Archives for the Month of May, 2009

Gigi Gatewood

Gigi Gatewood Work from Models, Representations & Self Contained Worlds and To Honest Seekers for Truth. Sadly, I cannot tell you how I came across Gatewood’s work, but her approach to the peaceful yet tense still life drew me to it. Gatewood uses no text, only title, and has a fascinating habit of perching objects […]

Katja Mater

Katja Mater Work from Remission. Go to Mater’s website and check out her other bodies of work as well, there is a phenomonal range of work addressing conceptual aspects of the medium of photography. The titles of these pieces are fantastic, make sure you follow the words that haven’t been redacted. “Remission is something i […]

Aaron Hegert

Aaron Hegert Work from The Money Makers and Every Day. Hegert’s work is a fantastic example of observational photography well backed by a solid concept. I included one shot from Every Day because it reminds me so powerfully of a Cartier-Bresson in style, humor, and composition.  “Public places around the world are inundated with advertising […]

Ryan Thayer

Ryan Thayer Work from Ceiling Tile Wall, Untitled (Experience of Place), and IKEA Vattern variations. “Ryan Thayer’s work ranges from architectural installations to photography and sound sculptures. He explores structures of power, and their often contradictory manifestations, in buildings and everyday objects. Through models of consumerism, anonymity, and boredom, he isolates these power structures as […]

Lilly McElroy

Lilly McElroy Work from I Throw Myself at Men. “I throw myself at men. The basis of the project is simple. I go to bars and approach men I don’t know. I ask if I can literally throw myself at them. Then I ask if I can take a picture of that moment. The men […]

Alex Prager

Alex Prager Work from The Big Valley.  There is a peculiar Cindy Sherman meets Alfred Hitchcock quality that brought me to explore this work further, and I am not surprised at all to find that I am not the only one to have thought along those lines. Collection of reviews here. “Prager photographs her female […]

John Mann

John Mann Work from Folded in Place. I would be surprised if you haven’t seen this work yet. Mann’s Folded in Place series has made the rounds of the blogosphere, and if you haven’t seen it, you have been missing out. Mann’s site was update today (or yesterday) with some fantastic new works, check it […]

Ernie Button

Ernie Button Work from Back & Forth and Playing in the Shadows of Space. I have been reading quite a bit about space exploration this week, and it is nice to see some work that is a nice glimpse of the future, as seen from the past.  ____________________________ On the surface, the thought of photographing […]

Martin Creed

Martin Creed Work No. 227, Work No. 790, and Work No. 990. Creed’s website is a treasure trove of great conceptual art that I strongly encourage you visit at length. There is a nice piece about him in Esquire here. “WORK NO. 227: THE LIGHTS GOING ON AND OFF We all have our bad days, […]

Matthew Tischler

Matthew Tischler Work from Screen Series. I was made aware of Tischler’s work through a mailing from Jen Bekman’s 20×200 project. You can see Tischler’s work (and buy it) here. “Technology has enormously impacted our perception of the world. Aside from the practical and pragmatic functions of computers in our time, the digital revolution has […]