Charlie Rubin – Strange Paradise


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.
source: www.complex.com

José Pedro Cortes – Things here and Things still to come

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 – City of Champions

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]

Motoyuki Daifu – Project Family

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]

Yves Suter – Hamburg is not a meal

Swiss photographer Yves Suter shows a personal view on the city of Hamburg.

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Dedicated to chaotic structures and influenced by the simple and clean lines of german photography he tries to combine these inputs into this zine. His black/white photography aims to show a combination of people, emotional moments and urban city life in a clean and simple way.
The Zine ‚Hamburg is not a meal‘ shows pictures he took in the hanseatic city, where he lived for about 4 years.

Text and images from www.yvessuter.com

Martin Kollar – Field Trip

In Field Trip, Slovakian photographer Martin Kollar offers his own fragmentary field-guide consisting of photographs he took in Israel between 2009 and 2011. A photographic dossier on one of the most contentious geographical zones of modern history being the result. Despite the journalistic character of this subject, the distinctive alienated handwriting of Kollar is ever-present.

Anders Petersen & Jacob Aue Sobol – Veins

“It was my first attempt to do a book where I mixed pictures from different projects and different locations. It just started to make sense to me that an image from Beijing could be put together with an image of a young couple in Copenhagen. There were some of the same emotions that connected the pictures with each other. The location and time is not that important. It was important to put that away and to focus 100 percent on the emotional connections between the images. To me it’s really about asking a lot of questions but not putting out many answers.” —Jacob Aue Sobol, 2013