Something like love

Lydia Panas: A study of the human condition

Posted in Family, Fine Art, Friends, Photography, Portraiture, Pretty things, Relationships by linhdy on February 8, 2010

Some human relationships cannot be summed up in words. Photographer Lydia Panas explores human relationships with quiet, personal photos depicting friends, family members, and other people she knows who are willing give her a glimpse their world.

In her series, the Mark of Abel many of her subjects pose against a natural, forest background. Her photos make use of a short depth of field– and are anything but cheesy. I can’t help but think of Diane Arbus in more ways than one.

Maybe one day all of us will be lucky enough to be captured with such a delicate, subtle eye.

Aimee Lubczanski and Her Sister

Aimee Lubczanski and Her Sister

Invincible

Invincible

Vicki and Antonio, Veronica and Sabine

Vicki and Antonio, Veronica and Sabine

Linger

Linger

It's a Matter of Perspective, Mr.President

It's a Matter of Perspective, Mr.President

Mother

Mother

Asha and Oksana W.

Asha and Oksana W.

Read an interview with Panas. Explore other blog entries.

Ori Gersht: Just like a foggy memory…

Posted in Fine Art, Photography by linhdy on January 24, 2010

When I first saw Ori Gersht’s work on the Mummery + Schnelle’s website, her photos were displayed so small that I brushed them aside as uninteresting. But when I accidentally enlarged one, I was amazed!

His landscapes remind me of a less expansive Albert Bierstadt painting– but more foreboding; strange is about to happen. Some scenes are airy, hard to see– they make me strain my eyes. But when I see, I’ll admit I am amazed. It’s worth the effort. The images are romantic tinged with possibility, mystery, and fantasy. In his painterly photographs, a strange tension hangs in the air. And for me, that’s all the more reasons to keep looking; the longer I look, the more I see.

Fade to Light, Ori Gersht (2009)

Fade to Light, Ori Gersht (2009)

Hide and Seek: Swamp, Ori Gersht, 2009

Hide and Seek: Swamp, Ori Gersht, 2009

Hide and Seek: Boatman, Ori Gersht (2009)

Hide and Seek: Boatman, Ori Gersht (2009)

Falling Bird, Untitled No. 1, Ori Gersht (2009)

Falling Bird, Untitled No. 1, Ori Gersht (2009)

Falling Bird, Untitled No. 8, Ori Gersht (2008)

Falling Bird, Untitled No. 8, Ori Gersht (2008)


(Doesn’t the above one remind you of a Marilyn Minter photo or painting?)

More on Gersht at the Smithsonian.