These cavernous collaged photographs by Brazilian artists Lucas Simoes are the result of a series of interviews with his subjects. Read more about Lucas’ process after the jump.
Los Angeles based photographer Aaron Feaver.
Justin Lee Williams‘ gorgeous watercolor portraits of people he’s met painted from memory.
I’m loving these layered yet simple abstractions by Vancouver based painter Jeff Depner.
A rogue with an eye for salvage – and the ladies – Ray: A Life Underwater is an affectionate portrait of one man’s deep sea diving career, told through his extraordinary collection of marine artefacts. Like a modern-day pirate, 75-year-old Ray Ives has been scouring the seabed for treasure his whole life.The former commercial diver has plundered the deep for over fifty years, bringing to the surface anything that glittered — even gold. In a shipping container near the water, Ray tends his museum of cannon, bottles, bells, swords, portholes and diving gear. Enter Ray’s underwater life after the jump.
Gonzalo Fuenmayor’s work examines ideas of dislocation and exoticism through a series of large-scale drawings. Cross-cultural and hybrid identities are explored through obvious and clichéd aspects of tropical culture together with Rococo and Victorian style elements.
The struggle to imagine cultural specificity is inherent in the intersection of extravagant and decadent 17th and 18th century imagery (chandeliers, mirrors, velvet curtains) together with exuberant tropical landscapes. Different strategies are employed in order to subordinate the contradictory into a delicate and imaginative order, with the aim of questioning notions of place and belonging. As the past, the present, the exotic and the familiar collide, absurd and fantastic panoramas arise.
Jeremy Bot’s photography portfolio features captivating photographs of his head disappearing, reappearing, and him floating on water.
The amount of ornate detail in Japanese sculptor Katsuyo Aoki’s exquisite porcelain skulls will make your jaws drop and your eyes pop out!