Alex Holder and her boyfriend reenacted some classic Harlequin Romance Covers in this Mills & Boom photo shoot for an International Women's Day Exhibit. She bought the clothing from vintage shops and painted all the backdrops herself. The photos were taken by Oli Kellett, Alex's colleague and artistic partner (a partnership I'm totally obsessed with after reading this self description).
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Photographer Michael Wolf has an telling series of photos called Tokyo Compression, photos of commuters being squished into the crowded Tokyo subway system. The photos are all taken from the outside of a subway door, looking in. The door's window becomes a frame for a portrait of the commuter pressed against it. The condensation aspect of the photos is fantastic.
George Benson is just finishing an exhibit as part of the West Midlands Open 2010 at the Birmingham Art Gallery & Museum. The series shown was called Colour of Music. The photographs in the series feature collections of records arranged by colour instead of genre. The effect is quite beautiful. In the words of the photographic artist:
"The photographs create a rhythm of colour, light and shade that resonates with its musical content."
Fred Lebain's photographic series A Springtime in New York features his own photos, inside his own photos. He took a bunch of beautiful, but mundane photos of New York and had them printed on large, glossy posters. He then returned to the setting of each photo and took them again, but this time with the print out of the original photo inside a wider shot. Each photo has its own unique imperfection to hint at the photo within the photo.
I like this concept a lot. There is a stupidly simple brilliance that makes it captivating.
The thing about math is that, beyond the basics, I always found it hard to see real, everyday applications. Nikki Graziano's Found Functions has broadened my perspective on the natural beauty of math. She superimposes math functions on top of photos of nature.
Note to self: get to know more photographer/mathematicians. They have a uniquely beautifully calculated view of the world.