Photographer of the week: QUENTIN SHIH

QUENTIN SHIH was born in Tianjin, China in 1975, lives and works as an artist, film maker and photographer between New York and Beijing. In 2007, Quentin was the ‘Photographer of the Year’ for Esquire Magazine in China. In the following years, he joined lots group exhibitions and solo exhibitions in China, Europe, Southeast Asia…

Conceptual Photographer: DEAN WEST

This is the week of the new proposals! If yesterday we talked about surrealism, today I’ll write about conceptual photography. At the base of conceptual photography is an idea. This idea is developed in the choice of the photographer and presented to the public in the form of realistic symbol. To be clear, some types…

ERIK JOHANSSON “His Impossible Digital Photograph”

Who is Erik Johansson? Erik is a young surrealist photographer, illusionist, creative and never boring. The contemporary surrealist photography, unlike the staged photography, needs a great deal of post-production. This of course, can only improve the final result. The use of digital manipulation, for the preparation of these photographs, it’s necessary! It has in common…

“You and Me on a Sunny Day” – ROCKY MCCORKLE

The American photographer Rocky McCorkle from 2007 to 2011, he portrayed every Sunday his octogenarian neighbor, Gilda Todar. His photographic project includes more than 135 shots set is processed inside the house of the old lady, but also outside, useful to revive the memories of her youth. The memories reappear through the objects of her…

JEFF WALL “Actuality”, 2013

In 2013, the PAC in Milan presented the first major retrospective of Italian contemporary photographer: Jeff Wall. Canadian, born in Vancover in 1946, initially interested in fine arts and painting and then he began to work in the artistic field. In 2002, he will receive the Hasselblad Award and will be featured in major exhibitions…

The surrealist underwater-world of ANDREAS FRANKE

The Austrian photographer Andreas Franke in 2010 promotes a photographic project destined to become one of the most bizarre and interesting never executed. The project ends with an exhibition “LIFE BELOW THE SURFACE” and includes twelve photographs set up to 130 feet deep in the remains of the former warship the “Vandenberg”, sunk in 2009…

ERWIN OLAF “It’s just the RAIN”, 2004

It’s with great pleasure that I present this week, the work of one of the most famous and brilliant photographers in the world: the Dutchman Erwin Olaf. He was born in 1959 in Hilversum, The Netherlands, and currently lives in Amsterdam. The world-renowned for its eye-catching shots, so alienating and extremely modern, combining his passion…

FERNANDO BAYONA GONZÁLEZ (Montizón, Jaén, 1980)

Today the first position as a photographer of the week goes to Fernando Bayona. Young Spanish photographer who lives and works between Madrid and San Francisco. The photographer’s life changes completely when in 2010 he was accused of blasphemy and is very critical of his project “Circus Christi,” in which Fernando reinterpretations gay some moments…