stumbled upon these on 500 photographers, a weblog of some of the most amazing photos i’ve ever seen. each series tells such an interesting story.Especially now that i’m taking that architectural photography, good photography, good prints are truly hard to come by.
Carrie Levy, 1979, USA, studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and later received an MFA from the Royal College of Art in London. At a young age she released her book 51 Months. 51 months was the length of the prison sentence her father received when Carrie was sixteen, during this period she started photographing her life and the effects of her fathers incarceration. Her photography evolved and became more and more conceptual, however the experience of her father’s incarceration keeps coming back in her projects. Her series Untitled was still based upon the stories of her father. In her latest series she has photographed men in submissive, vulnerable and passive role. She shows us that females can as well objectify the male body. Carrie has exhibited her work extensively troughout the world. The following images come from the series You Before All, Impaired and Untitled.
Sohei Nishino, 1982, Japan, has made 100 thousands of images, yet only has 12 photographs in his portfolio. The way he works only permits him to finish three images in one year. He walks in a city for a month or longer, photographing all the buildings from every possible angle. In the following months he hand prints a selection of several thousand images to piece them all together with scissors and glue to make one single map of that city. It resembles an aerial map. However, the map is not a precise geographic recreation, but shows all the iconic features and landmarks. In the last stage of his work he photographs the end result, creating one image that is full of detail. He used the same technique for two images in color that show an imaginary nightscape and an Island. The following images are from the series Diorama Map and the images Night and i-Land.
Nathalie Daoust, 1977, Canada, concentrates in her photographic work on unveiling the secrets hidden beneath the apparent stability of life. Daoust first got recognized in 1997 with her project New York Hotel Story which was published as a book. Since then she traveled the world to Japan, Brazil and Switzerland amongst other places to create conceptual projects. In her series Tokyo Hotel Story she explores female sexuality and subversion of gender stereotypes. She spend several months in one of the biggest S&M ‘love hotels’ in order to show the “universal desire to escape reality and create fantasy worlds that often oscillate between dream, reality and perversion.” The following images come from the series Tokyo Hotel Story, Frozen in Time, Switzerland and Entre Quatre Murs, Berlin.
Txema Salvans, Spain, 1971, is a documentary photographer with a special interest in how we humans spend our free time. He enjoys the positive interaction he has with his subjects making it possible for him to get a look at the physical and mental spaces of leisure where everyone is looking for happiness. His series Spanish Hits (De Carretera) is a journey through the Mediterranean coast stopping at the places where entire families enjoy their leisures on a small beach between the sea and concrete. In his series Spanish Roads he focused on the suppliers of leisure. On the outskirts of the city he photographed prostitutes and other suppliers of services by the road in unhabitable spaces that are nonetheless lived in. The following images come from the series Spanish Roads, Spanish Hits and Welcome Aboard.