We Get Our Foto Fix: Marco Castelli
Marco Castelli is a fine art photographer living in Florence, Italy. His otherworldly studies of the growths in petri dishes are like little planets floating against a starry sky. Aptly titled – “A Micro Odyssey” – they are gorgeous and enchanting galaxies in black and white.
Foto Fix: Myoung Ho Lee
Myoung Ho Lee photographs solitary trees framed against white canvas backdrops in the middle of natural landscapes. Like stage settings in nature - they beautifully isolate and highlight the shape of the tree. To install the large canvases, which span approximately 60 by 45 feet, the artist enlists a production crew and heavy cranes.
Featured Artist: Mohau Modisakeng
South African Mohau Modisakeng wears many artistic hats – working in sculpture, video, street art, installations, performance and photography. Our favorites are his more surreal and emotive works – where the subject’s face is obscured, some by mask-like objects and others by beautiful dusty clouds. Partially fragmented by smoke or chalk they imply a spiritual presence, ambiguity of existence and/or the disintegration of matter.
Another November, Photography by Laura Stevens
Laura Stevens’ narrative portraits are powerful documents of the emotional chronicles of women. Often set in domestic landscapes they are highly dramatic, beautifully lit and composed. Full of heartbreak, loneliness, isolation and alienation – the imagery is intensely personal yet so full of humanity that we all can relate.
Photography: Jessica Ledwich
Melbourne photographer Jessica Ledwich previously worked as a fashion photographer, but she found it constraining and now she concentrates on visual fine art. In Ledwich’s series - The Monstrous Feminine, she confronts the extremes women will go to in the pursuit of beauty. Inspired by a Julia Kristeva essay that looked at the role of women as portrayed in horror films, it got her thinking about the monstrous things women do to themselves. Her works are starkly dramatic and powerful, pulling no punches – she gets in our face with the absurd realities of “beauty” rituals.
Foto Fix: Ed Valfre’s Dreamland
Ed Valfre is a photographer, musician and the author of two children’s books, Backseat Buckaroo and Vacationers From Outer Space. He has exhibited his photographs in Los Angeles, Bologna and Rome; he currently resides in Los Angeles. His photographic inspiration came from Robert Frank’s, The Americans and Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.