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Caryn Drexl born 1980, is a self-taught conceptual and portrait photographer based in north/central Florida, USA. She has a unique approach to taking female portraits. Her style is like the photographic version of Edgar Allan Poe, with its imaginative details and vague sense of discomfort. She openly admits that “Everything I know I learned through trial and error or the internet.” Although she loves the look of film, and does own some vintage cameras, for practicality she prefers working with digital images. And no big cameras either, “I have girly little hands and a dislike for big heavy cameras that’ll break my wrist or my neck, so the littler ones suit me well.”

You can find more of Caryn’s mysteries in her Etsy shop, CarynDrexl.

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Emir Özşahin - Pastel Deaths

I’ve lost a very close friend three years ago. I couldn’t get out of my head the image of her body covered with newspapers. While I was trying to get rid of this image, I realized that the image of her alive was fading away as well. Her last photograph shouldn’t have been like that. Or I shouldn’t have seen that photograph.
I started to think about death. I tried to make into a project how it would positively affect me to remember the deceased in the future from visual, perceptive and emotional points of view.
This project is actually about what the deceased leave behind, how the ones left behind remember them or want to remember them more than those who pass away. With the naïve frames I will try to create, it’s about how my subconscious processes them, about the reality we know and how we try to forget what happens after death.
By humanizing deceased animals and showing them as if they were sleeping, I tried to briefly touch death and create a series of photographs about pushing away the feeling of disappearing before it hits us hard in the face.
I’m seriously not sure if this is an escape or an acceptance for me. All I know is that the photographs have a positive effect on me.

- Emir Özşahin

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Based in New York City, Jonathan Schoonover is a photographer whose images portray a rich sense of colours. Jonathan’s thirst for photography is fueled by his admiration of “capturing a moment of light”.  Read on as Jonathan talks about his admiration of photography

I’m a photographer currently living and going to grad school in New York City. I love making photographs for myself. If other people like them, that’s just a bonus. Typically, I tend to shoot portraits with photo-journalistic qualities, but recently, I’ve been messing around with some more conceptual work. This usually involves incredibly garish colors and a lot of fruit - sometimes deli meat….via

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Pae White - Too Much Night, Again

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Y entonces se te iluminó la mirada.Se detuvo el tiempo y los muebles levitaron.Me quedé quieta (brincando de la emoción) y se me fue el alientoEsperando que de tu boca salieran conejos y los misterios de la vida.Sigo esperando.

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Y entonces se te iluminó la mirada.
Se detuvo el tiempo y los muebles levitaron.
Me quedé quieta (brincando de la emoción) y se me fue el aliento
Esperando que de tu boca salieran conejos y los misterios de la vida.
Sigo esperando.

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Con aires de inmaculada subí las escaleras,acariciando con la punta de los dedos la pared.Cada paso se volvía más lento y firme.Estaba segura de que me estabas viendo.Cuándo por fin llegué y después de tanto teatro, no encontré nada.

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Con aires de inmaculada subí las escaleras,
acariciando con la punta de los dedos la pared.
Cada paso se volvía más lento y firme.
Estaba segura de que me estabas viendo.
Cuándo por fin llegué y después de tanto teatro, no encontré nada.

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Arno Rafael Minkkinen - Hands and Feet

Arno Rafael Minkkinen is a Finnish American photographer noted for his unmanipulated nude self-portraits in the landscape.

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Mary Sibande  born 1982, lives and works in Johannesburg. She obtained a B-Tech degree in Fine Arts at the University of Johannesburg in 2007. 

In Sibande’s practice as an artist, she employs the human form as a vehicle through painting and sculpture, to explore the construction of identity in a postcolonial South African context, but also attempts to critique stereotypical depictions of women, particularly black women in our society.The body, for Sibande, and particularly the skin, and clothing is the site where history is contested and where fantasies play out. Centrally, she looks at the generational disempowerment of  the black woman and in this sense her work is informed by postcolonial theory, through her art making. In her work, the domestic setting acts as a stage where historical psycho-dramas play out. 

Sibande’s work also highlights how privileged ideals of beauty and femininity aspired to by black women discipline their body through rituals of imitation and reproduction. She inverts the social power indexed by Victorian costumes by reconfiguring it as a domestic worker’s “uniform” complexifying the colonial relationship between “slave” and “master” in a post-apartheid context.  The fabric used to produce uniforms for domestic workers is an instantly recognizable sight in domestic spaces in South Africa and by applying it to Victorian dress she attempts to make a comment about history of servitude as it relates to the present in terms of domestic relationships. 

 Mary Sibande is represented by Gallery Momo

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© Jaeho Hur / fferrone design
Wine Wednesday: Felicia Ferrone (with Jaeho Hur) came up with a prototype for a bottle with an angled opening, like a spout, so it drips less. The off-center neck lets bottles stack efficiently. Head over to F&W for 5 great ways to package wine.

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© Jaeho Hur / fferrone design

Wine Wednesday: Felicia Ferrone (with Jaeho Hur) came up with a prototype for a bottle with an angled opening, like a spout, so it drips less. The off-center neck lets bottles stack efficiently. Head over to F&W for 5 great ways to package wine.

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