Each project carried out by Winkler + Noah has a meaningful focus with a motive to provoke serious thought. My favorite has to be the “Short Life” series. “We had been working for about a year and a half at the Shortlife project when we found a newspaper article with the following title: “DIES WHILE WAITING IN LINE FOR THE ART SHOW AND TOURISTS TAKE PICTURES”. An old man died while waiting to see the Raffaello’s exhibition in Florence and other tourists started to shoot at him with their cameras as if it were the most natural thing to do. This was the sad confirmation of what we were trying to represent in this photographic project: the end of respect for man means the end of everything: everything is legal, commercial and sellable. Nothing is private anymore, nothing can be stopped, everyone can do whatever he/she wants, without rules or morals, in a accelerating process that leaves nothing behind. Not even death can stay out of the show.”
Jorge Miguel’s photographic series, De-Cabeza, is packed with portraitures of grotesque and raw energy that demands attention.
There is something very interesting going on in Thomas Struth’s approach to photography. It is incredibly clinical. So crisp and clean that the environment captured within his camera almost appears staged, and yet at the same time more realistic than in reality.
Ela Zubrowska, a freelance graphic designer and photographer, brings us a powerful series of work inspired by the relationship between water and humans.
Simon Johan‘s wilderness photographs and sculptures are like portraits of animals you’d want to meet.
Born in Norway and having studied in New York and Sweden, Johan’s work has been exhibited and showcased in many venues including LACMA, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and none other than Beautiful/Decay Issue J!
Italian born, London based artist Manuel Vason explores the relationship between performance art and photography.
Erwin Olaf‘s high gloss photography has a dark twist that I just love. His Royal Blood and Grief series were my favorite, though all of his sets have quirky themes to them.
Some of Los Angeles based photographer Michael Flores’ awesome work.