five for friday

John Chervinsky

Five For Friday #108

“On certain occasions art can shake very ordinary spirits, and whole worlds can be revealed by its clumsiest interpreters.” – Gustave Flaubert Studio Physics is a series by John Chervinsky studying the passing of time. After composing and photographing a still life, he then sends that image to a painting factory in China where an anonymous artist will […]

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Helen Warner

Five For Friday #107

“Inspiration comes and goes, creativity is the result of practice.” – Phil Cousineau Influenced by theater, mythology, and legends, the fine art photography of Helen Warner is the stuff of fairytales. Her work is never digitally manipulated – instead she uses intricate costumes and fantastical backdrops to create these dream-like worlds. Most environmental artists use natural elements as […]

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Thomas Lamadieu

Five For Friday #106

“That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.” – Ray Bradbury I love this use of a fish-eye lens. French artist Lamadieu Thomas looks upward to take images of the city and then uses the sky as his canvas filling it with wonderful and whimsical illustrations. He calls the series SkyArt […]

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Katerina Plotnikova

Five For Friday #105

“You don’t make art out of good intentions.” – Gustave Flaubert When you first look at Katerina Plotnikova’s work, you might assume a lot of it is manipulated in Photoshop. There are images with foxes, snakes, bears, tigers, and many times her subjects are suspended in trees or by ropes in the air. Most of the […]

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Youngho Kang

Five For Friday #104

“Every one who has taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it that makes a difference.” – Nolan Bushnell Recently, self-portraits (selfies) have become the most popular genre of photography on Instagram. People use them for validation, for connecting with the […]

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Kim Thue

Five For Friday #103

“No one ever discovered anything new by coloring inside the lines.” – Thomas Vasquez Photographer Kim Thue spent three years in the capital and largest slum of Sierra Leone, Freetown. While he originally set out to photograph the work being done at a charity hospital there, he found that he couldn’t seem to get anything other than the […]

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Vladimir Proshin

Five For Friday #102

“My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” –  Miles Davis The Hamdan International Photography Awards (HIPA) started in 2011 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai. It has the largest prize purse in the world with awards totaling […]

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Oer Wout

Five For Friday #101

“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one” – Stella Adler The landscape work by Dutch photographer Oer Wout is magical. Whether the scene is peaceful or spooky, his images look like they are straight out of a fairy tale. The lighting and colors are mesmerizing.  [via Cruzine] According to Adam Nadel’s […]

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Sam Kaplan

Five For Friday #100

“The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.” – Edith Södergran The work of Sam Kaplan is very graphic in its composition, whether he is arranging dental floss, light bulbs, chewing gum, or eggs. This makes sense though, considering during his college years he spent more time in art classes than photography classes. He is very precise […]

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Àlvaro Laiz

Five For Friday #99

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun” – Pablo Picasso Betty Press spent several years living and photographing in Africa. When she returned to settle down in Mississippi she felt she had to […]

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Robert Weingarten

Five For Friday #98

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist Usually our adult life is nothing like what we envisioned as children. Iraqi Kurdish photographer Jamal Penjweney illustrates that in his photo series “I Wish”. Photographing subjects as they hold up images of what they had dreams of being when […]

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