I hope Dyan Marie has a personal assistant. Otherwise I don’t know how she could produce the volume of work she does AND keep on top of things like meals and laundry. Marie creates organizations, street art, publications, events, photography, websites, interventions, galleries. I won’t take time out from my demanding laundry schedule to detail it all here. You can read about it on her website. As an enticement away from your own laundryfreude, know that the website includes an apology for mailing poison ivy-laced cards to heads of government and industry. And that you can see more of the work above, from her series “Un-still Lives With Traffic”.
Looking at Todd Hido’s Homes at Night put me in mind of Kelly Mark (recall our hysterical fandom here). Anything that enables our Kelly Mark worship is going on the site. Blam.
It’s Nice That : Article : Todd Hido.
Now playing at Jenkins Johnson (and their Armory Show exhibit), Courtney Johnson’s Glass Cities should inspire a resurgence of cliché-verre experimentation. Johnson works in a variety of techniques, including cyanotype and emulsion lifts, as well, and all of it can be seen on the site linked below. This process experimentation is often a focus of commentary on the work, understandably. But the style is not, solely, the substance, nor does it obscure the themes and viewpoints of the artist.
Courtney Johnson – Glass Cities – Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY – February 11 – April 3, 2010.
I should have posted this long ago. Jonathan Harris will email you inspired photos with brief, honest, personal accounts of his observations and insights. They are not too heavy, not too light, not too complicated, not too simple. They will make you feel like you know him, and that you are pulling for him. Even a little afraid for him sometimes (the recent fainting account was one of those times).
Harris’ main work is, how to say – technology-related art projects? I especially like The Whale Hunt.
But Number 27 is the gift that keeps on giving, long after you’ve enjoyed the other projects.
Jonathan Harris . Feb 18, 2010.
Oh, who am I kidding? There may be many more. Or a spinoff site: Even More Miniatures. I can’t resist them. Nor diorama. I like to think these cars are transporting the meats of my earlier post. The link is to Lost At E Minor, but click deeper to see the apparatus revealed.
Michael Paul Smith’s model car photography
Robyn Cumming, Undone, 2006
If you like this one, you may love the others.
David Bacher, augmenting his anthropology background with a photographic focus, in Kiruna, Sweden. “The colors are natural, untouched by digital manipulation…”
David Bacher « The New Breed of Documentary Photographers.
Gantner’s work has turned up in a couple of my online hangouts lately. I’d like to know more about the post production of these images. I see editing credit (Flammarion in France, Jacoby & Stuart in Germany) but I think that may refer more to the publications. Speaking of which, Christmas hint.
Michel Gantner, Paris.
LAPP.PRO.DE / BARCROFT MEDIA
Light artists Jan Wollert and Jorg Miedza are currently featured in the Telegraph’s Culture Picture Galleries. The ‘graph notes that the duo, who work as LAPP-PRO, spend months preparing the shots, which are produced through precise choreography and very long exposures. More detail than that, and they’d have to kill you, citing the secrecy of magic as they clamp their yaps shut.
Light graffiti: stunning photos created with lights and long exposures by LAPP-PRO – Telegraph.