Faded & Blurred

Ellen von Unwerth

Five For Friday #60

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” –  Ferdinand Foch   If you happen to be in New York City during the next month and a half, be sure to check out “Playdate”, a selection of images by Ellen von Unwerth being exhibited at the Staley Wise Gallery through July 12. Von Unwerth […]

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Harrods - Summer of Now

Five For Friday #59

“Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.”  – M. C. Escher The Summer of Now is a beautiful campaign from Harrod’s and gets its inspiration and style from Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. [via Trendland]   Most of us have seen hyperrealist paintings, but it’s not often that it translates into sculpture. Ron Mueck is able […]

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Julien Mauve

Five For Friday #58

“That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.” – Leonard Nimoy We first saw Julien Mauve’s work through his series, Back to Childhood. His latest series, After Lights Out, is just as fascinating. In these images, twilight has become the backdrop, with only one light glowing, […]

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Ildiko Neer

Five For Friday #57

“It shouldn’t be easy to be amazing.  Then everything would be.  It’s the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth.  When something’s difficult to come by, you’ll do that much more to make sure it’s even harder – or impossible – to lose.”  – Sarah Dessen Idilko Neer started […]

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LINES Ballet

Five For Friday #56

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa Alonso King, founder and choreographer of San Francisco’s LINES Ballet, has spent years collaborating with talented photographers in order to capture his dancers incredible grace and form. Using dramatic lighting, the photographs emphasize the elegant motion of […]

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James Tissot

Five For Friday #55

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau We’ve talked about expanding what we cover on Faded + Blurred to include things like art, dance and literature and I’m finding, as I do the research for this new content, I really miss it. I miss being inspired […]

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Nika Toroptsova

Five For Friday #54

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin Although she has a rather small portfolio on 500px, Russian photographer Nika Toroptsova’s images grabbed me. They seem to have an ominous feel to them, slightly disturbing, and yet, hauntingly beautiful. […]

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Richard Tuschman - Hopper Meditations

Five For Friday #53

“A good photographer must love life more than he does photography.”  – Joel Strasser   Edward Hopper’s paintings have an incredible meditative and reflective quality to them. His subjects seem to be lost in their own worlds. Richard Tuschman has been inspired by those worlds and has recreated them in photographs, saying, “I have always loved the way [Hopper’s] […]

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Farzana Wahidy

Five For Friday #52

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-savers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Cecil Beaton Farzana Wahidy became the first Afghan female photographer to work AP. After studying photojournalism in Canada, she has now returned to Afghanistan […]

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