The project titled From Here was collected, shot and curated by Kirra Kimbrell and Rachel King. The text is a collaboration by both women, and the images are shot by them and also include found photographs from a family archive. I don’t recall the day you were born but I remember the space you’ve created every moment … Continue reading Pondering Time and Collective Experience in Creative Duo Kirra Kimbrell and Rachel King’s ‘From Here’
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.
At first glance, Sarah Smith's series of photos appear simply to be snapshots from a trip to Niagara falls. However, upon taking a deeper look, they are a careful selection of images encompassing both the deeply personal, and the largely universal nature of recreational travel. In Smith's own words: "The project began with an interest … Continue reading Where the Great Lakes Leap to the Sea by Sarah Smith
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
L'entre-soi [ L'En-quête ]. Part I. Les Voyages Immobiles By Bau Hett Oriented around nature and gardens, Bau Hett's series Les Voyages Immobiles acts as personal reflection akin to a diary, framed in a way that seeks to question the pieces of the past that we keep within ourselves. Hett lived in Paris for ten years. As someone coming … Continue reading Reconstructing the Past with Bau Hett
Ole Marius Joergensen practices a different type of conceptual photography from what we normally feature on Vulgaris. Like most of our other features, his work centres around and explores a central concept or theme. However, what makes Joergensen special, is that his work is not only conceptual, but narrative. When asked what he enjoys about photography … Continue reading Future Blue Is Waiting For You by Ole Marius Joergensen
For many, mornings under the circumstances of modern capitalism are characterized by the advent of a communal voyage to work—namely, commuting. The sphere of commuting is one in ever-present flux and motion in which time and place become ambiguous. We fall into a state of quasi-death and timelessness once we board the train, as the day only begins once the destination is reached. Del Bascus brilliantly stops time in the journey to and from work—she captures stillness and certainty in a realm that is oft wholly ambiguous.
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
Wendy Morgan's work is not exactly what we would call "easy viewing". In contrast to some recent features that have focused on soft tones, grainy textures and muted colours, Morgan's work is bold, bright, and decidedly stark. Although Morgan's work is largely centred around inanimate objects, she has a way of bringing them vividly to … Continue reading Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary with Wendy Morgan
In early April 2016 I arrived in Vienna Austria and planned to stay until the end of August. I was there for personal reasons; personal reasons that would plague me throughout my trip, and eventually resulted in an early departure at the end of June for Venice where I would recuperate. Except for a short … Continue reading A Quiet Horror by James Lewicki