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By moonlight

posted by Bridget on 29 January 2014

Darren Almond has made his reputation on photographing landscapes with only the light of a full moon.

The results are slighty eerie, shadowless landscapes, which at first glance seem to have been taken in daylight. There is a heaviness in the blacks and a general feeling of an overcast flat light which smooths out and softens the edges pushing the resulting image as a half way hybrid between a photograph and a painting.

darren almond white cube

An exhibition of his moonlit photographs To Leave a Light Impression are on show at White Cube until April 13th 2014.

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Pikin Slee

posted by Bridget on 28 January 2014

Fashion photographer Viviane Sassen's third solo show at the Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town has just opened.

Viviane Sassen has been visiting Pikin Slee, the second largest village on the Upper Suriname River, deep within the rainforest of Suriname, since 2012. The resulting photographs are a mixture of tight landscape, abstract still life and gentle portraits, which together create a visual delight. A book has been promised to come out in the Spring, so this is going on my Easter present list.

Click on the image to see the exhibition online.

viviane sassen

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All flight paths lead to Rome

posted by Bridget on 28 January 2014

The Guardian have created an amazing interactive graphic that tracks airplane flight paths around the world.

Click on the image to watch the airplanes circle the earth.

flight paths

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Pristine Landscapes

posted by Bridget on 27 January 2014

Walter Niedermayr's beautiful ski slope landscapes from The Aspen Series make me want to have another go at sliding down the white stuff

Walter Niedermayr is interested in how the natural and man-made interventions come together to create new spaces and not also with the best of results.

walter niedermayr

There is a dark intent of a green political agenda in these multi-framed and multi-layered photographs, but despite this Niedermayr's images convey a joyous meeting between a bountiful nature and man's desire to engage and enjoy it.

The wonder of earth is its suitability for humans that reside and prosper on it; without us the planet would be pointless.

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Sugimoto: Past Tense

posted by Bridget on 24 January 2014

Hiroshi Sugimoto recently donated a set of prints from his Diorama series to the John Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

18 of these prints will go on display from February 4th - June 8th 2014.

Manatee sugimoto

Sugimoto has been photographing museum displays since 1974 as part of his continual quest to explore what photography is and how it affects what we think we see and what we actually see.

On his website he explains the impulse behind the dioramas: "Eventually I visited the Natural History Museum, where I made a curious discovery: the stuffed animals positioned before painted backdrops looked utterly fake, yet by taking a quick peek with one eye closed, all perspective vanished, and suddenly they looked very real. I'd found a way to see the world as a camera does. However fake the subject, once photographed, it's as good as real."

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Recalling the Future

posted by Bridget on 23 January 2014

Mehraneh Atashi features in group show Recalling the Future: post revolutionary Iranian art at the SOAS Brunei Gallery.

Click on the image to find out more about the show

recalling the future

Exhibition runs to 22 March 2014.

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