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Abstract Energies: The Photos of Chicago’s Carey Primeau

July 13th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Photography, Photography and Film No Comment yet

Chicago born photographer Carey Primeau has a lot to say about conformity. He believes that “the standard is unacceptable” and that we should not conform to the ideas of the masses. These ideals transfer heavily into his artwork, breaking the mold with fine art photography.

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Patrick Engman, 35mm Film Photography and A Curious Lens

May 27th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Photography, Photography and Film No Comment yet

Patrick Engman’s 35mm photos capture small, even mundane moments… all of them beautiful in their own, fleeting way.

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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, Slapstick Comedy With a Literary Bent

May 13th, 2015 Posted by Featured, Film, Photography and Film No Comment yet

Nicloux harnesses the real fear of the kidnapping. Houellebecq is certain that, because his accosters are not wearing masks, he is to be killed, but this mortal tension dissolves as it becomes clear that they are merely middlemen who personally bear the novelist no ill will. Their initial impassivity soon turns to curiosity at hosting such a celebrity, and finally – in a sort of reverse-Stockholm syndrome – the kidnappers develop a palpable affection for the crotchety old writer.

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The Cinematic Cabinet of Kenneth Dickerman

May 11th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Photography, Photography and Film No Comment yet

There is a crowd leaving a subway station. We feel the change in light, heat and pressure as we trudge toward the stairs. There is a girl walking on a rainy sidewalk. We hear her flats shuffle on the night’s wet brick.

A carefully crafted aesthetic is evident in Dickerman’s work, but it is neither effete nor contrived. The content of the images undoubtedly come from his background as a photojournalist, but the images move beyond documentary into the world of visual poetry.

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Worlds Within, As Seen by Davies Babies

May 5th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Photography, Photography and Film No Comment yet

Inside each of us lives a world left unseen by others, or at least by the non-observant eyes. But it’s the eyes of the artist that see us most clearly. Davies Babies’ eyes see the world as clear, open and beautiful. Davies Babies a.k.a. David Iwane, a photographer, illustrator and graphic designer from Colorado captures the wild side of humanity – the natural, simplistic, pure and lovely side.

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Jean-Luc Godard Pushes the Boundaries of 3D Film with “Goodbye to Language”

March 30th, 2015 Posted by Featured, Film, Photography and Film No Comment yet

More important is the mysticism at the heart of the film. For Godard, art allows us to access a more fundamental reality – one deeper than language can communicate. All of the film’s dialogue is just a way of circling around that inexpressible point, a point well made with a line of Claude Monet’s: “Paint not what we see, for we see nothing…but paint that we don’t see.”

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Retrospective: Finding Vivian Maier

February 10th, 2015 Posted by Featured, Film, Photography, Photography and Film No Comment yet

If one holds an innate ability to capture the essence of humanity through a camera shutter, you’d think they share their vision with world in a heartbeat. Then there are people like Vivian Maier.

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Antemasque Turned The Bowery Ballroom Into Their Playground

November 12th, 2014 Posted by Concert Photos, Featured, Music, Photography No Comment yet

Antemasque turned The Bowery Ballroom into their playground. Photos within.

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Tom Ryaboi’s Perspective-Laden Photographs Will Make You Hold On

April 14th, 2014 Posted by Art, Featured, Photography, Photography and Film No Comment yet

The urban portraits of Tom Ryaboi contrast the geometric exoskeleton of the city with the organic, fragile singularity of the human form which inhabits it.

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Erik Johansson, The MC Escher of Photography

April 11th, 2014 Posted by Featured, Photography, Photography and Film No Comment yet

“I don’t capture moments, I capture ideas.” – Erik Johansson