If we lived in a universe where space could be flattened and folded to create a new dimension, our faces might look like those in Alma Haser's portrait series, Cosmic Surgery.
She does this by superimposing folded origami structures over original same-size photo portraits — taking 3D to 2D via photography, and then back to 3D with origami, only to be reduced one last time to a 2D image of an image, albeit with a trompe l'oeil 3D illusionist effect...
These disquieting "portraits" bring to mind cubist and surreal art as well as bug-like multiple vision and kaleidoscopes.
One unexpected side effect, for me, is that suddenly details in each photograph become increasingly important and integral to the success of the images as a whole. So, I notice the scruff of hair on the back of a neck, or the weave of a sweater, the general posture of the sitters, the hint of tattoo peeking out from a lacey blouse.
— Jim Casper
40 sets of images and an excellent essay exploring the syntax of space, the construct of language, borders, connections, and what is in between.
Abstract fine art that celebrates old-school photography — darkroom chemicals, light, paper, collage, and the hand of the artist.
African Photographerchronicled the exuberant life of the young people in Mali in the 1950s, 60s and 70s — we have some wonderful photos and a remarkable interview.
Drawn together from the four farthest points of Europe, these beautiful landscapes and portraits meditate on the meaning of borders and limits, on what the world looks like where the land ends...