Erica Lai, Observatory Series No. 5, 2008-2014
Todd Baxter & Aubrey Videtto, Project Astoria series
Mark Under Breaking Wave (B-114)
as scary as it seems, it would be so worth it to experience something this beautiful.
miniature puffs of clouds roaming the museum atmosphere. his secret to capturing the nimbus on set? hidden smoke machines allows him to snap a portrait of the swelling smoke. as a result, he presents you these wondrous “manmade” clouds floating in the galleries.
she dyed her hair?! Grimes looked nice as a blondie. also, never knew she was good friends with Totoro. i’m jealous.
Ryan McGinley, Lemur (Carolina Blue), 2012
there’s a dreamlike quality to his work that’s both quirky and beautiful.
Walking around Art Basel, this weekend I came across a few pieces in the Scope show that looked pretty familiar. I recognized my photography in two of them and the third was a copy of my good friend Marie Killen’s photo. When i got home a quick google search reveled that nearly his entire body of work was comprised of other peoples photography. No credits were given, though that wouldn’t have put the artist in the clear. Josafat Miranda hadn’t bothered to change the composition or content in any appreciable way, even though that too would not have put him in the clear.
For me, photography was a hobby, something i did for fun. But it was art. These weren’t candids, they were carefully composed, edited photos. The model traveled, did her makeup and helped style the shoot. Put simply, it was a collaborative artistic endeavor by me and the model Tracy P.
Marie Killen is a wildly talented photographer living in North Carolina. Photography is her passion and craft and she does it extremely well. In my opinion she’s one of the best photographers in her genre. Her shoots require far more work and planning than mine ever did. She’s developed, through hard work and practice, a recognizable style.
What Josafat Miranda has done here reveals a total disrespect for photography as an art form. He’s quickly and with very little creative alteration, harvested the yield of someone else’s hard work. What makes a painting strong, isn’t just the brush strokes and the rendering method, more, much more, than that is the composition, the subject matter and the hundreds of creative decisions that go into making an original piece of art.