Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mark Tweedie 9 Brandi Adams

I really enjoy this artist's pinhole self portraits. He uses ghost images in a few of his photos and they are all in nature. Another thing that I enjoy about his images is when he leaves the sprockets from the 35mm film. Also almost all of his images are blurry which is nice because it leaves most of the images open to interpretation.

Willie Anne Wright 8 Brandi Adams

I really enjoyed the images that this artist took of different statues and monuments. The blurry quality of images adds movement to the statues. I also like the fact that the artist chose to cut off parts of the monuments and also captured the shadows that the monuments casts. He also has one picture that I especially appreciate because it is so eerie and I also think it is a double exposure.

Cher MacNeill 7 Brandi Adams

Cher MacNeill does a lot of landscape shots with pinhole photography, but I do not enjoy the foliage shots in some of her series. The images I appreciate are the ones of actual landscapes instead of close ups on flowers. She  captures the colors of the landscapes so well and her images are so crisp it is very hard to tell that they are actually pinhole images.

Annali Juarez Submits Caitlyn Soldan 10

Caitlyn Soldan

Caitlyn Soldan  pinhole photography explores history, time, and memory. This series is very interesting and creative. She takes self portraits but then uses alternative processes to create these one of a kind photos. Her work gives mysterious value making them not look real. This photo is titled " Thin Veils Volume II - 03" the first time I saw this photo I didn't even realize that she was standing in the middle holding the flower. I really appreciated the effect she used on this photo it makes the appearance ghostly.

Annali Juarez Submits Imre Becsi 9

Imre Becsi

Imre Becsi pinhole photos are so dreamy and he captures a mystical landscape in most of his work. This photo was titled "My small daughter plays it, that fell asleep while I got ready for taking a photo" he used his homemade pinhole camera. I really enjoy this photo because it makes me wonder if his daughter really fell asleep, or if she was just pretending.

Annali Juarez Submits Christopher Bucklow 8

Christopher Bucklow

Christopher Bucklow is a pinhole photographer who photographs life size silhouettes of different people. Each image he creates is unique, unrepeatable and also depends on the intensity on the sunlight, time of day, and the exposure time he uses. His first series is called " Beauty of the world" he uses different patterns in each photo. This photo below is eye catching because of the vibrant silhouette of the women. Its interesting how he was able to have so much more light on her head than her lower body.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Annali Juarez Submits Scott Speck 7

Scott Speck

Scott Speck is a pinhole photographer who captures landscapes, architecture, and portraits. In most of his photos he displays infinite depth of field, detail, and dimension. One of my favorite pinhole photos taken by Scott Speck is "The massive national archive". This photo's depth of field is just amazing. Also, Scott Speck was able to capture all of the details in the building while still being so clear and crisp.
Corner Store 3by6 Washington DC Galleries Fine Art on East City Art

Annali Juarez Submits Jesseca Ferguson 6

Jesseca Ferguson

Jesseca Ferguson is a pinhole photographer who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She really enjoyed the whole process of pinhole because she thought she was going in "blind" with no viewfinder or lens. The piece I was most drawn to is called "E". To me it looks like a circus show and people are going to line up to see the skeleton of the bird. She put so much detail into the set up of this photo,the nails and string making a fence around the skeleton.

Rachel Covarrubia submits Robert Mann 8

Robert Mann takes pinhole and uses it to his advantage. With his use of pinhole, he makes dark imagery even darker, with the image quality of the pictures, and the lack of color bringing out something that makes the viewer question exactly what is going on. The narratives in the photos themselves can be viewed as singles, but when put together, they bring out a powerful and scary story.

Robert Mann

Rachel Covarrubia submits Ronka Oberhammer 7

Oberhammer's work ranges from portraits to snapshots. While most of his landscape and snapshots are more on the simple side, his portraits bring something new and fun to the old practice.

His Make-up stories show a strange and interesting view on people. The makeup and costume accenting this quirky side of people. It also takes advantage or the crispness of the pinhole images, allowing the picture to remain entirely in focus, making it that much more dynamic.

Ronka Oberhammer website

Rachel Covarrubia submits Lissel, Edgar 6

Originally I did not care Lissel's work, but when I looked over his Raume series, I changed my mind

Where his other work looked like nothing but simple inverted works in color, these pinhole images 
made by putting a cover over a window and then allowing the image to shine through onto the walls and paper really caught my eye. As far as I've seen, most photographers take out objects to avoid obstructing the photo. However Lissel uses these objects to his advantage, letting them play and interact with the picture. Once printed, a white shape of the object is left on the image, bring a fun conversation between both object and the outside which is shown.

Artist website

Rachel Covarrubia submits Thomas Kellner 5

Thomas Kellner's work is a kind of minimal, or simple that leaves the viewer in a bit of a confusion. Where there could be stellar art with his cyanotype prints, they lack a real subject for the viewer. Certainly you can say he  is trying to get the artist to view from a different perspective, but so much information is missing, that it's more just viewing the preliminary marks on a painting.
In all, they've become too simple, and there by lack anything for the viewer to focus on.

Rachel Covarrubia submits Herre, Volkmar 4

Herre uses the camera obscura to their advantage to their advantage by using the dark edges caused by the pinhole to add to their minimalistic imagery.
While normally one would see the imagery as too minimal, the use of the shadows and highlights of the picture, along with the quality of the image really adds to the image as a whole.
So then  normally simple pictures become much more.

Artist website

Annali Juarez Submits Cher Macneill 5

Cher Macneill

Cher Macneill was a photographer from Canada who enjoyed taking landscape pictures through pinhole. She shares her one thoughts and words through photos. McNeill's still grateful that there are still places in this world where you can be completely at peace with what you are surrounded by. In this photo it is just an old house with fluffy white clouds and tell green grass, it just shows the beautiful simplicity of the landscape itself.

Annali Juarez Submits Mabel Odessey 4

Mabel Odessey

Mabel Odessey wanted to represent the psychological states that Alice’s dreams of in her wonderland. In her Series Alice in the garden Mabel put all of her work in a garden and has her viewers travel through the mystical garden they experience her work. The photo that I was most fond of was “queen of hearts”. In this photo the floating cards are what make me like this so much. The only thing is that I would have liked all the cards to be in the heart category rather than all of them mixed up.

Annali Juarez Submits Dianne Bos 3

Dianne Bos

Dianne Bos was a Canadian photographer who used pinhole for a wide variety of different subjects. Bos wanted to “capture an instant in time” which lead her to the series Carousels. All of the photos seem to be so clear and crisp while the actual movement of the carousel is shown.

Annali Juarez Submits Jan Dunning 2

Jan Dunning

Jan Dunning was a photographer who was once a model, she didn’t focus on the fashion in her photos it was more about the way people modeled in them. She was known for her color fantasy pinhole work. In Jan Dunning’s series Metamorphoses the photo that was most intriguing to me was “the girl became the bird”. In this photo what I found interesting was the way she got the girl’s head to look like a birds head along with the slight movement of the girl’s position. 


Annali Juarez Submits Peter Wiklund 1

Peter Wiklund  
Peter Wiklund was born in 1967 and lived in Stockholm. He was well known as a journalist and photographer. The photos that he created in his series Dreamland caught my eye, specifically the piece called “Heading North”.  I am drawn to the nature aspect of the piece but it has this confusion whether it is reality or just your imagination. Heading north has a combination of a natural disaster and beauty.

Heading north

Melissa Tristan 15

Richard Pitman

A photography by Richard Pitman is called Explosion.  It is of a ash tree that he spotted on his lawn.  It is interesting how the vignette was created that gives it more dignity.  The branches structure transforms the imagery as if it were more about positive and negative space.  On the other hand, I see a dark environment that goes beyond the tree branches.  I have to admit the composition is a bit odd.  I am not used to seeing something cropped from the top to mid top which throws me off a bit.  Since the branches are clear it helps the composition and how the contrast is dark enough to look more interesting.  It gives it more mystery and focus on the tree itself rather than what a full tree looks like because branches is more interesting since they go many direction.


Melissa Tristan 14

Thompson and Craighead

While searching for inspiration for a project of mine, I came across these artist who had a wall piece about social media and people at a London gallery.  The piece shows wall text from tweets that was located using special technology around a specific location.  They then displayed a collage of them on the wall.  It is said that people that found their tweets were being displayed found themselves at the gallery taking their picture next to their tweets.  It is really interesting how this was brought together.  Also the people that were impressed their words were being displayed into the public excited them to go to the gallery, which allowed them to explore the whole gallery of artwork.

Melissa Tristan 13

Sam J. Vinson

Vinson is a photographer who has had experience with pinhole photography.  Lately I have been interested in pinhole photography and nature landscapes.  One of Sam J Vinson's photographs that relates to this called Alternation IV.  He created a collage in a square format with one image.  This shows some sort of symmetrical yet organic with the format and its subject formality.  It interests me because how a pinhole can create a scene of a tree in a distorted way and perspective within each image. The photograph is something new that I hadn't came across when it comes to the idea.  It shows a reflected image of what seems to be a negative combining with the positive of the exact imagery.  This is a great way to compare and contrast the inverted to the other to notice deep details and differences of film.
Vinson_S_Photography_Pinhole Alternation IV

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Melissa Tristan 12

Tero Vaaneanen

This photographer has worked with pinhole of landscapes.  Vanneanen looks at perspective in numerous ways that creates an illusion within the images.  Choosing great architecture is important in most of the photographs and how its structures are to declare each angle making sure it is just right for the images. 

  The photographs that were taken by the photographer seems a bit abstracted just enough that it makes the subjects unknown yet clear as to what they are.  Tero Vanneanen's collection inspires me with beautiful landscapes that look real peaceful and wonderful architecture that is not noticeable to the human eye.

Sheridan O'Neal submits Steven Monteau

Sheridan O'Neal submits Steven Monteau

Monteau created the Battlefield pinhole camera which exposes three rolls of 35mm film at once with different parts of the image. You can also vary it by using black and white or color film. The tones also split interestingly across the three roles of film. He photographs mainly architecture and city scapes using the battlefield pinhole camera. He also uses different angles and perceptions to further distort the image and values throughout the work. This creates a more dynamic composition overall.

Heather Dunn submits Ralph Howell

Ralph Howell

       Pinhole photographer Ralph Howell’s photographs are playful and can catch the viewer off guard.  At first glance his photos seem like a simple set up of objects, but upon closer inspection one can notice that an object in the photo is actually a pinhole camera. His use of mirrors is what allows him to hide that the camera in the photo.  This can be noticed in the image below of Toy Story’s Woody and army men. It seem the camera is pointed at the figures, but towards the bottom of the image there are Woody’s legs, revealing that the camera is Woody. 


Estrada_Chris Keeney

Chris Keeney

Chris Keeney is photographer based in San Diego, California. He shoots a variety of styles including pinhole. Through his gallery of pinhole, I have noticed he enjoys taking photos with multiple cameras he constructs. The top image I selected is a favorite because I really enjoyed taking pictures with paper negatives and this paper negative of his has lots of transparency as well as abstraction. It is understandable yet disassociated with normality. The camera was created using a Lavazza coffee can. 
The image in the middle was intriguing to observe because of the light being dispersed overlaps and creates multiple shades. The objects within the photo are interesting because of their foreignity and sharp corners. The image looks crisp and holds strong structure. 
The last of the images selected is a full body turned shadow close-up. Having an exposure long enough to allow movement has definitely helped Keeney out.
Elayne Estrada

Sheridan O'Neal submits Steve Irvine

Sheridan O'Neal submits Steve Irvine

Irvine mainly uses four pinhole cameras to create his black and white photography. The first has three pinholes that project an overlapping image on to the paper which is wrapped around a cylindrical film holder, which I'm noticing is a very common type of cameras for most pinhole photographers to have. His other three cameras are made out of ceramic in order to achieve certain characteristics in his images. When working in color, He uses a modified Nikon F2 camera. His photographs dreams or what is considered outside of reality through interesting compositions, objects, and subject matter. Although some are a little kitch but otherwise a lot of them create interesting images and perspective.

Sheridan O'Neal submits Nicola Constantino

Sheridan O'Neal submits Nicola Constantino

Constantino creates compostions with dead animals. She mainly works in sculpture using silicon, polyester, and resin to make casts of the animals. The art is usually composed of wild or farm animals such as chickens, hogs, calfs, colts, pigs, etc. Her sculptures are amazing and explore the relationship between these animals and humans and she also explores how the repeating a cast and how composing them allows the animals or animal parts to interact with one another. Her photography has aspects of her sculpture works in some of the images. However, a lot of her photography is a play off of classical artworks such as Velazquez's "Las Meninas" and Vermeer's work as well. Even though her photographs comment on classical works of art, they are all intriguing and offer a new perspective or thought on an old composition or idea. She is also the main subject in nearly every photograph. I appreciate her photography that relates to her sculpture because it portrays more of her outlook and her interests such as in "Butterfly Queen". All of her photography tell a narrative as well either by showing a glimpse of a scene or by the feelings they evoke. Altogether she is a very interesting artist.

Heather Dunn submits Wayne Mackeson

Wayne Mackeson

     Wayne Mackeson, a criminal defense lawyer, has been able to produce some eye catching photographs.  His use of color is the first characteristic that one notices of his photography.  The colors used in the images attract the viewers eye and set the mood for the scenes. Mackeson’s use of lighting and positioning of the subject matter is also a strong point of his photography, allowing a story to be formed from the image he has created.