How great are these perceptual studies by Toronto-based artist Isabel M. Martinez. Spending her formative years in Santiago, Chile, Martinez’s work takes apart experience, time, perception and emotion in these simple yet mesmerizing photo collages.
From her series “Mimicry”, Netherlands-based artist Ilse Leenders creates these carefully composed, colorful pieces that feel perfectly spring-like to us. Speaking to the idea of individuality and identity in contemporary society, “Mimicry” presents humans as faceless animals, adapting to their environments. Check out her website for a variety of other great projects.
Always a sucker for colorful collage, we love these pieces by Wales-based artist Laura Redburn. Drawing equally from nature, dreams and the past, Laura’s work blends innocence and playfulness perfectly.
Shanghai-based photographer Egill Bjarki’s series Flora is a wonderful reminder of the magic in the plant life around us. Working through a single night to capture the images, the series paints a beautifully textured portrait of light, color and shadow.
Vienna-based photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek has us craving spring with his wonderfully sunny series The World We Live In. His work is carefree and loving, capturing a certain innocence that seems especially honest.
Gebhart picked up photography is 2006 and has since achieved great success, interning at Magnum and picking up clients such as Vice and Vanity Fair. See another wonderful, if not colder series by Gebhart over at Feature Shoot.
Found these amazing photos from the 1960’s via Slate:
”Photographer Zhang Yaxin was one of the only people in China with access to color film during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-76). Zhang was a photographer for Xinhua News Agency when he was chosen by Jiang Qing, the wife of Chairman Mao Zedong, to photograph the performances of the model operas she developed after the Communist Party leaders banned traditional Peking opera for being too bourgeois.”
We love the surreal feeling of Tuane Eggers photographs! From a little city in the south of Brazil, Tuane says her work is about capturing her dreams. Gorgeous!
These photos are the result of a collaboration between French artist Hubert Duprat and a group of caddis fly larvae. To make these beautiful creations Duprat simple provided the materials and let the caddis fly larvae do what they do naturally. Cabinet Magazine did a nice article on this collaboration, in which they said, “A small winged insect belonging to the order Trichoptera and closely related to the butterfly, caddis flies live near streams and ponds and produce aquatic larvae that protect their developing bodies by manufacturing sheaths, or cases, spun from silk and incorporating substances—grains of sand, particles of mineral or plant material, bits of fish bone or crustacean shell—readily available in their benthic ecosystem. The larvae are remarkably adaptable: if other suitable materials are introduced into their environment, they will often incorporate those as well.”