7 Photographers on Finding Your Voice – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

“One thing that’s helped me to find my photographic voice is love. I know it sounds cliche and for people who know my fatalistic ass, that may feel strange, but I love Black people. I am deeply in love with and concerned for my people and my people’s history. My biggest desire as a photographer is to always be in service to our collective story, by both lifting up our boundless, perseverant history and dedicating myself to telling stories and highlighting true luminaries making work today. I am committed to…

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Cloaked in Thick Smoke, Submerged Foliage Breaches the Water’s Surface in Mysterious Photographs

 Photography #flowers #light #smoke #underwater October 22, 2020 Anna Marks All images © Robert Peek, shared with permission Rotterdam-based photographer Robert Peek creates ghostly photographic stills of botanical forms that wouldn’t look out of place on Miss Havisham’s festering dining room table. On first inspection, Peek’s work resembles paintings with smoke dripping from the flowers’ petals and leaves. Colors are drawn out and enhanced, while other hues are shrouded in the white veil. With his perception-bending methodology, close-ups of lavender and thistle heads are transformed into mythical creations that…

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Oversized Spiders by Mister Finch Transform Vintage Textiles into Fairytale Sculptures

 Art Craft #sculpture #spiders #textiles October 22, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Mister Finch, shared with permission Leeds-based artist Mister Finch (previously) thrifts scraps of brocades and cottons to shape into fantastical creatures that are both whimsical and slightly unnerving. His recent pieces include a series of oversized spiders that the artist photographs suspended from the ceiling or scaling his workshop wall. “The past few years my work has become more sculpture-based with my creatures pretty much all stood up and attached to bases.” Finch writes. “I love…

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Textural Sculptures by Artist Jessica Drenk Use Junk Mail, Book Pages, and Q-Tips to Explore Materiality

 Art #books #installation #paper #pencils #sculpure #wood October 22, 2020 Grace Ebert “Dendrite” (2019), Q-tips and plaster. All images © Jessica Drenk, courtesy of Galleri Urbane, shared with permission Montana-born artist Jessica Drenk (previously) employs simple materials, like shopping flyers and standard No. 2 pencils, to create organic sculptures that are chaotic and arresting explorations of the substances themselves. Bundled Q-tips spread across a site-specific installation like the roots of a tree, a carved section of plywood reveals concentric patterns, and strips of junk mail are plastered together in…

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