Art

Nature photographs of Eliot Porter

The pioneering landscape photography of Eliot Porter

If you have a fondness for taking photographs of lichen-covered stones, the bark on a tree trunk, falling leaves in Autumn or any other nature image, then like myself, you owe a debt to American photographer Eliot Porter (1901-1990). Widely emulated today, Porter was a pioneer of colour photography at a time when serious photographers […] Read more…

fading flower images by Trine Hisdal

Fading beauty – flower prints by Trine Hisdal

Recently I started following Norwegian freelance photographer, Trine Hisdal on Instagram. I saw one of her images, fell in love with it and just had to find out more. I am a flower lover from way back and can appreciate a beautiful floral image as much as the next person, but what stopped me in […] Read more…

Richard Mosse The Enclave image Safe from Harm

Surreal landscapes and war – the arresting images of Richard Mosse

Although not intentional, I seem to be having a bit of an African photographic moment. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s posting is yet another on photography and Africa. This time it is the arresting images of New York based photographer Richard Mosse. In 2010, Irish-born Mosse created a series of photographs that investigated conflict […] Read more…

Photographic digital collage by Ruud van Empel

Digital collages – artworks by Ruud van Empel

I’m in love with these images by Dutch artist, Ruud van Empel. The plants, the colours and those … oh so gorgeous children. Black children in European middle-class attire from the 1960s stand bold and wide-eyed surrounded by green and lush tropical plants. Staring straight ahead, the childrens’ faces are expressionless. They look real, albeit […] Read more…

Paper art of Erwina Zi

The paper art of Erwina Ziomkowska

Employing a number of methods such as piercing, scratching and grooving, Polish artist Erwina Ziomkowska creates art using just paper and pins. Beautiful and delicate, these “works refer directly to the monotony and long-term changes that underlie the relationship of repetition”. What can I say? I am in awe of her patience for painstakingly transforming […] Read more…

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