Todd Hido is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist whose work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times Magazine, Eyemazing, Wired, Elephant, FOAM, and Vanity Fair. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Getty, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the de Young Museum, the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as in many other public and private collections. Most notably, Pier 24 Photography holds the archive of all his published works. He has over a dozen published books; his most recent monograph titled Excerpts from Silver Meadows was released in 2013, along with an innovative B-Sides Box Set designed to function as a companion piece to his award-winning monograph. Aperture has published his mid-career survey entitled Intimate Distance: Twenty-Five Years of Photographs, a Chronological Album in October of 2016. His next book titled Bright Black World will be released by Nazraeli Press in the fall of 2018.In addition to Hido being an artist, he is also a collector and over the last 25 years has created one of the most notable photobook collections. His library will be featured in Bibliomania: The World’s Most Interesting Private Libraries forthcoming in 2018 by Random House.
Rome-based Italian photographer Alessio Trerotoli captures the melancholic beauty of rainy days in his fine art photography series, Raindrop Blues. Believing raindrops can be compared to a blues song, as they “fall with a repetitive but fascinating rhythm,” Trerotoli aims to transport his viewers into a dreamlike reality where “rain seems to fall on everyone.”
Made by superimposing glass-printed photographs of rain onto a background images, Trerotol’s rain photos were inspired by Bob Marley’s quote, “Some feel the rain. Others just get wet.” He explains, “I want to create evocative images where every element – the street, the sky, the characters, the viewer – is involved in a romantic and, in at the same time, a melancholic feeling.”
Source: Galleria RAINDROP BLUES
You an Orchestra You a Bomb, explores my relationship with life itself. It is a body of work about paying attention to and appreciating the fragile present. It captures moments of awe, makes icons of the everyday, and looks at life on the threshold between magic and disaster. I have always experienced the world viscerally but this work shows a heightened awareness of the temporary nature of life. I’m trying to fathom the sacred in the split-seconds of everyday. – Cig Harvey
…. As the museum writes, the dialogue between photography and graphic design “intensified between 1945 and 1969, and became ever-more experimental.” The result, inspired by the Bauhaus directive to bring together fine art and applied arts, was a generation who “saw creators as social agents furthering a dynamic expression of the contemporary.”
Between sculpting and lighting, Christine Mathieu photographs the symbolics and cultural meanings lodged into ordinary things. She was a prize-winner in the Polaroid-sponsored national competition for schools of photography, and then, held her first photographic exhibition in Paris. She then worked successfully in illustration, graphic design and colored design space. Her artistic work mainly explores the ways of photography only since 2002. Her photographs have been chosen for inclusion in national and international exhibitions and collections.
http://www.chriskovacsphotography.com/ (1976) Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Chris Kovacs is an award winning photographer best known for his multiple exposure black-and-white photography. Chris is fascinated with science, particularly with quantum mechanics and the possibility of a multiverse, or multiple, parallel universes, which also sets the stage for his style of photographic works. Chris is also […]