Kevin Cooley’s ‘Controlled Burns’ Shows The Beauty Of Fire

Kevin Cooley - Controlled Burn

Controlled Burns is a series of imposing images by the American photographer Kevin Cooley. Consisting of large, swirling clouds of smoke, these photographs are as beautiful as they are dramatic.

For Cooley, these images serve as a metaphor for opposition. “Fire is a powerful natural force that we harness for greater good” he says, “it is the only Classical element that we can create on demand, yet when out of control it has the potential for grave destruction”. At the heart of this series lies a simple duality – we can create fire and yet fire brings destruction.

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Philip Kennedy

February 26, 2014 / By

Riitta Päiväläinen Freezes Fashion

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Riitta Päiväläinen is a Finnish artist based in Helsinki, a place that I imagine to be very cold. I don’t know what I would have to wear to be warm there but I imagine it would be a lot more than the shorts and sweater usually donned in Southern California: Finland is a long way climatically from where I am. Her makes this known very clearly as she studies clothing placed against stark, clear snowy backdrops. They are photographed and always appear frozen, stiff and caught in limbo between falling and flying: they are transitional. The objects in the image represent former wearers and the way she presents them emphasize said lost pasts. Who knew freezing clothes could mean so much?

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

February 24, 2014 / By

‘Post Natural History’ by Vincent Fournier

'Post Natural History' by Vincent Fournier

“These are stories of possible scenarios in which different living species are modified to better fit our environment as well as to adapt to new human desires.” That’s the idea behind Vincent Fournier’s newest project, Post Natural History. He’s tweaked and modified animals an insects to survive in our modern day world, such as being drought resistant, enhanced senses, psychics, or even used to do remote surgery.

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Bobby Solomon

February 18, 2014 / By

Daniel Seung Lee explores the texture and form of flowers

Daniel Seunglee

Daniel Seunglee

This striking series of photographs comes from photographer Daniel Seung Lee. Entitled Corolla, the work consists of simple still-lifes yet by removing the colour in each of the images they become far more interesting and engaging. “[Corolla] is a study on the texture and form of flowers” says Seung Lee and through these dark and subtle pictures he highlights the beauty that exists in each of these plants.

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Philip Kennedy

February 11, 2014 / By

Pictures from a Ghost Town in Romain Veillon’s Series ‘The Sands of Time’

Romain Veillon

It would seem that Romain Veillon has a thing for deserted places. The French photographer’s website is filled with stunning shots of desolate buildings and his eye captures the haunting beauty that can be found in the many secret places that lie abandoned in our world. His series “Les Sables du Temps” (The Sands of Time) is one such example and it’s absolutely beautiful. Shot in the ghost town of Kolmanskop, these surreal scenes show the interior of buildings slowly being swallowed by the desert.

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Philip Kennedy

January 29, 2014 / By

Mark Nixon takes poignant photos of childhood stuffed animals

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We all had a teddybear. No? Then surely a rabbit or monkey, or perhaps some other stuffed animal you squeezed with loving delight? Mark Nixon, an Irish photographer, set about photographing a series of stuffed animals in his new book, Much Loved. An extremely endearing project that’s twofold charming, its universal appeal lies in Nixon’s ability to capture a notion that anybody and everybody can identify with: childhood.

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Nick Partyka

January 28, 2014 / By

Randy P. Martin’s photos act as a therapeutic getaway

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Photographer, Randy P. Martin, (featured here before by Bobby) has a new series titled We Are Tiny. Humbly referring to his photography as simply, ‘Travel Documentation,’ Martin captures his adventures to the corners of the globe in charming snapshots of the people and locations he encounters a long the way. What really captured my eye (or rather my mind) in Martin’s new set was the therapeutic nature of the work. We Are Tiny envelopes our need to travel while also highlighting the paltriness of our existence.

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Nick Partyka

January 23, 2014 / By

A vibrant colored collection of random ideas by Leta Sobierajski

Leta Sobierajski

Leta Sobierajski

Leta Sobierajski, a Brooklyn based designer chilling in New York, caught my eye with this sort of cuckoo collection of still life designs and random ideas that she put together. I mean that literally, she describes the section on her site as, “A selection of personal projects and bits and pieces that can’t quite fit anywhere else.” I’m personally glad that she compiled them all together because as random as they are, I’d totally buy a book of this stuff. Sure, it might all be electrical tape, Ritz Crackers, and grapefruits, but the execution is flawless. You can see more below or by visiting her site here.

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Bobby Solomon

January 16, 2014 / By

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