Oakland-based artist Laura Plageman’s distortions give character to her own photographs of natural scenery.
This series by Plageman, titled _Response_, is composed of enlarged landscape photos deliberately distorted by folding, crumpling, and tearing – some subtle, others are pretty obvious – and are re-photographed to produce works “that oscillate between image and object, photography and sculpture, landscape and still life.”
My process unfolds through observation and experimentation – I let the image and its materiality dictate its direction. Playing with paper and with light in unplanned and organic ways, I look for new ways to perceive the space, form, and context of my subjects.
Plageman made use of a large format view camera “so I can control perspective and record as much detail as possible.” She added, “Whether focused on a ripped paper edge or a nesting bird, I hope to reach to a place where picture elements interact and merge in unpredictable and expressive ways.”
UK-based photographer Nicolette Clara Iles embraces all the soft nuances and aesthetics of film photography. She has worked with The Guardian, NME and Oh Comley Magazine, among others. Her new series of surreal images, created with the Petzval 85 Lens and LomoChrome Purple and LomoChrome Turquoise film, are mystic tales helmed by otherworldly characters, shedding an almost eerie light into the imagination and creativity of the artist.
A wedding photographer based in New Jersey, Michelle Lange is all about weddings and engagements. After her own wedding and spending years on wedding research, she decided to take the plunge, pursue her passion and create a dream career. In this interview, she talks about her passion and her work, and showcases a series of photographs she shot with the New Petzval 85 Art Lens.
Like many of her peers, Nancy, France-based freelance photographer and illustrator Sophie Fontaine makes use of her craft mainly to express her emotions and ideas. Her approach veers on the poetic, showcasing memories and daydreams while giving off a nostalgic vibe.
Inessa is a London-based artist and lighting designer with a serious case of wanderlust. In this new series, she'll be taking Lomography cameras on her journeys to capture scenes and sights from her trips. First in line is the iconic LC-A+, on a trip to the Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian capitals.
Our voyage in search of talented young Italian photographers has brought us to Perugia, where artist Elisa Imperi laid her hands on the Petzval lens. Her pictures are like a portal to a world where fairy tales become real, and humanity and nature blend together in peaceful primeval harmony.
After writing a series of articles dedicated to arguably some of the greatest street photographers, this time I wrote one dedicated to the American abstract expressionist artist Aaron Siskind - a master of immortalizing details of nature, body parts and architecture, as well as walls and objects found in the streets - and his series of photographs of unstuck posters.
While many of us can only dream of working with musicians and photographing them, Angela Izzo's job entails exactly that. Apparently, this is a fulfillment of her own dream that she had when she was younger. In this interview, Izzo talks about her beginnings which, of course, included going to as many shows and festivals as she possibly can; some of her most memorable on-the-job-experiences with the likes of The Doors, Lykke Li, Jack White, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Chris Robinson Brotherhood; her inspirations and other interests; and her love for film photography and Diana Mini. And to those looking into fulfilling their own dreams of working in the same industry, Izzo also shares helpful advice based on her own experiences.
Katelyn Ferguson is a Minneapolis-based photographer and an enthusiastic New Petzval 85 Art Lens owner. Her love for wedding photography is evident in her photos, and especially highlighted in this series of shots taken with the New Petzval 85, which she talks about in this exclusive interview.
Sophie van der Perre shoots friends and muses in spontaneous moments that give the viewer mixed feelings of nostalgia and freedom. Based in Amsterdam, the young Belgian photographer combines fashion and documentary photography in natural, seductive and extremely intimate portraits.
South African photographer David Goldblatt is famous for his reportage during the apartheid. In 1975 he started an original series depicting detailed photographs of body parts which were published in the book, "Particulars." As a tribute to this great artist, I'll show you a series of close-up photographs of hands. Stay tuned!
Justine Jugnet is a French photographer based in Lyon who loves fashion photography. She recently took the Petzval lens to shoot with in Paris. Get to know more about her and her wonderful way of shooting the world around her in this exclusive interview.
Artists usually leave an imprint of themselves on every creation - a signature theme or treatment, among others. In the case of young French photographer Julien Lallouette, this idea becomes figurative as he utilizes a concoction of his own bodily fluids as film soak for his series, "Silver Soaked."