In a statement about this documentary series, Jeff Rich says, “The work shows the constant change that occurs within the watershed of the French Broad River due to man’s presence, as well as natural causes such as floods and erosion.” Check out the series at photoeye.com.
Jonathan Blaustein’s Value of A Dollar series documents a variety of food stuffs that can be bought for a dollar. See more from his series at jblau.com.
Anna Skladmann’s series Little Adults “explores what it feels like to grow up as a privileged child in Russia, a country where its radical history still rules the daily life. Visit her website at www.annaskladmann.com.
Here’s a photographer who utilizes low-light situations: Carl Corey. See his Habitats series at http://www.carlcorey.com.
I can’t look away from the images in Richard Mosse’s Infra series, which is one of the most fascinating and dynamic bodies of work I’ve seen in, like, forever. Mosse’s photographs of the political and ecological landscape of Congo were made by using a type of Kodak infrared film (now discontinued) that transforms the color landscape, turning green foliage a striking fuchsia, while maintaining more realistic tones in other parts of the spectrum. A larger selection can be viewed at http://www.richardmosse.com.
The first photograph of John Paul Caponigro’s that I fell in love with was this black and white print of animals in motion, which I must have seen reproduced in a textbook when I was a college student.
Since then, I’ve been amazed at the technique of his work in color, not to mention his work as an educator– he has an incredible level of expertise in digital imaging and output. Visit his website to see more: www.johnpaulcaponigro.com
One of the images featured in this week’s Photo 2 reading is by Kerry Skarbakka, from the series The Struggle to Right Oneself. His dramatic constructed photographs are actually self-portraits, carefully set up to keep him safe while creating the illusion that he is falling. More images from this series and others can be found at his website www.skarbakka.com.
David Fried’s series of photographs entitled “in bed with Lucy and Dolly” features color photograms of floating bubbles. We can learn a bit more about his process from his artist statement about the series: “Fried creates large gaseous vesicles in a totally darkened room using infrared goggles. At the decisive moment before they fall, he photograms them onto grainless color sheet-film by triggering a colored point-light source above. He captures the shadows of these fleeting objects to make an image on a photosensitive support using only light and the light sensitive material. No camera or lens is used. What we see in his enlarged C-prints are the latent shadows and spectral aberrations of these transparent forms caused by the membrane’s curved surface. The object itself becomes the lens, subtly bending the light and altering its own image.”
See more images and read more about the artist at http://www.davidfried.com