Swimming pools from Benin, Liberia, Iraq, Kenya, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Jordania, Malawi and more.
Each pool has its own story.
At one, the hoped-for tourists never came. At another, the tables are turned upside-down because the owner is Charles Taylor’s brother. One pool has just been restored after a war, while the other hasn’t been maintained since the president who owned it was murdered 30 years ago.
A simple concept with a powerfull and esthetic result. I am not a big fan of repetition, but in this case it does a good job.
“Betweenlands by Loris Savino; The Mediterranean Sea has changed. In the last months it has been shaken by an immense and liberating roar, leaving everybody astonished. Betweenlands is a blog that tells, through the power of images and video – subtitled by handful of words- the political changes, and their social repercussions, taking place along the two shores of the Mediterranean Sea, shattered by popular riots and spontaneous – though often violent- protests. As if its populations – that we wrongly considered numb – were suddenly infected by a collective hysteria pushing people in the streets; while somebody else is thrown in the sea.”
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I don’t approve his way of life nor his motives to be a photographer, but the work he makes is great, the dark, alienated atmosphere.
Dutch Photographer Niels Stomps Photographed the migration of a big amount of inhebitants of central china because of the construction of a hydroelectric dam. The result is a book with silent pictures, of people watching their surrounding being changed.
A source of inspiration for my work ‘the big wait’.
check out more at http://www.nielsstomps.nl/www.nielsstomps.nl/Projects/Pages/Mist.html
One of my all time favorite movies, pretty depressing but verry strong, in story as well as image.
A hard but beautifull story wich unfolds in Lebanon.
Larry Clark’s first work, published in a book called Tulsa. It holds a portrait of Clark’s surroundings at that time and so a indirect self-portrait i guess. Mainly showing the experimenting “teenagers”. At the time published many people where shocked by the images and lifestyle.
Intense, close and personal. A story about heroin addicts living in a appartement in New York.
I suppose it has to be a hard time getting this kind of access, and getting so close, that’s the main reason for this inspiration, along with the story about addiction offcourse.
Check out the full movie: http://www.mediastorm.com/publication/the-ninth-floor