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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.

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Anne Collier: Another look at photography

Posted in Fine Art, Photography, Statement by linhdy on February 5, 2010

Anne Collier is a Los Angeles native who makes us eerily aware of the art of photography. There’s not blurring realism here– what we are looking at is definitely a photograph. And somehow, it comes off a little creepier than if we just believe in the false charades and continued with business as usual. Instead, she makes us look at the photograph, the process, and the message.

Through Collier eyes, photography is just a sterile means of reproduction…or is it?

Open Book #2 (Crépuscules), Anne Collier (2009)

Open Book #2 (Crépuscules), Anne Collier (2009)


Developing Tray #2, Anne Collier (2009)

Developing Tray #2, Anne Collier (2009)


Sylvia Plath, Anne Collier (2008)

Sylvia Plath, Anne Collier (2008)

If you’re in Los Angeles, check out her exhibition until Feb. 20th.

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