Relics, is a series of lifeguard towers that populate the beaches of Southern California’s Pacific coast, by LA-based photographer and artist Amir Zaki, who is careful to categorize the work as portraiture rather than typology, casting it in an interpretative rather than documentary light.
Relics by Amir Zaki
Horizons, a series of architectural photographs by Brazilian photographer Bruno Cals, will be on view at 1500 Gallery. The six photographs in the exhibition are part of a personal artistic project that Cals, a well-known fashion/advertising photographer based in São Paulo, Brazil, has been working on since 2008.
The photographs in the Horizons series are suggestive of something beyond the record presented. The images of the buildings in São Paulo, Tokyo and Buenos Aires explore the limits of two-dimensionality, and articulate a radically different perspective on a commonplace visual scenario. In expressing this fresh point of view, Bruno Cals has invoked contrasting themes of possibility versus impossibility, presence versus emptiness, and search versus satisfaction.
Horizons, by Bruno Cals, May 6-July 31, 1500 Gallery, New York
Wired magazine has published images of Antarctic research bases. Engineered for long-term habitation in the most extreme conditions, many are built on stilts, so they don’t get buried in the snow. If there were more bases, it would make for an interesting typology, like Canada’s disappearing Wheat Kings.
Photography: Antarctic Research Bases, via: Wired Magazine
While you slept, we revolutionized the world. When she was imprisoned in your bunker, we changed the music…
While You Slept, Photography by Stefan Tobler & Holger Schilling
Advertising photographer Cédric Delsaux has finished his series on combining two worlds: Star Wars and earth.
Dark Lens Series by Cédric Delsaux, via: Amusement
Kim Høltermand (born 1977) is a Danish architectural photographer who also works as a fingerprints expert in The Crime Scene Unit of The Danish National Police when he’s not out taking moody epic photos of modern architecture. The 32-year-old has become well known in the field of architectural photography, being featured in endless amounts of blogs and international magazines such as Baumeister, DWELL, D-Mode, GRAFIK, Euroman, Politiken, C-Heads Magazine, etc.
“After several trips to different parts of the river, it became clear that what I was responding to and how I felt whilst being in china was permeating into my pictures; a formalness and unease, a country that feels both at the beginning of a new era and at odds with itself. China is a nation that appears to be severing its roots by destroying its past in the wake of the sheer force of its moving “forward” at such an astounding and unnatural pace. A people scarring their country and a country scarring its people.”
- Nadav Kander
Yangtze, The Long River, by Nadav Kander
Vincent Fournier’s images reflect his fascination for the space age through an archive of the most significant space complexes from all over the world including, The Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre of the Russian Federation, the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, the Guiana Space Centre, the Atacama Desert Observatories in Chile, among others. From the global village to the space odyssey and more recently the underworld project, his photographs are allegories and criticism for our dream of a science fiction utopia.
Photography by Vincent Fournier
Architectural Photographer, Héctor Fernández Santos-Díez has published recent images of a new sociocultural center in Galicia, Spain.
Centro Sociocultural, Agrón, Ames, A Coruña, Spain, by Architects Prieto + Vaquero + Carreiro + López, Photography by Santos-Díez
Product designer Naoto Fukasawa unfailingly designs shapes to meet people’s expectations. His unique efforts to determine the “outline of things” from people’s unconscious are gathering attention worldwide. Advertising photography expert Tamotsu Fujii superbly depicts outlines blending into light and air.
The “outline of design”, something obvious yet invisible, emerges through the efforts of these two men. This exhibition, including 100 products designed by Naoto Fukasawa and some 70 photographs taken by Tamotsu Fujii over 4 years, is something never attempted before – an exhibition revealing what everyone has sought… the “outline of design”.