Archives for posts tagged ‘animal’

Yola Monakhov

Yola Monakhov Work from Living Pictures. “The work takes its name from 19th century tableaux vivants, which staged living scenes suspended in time. But rather than freezing life into image, I pursue the impossibility of unfrozen life. Through collaborations with scientists, ecologists, growers, and other naturalists, I bring studio setups into the living environment. I engage […]

Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini Work from Green Porno. “When I first saw Blue Velvet back in 1986, I actually felt kind of bad for Isabella Rossellini. Her performance was brilliant, but I always suspected that she was the sole sane person in a cast and crew of perverts and sociopaths. Maybe she didn’t know exactly what she was […]

Colleen Plumb

Colleen Plumb Work from Animals are Outside Today. “I began this project in 1997 looking at ‘fake nature’, wondering what substitutions for nature can satisfy in people. Looking deeper I began photographing real animals and how they can be a link for us to a world far from the reality and pace of contemporary life, […]

Yola Monakhov

Yola Monakhov Work from Once Out of Nature. “My work deals with human drama from the point of view of its minor players. I photograph people, landscapes, architecture, parks, animals, and streets – locales and actors animated by difficult desires, comforts and resentments, spiritual longing, promises of amends, and a feeling of exile. I approach my […]

Amy Stein

Amy Stein Work from Domesticated. As with many of my weekend posts, you probably do (or should) know of Stein’s work. “My photographs serve as modern dioramas of our new natural history. Within these scenes I explore our paradoxical relationship with the “wild” and how our conflicting impulses continue to evolve and alter the behavior […]

Simen Johan

Simen Johan Work from Until the Kingdom Comes. Great articles here, here, and here. “In Until the Kingdom Comes, Johan presents animals using escapism and fantasy to construct identity and purpose. Similar to his earlier work of children, this series explores our predilection towards imagination and emotion, rather than reason. Using digitally manipulated photography and […]