I came across a great photography project today! Well, ok, I didn't find it myself... in the spirit of Valentine's Day, I will admit that my wonderful boyfriend found it for me.
Photographer Irina Werning is paying homage to old family photos by recreating them as precisely as possible. She has not only meticulously paired people with the same background and costumes from their childhood photos, but she's even duplicated the effects of old film and developing processes. One of the things that interests me most is how the project really highlights the differences between childhood and adulthood. For some reason it's ok for a little girl to pose smiling with an accordion wearing only a bowtie while her sister looks on, but when that girl grows up and recreates the scene as an adult, the exact same situation looks obscene. Take a look at the Back to the Future project and see for yourself.
These photographs by chris new place LEGO in a whole new perspective for me. Knocking everything to black and white, using the elements purely as abstract shape...these images are seen first as mature art, but when you recognize the shapes creating the image there is a nostalgia that hits.
I've always had a fascination with old Hollywood and the actor Yul Brynner's photographs reveal a special facet of the world. Learn more about the exhibition at New York’s Lehmann Maupin Gallery HERE and enjoy a few photos below.
Yul Brynner, Salvador Dali painting Amanda Lear, Spain, 1971, black and white print, 16 x 20 inches, Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
Yul Brynner, Charlton Heston on the Set of The Ten Commandments, 1956, color print, 16 x 20 inches, Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
Yul Brynner, Ingrid Bergman on the Set of Goodbye Again, 1961, color print, 20 x 16 inches, Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
Anne Hardy is a British photographer that fascinates us! By meticulously constructing each elaborate environment by hand, Hardy draws us into another world comprised of make believe and mystery. While it may be hard to believe at first that one small studio can wear so many different masks, it only makes the story behind her work that much cooler and relevant in todays creative world.
Trever Hoehne is a super talented photographer we are watching these days. His talent is obvious and his ability to capture everything from Cityscape to Portrait to Nature speaks for itself. Want to get inspired, check out a taste of Trevery's works:
"People say photographs don't lie, mine do."- David LaChapelle
Multidisciplinary visual artist, David LaChapelle's recent solo exhibition, "American Jesus" is on display from July 13th through September 18th at the Paul Kasmin Gallery on New York's westside. Among the exhibition highlights; a nostalgic final photo shoot with the late Michael Jackson and a interesting look at the process behind LaChapelle's"Rape of Africa".
Watch the talented imagemaker show off his lip-synching skills for a crowd of fans and photographers on opening night.