This group of photograph is about the silhouette of human body that mislead people's eyes to see landscape photographs. The curvy lines and shadows of human body made the view of sand dunes in the time that sun just rised.
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Even in everyday life you can discover interesting shapes and colours. I discovered these on a car park in Moenchengladbach (Germany)
Mon processus créatif porte sur l'utilisation d'ingrédients et de récipients alimentaires (miel, lait, eaux gazeuse, infusions, encre de seiche, café....) pour créer un monde imaginaire qui prend des formes, des textures propre à un univers lointain, imaginaire ou interstellaire mais pourtant très proche (mon assiette).
“A study of fragility” documents and conceptualizes fragility as an expression of the human condition.
It is necessary to know that pain is a quality of being fragile, and therefore may these photographs be a tribute to pain, which is strength and rebirth, light and twilight.
For strength has its fulfillment in weakness and measures the heart's extent.
These amazing wooden block prints are usually used for printing on textile fabrics and are a tool to form patterns. They breath craftsmanship and cultural heritage to me. By shaping these simple, elegant and aesthetic forms a new composition arises in which de block prints are the stars of the image. They deserve that platform. Playing with lines and forms , shadow and light, stacking the objects, I wanted to create new shapes.
poetry of silence is an ongoing work of abstract aerial desert photography realized in the namib desert and it's surroundings.
the series poetry of silence XVI was created in the remote aerea of the northern namib.
the pictures were taken with a high resolution camera from about 1500 meters over the ground flying with a helicopter.
The Namib Desert is often referred to as the world’s oldest desert. Its name is derived from the Nama language, implying “an area where there is nothing.”
The photo is part of the "Frosty seclusion" series. With the arrival of autumn, shadows lengthen, the first frost appears, and the wind gathers strength, tossing leaves to and fro with gusty energy. The leaves scatter, revealing their differences. Each leaf is sent off on its own path, bitten by the early morning frost, isolated and detached. Using leaves as a metaphor for individuality, this series dares the viewer to stand out in a crowd and to be different.
The project takes inspiration from one of my favourite painters De Chirico.
I always been fascinated from his works and how he evokes mood of nostalgia.Empty arcades, towers, mannequins among others arranged together, creating a surreal environment which conveys a feeling of “power and freedom.
The set are entirely made from scratch and they are around 1/12 scale.
This image was created from a body shape study. For me, this image also symbolizes the power of femininity. The woman carries her child in her belly and supports her man. She is so powerful and at the same time so beautiful.
Abstract still life image, from my mobile series " Phonography"
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‘I love the idea of “the impossible image” – the idea of there being no limits and of using the photograph as the basis for an image that’s in my head.’
My compositions become like another world where sensuous body figures merge with the environment and transform to become new compositional structures. My imaginary worlds remove my viewer from their commonly understood vantage points because it’s impossible to know where the photographer’s eye is in relationship to the subjects. Using this tech
This image is part of a body of work which captures the incredible murmuration of thousands of starlings in synchronized flight. The birds form amazing shapes in their collaborative performance ... constantly in flux and continually shifting to form increasingly complex and beautiful shapes. This murmuration occurred on New Year's Day, 2021 in Marin County, California.
The Docklands Light Railway train from West Silvertown to Canning Town in East London, UK.
Taken from a moving cable car across the Thames.
I noticed the late evening light showed the shape of the rail lines and so concentrated just on them and the train and nothing else.
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Part of the Floating Garden project. These photos are not just photos of flowers; they are an ode to organic, elemental life, as well as an ode to a life cycle.
I reflect on the contemporary experience of dwelling in extensively "built-up", i.e., artificial, spaces, Our ancestors lived in spaces pervaded by "natural" landscapes; they were surrounded by spontaneous, self-generating, self-sustaining entities. Consequent to modernity, our visual landscapes are largely colonized by massive, cuboid, monolithic, constructs; and by constricted, disrupted or otherwise occluded skies. Here, we find staggering beauty mixed with a certain dread and oppressiveness.
This image is from my project, 'On the Edge of Perception'. Lockdown has felt very isolating. Being confined to our homes, normally places we know well, has felt increasingly surreal through over-familiarity. I have explored this concept by taking everyday, mundane objects from around the house and using them to construct something more abstract. I have specifically focussed on colour and shape to alter our perception of how they would normally be viewed.
Within these images, light and dark reveal the sensual shapes of objects from the natural world. Working with a minimalistic intent, I created this series, entitled Veiled in Light, to encompass what I love about nature. The organic shapes transform into free flowing forms evoking nature's seductiveness while instilling a sense of peace and serenity, a combination that one might call an inner dance.
Doodads, a stitched Archival Pigment Print from Meeting the Shadow, 20" x 13.5". Edition of 3
As I sit in my garden, I watch life become fragmented – the pandemic, politics, issues of race, personal losses, all contribute to an unhinged surrealism. The beauty and decay among the verdure serve as a metaphor for this new world. Here I deconstruct the photograph, leaving the Shadow as subject. Chance takes over and I begin having a conversation with silhouettes created by the sun. As I cut and sew to create a material object, these images portray my psyche during these turbulent times.
Dean Ian Forbes
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Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is a professional photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking. She grew up in Paris, France and in London, UK before she moved to the United States with her family in 2006. She decided to use her knowledge of the photography world to become the curator of the website, All About Photo, which she founded in 2013. Much more than a cultural agenda, All About Photo is a source of information for photographers and aficionados of photography as well as a showcase platform for talented artists.
An integral part of All About Photo is its annual awards competition, The Mind’s Eye, she has juried over the years with renowned photographers and curators such as Liu Bolin, Ann Jastrab, Ed Kashi, Eli Klein, Jules Maeght, Aline Smithson, Ami Vitale, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss, Frank Horvat, Elizabeth Avedon and many more. She also juried competitions and shows for A Smith Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Gomma Photography Grant, Rayko Photo Center, L.A. & N.Y. Photo Curator, Emerge UK Prize, The PhotoPlace Gallery, Praxis Gallery, The Young Photographer's Award and others.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel's work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
While still working on personal projects, she now spends most of her time discovering new talents for All About Photo. She is also working on the new AAP Magazine committed exclusively to the publication of portfolios.