before but I didn’t know that it was his.
What I love is the idea of magical things happening in a box, the anticipation that a kid feels before opening a present, a wonderful feeling about Christmas. It seems that Christopher Huet is The Man when it comes to photo retouching. I was looking at the whole site and I experienced a lot of emotions, from laughing to being really moved by some of his pictures. It is worth having a look.
Alexia Sinclair’s ”The Regal Twelve” is a serie of amazing beautiful women in the role of twelve European monarchs of the history of Humanity. It combines photographic elements, illustration, and digitally montaged artwork.
She travelled to Europe to photograph a host of regal backdrops, and then she returned to Australia to photograph models and props in the studio. After that she recreated the scene and finished them digitally.