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A Culture of Sitting and Waiting

Many of us are daily commuters. From home to work or from home to school. By trains, subway or car. If you take the same route everyday for a couple of years you probably start recognizing some faces. Jonathan Castillo photographed people in their cars during a commute. The series’ called Car Culture. It makes for a pretty interesting series. By using available light and a strobe the subject is lit beautifully. Those faces staring away in the distance, being bored while waiting for the traffic light to turn green. An interesting way of street photography to capture those lost hours of our lives behind another car.

Jonathan Castillo’s website: www.jonmichealphoto.com

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Close Up: Photographers at Work

Computer Glitch

After a week of computer troubles I’m  finally back to report more about photography. The computer issues I had reminded me of a short documentary about glitch art. Please enjoy this clip.

Switched Off

In the series Luminant Point Arrays Stephan Tillmans shows us abstract forms of something we don’t see that often anymore. A phenomena of light that was very common in the late 20th century. He pointed his camera at different old tube televisions. The variation of abstractions we see in his work come about when a television is switched off. Due to the duration of the on-time of each television we see different hypnotic figures of light. Almost dancing in front of us. But only for a second. Stephan has captured these figures and made it into art.

Stephan Tillmans’ website: stephantillmans.com

A Realistic Impression

Many photographers take great inspiration from the works of painters of the 18th and 19th century. The way Vermeer and Caravaggio played with light. Or how Van Gogh and Monet took things to a complete new level by painting an impression of life. By not taking things too literal. The series Reckless Unbound by Christy Lee Rogers reminds me of a combination of the two. The light in the photographs are amazing and the scenes seem to give an impression of a sensual dance. Just wonderful. Plus the fact that the photos are taken underwater (what you might already have spotted) and that they are created entirely in-camera, makes for a wonderful series. Check out her website to see more of her work.

Christy Lee Rogers’ website: www.christyrogers.com

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