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These delightfully eerie photos are by St. Petersburg artist, Alexey Titarenko, from his series on St. Petersburg (1991-2009). Extended exposures have blurred – sometimes down to a ghostly presence – the figures within the frame. I love this effect in this context because the half-presence reminds us that history exists within the landscape..and how people […]

Currently on display at the Tate Modern is Taryn Simon‘s exhibition, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII. Consisting solely of photographs and text descriptions, the exhibition documents 18 family generational histories – each with an intriguing family circumstance. For example, one chapter depicts the family of the body double for Saddam Hussein’s […]

Ky Ngo is a Dallas-based photographer. While her work ranges from the commercial to the artistic, she is consistent in her rich use of color and obvious tendency towards design. Such effects work well with her imaginative subject matter. I admire the following photographs especially, as they illustrate her impeccable control over the resulting image. […]

I recently discovered Dawid Misiorny, a photographer born in Poland whose photographs convey moments from all over.  Varying the composition from limited close ups to circumspect distant views, Dawid’s photographs are essentially candid records of an unaware subject, often in private situations. Found here. Images via his website.

I love the way that Doug Dubois takes photographs that seem so real, so relate-able. They demand a similar kind of respect I feel for drawings or paintings of such painstakingly honest images, and for that, they serve as a great inspiration to me. Here are some examples of his work from google images and […]

I just came across Vik Munis’s fairly recent project, Wasteland, and I had to share. A native to Brazil, Munis wanted to use his artistic practice to give more power to the people in his home country working in one of the largest open-air dumps in Latin America – Jardim Gramacho. So, he committed two […]

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we aren’t all that great Andrea’s photos are weighted with nostalgia and a sense of solace in the simple things. Her photos compel the viewer to have a momentary relationship with both the images and the viewer’s own memories. The impact of simplicity is of much interest to me in terms of drawing especially. the […]