The blue city of Chefchaouen is entrenched in the Rif Mountains of Morocco. The painting of the buildings in a powder-blue colour is said to have been introduced by Jews when they took refuge in the city during the 1930s. According to Jewish tradition, the colour blue symbolises the sky and heaven and serves as a reminder of God’s power . . .
Taken in Ethiopia whilst travelling by car from Harar to Addis Ababa. These roadside towns are all in the business of trading Khat, a drug that although legal, is debilitating the lives of many people. As we drove through this village it started to rain and I caught this typical roadside scene. It was only afterwards when i looked closely that I saw the face of the man sitting on the left. An expression filled with anguish and hopelessness as he stares at the Khat leaves scattered at his feet.
"LONDONERS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTS" - London in the Rain
LONDONERS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTS is series of double exposure photographs of the different streets and areas of London that captures the surroundings and locations where the Londoners may cross on their way to work as landmarks. It reveals the true essence of the daily life of Londoners in one of the most if not the most cosmopolitan and challenging city in the world.
All pictures were taken with my 35mm film camera applying the double exposure technique using 400ISO and 800ISO colour film.
A woman of the ethnic Zemba carries on her head wood for cooking. Sunset at Opuwo. The zembas are an indigenous people, and reside in Angola and also in Namibia. Opuwo, Kaokoland. Namibia.
Karaba Brick Quarry 3029
In the Karaba Brick Quarry in the village of Karaba, Burkina Faso. In the West African heat men carve bricks from solid stone. The rock colors the men, their clothing and the entire landscape a beautiful orange hue.
Hibiscus photographed in a neighborhood garden in Edina, MN..
faces smeared in color
COMPOSITION WITH COLORS.
New Orleans. In States of Grace I illuminate beauty amidst the chaos. Calmed by the simplicity of a graceful line and the stillness of the suspended moment, I share an impression of the serenity I find there. Captured, layered and printed digitally, white gold leaf is hand-applied behind the image, suffusing the subject with luminosity and the spirituality and sanctity of the precious metal.
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.