Irreverence for what is lost is rarely so succinctly expressed as in the art of Kim McCarthy. Of the North is a documentary starring the people, forests, lakes, and rocks that characterize Northern Ontario. The following piece surmises the essence of McCarthy's series: embodied here is a introduction to the media, styles, and themes ensconced … Continue reading Kim McCarthy Excavates the Familial and National Past of the North
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 … Continue reading An Expression of Flair with Sergei Sviatchenko
Andrejs Strokins is a fine art, journalistic, commercial, and documentary photographer living and working in Latvia. Despite initially dreaming of becoming an architect, Strokins made his way to photography after falling in love with the lifestyle associated with art. He worked for a while as a photographer for a news agency, but found himself too … Continue reading People In The Dunes by Andrejs Strokins
The sun sets on Cardiff, Wales. Raquel Garcia leaves her home, camera and tripod in hand. As dusk turns into night, Garcia spies the steeple of a church. What remaining ambient light there is, quickly dissipating, perfectly backlights the gothic silhouette. What authority the church may have once commanded is deflected by the fog. The … Continue reading Raquel Garcia Masterfully Captures Cardiff by Night
Since the photograph was first hailed as an inherently realistic medium, photographic style has oscillated between meticulous composition and serendipitous capture. That initial confidence fluttered as photographers discovered early methods of manipulation and mimicked painting styles to self-consciously declare artistic merit. The pendulum swung back with the advent of portable cameras that snap shots without subjects’ knowledge; having the option to do so, photographers cherished dirty, grimy, “real” life.
Luca Tombolini’s LS (short for landscape study) series shows the raw beauty abounding deserted, abandoned places in the world. LS X captures his foray into the American west. In the tenth installment, Tombolini knows his photography well. The artist sets out alone with the essentials: food, water, transportation, and a large-format camera. Weeks later, when … Continue reading LS X by Luca Tombolini
After moving to New York to further pursue an instruction in photography that began in Jerusalem, Niv Rozenberg began photographing his immediate surroundings in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Bushwick. The series that grew out of these snippets is called Boswijck, a reference to Bushwick’s historic name: “little town in the woods.” Settled by the Dutch … Continue reading Functional Beauty in Brooklyn with Niv Rozenberg
POP POP POP is an apt name for Anne-Sophie Landou’s series, which modifies popular imagery and forms to challenge the status and effects of those symbols. If you’ll allow it: she pops pop with pop. Landou’s technique reimagines previously captured images by manipulating them to different effects. Changes to the colour palette are common, often … Continue reading POP POP POP by Anne-Sophie Landou