Art Sponge

Davey Warren
November 13, 2010, 11:20 am
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Davey has a fantastic eye for composition. I love how he beautifully combines shapes and patterns from his immediate surroundings, and the pictures with women are just so delicate.


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 !

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.

Henning Klasén
October 30, 2010, 12:02 pm
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Henning Klasén is an unusual kind of photographer for these days, his work mainly focuses on wet plate photography which requires an enormous amount of determination, especially now. Given the work produced, I’m guessing it’s worth it. Henning explains on his website that these are wet plate images set on dark stained wood, which on a white background would look like negatives. Personally I find that this use of the frame as an essential element to the piece is fantastic, the images blend beautifully into the wood.

Samuel Christopher
October 29, 2010, 1:10 pm
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Samuel’s series is entitled “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. Although on first view it doesn’t seem like there’s anything directly related to the motion picture, having this title does attribute a kind of depth to Samuel’s work. What really demonstrates thought process is Samuel’s description of what process he went through to create these beautiful shots. He raises very interesting questions about how hard it is to find that balance between an eclectic body of work and one with a consistent style. Speaking from personal experience, I find this dilemma to be one of the toughest to overcome when practicing photography (and I’m far from having done so).

By the way, I’ve started building a project-based portfolio over on the superb Behance network, please check it out and say hi.

Paul Octavious
October 28, 2010, 10:10 am
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Check out these portraits by Paul Octavious. The project is entitled “Matty On the Moon” which explains the nice vignetting on these, creating a feeling of deserted foreign planet.

I’ve also added a video Paul created from a series of pictures he took at “Look Between” an event where photographers camp out and showcase their work. Sounds sweeeet

Reuben Wu
October 27, 2010, 9:34 am
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Reuben’s photographs have fantastic tones, which give a great psychedelic intensity to his work. I’ve selected a few beautiful portraits he’s done, but most of his photography seems to be taken during travels. It’s also awesome because he keeps this cross-processed look to most of his photography, and it feels like they were all taken on an acid trip.

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