Friday, 29 April 2011

Sony World Photography Awards

I went to the World Photography Festival (on this week at Somerset House) to hear a fantastic lecture by renowned photojournalist Tom Stoddart. While it was fascinating, and perhaps controversial, to listen to his often pretty commercial take on photographing victims of famine, natural disaster, and terrorism, we were also surrounded by the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition.

The winner of this year's 'L'Iris D'Or' award is Argentinian photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg, and his work was mind-blowing.

The suite of work he won the award for all focus on Argentineans going about their daily life or work, during the night. With very careful set-ups, and extremely long exposures, he achieves this astonishing and cinematic quality of light.

Here's a video interview where he discusses his stunning work:

British Journal of Photography - Alejandro Chaskielberg presents his work at Brighton Photo Biennial from Olivier Laurent on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Ink and Wash

Very simple but mesmerising work here - fantastic shots watching the ink flood through the applied water.

Solidarit├ęs International et BDDP Unlimited veulent faire couler de l'encre from BDDP Unlimited on Vimeo.

Freaky Taxidermy

I stumbled across these incredible/bonkers pieces of 'fantasy' taxidermy recently - by artist Enrique Gomez de Molina.

Odd. Enough said.

Fear and Feather

The All Visual Arts (AVA) group have just launched their new exhibition space in Kings Cross, where you can check out the amazing sculpture work of Kate MccGwire, 'Corvid', constructed out of crow feathers, dominating the 'Bound' exhibition.

Although her work examines other childhood dreams and phobias, she commonly uses feathers to startling effect.

You can see more of her unusual work at her website by following this link.

Other examples of her 'feather' work:

Friday, 1 April 2011

Marketing Genius

Great new advertising for Marmite today, who have teamed up with Vaseline to create an impressive new product range.