Freaks

05/31/2010

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A diverse and inspiring photographic collection by Winkler + Noah which is definitely worth your attention. The photos shown here are from their “Freaks!” commissioned projects but there are so many more inspiring visuals in their official site.

I quote some information from their site: “This creative need for self-expression matured over the years, first becoming curiosity and then a strong will to create and to photograph. After a professional detour as an illustrator and graphic designer, Noah met Winkler and this acted as a detonator, producing a mixture fusing traditional photography with experimentation. What their pictures reveal is a sensation of hyper-reality: the protagonists of their portraits appear in a real context, but they stand out from it as if highlighted by reality itself. They are stark, intense photos because each single picture encloses an idea and conveys powerful emotions to the observer. The artists deal personally with post-production so that the creative process joins up with itself like a circle.”

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A very interesting conceptual photographic collection by Alison Brady.

Here is part of the artist’s statement: “My work is a series of color photographs that work to stimulate unconscious emotions, desires, and sexual compulsions, all unified within a dynamic that vacillates between the real and the fantasized. I explore issues related to madness and alienation as they exist in contemporary culture, concentrating on expressions of neurosis, on feelings of anxiety, displacement, and loss of identity.

These emotions are depicted in terms of visual conflict through my imagery, and manifested in terms of grotesque exaggeration. While investigating issues related to the unconscious, elements such as eroticism, twisted humor, and horror come across. I strive to create dichotomies between the sensual and the horrific, the beautiful and the destructive; the result, I hope, is a body of work comprised of deeply emotional and disturbing depictions of the unknown, staged imagery that functions on a metaphorical level, and inanimate objects and settings serving to illustrate the inner workings of the unconscious.”
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Photographer Robert Jaso sets high standards for glam photography! His work is highly inspirational and captures the essence of beauty and style.

Striking visuals with a powerful interpretation of color and texture.

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Discovering Brian Walker’s work was a real treat! The magnitude of this photographer’s talent goes without saying! His visuals got me lost for words.

I’m quoting from his site: “Brian Walker is a contemporary digital artist whose images explore and exploit the realm between fantasy and reality, recreating scenes that meld illustration and fashion with an element of surprise. Stemming from a passion for illustration to depict his ideas and concepts of surrealist landscapes and characters, Walker first began using photography as a tool to represent these ideas of the impossible within the believable context of photography.


From early on Walker has been influenced by surrealist artists such as Dali and Magritte. Today he is influenced by the evolution of fashion and popular culture such as film, magazines and the internet. His recent works take inspiration from the plasticization of the female form in fashion and online virtual dress up dolls. Walker aims to perplex his audience, his style guaranteeing an element of surprise intended to delight and amuse his viewers.”

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Bold
and stylized depictions of alternative characters by Nicolle Clemetson, a Phoenix based photographer!



Glam at its best!

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A very fresh collaboration between fashion photographer Julia Pogodiva and stylist Dina Yassin, entitled MASK(p)arade!




The two artists have also worked together on more projects, proving that when two talented people meet, visual wonders happen!


 
 
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I love Kalle Gustafsson’s work altogether but I have to admit I was awe-struck by the intensity of his landscapes collection. Images with a dreamy essence and a wonderfully intriguing color palette that enhances visual power.

Just like viewing earth’s dreams. Pure inspiration!
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House Wife is a collaborative project of Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud. A very interesting and visually pleasing conceptual photo collection with a retro touch that underlines the chemistry between the two talented photographers. I absolutely love the soft, dreamy color palette they used.

You can view more of their joint photographic adventures in JUCO Photo.
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Incredibly inspiring and powerful conceptual portraits combined with rich textures by photographer Jonathan Kane!





Make sure to check out his gallery and view his amazing portfolio.


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