As a lover of art and photography, I often see pieces of art that I wish I had thought of creating... and David Hockney's amazing photograph collages are one of these.
On a recent visit to Salts Mill, Saltaire, England I saw some amazing art work by David Hockney featuring collages of photos and polaroids put together in a patchwork to create one complete art piece.
Hockney created these photomontage works mostly between 1970 and 1986 and referred to them as ‘Joiners’ rather than collages – the first ever ‘joiner’ occured accidently when Hockney was trying to create a painting of his living room. He photographed individual areas of the room and glued them together for reference and in turn created a narrative of movement in one image.
David Hockney’s collages combine his fascination with perspective and cubism and even plays with time with some of his photos taken at slightly different times to create constant movement within the piece. Initially the subject would move whilst being photographed so that the final narrative would show the movements seen from the photographer’s camera however, in later works Hockney changed his technique and moved the perspective around the subject instead.
Cameras are tools for documentation, creating art and expressing one’s self through photographs. But for some photographers, they are extensions of their own bodies. This is exactly how photographer Lucus Landers sees his handmade cameras.
As an undergraduate majoring in Fine Arts, budding South Korean photographer Jinveun often spends her time drawing portraits for her projects. Inevitably, it was through this that she had started to seriously consider rendering portraits through the medium of photography.
Each person sees the world differently. How we see things are affected by our feelings, characteristics, and background. Jorgen Axelvall, a Swedish visual artist and photographer who is currently based in Tokyo, captures through photographs what his creative vision sees. He recreated his world, even with card-sized instant photos. Catch a glimpse of his moody yet tasteful pieces.
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If you are a true photography fan you would have heard of Vivian Maier, a mysterious nanny who took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered by chance decades later. "Finding Vivian Maier," the film which documents that discovery and pieces together Vivian's story, opens in UK cinemas this Friday. We are offering one lucky person a pair of tickets to see it at the Curzon Victoria in London on July 24th. Grab your chance to win tickets after the jump.
The Fine Arts graduate shifted to photography in the 1990s and has had a prolific career ever since. Wang Qingsong has participated in solo and group exhibitions not only in mainland China, but has also showcased his work in other parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States. His work transcends photography as an art; his portfolio proves that photographs aren't only meant to be visually compelling, but socially relevant as well. Through this interview, he shares his life and beginnings as an artist.
Photography has progressed into a myriad of processes and genres but there are still some people who passionately create imagery using the traditional tools that started it all. Photographer Alex Timmermans is one of those them. See his wet collodion photographs after the jump.
At this day and age, it's always a delight to know that analogue photography is still very much alive and well. In London, Labyrinth Photographic Printing celebrates this art by holding an annual exhibition of film photographs by various photographers.
Photographs with sprocket holes exposed are practically a dime a dozen these days but, of course, this wasn't the case more than 50 years ago. However, former freelance photographer Michael Ciavolino was already able to create one of the earliest examples of this technique back in the early '60s in his groundbreaking photograph called "Boat Ride, Rye Beach." Find out the fascinating story behind this photo, as well as how and why he did it in this exclusive Lomography feature!
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There's a certain air of sadness in Nishe's portraits. More often than not, the faces of her subjects are either partially or completely hidden. Sad, yes, but undeniably beautiful. Melancholia, as well as loss of innocence and the pains of growing up, are recurring themes in the photographer's body of work and she presents all these quite gracefully.
Young Austrian photographer and Fine Art student Julia Tröndle first caught our attention earlier this month through her fascinating work in poetic photography. When we got in touch with her for an interview, we were also able to find out that she not only shoots but also writes poetry, and is a big fan of Lomography as well! Read on to find out more about our featured photographer – from her beginnings in analogue photography to The Poetic Photography Collection – as well as see a selection of her work that she has personally collated!