The Féroces Festival International de Photographie is meant to give an opportunity to the French public to see an exhibition of contemporary photography works which could be seen, until now, only on the web. These works are from 20 up and coming photographers from around the world. One of them is the U.K. based photographer Chloe Newman (see photo below). The exhibit takes place in Lyon, France and opens on December 14th and will last until December 31st, 2011.

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by Denis on December 15, 2011

Ever since she began exhibiting her photos in the late 1990s, Malerie Marder has explored the psychosexual undertow of her own intimate relationships, frequently shooting herself, along with family and friends, in close quarters (including pay-by-the-hour motels) and, usually, undressed. Her work flirts with prurience, with ideas of privacy and surveillance, eroticism and pornography, and the complications of love.

Of Carnal Knowledge, Marder’s first collection of works in print, Charlie Finch wrote “Carnal Knowledge sapped Malerie’s strength for four years, as she struggled to get the images right and secure the finances to publish. At one point, Marder walked the streets of Amsterdam, interviewing and photographing prostitutes, for relief from the book project. It is a very special trick to depict naked people, spotted in out-of-the-way corners and otherwise empty rooms, often in the throes of passion, without a hint of voyeurism or salacity, but Marder’s innocent generosity of spirit triumphs. She is the antidote to Helmut Newton, a kind of naked spring in the sexual streets. Thus, Carnal Knowledge is a step back into Eden, away from Sodom and Gomorrah, where love reigns over all, and a book which will become a classic of contemporary photography.”

Violette Editions published a limited edition version of only 25 copies of the book. This edition is signed and numbered, each with a signed and numbered archival pigment print. The book has a hardback, 176 pages, 164 colour illustrations and measures 25 x 30 cm. It also contains a preface by Gregory Crewdson, a text by novelist James Ellroy, short stories inspired by Marder’s works by A. M. Homes, James Frey and Bruce Wagner, as well as a written and photographic correspondence between Marder and Philip-Lorca diCorcia. The limited edition is available for £750 directly from Violette Edition’s online shop.

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by Denis on December 14, 2011

Incident by Jovanna Rebecca Tosello

by Denis on December 12, 2011


Jovanna Rebecca Tosello says about herself: “I was born and raised in Los Angeles county and the city has had a tremendous impact on my upbringing and personal identity. On the surface, my childhood was a kaleidoscope of tilting palm trees, cheese burgers, and smoggy highways. I grew up around the city’s rich cultural history and intercultural dynamism. I left Los Angeles at seventeen to study in Santa Barbara. With a minor in Japanese, I specialized in Asian art history. After a seemingly endless procession of slides of ancient chinese bowls, I transfered to CalArts to enroll in their film school.”

She has submitted some her photography work to Saatchi Online and we were charmed by her photo titled Incident…legs, shallow creek, cloudy sky and all. It is available in numerous sizes and on various media, starting at $50.

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by Denis on December 12, 2011

Cheung Sha Wan by Greer Muldowney

by Denis on December 9, 2011


Greer Muldowney is a fine art photographer and adjunct professor based in Boston, Massachusetts. She works in several formats, exploring ideas based upon- or working around-anything American; whether it looks that way or not. Her work has been exhibited in several galleries in the United States, Hong Kong and France.

Cheung Sha Wan is part of a series titled 6,426 per square kilometer. At 6,426 people per square kilometer, Hong Kong boasts the most densely populated urban center in the world. The reality of sustainable practices, depletion of resources and a shifting global power paradigm pervade media involving China, and its Western syndicate territory, Hong Kong. By making imagery here, I ask viewers to contemplate these issues, but to also see these places as homes; not statistics. As the living cities and infrastructure that address cultural standards and progressive technologies. These photographs do not propose a reality so different from the spin of contemporary media, but asks an audience on the other side of the world, the Western world, to reflect on whether these images provide a surrogate for wonderment or trepidation for a changing global climate and future.

Cheung Sha Wan is available as an edition of 50 and a size of 8.5″ x 11″. It is an inkjet print on Ilford Gold Fibre Silk paper. Its price is $100 and it can be purchased at Fraction Magazine’s Holiday Print Sale which ends on December 30th (Cheung Sha Wan is one of several dozen beautiful images selected for this sale event and you’ll need to scroll down the list to the 25th photo to see it).

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by Denis on December 9, 2011

Perfect Wave by Guillaume Lechat

by Denis on December 8, 2011


Guillaume Lechat is a French photographer who does mainly fashion and music related shoots…and has done at least one surf shoot (or maybe one single surf photo). Now, we readily admit to having a weakness for surf photography and that is why we ultimately chose to feature this photo from Guillaume’s portfolio. We love the perspective from which he took this shot (surf photography generally tends to be taken from a closer range and near water level) and how the layout of the darker grey from the coming wave and the white from the breaking wave make for a beautiful composition.

Perfect Wave comes as an edition of 10 and is available in three sizes:

-8″x12″ at €39
-12″x18″ at €49
-20″x30″ at €59

It is printed on 180gr matte paper and you can purchase it at Guillaume’s Diary Shop.

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by Denis on December 8, 2011

A Modern Day Sagittarian by Jeffery Scott

by Denis on December 7, 2011


Jeffery Scott loves photography for allowing him to produce work that painting never could. A skilled digital artist, Scott blends layers upon layers of virtual matter to create scenes that seem to materialize directly from the subconscious – a complex method that allows him to reach greater depths than with other mediums. Deconstructed cyborgs, baroque human drama and classic erotica are the principal themes of Jeffery Scott’s oeuvre and each category includes dozens of striking images telling individual stories. In his series Machines Like Us, Scott focuses on the merging of technology and the human form, in every setting imaginable.

Here are the details for the A Modern Day Sagittarian limited edition print:
Edition: 40
Signed & Numbered
Technique: Giclée
Paper: Sunset Fibre Elite
Ink: Ultrachrome HDR Archival Inks
Image Size: 16 x 22 inches
Paper Size: 18 x 24 inches
Includes a Certificate of Authenticity
Price: $100

The print is available through the von Scaramouche online gallery.

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by Denis on December 7, 2011

After studying at LCC and St.Martin’s (both part of London’s University of the Arts), William Eckersley and Alexander Shields founded Stucco Press in 2006. Their latest publication is Dark City, a collection of Eckersley’s large format photography images shot entirely in London.

About Dark Night: At night, a once flat world illuminated by dull, grey daylight is transformed under the cloak of darkness. Garish spotlighting casts deep shadows and silhouettes, with hues of pink, cyan and orange. The stage is devoid of its human players and seems to showcase the scenery’s forgotten beauty, revealing a stark and otherworldly aesthetic in a city drained of its occupants. The built environment, deliberately contrived to service the needs and desires of humanity, makes sense in the context of teeming human life – without this however, its inherent functionality no longer visible, our urban spaces appeared to stand forlorn, waiting to be judged on their genius or folly, beauty or ugliness.

Details
Foreword by Sukhdev Sandhu
208 pages
160 colour & 56 b/w photographs
255 x 315 mm
Hardback with sewn binding
Full colour offset printing
Edition of 1000

The book is available from the Stucco Press website for £40 (includes delivery in the EU) or £50 (includes delivery in the rest of the world).

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by Denis on December 6, 2011

Emily III by Chris Anthony

by Denis on December 5, 2011

Chris Anthony was awarded the Grand Prize in American Photo’s Images of the Year Competition for this his “Victims & Avengers” series, a profound and ghostly narrative about domestic violence. Produced using a 4 x 5 camera and Photoshop in his Los-Angeles studio, these musty panoramas with their carefully placed color choices amongst sepia tones and muted browns take you into a fairy-tale world that is surreal, magic and melancholy.

“Basically these pictures deal with domestic violence,” Anthony explains. He imagines that the women and children in his images have endured the abuse for a long time. What his scenes depict, he says, is “the final straw. They’ve taken vengeance and have murdered their husbands or fathers.” In depicting the aftermath of revenge, Anthony chooses to portray the “moment of release, like the calm after the storm.” The 19 images in this series are fictitious, but there’s a palpable reality bolstering the invented settings.

Emily III is available in two sizes:
18″ x 45″ – Edition 20 – £3,065
23″ x 58″ – Edition 20 – £5,050

These giclée prints on William Turner paper by Hahnemühle are signed and numbered by the artist on the front and can be purchased from 20LTD.

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by Denis on December 5, 2011

AO39 by Michael Wolf

by Denis on December 2, 2011


Michael Wolf began his career as a photojournalist, spending eight years working in Hong Kong for the German magazine Stern. He won a first prize in Contemporary Issues in the 2004 World Press Photo competition for his photographs for an article in Stern entitled China: Factory of the World.

AO39 is from the artist’s series Architecture of Density. One of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the world, Hong Kong has an overall density of nearly 6,700 people per square kilometer. The majority of its citizens live in flats in high-rise buildings. In Architecture of Density, Wolf investigates these vibrant city blocks, finding a mesmerizing abstraction in the buildings’ facades. Here Wolf examines residential housing complexes which are tightly packed together to accommodate the popultion—nearly 7 million people living on 426 square miles.

Photographed from opposing buildings with direct vantage points, he removes all reference to sky and horizon line, flattening the space until it becomes in the words of curator Natasha Egan” a relentless abstraction of urban expansion, with no escape for the viewer’s eye.”

The edition size for AO39 is 25 with 4 artist’s proofs. The image size is 17″ x 25″ and the paper size is 23″ x 31″. This C-print is signed and numbered by the artist and it is available for $2500 through the Aperture Foundation Gallery.

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by Denis on December 2, 2011

San Lazaro by Francisco Mata Rosas

by Denis on December 1, 2011


Francisco Mata Rosas was born in Mexico City and he has a degree in photo-journalism. He is a well known photographer in Mexico and his works have been published in prestigious newspapers such as The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

He has said “One of the greatest pleasures my craft has given me is, without a doubt, the experience of the streets, our popular culture fed by a sense of belonging, tradition, imposition, history, resistance, violence, love of the land, solidarity, malice, music, sensuality, hopes and fears; to experience the street is to observe, listen, feel, smell and share… in order, finally, to photograph.”

Eight beautiful black & white photos of his (the one shown above is San Lazaro) have now been published as limited edition giclée prints. Their size is 45.7cm x 38.1cm, they are signed and numbered by the artist and are available in editions of 12 at the price of $550 through 5 Pieces Gallery.

To see more of Francisco Mata Rosas’ photography, we recommend taking a look at his portfolio on the Zone Zero site about the mexican city of Tenochtitlan.

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by Denis on December 1, 2011