Emily Nathan is redefining travel imagery and reportage with her website – and soon-to-be magazine – Tiny Atlas Quarterly. Launched to show the photographer’s take to prospective clients, Tiny Atlas has swiftly evolved into a space for those who share Nathan’s opinion that travel magazines leave much to be desired. “There’s always the ‘bed shot,’ and the ‘food shot’ … [but] it doesn’t relay the feeling of flying in a small airplane and landing somewhere unimaginable, and that’s the experience I want to capture,” she said. Inspired in part by her on-assignment commissions, the summer edition spanned San Diego to Finland. Among the articles: Nathan, writer David Prior, and illustrator Olivia Suchman’s piece titled, “Demystifying Abalone”; “Field Work,” curator Aimee Friberg’s exploration of fine art in nature; and “The House at the End of the Street,” a fashion and beauty story – two topics that interest Nathan more and more,
Nasser’s work is part of a mixed-media exhibition at Miles End Motors in conjunction with TRUNK Gallery. The ” ‘Voyeur Nocturne’ series resulted from a 10 month long project taking the photographer to different viewpoints across the city; many of the most spectacular shots are a product of careful planning and consideration,” according to TRUNK’s website. “Reflections present both opportunity and challenge; windows aglow invite the viewer in. As evening comes and the lights go on, a routine scene quickly becomes something with character and mood.” The images were officially hung in the Olympic Village (the only photographic works selected) and received an honorable mention at the LUCIE Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards. “Amyn believes in the photographer’s magic – the ability to stir the soul with light and shape and color,” Barry Anderson, owner of Creative Intelligence, told TRUNK. “He respects classic disciplines, is easy to work with, while
The photographer and Samsung Electronics South Africa are partnering on an event series that showcases the brand’s NX Range – including the recently launched Galaxy NX, the most connected compact system camera (CSC), with an Android operating system offering Wi-Fi connectivity to allow uploading and sharing. Meyersfeld is the featured speaker during the tour. “The art of photography is one that is constantly changing and with innovative technologies, we are able to meet these dynamic changes,” said Michael Gibson, Business Leader: Digital Imaging at Samsung Electronics South Africa, in a press release. “Through these roadshows we hope to provide valuable insight for photo enthusiasts and amateurs alike.” The roadshow already made a stop in Johannesburg a week ago and two dates remain: Tuesday, December 3 in Durban; and Friday, December 13 in Cape Town. Browse more work by Michael on Gallery Stock here.
TIME’s recent double issue includes a feature on Stephen Wilkes’s “Day to Night” series and the debut of his newest image – Wrigley Field, shot in Chicago last July. “I’ve been a baseball fan my whole life; I’ve followed the Cubs and always wanted to make a photo of Wrigley Field,” explained Wilkes. “Finding out that the ballpark will look different by this time next year, with the addition of Jumbotrons, was the impetus … I wanted to shoot the stadium before it undergoes any changes. From there, it evolved into a bigger article,” showcasing half-a-dozen of the photographer’s other “Day to Night” pictures that span Coney Island to the Western Wall. Writer Josh Sanburn thoroughly described Wilkes’s process: He narrows down 1,500 frames to the 50 that he layers to form one seamless picture. See his “Day to Night” series here. More work by Stephen Wilkes on Gallery Stock
Monday evening saw the vernissage of “Something + Nothing” at Sprüth Magers London, Shore’s first solo show in the British capital for more than six years. “Taking its title from composer and philosopher John Cage’s Lecture on Something and Lecture on Nothing, a reference to the artist’s search for beauty in the everyday, the exhibition [celebrates] a career that spans over four decades,” reads a press release. The New Yorker has previously had one-man shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; George Eastman House, Rochester; Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Jeu de Paume, Paris; and Art Institute of Chicago. Curated by Todd Levin, the 65 photos in “Something + Nothing” include selections from American Surfaces (1972-3) and Uncommon Places (1973-79) – both out of print, according to Shore’s website – “displayed for the first time alongside works from the recent series Abu Dhabi (2009), Israel (2010), and
“INDUSTRIA,” which includes 30 printed photographs and more than 200 projected images, will debut at the Triennale di Milano, held November 29, 2013, to January 6, 2014. Biddau made most of the pictures at well-known Italian companies, such as Alessi, Borsalino, Pirelli, FIAT, Campagnolo, Italcementi, Campari, Dalmine, Marzotto, Missoni, Corneliani, Menabrea, Cassina, Zanotta, Mediaset, Mondadori, and Telecom Italian. According to a press release: “With alert eyes and attention to detail, Biddau gives us a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the complex industrial machine that watches over the production of objects and manufactured articles, the pride and joy of Made in Italy.” The photographer previously won first place at the Black and White Spider Awards in Los Angeles for selections from the work. Browse Niccolò’s collection of images on Gallery Stock here.
Hailed by Gizmodo as a “Documentary Will Inspire You to Explore Your City With a Camera,” Everybody Street features a short list of photographers – including Meyerowitz and Mermelstein. The movie “pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists,” according to its website. Director Cheryl Dunn catches Meyerowitz, Mermelstein, and co. at work and each sits down for interviews about the medium. Among the topics discussed: the tools of the trade (Leicas, large-format cameras, and small rangefinders) and shooting digital versus with film (hello, Internet!). Everybody Street is available to rent for 48 hours ($4.99) or to buy ($12.99) on Vimeo. View Joel Meyerowitz’s collection on Gallery Stock here. More of Jeff Mermelstein’s work on Gallery Stock here.
The Swiss/German photographer explores the multiple facets of American identity in her book and film of the same name. “I was curious,” Scheunemann writes on her website. “New York City, Los Angeles or Miami, do not represent this country as a whole. I have heard so many stories: the people in the mountains dislike the people from the city; the North looks down on the South and all of them are wary of the people and places they don’t know. So my boyfriend PJ Norman, our dog Nico and I set off for one summer in a car to find out for ourselves.” The trio traveled 10,128 miles, through 21 states, over the course of two months. “We filmed and photographed the people we encountered,” she notes. “Everyone we met on this journey was enriching and welcoming. They let us into their homes and hearts. They took the time to
For the past two decades, Andrew Brooks has documented distinct, oftentimes hidden elements of the English city. “There was a time when I’d been here for about seven or eight years and I thought I’d captured all of [it] – I was ready to move on,” Brooks told Greater Manchester site Mancunian Matters. “Then I had this moment where I realized it is about being more creative, it’s about looking harder and it’s about how you can see the world differently.” By Brooks’s count, he’s made another 30,000 images since then. Each picture can take a year to plan and a month to retouch, and might combine 14 frames. Brooks named Beetham Tower as his preferred structure to shoot, according to Mancunian Matters, as his photographs capture the city’s modernization mingling with its past. Selections from Brooks’s Manchester series have been displayed in New York, Amsterdam, and China. For work
The former Oasis guitarist stares at the audience from an armchair, surrounded by a pot of Yorkshire tea, mug, and plate of shortbread in the Patrice de Villiers’ exhibit at London brasserie Quaglino’s. “Love Music, Love Food” also includes a portrait of Juliette Lewis atop a pile of raspberries; an image of V V Brown nude, lest for Marmite; the Howling Bells covered in cupcakes and frosting; and Biffy Clyro posing with haggis in front of a plaid backdrop. According to the Express, Quaglino’s created a special dessert and cocktail menu for the duration of the show – November 14 to February 1. The pictures were first featured in de Villiers’s Love Music, Love Food: The Rockstar Cookbook, with proceeds donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust, the U.K.’s singular charity devoted to providing care for younger patients. All money made from sales at the exhibit will be donated to the
Harry Fayt captured Barrow – a Belgian soul singer – chatting on a rotary phone, reaching for her piano, and savoring a glass of red wine, all underwater. He made the images for Like Ufa magazine. “There’s a seamless quality to each image that masks the obstacles that Fayt and his team faced, including the laborious task of submerging every prop and controlling their position[s] in the water,” writes My Modern Met. “In spite of the technical hurdles, the photographer managed to capture his serene subject, who has remarkably hidden any sign of her nerves which were present just prior to plunging into the pool, amidst the artistically floating furniture.” My Modern Met adds that selections from “The Flood” will be on display at Paris’s fotofever art fair, from November 15 to 17 in the Carousel du Louvre. Fayt hopes to create more underwater series featuring other artists. Scroll down
“Itoshima,” Juliane Eirich’s second solo show opens Friday evening at Galerie f5,6 as part of Munich’s Art Weekend. Eirich visited southern Japan in the summer of 2011, several months following the earthquake that decimated the Fukushima nuclear power plant. She documented the Itoshima region using her camera, and is also releasing an 80-page book containing her images. “The photographs that were taken during the stay in Itoshima bear names as ›Towel‹, ›Wooden House‹, ›Palm Tree‹, ›Two Houses One Car‹, ›Fly Swat‹ or ›Gas Station‹. And that’s exactly what can be seen in the pictures,” reads Peperoni Books Berlin’s website. “And yet they are puzzling images. With deserted landscapes and cityscapes, houses, trees, cars, interiors and everyday objects Juliane Eirich forms a kaleidoscope of barely interpretable impressions. It’s all about the question, how environment and nature shape the way of life and culture and how people in return shape and cultivate