Andres Gallardo’s latest photo series came about by accident after getting lost in Seoul, only to find himself estranged at the deserted pastel playground of a nearby school. ‘I got fascinated by their pastel colours, their trees, the symmetries and symbols… the clocks, the national flag and the alphabet,’ said photographer Andres Gallardo.
The house he occupied until 1945 at Ashcombe, Wiltshire, near friend Edith Olivier was decorated with limited funds using exaggerated baroque furniture. The walls of the ‘Circus Bedroom’ were painted by visiting artist friends, including Rex Whistler and Oliver Messel, in a kind of Surrealistic overstatement.
A delightful set of photo postcards made in Norway in the 1960s. Wonderfully, nearly all the cards in the set include a cheerful red car (of various makes), merrily making its way through the Norwegian countryside. The postcards thus evoke a series of personal snapshots of one person’s road-trip.
Nikola Olic – a Serbian photographer based in Dallas , Texas – focuses on “ architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that reimagine their subjects in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways.” Often isolating elements of a facade , which obscures the viewer’s sense of scale and perspective, Olic provides short descriptions of each image, acting as a “demystifying tool” and reminding us of the everyday nature of his subject matter.
The most significant global aerial photography and video competition is the Drone Awards. It’s a Siena Awards initiative dedicated to a new genre of photography, intentionally differentiated from conventional photography.
Aerial photography and video, whose platforms often include fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, balloons, blimps and aircraft, rockets, kites and parachutes, are open to the competition.
In his ongoing portrait photography collection, Alike But Not Alike, London-based photographer Peter Zelewski has explored the similarities and differences between sets of identical twins. Captured against neutral backdrops on the streets of London, Zelewski’s duos are of various ages, ethnicities, cultures, and styled to dress in matching clothes. This style places the spotlight on the subjects, showing the special, unbreakable relationship and remarkable resemblance of the siblings, while also allowing viewers to take a closer look and explore the tiny differences between each pair.
The Beauty of Human Skin in Every Color given by Angelica Dass a Brazilian Photographer. The ‘Humanae’ project began as a small family album included relatives, friends and neighbours. The project now includes portraits of more than 3000 people from 24 cities spanning 15 countries. She states that the “Colour of our skin gives a lasting impression.”
Whether it’s two Mormons sitting on the curb of a parking lot eating McDonald’s or it’s a man taking a picture of an abstract sculpture in front of a food mart, it’s no accident that Eli Durst’s photographs resemble stills from a film. “When I applied for my undergraduate at Wesleyan University, I originally wanted to study film,” Eli admits. “But the film programme was really industry-centric and that put me off.
San Francisco -based artist Joe Roberts will be releasing his second book, The book features a foreword by journalist and documentarian Hamilton Morris (Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia on Viceland) as well as a conversation with gallerist and actor Leo Fitzpatrick (director of Marlborough Contemporary).