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A selection of work by great photographer Bernhard Fuchs

http://www.bernhard-fuchs.net/

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Really enjoyed coming across this project, hope you do too. 

Max Sher - A Remote Barely Audible Evening Waltz

http://www.maxsher.com/

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Laura Braun - Métier

"In our consumer society, branded commerce and large company structures dominate. Nonetheless, in London, where I live, small independent businesses still exist, continuing to operate in a way that is in stark contrast to corporate culture. Perhaps a city like London, with its large and diverse population, offers an environment particularly well suited to the survival of such places, where space and service are personal and wares and tools have a tangible connection with individual histories.

In 2007, I started a photographic project about people who run such businesses. It was to be an addition to my portfolio, an excursion into portraiture that I had planned to complete in a few months. Instead, I continued to photograph shops and workshops, shopkeepers, and craftsmen and -women for the following six years.

I was curious about people, who, despite unglamorous routines, take pride in their work and have a sense of themselves closely linked to their occupation.”

http://www.laurabraun.net/

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Stephen Shore - Israel/West Bank

http://stephenshore.net/

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Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler - ‘Filmstills, The End’

Two great artists who work with film and stills, creating narrative structured projects around time and space. There is a lot more work to delve into here - http://www.hubbardbirchler.net/

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Here’s another self-portrait post, while i’m on the subject… Also, don’t forget to use the ‘ask’ button - we love to hear from you!
Jeff Wall – ‘Double Self-Portrait’ (1979)
Art is not just about expression, it’s about expressing the self. It’s also about expressing who you are at a specific moment in time. In that moment, there are feelings, thoughts, hopes, and dreams. These only exist at this moment. In a year’s time, they may either be realised or replaced. This form of art which artists use to express who they are, right now. The self-portrait is a an artist’s snapshot of their soul, their vision, and their life.
It is not representative of an artist’s entire life, anymore than a page from a diary is. It is a temporary image or feeling, captured and made permanent by the art of self-portraiture. Self-portraits force the artists to confront who they are, as opposed to who they want people to think they are.

Here’s another self-portrait post, while i’m on the subject… Also, don’t forget to use the ‘ask’ button - we love to hear from you!

Jeff Wall – ‘Double Self-Portrait’ (1979)

Art is not just about expression, it’s about expressing the self. It’s also about expressing who you are at a specific moment in time. In that moment, there are feelings, thoughts, hopes, and dreams. These only exist at this moment. In a year’s time, they may either be realised or replaced. This form of art which artists use to express who they are, right now. The self-portrait is a an artist’s snapshot of their soul, their vision, and their life.

It is not representative of an artist’s entire life, anymore than a page from a diary is. It is a temporary image or feeling, captured and made permanent by the art of self-portraiture. Self-portraits force the artists to confront who they are, as opposed to who they want people to think they are.

— 2 days ago with 18 notes

The Auto-Portraits I & II:

Borderline between art and fashion, Kourtney Roy combines fiction with self-portrait, exploring the strange aspects of daily life through the characters she incarnates, some exceedingly perfect women locked in banality. Absent from themselves, these women are featured in installations where the bizarre occupies the space. The atmosphere becomes a reflection of the psychological state.

Her work is influenced by many artists such as Jeff Wall, Stephen Shore, Francis Bacon and even Hitchcock. Her style is based on the search for the sublime and the extraordinary in ordinary environments. She is particularly attracted to the suburbs which are, according to her, transitory places where people have the daily potential to live several realities. She has been influenced by Freud’s “Worrying strangeness”, a concept which reveals that the strangest for us is often the most familiar.

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Alex Nelson - From Here on Out

"This body of work is about my family in the wake of my parent’s divorce. Through making these photographs I show the change in our family dynamics and domestic life. I explore universal themes of loss, change, and intimate and familial relationships."

http://www.alexnelsonphoto.com/fhoo.html

— 3 days ago with 32 notes

German photographer Tobias Kruse - Crossing

http://www.tobias-kruse.com/

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