Digital, Kira Braden, Photography, Uncategorized

Seigar’s Plastic People

Seigar is an English philologist, a highschool teacher, and a curious photographer. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colours, details and religious icons. In this series, subjects are often just out of reach, veiled by glass and reflections from the street – inaccessible to reach out and touch, but always in sight. Meet Seigar’s […]

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Digital, Mixed Media, Photography, Tori Hunniford, Uncategorized

Rekindling a Marriage as Old as Our Existence: Federica Porro and Celina Marie Dzyacky Explore the Relationship Between Man and the Natural World

Mutualisms sprawl vehemently throughout the natural world. These mutualisms exist not only in the everyday workings of plant and animal ecosystems, but also through tender encounters between human and nature. Federica Porro and Celina Marie Dzyacky encapsulate this coexistence between plant and man in their series, Flora Umana. In this series, the Italian (Porro) and […]

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Digital, Photography, Rhys Mason, Uncategorized

Kira Braden Steps Lightly Across the Threshold Into “Grandfather’s House” and Beckons us to Follow

A grandparent’s house is a treasured haven. It is a domain removed from the drama of the childhood home, but still intimately familial. For the lucky ones, the grandfamily can be a constant second port of call, one step removed from the web of responsibilities and expectations owed amongst immediate kin. We enter Grandfather’s House near the […]

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Digital, Film, James Lewicki, Photography, Uncategorized

Moral Photography by James Lewicki

In the 21st century, two major interrelated technological factors have greatly changed how we take photos and how we engage with photography. The first major change was the advent of increasingly affordable digital technology allowing more photos to be taken more often by more people, and cheaper than ever before. I should also mention digital editing technology, which changed the level of control a photographer could exercise over a photo once it is taken. However, this improvement is overstated by those unfamiliar with analog editing technology. It is more an improvement in access than in capacity.

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Digital, Matt Chelf, Photography, Uncategorized

From Suburban Ennui to Western Gothic – Through the Sardonic Lens of Sam Rupsa

Sam Rupsa lets the ordinary be ordinary, and there’s something so strange about it. In all of Rupsa’s photographs, there shines anticlimax, redundancy, thwarted fantasy, mock sublime, and desaturated nostalgia. From southern California and currently based in Denver, CO, Rupsa’s mixture of tropical nights, suburban ennui, and western gothic seems eclectic, but his wry, sardonic […]

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Digital, Matt Chelf, Photography, Uncategorized

Katabasis: Marianna Tedeschini’s Descent

In Marianna Tedeschini’s “Katabasis,” we descend into an underworld of frozen emergences, disrupted reflections, and landscapes caught between life and death. “Katabsasis” takes us on a quest through landscapes teeming with uncanny essence—is it life? is it death? Familiar, yet haunting presences animate these seemingly lifeless scenarios we encounter. Whatever lurks within the trees and whispers in the tall grass, this subterranean energy repeatedly thwarts our expectations, disturbs perceptions, and even makes us laugh at times.

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Digital, Mixed Media, Photography, Rhys Mason, Uncategorized

An Expression of Flair with Sergei Sviatchenko

Vulgaris had the pleasure to interview Sergei Sviatchenko, a Ukrainian-born collager, photographer, painter, filmmaker, and fashion designer who now calls Denmark his home. A provocateur in the world of contemporary art, Sviatchenko’s collages and paintings have been exhibited in Denmark, Austria, Germany, Italy, France, England, Canada, and the United States, and featured in magazines like Dazed […]

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