“Yosh” by Photographer Drew Leventhal

Drew Leventhal is a photographer based in Providence, Rhode Island. Currently an MFA student at the Rhode Island School of Design, his work focuses on the overlap between photography and ethnography, storytelling and evocation. Through a process that includes both documentary storytelling and staged reenactments, Leventhal explores the life of British colonial officer Don Owen-Lewis, or “Yosh” (Godfather in Kek’chi Maya), in his most recent series. Set against a backdrop of colonial-era British Honduras (now Belize), the series, which Leventhal refers to as a “micro-history”, uses the story of Don…

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Aiden Harmitt Williams – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of images by London, UK-based photographer, director and writer Aiden Harmitt Williams. With a focus on the humanity and unique character of each of his subjects, Williams endeavors to represent those he photographs accurately in their natural environments. “I’m inspired more than anything by the intricacies of the world and my own experiences within it,” he explains. “Actively looking outside of the expected response to them to show a distinct perspective regardless of the medium, though I often try to blend them all.” See more from Aiden Harmitt…

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Textured Embroideries Capture the Thick Patchwork of Scenic Farmland and Forests

 Craft #aerial #embroidery #farming #landscapes September 22, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Victoria Rose Richards, shared with permisison Based in South West Devon, Victoria Rose Richards (previously) accentuates the textures and patterns of landscapes through her aerial embroideries. She depicts sprawling forests with tufts of French knots and employs satin and seed stitches to form the tight, straight rows of farmland. Richards tells Colossal that in recent months, she’s added minuscule details, “like gates, sheep, birds, and people to the whole piece to build more story,” in addition…

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Delicately Sculpted Paper Forms Verdant Houseplants and Lush Bunches of Flowers

 Craft #flowers #paper #plants September 22, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Mabel Low, shared with permission After a slew of houseplant casualties, Mabel Low decided to trade in her withering blooms for a more durable option. The Singapore-based artist, who launched the studio Papersynthesis in 2020, crafts lifelike hydrangeas, sunflowers, and an array of succulents entirely from cardstock. She sculpts each form with precision, adding in the delicate veins marking a leaf or the curled edges of a petal. An array of air plants, orchids, and lush bouquets…

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