Eric Helgas: Welcome to Paradise

Eric Helgas , recently shooting a lot for The New Yorker, has always been interested in glitz and glam. There is cynicism to the kind of glam that Helgas depicts. His previous projects, “Cyber Stardom” and “Direct to You” show a harsh, ironic look to idealized body images. His bright flash reveals a certain sadness to…

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Anastasia Samoylova: Landscape Sublime

Russian born photographer Anastasia Samoylova is interested in the intersection between the natural world and the virtual. In her elaborate images, Samoylova deconstructs traditional, landscape photography by embedding them within highly produced, contemporary still life settings. Executed with impressive precision, Samoylova’s “Landscape Sublime” curiously bring together the natural and the artificial in a refreshing way.

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Thomas Demand's "Dailies" at Matthew Marks Gallery

It is now a custom to document daily experience through photographs. Using phones and social media, an importance can be created for a situation that would otherwise pass unnoticed. With the integration of this practice into everyday routine, the meaning and importance given to what is documented seems to be losing its potency; it becomes…

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Portfolio: David Brandon Geeting

David Brandon Geeting is a familiar name to many young contemporary photographers today, especially if they have spent any amount of time on the Internet. One of the better known photographers with a distinctive focus on still life and heavy emphasis on poppy, abstract constructions, Geeting’s work does not need too much introduction. Geeting weaves…

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Nico Krijno is stuck between photography and painting

Nico Krijno is a South African photographer who has an affinity for fruit and building sculptures. His technique of flattening three-dimensional subjects touches upon the nature of painting- creating two-dimensional representations of objects. As much as we may hope for photography’s advantage of perfect representation, it finds itself between the two-dimensions of painting and illustration…

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5×5 by Olivia Gilmore

For this 5×5, I began with a few concepts: Classicism and the uncanny. Themes of Classicism and the uncanny persist through photography, from its conception in the 1800s, through present, contemporary image making. Classicism refers to the Western traditional aesthetic. This ideal is accomplished through formalism, balance, and often restraint. The uncanny has qualities of…

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Jimmy Fike: Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of the North American Continent

Jimmy Fike is a photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. His series, “Photographic survey of the wild edible botanicals of the North American Continent” compiles edible plants in the tradition scientific cataloging. Within my system the plant is excavated, arranged in the studio, photographed, then illustrated digitally in such a way as to render the edible…

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Ina Jang's nearly faceless world

What Ina Jang removes from her photographs may be just as important as what she keeps in. The Seoul-born, Brooklyn-based photographer has been very busy since graduating from SVA’s BFA photography program in 2010- Tokyo Photo, Foam Talent, Flash Forward, and Hyères Festival in 2011. In 2012 she completed her MPS in the graduate fashion…

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