Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Nadine Elfenbein shoots Rick Genest aka Rico the Zombie

German photographer NADINE ELFENBEIN recently did a photo shoot with Rick Genest. 

Ever since Rick Genest aka Rico the Zombie graced Lady Gaga’s music video for “Born This Way”, he has been an idol of international runway and advertising campaigns. During the photoshoot, an intense video portrait directed by NADINE ELFENBEIN came into being, revealing why Rick Genest wears a tattoo of his own skeleton across his entire body.

More of Nadine's work can be found here

Rick Genest by Nadine Elfenbein

Please follow the link to see Nadine's video for The Avant/Garde Diaries

from the video for The Avant/Garde Diaries

© copyright all images Nadine Elfenbein

Monday, March 26, 2012

Two Way Lens and Chris Anthony

Two Way Lens proudly presents Chris Anthony

I am very happy that another interview has been added to my project Two Way Lens.

Chris Anthony is a Swedish Photographer and Artist, currently based in Los Angeles. 

When I saw his Venice series for the first time, I was fascinated by the quality and beauty of the photographs. Chris puts his characters in very well chosen costumes and photographs them standing and posing in the water, mostly with cloudy sky. The results are wonderful, surreal photographs, striking and captivating.

He has also directed many commercials for big companies and music videos for bands  such as The Dandy Warhols. Chris' work has been exhibited internationally and has won many awards.

To see more of his work, please visit his website.

His interview with Two Way Lens can be found here.



© copyright all images Chris Anthony

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Tutu Project by Bob Carey

About nine years ago Photographer Bob Carey and his wife, Linda moved to America's East Coast. Even though the move was exciting, exhilarating, and inspiring, it was a big and dramatic change. The self portraits were a perfect way of expressing himself. He posed in different surroundings wearing a pink tutu.

The result is a wonderful, inspiring and poetic series of self portraits: The Tutu Project.

There is also a serious story behind this beautiful project.

Six months after the move, Linda his wife, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She beat it, only to have it recur in 2006. During these past nine years, he's been in awe of her power, her beauty, and her spirit. Bob says; oddly enough, her cancer has taught us that life is good, dealing with it can be hard, and sometimes the very best thing—no, the only thing—we can do to face another day is to laugh at ourselves, and share a laugh with others.

Ballerina, the book. Not only is it a collection of his tutu images, it also shares many humorous stories about the adventures of a guy and his pink tulle. 

This autumn, Bob will self-publish the book Ballerina. The net proceeds from the sale of the book will go directly to breast cancer organizations, including and the Beth Israel Department of Integrative Medicine Fund, that make significant differences in the lives of women with breast cancer and in the people who love them. 

Bob's project can be supported in many ways, by purchasing a special edition 20-by-24-inch signed tutu print, by purchasing a T-shirt, pre-purchasing a signed copy of Ballerina or other options noted on his project site.

The Tutu Project can be found here.

Bob's website can be found here and his blog here.

All images below are from The Tutu Project.




Parking Lot




Corn Field

© copyright all images Bob Carey

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

James Friedman - Memories of Teaching Self-Portraiture

James Friedman wrote a fantastic article about Self-Portraiture on the 591 photography blog

Please follow the link, read what James wrote and see the wonderful photographs he made over many years.

© copyright James Friedmann

Monday, March 05, 2012

Creative Collaboration by Jane Fulton Alt

Jane Fulton Alt had a wonderful idea. One of her images could be requested to work with. She let the photographers do whatever they wanted to do with the file, crop, manipulate, change or interpret in ways only the imagination set the limit.

What came out is a fascinating collection of an image remixed and seen in such a wide variety. 

32 different views of one image. A Creative Collaboration by Jane Fulton Alt

The image below was the starting point 

© copyright Jane Fulton Alt

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Stefan Heyne

Stefan Heyne's new book Speak To Me juts got released by publisher Hatje Cantz.

The book features Stefan's most recent works. The photographs are more radical and abstract than the ones presented in his first book.

Stefan's work is like a meditation, beautiful, silent, minimalistic and painted with light. Looking at his photographs calms you down and gives a sense of peacefulness. 

More of Stefan Heyne's work can be found on his website.

More about the book can be found on Hatje Cantz's website.

About Stefan Heyne and the book:

The Magic of Emptiness

To this day, German photography remains influenced by the New Objectivity of the Becher School and its representatives, such as Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, and Jörg Sasse. In an attempt to oppose the classic aspects of the photographic image—sharpness and recognizability—Stefan Heyne (*1965 in Brandenburg an der Havel) leaves the objects in his pictures in a state of uncertainty, resisting the usual observational parameters. Things appear sketchily in the light, only to disappear again in the surrounding shadows. This publication features Heyne’s most recent works, the most radical abstracts in his oeuvre so far, which show photography in a manner commensurate with its etymology—as “painting with light,” liberated from the belief that reality can be objectively reproduced—an idea long inscribed in the medium, which still adheres to Enlightenment concepts.

© copyright all images Stefan Heyne