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Damien Rayuela
November 10, 2010, 10:13 am
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“In Between Passengers” is a project by Damien Rayuela involving portraits of people sitting in the bus, taken through the window reflections. Damien places special emphasis on the fact that these people were taken at a moment that we all find ourselves in, at some point in the day. It’s the trip back from work or school. That time of day when we disconnect and let the world hurry by as the bus brings us home. Using the window reflection is a great way to capture the facial expressions of people going through this part of their day. Damien beautifully merges the colors and tones from outside into each portrait.

Found on our ever-growing Flickr Group !


Hildur Yeoman
November 9, 2010, 11:07 am
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“The Girls” is a beautiful series of illustrations by fashion designer & illustrator Hildur Yeoman.

Hildur has also collaborated with Saga Sig previously featured here.

Ekaterina Grigorieva
November 8, 2010, 11:32 am
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Ekaterina’s work is completely mesmerizing. She mostly shoots in black and white, and this adds to the beautiful intensity of her portraiture. I would happily live in a monochrome world if Ekaterina was its creator.

Photography isn’t the only thing Ekaterina is excellent at, she also illustrates, draws and paints (and yes, she’s excellent at all of these too). Check her website.

Bobby Doherty
November 7, 2010, 12:26 pm
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There’s such an intense vibrancy of colors and patterns in Bobby’s work. He seems to know exactly how to compose a picture so the subject is completely isolated from its surroundings, either through the contrasting shapes and lines or by the sheer intensity of the tones.

Alena Chendler
November 5, 2010, 12:06 pm
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Beautiful shots Alena Chendler. As I got through Alena’s photostream, my first reaction was to categorize it as fashion work, but after putting this selection of pictures together, I realized her portfolio varies between conceptual fashion-oriented captures to more raw-like photography with aesthetically great composition.

“From Siberia with Love”

Lillianna Pereira
November 4, 2010, 1:25 pm
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There’s a lot going on in Lillianna’s collages. In my eyes it looks like she’s superimposing glimpses of other levels of consciousness. All of her pieces have a human body as center piece, and yet different elements of this body or its context are completely surreal.

Lillianna explains her process as being built upon mythical stories that have a personal impact on her, but also adds that the power of the collages “lies in the meaning and the broader truths that myths convey”. All in all, I think anyone can adapt their own personal stories to these, which applies to any kind of great art.

Saga Sig
November 3, 2010, 10:57 am
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These are shots from fashion photographer Saga Sig and fashion designer & illustrator Hildur Yeoman, a project entitled “Garden Of Enchantment”. Most projects in Saga’s portfolio have a pronounced element of experimental, in this case she worked with Hildur (who did the styling and illustration) merging different art forms to create beautiful and surreal portraits. I love the different brush-stroke styles used to add the colors on the pictures, some look almost like coffee stains and others are applied with perfect accuracy.

here’s an interview Saga did with Dolce & Gabbana’s online mag ‘Swide’

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