Monday post series #9: photoshoots I’ve loved

This week on the “Photo-shoots I’ve loved” series is “Wahkan, An Other Afghanistan” shot by French photographers Fabrice Najari and Cedric Houin. This is a series concentrating on Wahkan, a province in Afghanistan. The photographers first photographed their subjects with Impossible Project instant film and then handed them the Polaroid to photograph them again. The photographs of the subjects themselves are in black and white, while the Polaroid is in color. This emphasizes the photograph and, I think, the fact that most of these people have never been photographed before, or have even seen a camera. Adding to this is the fact that in some photos, the subjects are looking away or hiding their faces as though embarrassed or afraid, others stare straight into the lens determinedly.

What do you think of these images? Is it fair that some subjects look physically uncomfortable having their photograph taken and the photographers proceeded with it anyway?

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Monday post series #8: photoshoots I’ve loved

 

Apologies for not posting on Friday. I was mega busy filming and I didn’t have a chance to sit down and write a post. Anyway, without further ado, here’s the eighth post in the “Photo shoots I’ve loved” series (can’t believe I’ve done this for two months already…). This week it’s “Calla Lily” by JP Terlizzi. This is a fine art photography series on a lily (obviously ;)) and it’s amazing. The photographs are lit by a single flash unit and are in black and white. They depict one single lily in a new, fresh, unfamiliar way.

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Monday post series #7: photoshoots I’ve loved (Factory Fashion chanls Andy Warhol)

This week its Factory Fashion’s tribute to Andy Warhol. This is amazing. The models are carbon copies of the iconic star. The colourful backgrounds and key lighting emphasise the white wigs that all the models are wearing.

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What do you think of these androgynous looks? Did they go “too far”?

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Monday post series #6: photoshoots I’ve loved

 

This week it’s Michael Ostermann’s fashion illustrations. These are amazing, they are both disturbing (some models have their mouths sewn shut) and beautiful at the same time. The digital effects Ostermann used contrast with the model and give a surreal look to the photos. A crown of thrones in some photos point to a Christian theme.ImageImageImageImageImage

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What do you think of these? Did Ostermann go “too far” when manipulating these?

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Monday post series #4: photoshoots I’ve loved

This week it’s “Shelving the Body” by Darragh Casey. This is really interesting, it’s a different take on the “I’ll photograph my family with their possessions” kind of shoot. The composition is great, it doesn’t take away from any part of the photo and each object is given equal weight and prominence in the photograph. This is an inspiration-type post for me, too as I’m looking to start an archive project but I need ideas on what to do.ImageImage

Monday post series #3: photoshoots I’ve loved

This week it’s Roman Gorchakov’s images of Ekaterina for Touchpuppet. I loved this shoot. The colours are amazing, they colourful clothes are complimented by the yellow cast dominant in most of the photos. The lighting suggests a dreamy quality to the images and compliments the model.ImageImage

Monday post series #2: photoshoots I’ve loved

Here’s the second installment of my Monday post series: photoshoots I’ve loved.

This series is by Txema Yeste for Numero China April 2012 issue. This is amazing. The images are quite avant-garde and are dark and Gothic but are colourful and sensual at the same time. The images have quite an experimental feel to them, which is probably why I love them so much.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

Monday post series #1: photoshoots I’ve loved

Here’s the first of my Monday post series: photo shoots I’ve loved. This one is “Disturbed Dream Captures” by Kevin Carrado. This shoot is absolutely amazing. I’m a little obsessed with the notion of vulnerability and isolation in photography so this was right up my alley! Using frames within photographs is also another fascination of mine so I absolutely love this series! The images use a muted colour palette and are slightly dystopian, with fragmented bodies climbing into and out of frames. They have a surrealist nature to them so they look almost like a Dali painting. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage