Selected works from artist on tumblr and UE contributor michael janik.
I’m Michael Janik, a 19 year old university student and artist based out of Toronto and Kingston, Ontario. I try to maintain a journalistic approach to my photography, documenting unique subjects and intriguing events, pushing myself in close to the subject to capture a mix of expression and context. I see immense beauty in the intimate gestures individuals make when they’re engrossed in their worlds; street photography allows me to capture a glimpse into the personal worlds of the people we pass by every day. I work passionately on my craft and am constantly trying to evoke an emotional connection and response to my work.
Onwards / This man stepped out into the middle of Queen St. in downtown Toronto, disregarding all traffic, and stared onwards as a nearby clock tower rang to mark the hour. I’m unsure whether he’s shielding his eyes from the sun or saluting.
Wind Storm / We had incredibly strong winds over a couple weeks in October and I couldn’t resist taking a few photos like this. The girl photographed turned out to be a friend from elementary school that I hadn’t spoken to in 6 years; I only noticed after she called my name out once I put my camera down.
Performer / I’ve always been enamored by the downtown street performers. They’re always out hustling for change, but I’ve always thought they lived somewhat famous lives. They art and their performances become recognized as they return to their spot day after day, and they always draw applause from the nearby crowds.
The Lady in Red / This is arguably my favourite photo to date, and I’m still not sure what it exactly is that draws me into this shot. Maybe it’s how bold of a red her coat is; maybe it’s how concentrated she is on her book; maybe it’s the contrast between her moment of peace and the hubbub on the field ahead of her. I think it really captures the essence of street photography.
Selected works from artist on tumblr Matthew Mortluck.
thermal drift [′thər·məl ′drift]
Drift caused by internal heating of equipment during normal operation or by changes in external ambient temperature.
hyper-priming and/or ‘semantic priming’
Citing Vaughan Bell:
As cannabis certainly causes smokers to have freewheeling thoughts, the researchers decided to test whether stoned participants would show the ‘hyper-priming’ effect…[And indeed they found that]…volunteers who were under the influence of cannabis showed a definite “hyper-priming” tendency, where distant concepts were reacted and nucleated to more quickly.
A narrative coagulation of the slow downward regression of a talented young student battling with an intellect intermittently damped/fluoresced by a seminal addiction to benzodiazepam.
Selected photographs from artist on tumblr richard mallett.
Photographs & Drawings by Alana Dee Haynes
Selected works from Natalia Shlyakhovaya (aka kofe)
I’m Moscow/Russia based photographer and illustrator capturing foggy suburbs and light; currently working on a series ‘disappearing land’ - the tranquility and aesthetics of little towns, people’s ways of living that become a thing of the past.
About my illustrations: I just like jokes. I’m capturing modern people at a context of the old times.
Currently I’m working about a new hero ‘fuegian girl’.
Natalia’s photography website, personal flickr & her illustration tumblr.
Dan O’Day - I Closed My Eyes and Saw This
Dan O’Day / Blog
Nineteen year old artist Aliza Razell experiments with different mediums to create her mesmerizing artworks. She combines two of her great passions; photography and watercolors.
You can see more of her works on Facebook.
Latvian photographer Kaija Straumanis has a series of funny, well-timed images that shows various objects being thrown at her head.
Luciana Urtiga Brazilian artist,creates illusory, imaginative self portraits. She experiments with different techniques, developing her surreal black and white photography of warped faces.
Luciana Urtiga digitally manipulates her multiple spiral faces that melt into one another, showcasing the endless possibilities that can be captured and created within the camera lens. With her practice, the young talent aims to explore her inner self, finding an answer to the question ‘who am I?’ via
Flickr I Twitter
Thomas Rusch is an astounding photographer with a unique vision that translates into arresting and challenging images.
Thomas Rusch / Facebook
Jakob Hunosøe employs the photograph as an instrument uncovering new meanings in our immediate surroundings. Using simple artifices, he adds a poetic and humorous dimension to our everyday surroundings.
He represents a new generation of artists transgressing the genre conventions of art photography, and his pictures combine the systematics and interest in common objects of conceptual art with poetic and imaginative humour. (via)
Bryan Graf - Wildlife Analysis
Bryan Graf grew up in central New Jersey and currently lives and works in both Maine and New Jersey. He received his Masters Degree in Photography from Yale University in 2008 and his BFA from the Art Institute of Boston in 2005. Bryan is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City and Halsey Mckay in East Hampton.