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Urban Solitude (Expo)

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A while back the work of Job Jonathan Schlingemann was featured on PforPhoto. It was part of his project called “Urban Solitude”. A project in which Schlingemann photographed the financial diacritics of large cities, like Dubai and New York. Fascinated by the contrasting features of the architecture and human nature. A truly wonderful series that remind me of the works of Gregory Crewdson or the paintings by Edward Hopper.

His project “Urban Solitude” will be shown in an exhibition from the 29th till the 31st of May. At the Kunstruimte KUUB – Pieterstraat 3 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Open from 13:00 till 18:00.

(PforPhoto articles: “A Slice of Day” and “The Contrast of Being“)

 

Below more information in Dutch:

Urban Solitude

Expositie fotografische werken van Job Jonathan Schlingemann
Strakke lijnen en vormen bepalen de straatbeelden van Job Jonathan Schlingemann. Een enkele mens lijkt verloren te gaan tussen de anonieme gebouwen van beton en glas.
De esthetisch beelden geven het vervreemdende effect weer van de mens tegen een achtergrond van financiële districten van grote steden als Dubai of New York. Met een bijna surrealistisch lijnenspel van licht en schaduw vertellen de beelden een verhaal dat tegelijkertijd verlorenheid en onbegrensdheid uitdrukt.
Schlingemann: “De moderne architectuur en abstracte horizon van grote steden zijn zowaar door mensen gecreëerd, maar lijken lijnrecht tegenover elke menselijke emotie te staan. En toch kan deze ogenschijnlijke kille omgeving grote emoties opwekken: of het angst, eenzaamheid, kracht of bewondering is of alles tegelijk, het contrast tussen de massieve gebouwen en de kwetsbaarheid van de mens vind ik iets buitengewoons. Dit bijna poëtische contrast leg ik vast met een serene beeldtaal.”
 
Het project Urban Solitude is over een periode van 2 jaar vastgelegd in Dubai, de Verenigde Staten en Nederland. 
 
29 tot en met 31 mei 2015
Kunstruimte KUUB – Pieterstraat 3, Utrecht
Open van 13:00 tot 18:00 uur
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FourFiveSeconds

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Watch this beautifully filmed music video by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney. Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. This fantastic photographic duo are well-known in the photography industry. And now they have created this amazing video. It’s like they used a classic hasselblad. That iconic square format. And all in black and white. As if each frame could be a strong portrait image in it self. A perfect blend of photographic mastery, moving images and music.

 

 

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Touching Street Encounters

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The key to good street photography is a very keen eye for those special moments that happen all the time around us. Henri Cartier-Bresson had it, Robert Doisneau had it and more recently Matt Stuart has it. The work of these photographers make us smile and giggle at touching moments in the ordinary streets of Europe. And now we can add China to this list. Self thought photographer Tao Liu Has took up the camera while working as a water meter reader.

His work as a water meter reader, as wonderful as it  is to say, the job really was dull and boring. He made use of his daily strolls trough the streets of Hefei in the Anhui Province. And in-between the reading of water meters he photographed the streets. In a fun and joyful manner. He really has a keen eye for those brief moments, that when we realize what we have witnessed it has already gone. Luckily there is Tao Lui Has. Check out his profile on Flickr to find more wonders of the streets of Hefei.

Tao Lui Has’ Flickr account: [email protected]/

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Tao Lui Has’ Flickr account: [email protected]/

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No place is boring with these Themes

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Ever find yourself in a wonderful city and your creative mind couldn’t quite focus on anything to photograph? Perhaps your creativeness just couldn’t settle on one subject. Or the pressure of having to perform is just too much. Well no worries. I stumbled upon a list of themes you could take with you. Success guaranteed. Go out and select a couple of themes and stick with them. I bet even your boring ol’ commute to work can be transformed by sticking to a theme.

Check out the frist for the 328 themes below. And find the complete list at photographyicon.com/photography-themes/

  1. Abandoned Buildings
  2. Abstracts
  3. Amphibian
  4. Anger
  5. Arches
  6. Architecture
  7. Autumn
  8. Back Alleys
  9. Bad Weather
  10. Bald Heads
  11. Balloons
  12. Bare Feet
  13. Bark
  14. Barns
  15. Bees
  16. Bicycle Parts
  17. Bikes
  18. Birds
  19. Black and White
  20. Blimps
  21. Blue
  22. Bolts
  23. Bones
  24. Books
  25. Bottles

 

photo by ClickFlashPhotos

 

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I Fought the Law!

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Perhaps every country has at least a couple of them. Weird, strange or just plain stupid laws. Photographer Olivia Locher looked at the USA and found more than a couple of strange laws. The series’ called I Fought the Law. Above: In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times. At all times? Perhaps a book can be written on how these laws came about. But before that just scroll down and enjoy the weirdness of the land of the free.

The complete series can be found on Olivia’s website: oliviaocher.com.
Do you know any of your countries weird, strange or just plain stupid laws? Leave them in the comments.

 

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In Utah no one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin. 

 

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In Wisconsin it is illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese. 

 

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In Maine it’s unlawful to tickle women under the chin with a feather duster. 

 

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In Kansas it’s illegal to serve wine in teacups. 

 

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In Tennessee hollow logs may not be sold.

 

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In California nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a  swimming pool. 

 

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In Arizona you not have more than two dildos in a house. 

 

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In Rhode Island it is illegal to wear transparent clothing.

 

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In Delaware it’s illegal to wear pants that are “form-fitting” around the waist. 

 

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In Texas it is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.

 

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In Oregon one may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway. 

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In Hawaii coins are not allowed to be placed in ones ears. 

 

Olivia Locher

In Ohio it’s illegal to disrobe in front of a mans portrait. 

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2D or not 2D

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Combining or taking inspiration from different art forms can bring about wonderful pieces of work. Photographer Alexander Khokhlov created portraits of woman with wonderfully painted faces. The faces references to all kinds of different works of art. We recognize the comic style, or for the art lovers pop style, of Roy Lichtenstein; we see a pixellated portrait we all know so well by looking at pictures on our computer screens. Even the iconic Obama Hope poster by Shepard Fairey is painted and photographed wonderfully by this Russian artist.

A wonderful series to celebrate both photography and art in general. Below the series. Visit his website for more of his work.

Alexander’s webiste: www.alexanderkhokhlov.com

 

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Alexander’s webiste: www.alexanderkhokhlov.com

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