I am a visual artist, and I work as an Ophthalmic Photographer, photographing retinal blood vessels. Especially in this project, my artwork has been influenced by what I do and see at my medical job.
My project Florafaunal Angiography is about combining the anatomical and aesthetic aspects of seeing. Each photograph is layered with an image of retinal blood vessels. The work becomes about the visual patterns and interactions that form between the images of blood vessels and nature's flora and fauna.
— Dayna Bartoli
Self-taught photographerplays — delightfully — with film photography and the very idea of photography. Taking full advantage of showing what the camera sees (sometimes over long periods of exposure) compared to what the human eye cannot or does not see, she creates rich, quirky, complex images without the aid of digital manipulation. What you see was really there (over time).
Using a simple mirroring device in parts of her landscape portraits, Australian photographer Rebecca Dagnall imbues these places with potent, totemic mystery.
This series of close-up photos of very diverse forms of hard coral reveals fascinating, colorful graphical patterns, which are in fact colonies of tiny little living organisms. In the words of the photographer: "The more we are aware, the more we will care."
Toshio Shibata's work blends landscape painting with documentary realism, allowing it to move beyond mere description to something greater. Shibata's photographs show the extent of our creative (and destructive) powers, allowing us to draw our own conclusions about the impact humanity has had on the world.