Thursday, April 29, 2010

Photographer #020: Yeondoo Jung

Korean photographer Yeondoo Jung, 1969, creates fantasy worlds by building stages and photographing them. Even though you sence that something is wrong, it takes a little while before you discover the secret. These photographs come from the series Locations.

In the series Wonderland, he has taken childrens' drawings and recreated them with real people and props. The results are impossible worlds of childrens' imagination.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Photographer #019: Cara Barer

Cara Barer, USA, 1956, is a photographer that changes the appearance of books and other items made of paper. Through experimentation Cara has found various ways to transform the items into stylish objects that hold a deeper layer. She hopes to raise questions about the changes in the ways we research and find our daily information.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Photographer #018: Lina Scheynius

Lina Scheynius, Sweden, 1981, is a self-taught photographer who takes pictures of her own life. Often she is not only behind the camera, but also in the frame. She photographs the people in her life and shows them as a diary. In 2008 and 2009 she published books with titles: 01 and 02. They came out in an edition of 500 and are completely sold out.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Photographer #017: Michael Wolf

German photographer Michael Wolf, 1954 has a long list of projects behind his name. Currently he is working on a project using google streetview as his camera. The photographs of architecture in projects like Architecture in Density in Hongkong (2006) and Transparent City in Chicago (2008) are most known.

In 2009 he did a project called Tokyo Subway Dreams. As in his architectural photography, the horizon is nowhere to be found in his pictures.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Photographer #016: Dave Hill

Dave Hill, 1979, USA, is a photographer that uses all the new possibilities of computer enhancements. His photographs are often build out of uncountable photographs all put together to finally make one image. He composes everything, which must mean that he is extremely organized when doing a shoot. He lives in LA, and his images have a very hollywood feel to them.

Besides these larger than life images, he does black and white portraiture. Check the behind the scenes section on his website to see how Dave makes his photographs.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

TCF - Listener Photo of the Week - April 22

Photo by Primplan on Flickr.

Photographer #015: Frederik Heyman

Frederik Heyman, 1984, Belgium, has both a masters degree in photography aswell as in graphic and illustration design. This is very clear when looking at his photographic works. He combines illustration and graphic design in his photography. He creates new worlds that look impossible, but he doesn't hide the way it's done. His pictures are like little fairy tales. The following photographs are from various personal and editorial projects.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Photographer #014: Jonas Bendiksen

Jonas Bendiksen, 1977, is a Norwegian photographer living in New York. He is a photojournalist, but he is more than that. Represented by Magnum he travels around the globe extensively to the most remote places one could find. In 2008 his book The Places we Live was released. A three year project on poverty all over the world. Two years earlier his book Satellites was presented. He worked seven years in various remote places of the former Soviet Union. The following images come from the series The Places we Live and Satellites.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Photographer #013: Marc Lagrange

Marc Lagrange, 1957, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. Although his pictures remind us of the great works of Helmut Newton or Peter Lindbergh, Marc brings a finesse to his pictures like no other. His photographs are stylish, well composed and iconic.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Photographer #012: Pawel Jaszczuk

Polish Photographer Pawel Jaszczuk, 1978, currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. He is a self taught photographer who began his career after graduating the School of Visual Arts in Sydney, with a degree in graphic design in 2004. Pawels's work strives to capture the beauty of both traditional and extraordinary style of living. "He has found himself in a still new metropolis known as Tokyo, a city filled with people of ancient culture, practices and beliefs, that has been catapulted into modernism through the rage of war into a nation that has accepted new cultures and new influences through technology and media." In 2009 his book Salaryman came out, about the lifestyle that entirely revolves around work at the office where the don't ask questions and follow the orders of their boss. Nighttime drinking is one way to relieve their daily anguish.

Earlier he worked on a series called Kinky City. The Japanese fetish scene is portrayed in emotionally charged and gritty photographs. A theme that Jaszczuk has photographed extensively in various projects.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Photographer #011: Bert Teunissen

Bert Teunissen, 1959, is a Dutch photographer who has been working on the project Domestic Landscapes for the last thirteen years. 
"This project is about light - natural daylight. The photos show how daylight illuminates the domestic interior, and how it dictated the way the interior was build, used and decorated. This specific light and the atmosphere it creates have their origins in the architecture of the pre-electricity era, when daylight was the main source of light. This kind of light started to disappear from European homes after World War II when the old way of building was abandoned. At this moment few of these homes remain."
Teunissen spend ten years documenting the homes in Europe. A large selection came together in his book Domestic Landscapes, A portrait of Europeans at home. Currently he is expanding his archive of homes in the Eastern European countries. He has also documented homes in Japan. His archive grows with other books such as On the Road, A domestic landscapes travelog. For the entire archive, check out his website.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Photographer #010: Alex Prager

Alex Prager, 1979, is an American photographer who stages her models in awkward positions and making them look like dolls. Her photographs remind us of film-like images we have in our minds of the great movies in the seventies. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Currently she's working on her project Week-End.

In 2008 she finished her project The Big Valley. Again, amazing doll like females are portraited in sometimes bizarre situations.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Photographer #009: Denis Darzacq

French photographer Denis Darzacq, 1961, is most known for his photographs with floating people. The people in his pictures appear to be weightless. He plays and experiments with the idea of a body in levitation. The photographs are surreal. They are not digitally manipulated, Darzacq uses dancers and athletes to get these spectacular results. Following pictures come from the series Hyper and La chute.


TCF - Listener Photo of the Week - April 14

Photo by JSala on Flickr.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Photographer #008: Thomas Kneubühler

Swiss born photographer Thomas Kneubühler, 1963, now living in Montreal, Canada, was fascinated by the mountains full of light that made night skiing possible. He made the surreal landscapes his subject matter. Night photography of mountains that radiate. He calls this series Electric Mountains.

Earlier he worked on a project called Office 2000. Again a landscape arises of surrealism, although it is very real. The pictures become abstract objects of repetition.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Photographer #007: David Maisel

David Maisel, 1961, from the U.S.A is most known for his photography from the air. He takes photographs of landscapes with a fascination for the deterioration of the earth. For decades he has been photographing copper mines. However from the air they become more like abstract paintings.

In 2005 and 2006 he was triggered by copper again, but now in a different way. He found hundreds of copper canisters that hold the remains of patients from a psychiatric hospital that have never been claimed. Time, the ashes on the inside and other conditions have changed the canisters into unique masterpieces.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Photographer #006: Carlos & Jason Sanchez

Two Canadian brothers, Carlos (1976) and Jason (1981) Sanchez make pictures as a team. They work months on a single picture resulting in staged film-like shots. Their photography is all about isolation, fear and tension. They don't work in series, but rather try to put a story into a single picture, but not telling you the end of the story. The pictures are printed in large formats, making them larger than life.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Photographer #005: Ryan McGinley

Photographer Ryan McGinley, 1977, from the USA is one of those photographers that has reinvented photography. Although there are some similarities to be found with photographers as Nan Goldin, his photographs are much more joyfull and transmits carelessness and innocence. Recently he has been working on a series called Everybody knows this is nowhere.

In 2009 Ryan presented his book Moonmilk which was well received by critics worldwide. We'd like to show you some pictures from I know where the summer goes and some other projects of his.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Photographer #004: Marc Hom

Marc Hom, 1967, is a Danish photographer now living and working in New York. His focus lies on portraiture, and most commenly the rich and famous. His photography is classic yet playfull, but most of all very clean. In 2006 he presented his book portraits. He is represented by TrishSouth.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Photographer #003: Rob Hornstra

Rob Hornstra, 1975, is a Dutch Photographer who studied at the school of fine arts in Utrecht, NL. He graduated with the book Communism and Cowgirls. Currently he is working on a long-term project with filmmaker Arnold van Bruggen called the Sochi Project to document the changes that are occuring in the region where in 4 years from now will be the next winter olympics.

After the release of his book Roots of the Runtur in 2006 Hornstra presented his third book 101 billionaires. It displays the other side of the (new) acclaimed capitalism in Russia, behind the facade of money and wealth.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Photographer #002: Pieter Hugo

South African photographer Pieter Hugo, 1976, has made Africa his playground. Last year his book Nollywood came out. Pictures of actors and actresses from the third biggest film industry with a 1000 movies. The moviesets are just the surroundings. The movies are fast made and lack big budgets.

The book before Nollywood was The Hyena & other men. Pictures of a group of men that live with hyena's and baboons to earn their living. Strong men with strong animals, but there is a certain sadness to all the strongness and heroism.


Photographer #001: Todd Hido

Todd Hido, 1968, is an American photographer. He is well known for his night photography of houses. Although they have a spooky and lonely feel to them, there is a sense of looking into the lifes of someone. The photographs have a link with Gregory Crewdson's photography, but then without the props, actors and insanely expensive lighting.

Apart from the photographs of houses and interiors, he masters portraiture aswell. To see how Todd works, watch the video below.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Candid Frame #93 - Bruce Osborn

Bruce Osborn was born in Southern California and raised on its surf and skateboard culture. After graduating from the University of the Pacific with a BA in Fine Art, he studied Photography at Art Center College of Design. He began working for Phonograph Record Magazine as their photographer and photo editor and also did free lance photography for other music related businesses. In 1980 Bruce moved to Japan where he is a well known commercial photographer and filmmaker. He is most known for the Oyako project, which has provided him the opportunity to photograph Japanese parents and their children, to the point that it's become a national event. You can discover his work by visiting his website, flickr account and the Oyako website.

Bruce Osborn recommends the work of Shoji Ueda.

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