Tag Archives: Feelings

Alessandra Tecla Gerevini

Some photographers create ways of making work outside of the typical arenas, ways of keeping them motivated and stimulated.  Milanese photographer Alessandra Tecla Gerevini has created a lovely project titled 365 Mattine (mornings), simply taking a look at where life starts for her at the beginning of each day, and the result is a wonderful visual diary.

Even if I’m a photographer, I spend a lot of time thinking what to shoot, why, to say what, to show who.



One
year ago I’ve decided to DO something lasting and continuous, something
to think about everyday, even when I wasn’t in the mood for taking
pictures. 

I decided to shoot in the morning because I think it’s the best part of the day, when you wake up, the light is amazing, it plays with shadows creating new landscapes, and you have all the day ahead:
it’s the time of good projects, positive thoughts, smiles and changing.
I love mornings.

This year is gone now, my project (called “365 mattine” that means “365 mornings”, even if there were 366 days this year, so I’ve taken a “hidden track picture” for the 2nd of August) is finished. I‘ve pointed my camera at the little things of everyday life, my loved ones, myself, my inner self, trying to create a map of my emotions, trying to show them and make them universal. Sometimes just trying to be at home.

It has been tough, every time it has been introspective, a way to remember  a whole year of events and feelings and places and friends. Unfortunately also moments I’d like to forget. But that’s it, that’s the meaning and the purpose.

Photographer #428: Eric T. White

Eric T. White, 1982, USA, is a photographer based in New York City. When he started art school he did not have a clear idea what he should study. When Eric’s uncle died he inherited all of his cameras. This lead him to professionally persue a career in photography. He spent four years learning from photographer Christopher Griffith’s technical expertise as his first assistant. His primary focus lies on portraiture and landscape photography. He describes his work as being “about capturing fleeting moments… specific moods and feelings.” For his series National Defense, which consists of two chapters, he documented a fake arabic town in California and the border between the US and Mexico. Currently he is simultaneously working on a portrait series based on the Lower East Side, a black and white landscape series and his first book. The following images come from the series Least Likely To, Lake Harmony and National Defense.

Website: www.mrwhite.cowww.whiteblackwhite.com

Justin Visnesky

When I first saw Justin Visnesky’s image on the new Collect.Give offering (benefiting the Sprout Fund in Pittsburgh, PA), it took me right back to my days with a 240 Volvo wagon filled with birthday balloons and made me want to see more.

Justin grew up in Pennsylvania, went to college in Jimmy Stewart’s hometown of Indiana, PA, and now lives in Pittsburgh. “He makes photographs of the simple, quiet times in life; taking the ordinary and making it something more, something for the keeping.” I am featuring two series, Jimmy Stewart Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, and Sometimes You Just Know. Both are quiet explorations of place and moments.

Justin’s work has been published in a wide variety of online and in print magazines and has been exhibited throughout the US.

“Through the years Indiana (PA) has been something of tremendous importance in my life. It’s true there is something special about the place where you were raised—your hometown. I have found through the years during the times when I’ve been here in Indiana that almost every direction I look, and so many faces I see, immediately cause a picture to be formed of an event, a happening in my life that I remember well … I’ve settled down three thousand miles from Indiana. I’ve traveled to points in the world three times that distance. At times I’ve stayed away several years at a stretch, but I somehow have never felt that I was very far from here … somehow I don’t feel that I have ever been away. “
– Jimmy Stewart

Sometimes You Just Know: In a broad sense, all of my work is an exploration of the ideas of home and origin in an effort to reconcile the divide between my past, present, and future. Specifically, the photographs in the series “Sometimes You Just Know” are an exploration of familiar spaces, inhabited and otherwise. They are a visual documentation of my feelings toward what I know or thought I knew. I’m not interested in freezing time, but freezing a feeling, that feeling you get in your gut when you know something is just right and may never be again.

Photographer #242: Jonathan Waiter

Jonathan Waiter, 1980, USA, found his love for photography in 2006 while photographing his sister’s kids. Late 2008 he became serious about photography and left for The Netherlands to build a strong portfolio. At the end of 2009 he went to New York City where he currently works and lives. He is interested in the subtle darker viral pervasive feelings. He is fascinated by the human perception and how easily it is coloured by our mental outlook on the world. Jonathan also focuses on the artist / subject relationship, a process he beliefs can reveal the emotional vulnerability of the portrayed. He explores this while testing models for various agencies. The following images come from his portfolio’s Selected Work I, Selected Work II and his Tumblr site.


Website: www.jonathanwaiter.com

What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann – Thursday May 13 2010 at 10 pm ET

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What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann Thursday May 13 2010 at 10 pm ET 80 minutes Directed by Steven Cantor A Stick Figure production Oscar-nominated and Emmy Awardwinning filmmaker Steven Cantor captures American photographer Sally Mann as she undertakes her latest project, What Remains a provocative photo series that contemplates death and decay, and Americas attitudes towards dying. Ductless Air Conditioner . Along the way, Cantor paints a revealing portrait of the artist as she returns to her family home in Virginia and speaks candidly about her own feelings toward death, her personal life and career trajectory.

“Phone Sex” by Phillip Toledano

© Phillip Toledano

I never thought I would work in the phone sex industry. All those years doing customer service, my customers would comment on my sexy voice. I thought I was being professional, not sexy. This work is customer service. It’s just your customers leave with more than a smile.

The work of Phillip Toledano is always beautiful because it is unusual and well crafted. It is unusual because his photography is used as a language to communicate uncommon topics or to give an enhanced quality of importance to usual subjects. Either way, the result is an amazing, surprising, interesting and touching series of photographs, from landscapes, to family portraits, to sociological matters like  ”Phone Sex“, this last being a series that one has to wonder how it came about.

The humanity of the subjects, the empathy of the portraits, link the obscure with the reality of people”s lives. That”s the ability of Phillip Toledano, to enhance the humanity of the subjects, to increase the importance of the images, and to put it all within the reach of the viewer”s feelings.

© Phillip Toledano

I got into phone-sex because I thought: ‘Why not get paid for talking dirty, instead of doing it for free?” It brings up my self-esteem up so much, knowing guys are looking at my pics and wanting to talk to me.