Melissa Huang, Play II, 2012, oil on canvas, 20”x20”
Posts tagged artistic inspiration.
you know what i really want? f/f foe yay. let’s have some lady arch enemies with sexual tension so thick you could cut it with a knife. ladies who are way too obsessed with killing each other—like, completely beyond the bounds of practicality. epic, sprawling rivalries that leave devastation in their wake. women who hate each other so much, they might as well be in love.
Alex Prager joins Lehmann Maupin Gallery
Coriolanus - Outtakes by Spencer Murphy [x]
‘After the Bull-fight’ by Terry Fan
In a world where the act of touch is reserved to those that people are comfortable with, Renaldi breaks through the stereotype and creates images that suggest that these complete strangers are close – like friends or family. In his words:
I am a New York city based photographer who began a life long relationship with photography back in high school in 1984. I few years ago I became interested in the dynamics of group portraiture and this led me to the project you see here. The premise of this work is simple: I meet two or more people on the street who are strangers to each other, and to me. I ask them if they will pose for a photograph together with the stipulation that they must touch each other in some manner. Frequently, I instruct or coach the subjects how to touch. Just as often, I let their tentative physical exploration play out before my camera with no interference. Though these situations involve orchestrated collaborations between subject and photographer, the emotions captured are both genuine and honest. Touching Strangers encourages viewers to think about how we relate physically to one another, and to entertain the possibility that there is unlimited potential for new relationships with almost everybody passing by.
Emily Ruhl by Max Abadian for Flare March 2013.
Thompson continues to play with the elements—submerging himself in lakes and muddy puddles, exposing random limbs poking out from the earth, and setting himself on fire. His images have a beautiful sense of movement to them, especially in the recurring presentation of the fluidity of windswept fabric, which often complements his serene expression. Many of the photographer’s images alternate between presenting a visual interpretation of inhaling a breath of fresh air and being suffocated by some unnatural force. However, both of these approaches offer something surreally exquisite.
Puck and Oberon.