A beautiful and ongoing crowdfunded project about individuals living off the grid.
Tobias Faisst was born in Bavaria and raised in the black forest of Germany. He is a self thought photographer and studies communication design in Potsdam. In his work he focuses primary on architecture and still life. Either he searches for Installations and sculptures which appear naturally in his enviroment or he forms sculptures out of bulky items or building material. The sculptures rely only on gravity and the found material forms the appearance. He would like to explore what is the potential of art in a urban environment and he wants to answer his questions, what is a photograph able to do and what a sculpture and most importantly what the combination of the two arts. Source: berlinfotografen.wordpress.com
Brooklyn-based photographer and writer Charlie Rubin recently completed his first book Strange Paradise. The tome examines perception and the process by which people take in information. Rubin is particularly interested in how people perceive and combine the artificial and the actual. The venture, while calling attention to the tension between the real and the artificial, is also performative; it incorporates photography, collage, and printmaking within the text, daring the reader to notice how the natural world departs from what can visually be perceived. The new release demonstrates how technology can alter our observations of reality. By juxtaposing surprising elements with logical argument, the artist constructs a world where the reader must carefully discern truth from manipulation.
During nine months I lived in Tel Aviv. During this period I met four young Jewish women who were born in the USA.
They had all decided, at the age of 18, to go to Israel to do the military service.
After completing the required two years of service, they decided to stay and live in this idyllic Middle Eastern city.
José Pedro Cortes.
Ed Panar’s job is to wander around Pittsburgh with a camera, looking for the beauty hidden in nooks and crannies of the city. He’s an accomplished photographer who has published numerous books including: “Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes,” “Salad Days,” “Animals That Saw Me” and “Same Difference.” [pittsburgh.icito.com]
Project Family shows the home life of this Japanese photographer. Where seven family members live together in a five-room house in Yokohama.
Motoyuki Daifu’s flash lit photographs of his overstuffed family apartment in Yokohama easily cross over into visual chaos. The place itself is filled to the brim with parents, brothers and sisters, laundry, dirty dishes, cats, and the ever multiplying clutter of daily life. His images take a diaristic look at life in these cramped quarters, using a loose snapshot aesthetic to capture the eye popping density of color and texture seemingly found in every direction. Stepping into this environment full of visual stimuli for even just a moment is a bit overwhelming. [collectordaily.com]