Subtopia by Adrian Saker: A Diagnostic of Birmingham’s Bizarre Mundanity

Adrian Saker considered himself a photographer for many years. After a time, his interest waned. Hoping to refocus his passion, Saker turned his lens on the neighbours and streets that populate his daily life. The clarity of the resulting vision is great enough to implicate itself as an expression of Saker's fundamental creative impulses. The … Continue reading Subtopia by Adrian Saker: A Diagnostic of Birmingham’s Bizarre Mundanity

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 … Continue reading An Expression of Flair with Sergei Sviatchenko

Raquel Garcia Masterfully Captures Cardiff by Night

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

Luca Baioni Reveals Hidden Aspects of Reality in his Series “Demons”

Ethereal clouds of corpse-gray with violent reds, and puke yellow smiles strained with greed, these are Luca Baioni's Demons. These are not the angels who god did not spare, imprisoning them in chains of darkness, held for justice. They are free, and human-esk. Though, perhaps, too are sinning angels. Where these scenes are is another great … Continue reading Luca Baioni Reveals Hidden Aspects of Reality in his Series “Demons”

Pondering Time and Collective Experience in Creative Duo Kirra Kimbrell and Rachel King’s ‘From Here’

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’

Jada White Presents Powerful Compositions in Her Series Snakes Motto

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.

Where the Great Lakes Leap to the Sea by Sarah Smith

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