The editorial is entitled “Musing of Boscoe” and is influenced by the paintings of the contemporary Trinidadian painter Boscoe Holder. The Black Imagination and utilizing fashion as a vehicle to highlight our culture and to reference ourselves, has led to this collaboration of artists and designers.
Etymology is sometimes deeply poetic.
Photography means “drawing with light” from the greek words phōtós and graphê.
This extraodinary meaning inspired the aesthetic research behind this series.
I chose to use solely the primary and secondary colors of light : red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow. I am always looking for minimalism and harmony with three ideas in mind : simple shapes, at least two dominant colors, dark and intense tone.
Who doesn't like colours? Well we all do...but these women are considered as curse and have lost the joy and privilege of having colours in their lives. These are the widows of Vrindavan, the abandoned and forgotten souls in one of the holiest cities of India. Thousands of them have made this city their home and the place is known as 'The city of widows'. Simple joys keep them going until they take their last breath.
That afternoon I went to exercise in a club house near home. Across the locker room there is a swimming pool for the children. When I was walking back home I accidentally saw an interesting view on that pool, I grab my camera and took some snapshot! and here it is one of the photo.
Orange Lip and Crucifix, Irish Traveller, North Ireland, 2021
This Traveller girl wore a bright orange lipstick and bright yellow ruffle top dress while a silver crucifix contrasted well against the false tan at a wedding party in North Ireland.
Maybe due to my background in mathematics, I like abstraction; pure forms expressing the core qualities of reality. Simple lines form a new imagery evoking fresh associations and meanings, which in turn stimulate emotions freed from the original recorded object.
Portraits of the WIKOM Korsze crew that cruises the neighborhood with garbage trucks and cleans up the Korsze municipality in Poland.
Ever since I was a little boy, I have had great respect for the people who do this work. I want to show the face of this profession, often underestimated, which many take for granted. I want to give due respect to those who do this hard and so much needed work.
From an ongoing work „INSIDE THE GARBAGE TRUCK” about the people cleaning our cities.
Bangladesh has more than 100 ship building yards, with most of them serving the domestic market. Dhaka Shipyard by the river Buriganga, on the outskirt of Dhaka, is one of the leading shipyards in Bangladesh.
In the Mundari cattle camps, kids are doing most of the daily work. Kids collect the fresh cow dung and put it into piles which are then set on fire. Those fire are useful as they repel the (extremely) numerous and voracious flies and mosquitoes of the South Sudanese countryside.
The colors of the Fourth of July are spectacular. Fireworks fan out over the sky to entertain and awe those who gather to celebrate the birth of our nation. This image was taken in Canandaigua, New York at the CMAC amphitheater and outdoor entertainment venue. I loved not only the red and yellow of the fireworks set against a deepening blue sky, but also the way the light created a red halo around those watching on the display and reflected on the hillside ground.
Sandra L Frankel
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.