All tagged photography

Beyond Your Screen

Can you remember what was said at dinner? Most of us may say no. This is because we are obsessed with our phones and posting every facet of our life on social media, especially food at our fancy restaurants. Alcohol could also be a cause but we’re going to blame it on the phones.

Musée Limited Editions: Karine Laval

Karine Laval: I was already fascinated with photography as a child. My grandparents lived near Paris that had the first Museum of Photography. It had this huge collection of old cameras. The first pictures I took with a camera were pictures of surveillance. I was snooping on my grandparents' neighbors from the roof of their building.

Wolfgang Tillmans: How likely is it that only I am right in this matter?"

In his latest show at David Zwirner Gallery, Wolfgang Tillmans’ considers the role of photography in a “post truth” world, and explores issues intrinsic to the medium by creating seemingly careless art that does not present any conclusions or “truths”. “I love that art is useless and that it has no purpose,” Tillmans said in a New York Times interview. “That makes art so incredibly powerful. And so, I don’t think one should turn to artists instantly and ask, ‘What are they saying?’”

Elle Verhagen and Carmen Freudenthal: "To recognize the same urge in the other is special and stimulating"

“It's not only the similarities that make the working together easier. It's also the differences. We each have our own qualities, and over the years they became more clear. Now we are able to divide the roles, and therefore have more time to perform. These differences are also our strengths as a duo. We respect them, thus making it easier to give in in case of possible disagreements.”

Street Photographer Pau Buscató: "This demands being fully aware of what's going on around you"

The world as it is is already strange and zany enough. I think I'm just bored of the conventional view of reality, where we give everything for granted: a tree is a tree and that cloud is just a cloud. But what if the cloud and the tree could become something else, when viewed from a different angle or put together in a frame? When I said that I'm not documenting the world, I meant that I'm not interested in showing the obvious view of things. I'm more interested in the 'far side of the moon', if you know what I mean.

Terri Loewenthal explores "the intersection of landscape and psyche" in Psychscapes: "Who would I be in that place?"

In a way, our impression of ourselves is the most unmediated experience we have. And yet, it is wholly ephemeral. Our connection to physical places gives us a starting point for the exploration of our psyches. Because we define ourselves based on the experiences we’ve already had, we gravitate towards the familiar. Psychscapes utilize elements of actual landscapes, so they offer a comfortable first step into the unknown. 

"They have mastered the space and their emotion": Maika Elan on Photographing Reclusive Japanese "Hikikomori"

Some call them lazy, but in reality they are paralyzed because of too much social fear, and become stuck there and cannot escape. They know that it is a negative behavior, but locking themselves in their rooms makes them feel "safe,” and they do not want to change. Parents also know that their status in society will be affected if they disclose their children’s lifestyle, so they often expect them to return to normal for months or years before seeking help. 

VIDEO: If It Rained an Ocean: Danna Singer's Vision of the American Landscape

For Philadelphia-based photographer Danna Singer, the themes of family and class struggles dominate her powerful photographs of the contemporary American landscape. Singer initially turned her lens on her own family, consisting of her sons and herself. Over the course of ten years and two photo series, Singer was documenting the space her small family carved for itself as the single mother was putting herself through undergraduate education.