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Photographer #444: Laurence Demaison

Laurence Demaison, 1965, France, studied at the School of Architecture of Strasbourg before she started making self-portraits in 1993. Her vast body of work is almost exclusively constituted of photographs of herself. She does not digitally manipulate the images nor does she manipulate the photographs after they have been shot with the exception of chemical inversion for some series. All the techniques she uses are analog and done by herself. The various series have a large array of emotions. They can be poetic, fragile and classical, yet sometimes they are quirky, haunting or even freaky. She is a photographer who seeks the bounderies of what can be done within analog photography and successfully crosses them with grace. Laurence has exhibited her work on numerous occasions, mainly in Western Europe and New York. The photographs have also been released in several monographs. The following images come from the series La Chambre Noire, La Poseuse and Les Bulles.

Website: www.laurencedemaison.com

Photographer #395: Henrik Isaksson Garnell

Henrik Isaksson Garnell, 1987, Sweden, is a young, unconventional and experimental photographer. For his series Un-plugged 2.0 he worked as a sculptor. He combined items we can find in nature with technology. Bones, moose teeth, plants and other organic objects are put together with wires, lights and other man-made objects. Once the new life forms were finished he photographed the creatures using a large-format camera against a black background. The aesthetic images are haunting and resemble creatures formed by a scientist who might not be from this planet. Henrik uses various forms of sculpture-making aswell as a large array of techniques in photography. In recent years he has exhibited his work at various venues in Stockholm, but also in several other European cities. The following images come from the series Un-plugged 2.0, Ápsis and Fetus.

Website: www.henrikisaksson.se

MOPLA + Smashbox Group Show Deadline Today!

With the official launch of Month of Photography LA coming up in a mere week, the Lucie Foundation is thrilled to present an array of programming including our MOPLA + Smashbox group show. new homes for sale . The submission deadline is today so here’s the last chance for photographers to participate in a MOPLA show in April!

For more information and to submit an entry, please visit the MOPLA site here. Please follow file naming and sizing guidelines. Entries need not fit a specific theme– just show us your best work!

Critique: French connections. Back Cover signals an allegiance to graphic design as a serious endeavour

In his latest Web-only Critique, Rick Poynor looks at the French graphic design and typography magazine Back Cover:‘Any graphic design magazine with an international outlook confronts a huge array of possible subjects. In the seven or eight features per issue published so far, Back Cover has signalled a firm allegiance to rigorous European typography and to visual communication as an essentially serious social and cultural endeavour. Its design by the editors’ studio, deValence – modernist with a few whimsical touches – embodies these apparently resurgent values.’

See ‘French connections’ on the Eye website.

Below: back cover of Back Cover no. 4 and spreads.

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For more information see Back Cover’s website, editions-b42.com/back-cover.

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Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It’s available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop. For a taste of no. 78, see Eye before you buy on Issuu.

– Photography Blog Review: An Art Producer’s Perspective

Over at artproducer.blogspot.com , readers can find a wide array of information pertaining to photography. While the content of the blog shies away from the artistic aspects, the posts tend to give some practical insights into the business side of the industry.

Author Caitlin Ravin touches on subjects like purchase orders – something that probably does not spring to mind when someone considers becoming a photographer. However, her entry provides some sound advice, especially for those who are in the industry as artists and who could stand to enhance their business sensibilities. The author posts news, relevant links, and self-promotion/marketing tips.

You can also find some photographers that she features every so often. While the photographs themselves are only okay, the interviews are an interesting way to see various photographers’ processes when developing a project.

The best part of the site may be that you leave with a more personal perspective of Caitlin as a photographer: you can follow what’s on her mind, what she finds most challenging and what is going on in her own business.

One of the most personal sections is the "Creative Opinion" section. Caitlin posts questions that call for people’s views on different trends in photography, as well as their personal experiences. These provide the opportunity to interact and create dialogue with Caitlin and others in the biz.

After all, this is the case for many blogs – they can be both informational and personal.

What blogs have you added to your RSS reader lately?