I am interested in the genius loci, the sense of place. I try to learn in a way in which place can be apt to imagine or understand the future. I used helicopters and an eighty megapixel camera. In order to get the permit to fly over the Alps, I had to use Alpine Rescue Team helicopters.
"I minored in psychology and I was very interested in “unconscious flow”, which is when artists become so focused on the process of making work that it almost becomes an unconscious act. This consumption of focus on the photograph helps take away the focus on the panic.
If between humans and animalsexists what John Berger has once called “an abyss of non-comprehension”, animal photography — with all of its high-end gadgets and colonial assumptions — has not always rushed to bridge that abyss.
David Hockney, child of the British pop art movement and a particular strand of postmodernism, has never stuck exclusively to one medium. While his notoriously playful, almost childlike portraits and self-portraits—mostly done in acrylic, with a few exceptions—may be the images that characterize...
There was a 2 year gap after undergrad, which was great because I got to travel and work, make art, but also live, and I started making objects again. I was making small films but I started making sculptures again, and thats what led me into graduate school.
"The template I used in Embittered Heart was especially influenced by two things: my having lived in Mexico and been engrossed for many years with Latin American imagery and literature; and my love of gardening. The intertwining of the wounded human heart and plants thus began."
The critic Roland Barthes once wrote that “photography touches art not through painting but through theater,” reminding us that before Daguerre presented his silver-coated plates to the French Academy of Sciences, he was known as a proprietor of a Diorama theater, a popular Parisian spectacle of lights and painterly backdrops. The dramatic stage is implicit in the camera’s frame.
"One of the things that I enjoyed the most is that this project works as a great ice-breaker to meet new people each time I travel to a city that I haven't been to before."
"By implementing black and white, infrared, and achromatic picture-paintings techniques, de Wilde attempts to see her subjects how they see the world: through the lens of achromatopsia.
"You always have to reinvent yourself. I have been doing this for fifty years. My God, you can never stay the same. You always have to change.
"There is always a background story, the forgotten history of the past, the vague reality of the present and future, the importance of living in the moment."