For this series, Fournier collaborated with Japanese research laboratories to set several humanoid robots in everyday scenes – at home, at the office, and shooting hoops. “I tried to create a balance between the spectator and the robot, between a process of identification and distance,” the photographer remarked. “This principle is particularly visible in the movie ‘The Man Machine,’ where the situations suggest an empathy with the robot and at the same time a certain remoteness.” He adds, “We [also] find this idea in the the ‘Uncanny Valley’ – a scientific theory of the Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori, according to which the more a robot resembles a human being, the more its imperfections seem monstrous to us.” Fournier’s “The Man Machine” is part of Gallery Stock’s new Stories, editorials or personal projects that are curated and bundled, and made available for syndication to worldwide publications. View the story here.
Gallery Stock is pleased to present Stories, editorials or personal projects that are curated and bundled, and made available for syndication to worldwide publications. Brian Doben’s “At Work” series brings a photographer’s bond with his subjects to the forefront of a picture. “It began with a hankering to go back to the image – simplifying the entire process and having conversations,” Doben explained. “That’s where the magic is; it’s important that the dialogue is paramount. By the time I’m done, I know a lot about the given person and he or she knows a lot about me.” Since its inception in spring of 2012, Doben has traveled from L.A. and Dallas to Tokyo and Mumbai, making pictures of tattoo artists, sumo wrestlers, taxi drivers, and postdoctoral research fellows. Last year, he released three dozen “At Work” portraits in an eponymous book and the photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles selected some
Peru-born Dieguez studied architecture and communications, before relocating to Barcelona to learn cinematography and work in the film industry for seven years. Now a London-based photographer, each of these disciplines informed his imagery – “It is important to understand that I have never abandoned my interest in architecture and it has been a prevalent influence on my practice … using it theoretically as well as considering structures as physical objects to understand the natural and logical functions of the individual, in order to locate ourselves in a process of self-identification,” he writes on his website. It’s Nice That recently featured Dieguez’s pictures of Britain’s southern coast; he spent two years traveling the area in search of “a different way to approach the seaside.” The Internet art and design arbiters called his photos “quite idyllic,” adding his series proves “that Southend-on-Sea and various other beaches around the south coast can be
Chef Jon Bonnell’s “Waters: Fine Coastal Cuisine” (Gibbs M Smith, $35), with photographs by Jody Horton, hits bookshelves at the beginning of March. “Included are recipes for visual showstoppers like Braided Poached Arctic Char and classics like Seared Crabcakes with Scallion Lime Aioli,” reads a press release. “Taste something new with Jon’s recipe for Seared Tilefish with Tarragon Cream Sauce or try a twist on a trendy favorite—Crispy Catfish Tacos with Spicy Slaw. Even the pickiest of dinner guests will be full of praise when you whip up a side of Crawpuppies or Lobster Mac and Cheese.” Horton chronicled the preparation of each dish and captured the plating – and eating. On his website, Horton posted the appetizing images for Smoked Spicy Tuna over Watercress and Whole Artichokes Stuffed with Shrimp Salad. He also thanked Bonnell “for all the hard work and fun last spring and summer.” View more work
Corey Hendrickson, who has a BS in Forest Biology and a MFA in Photography, shot a series of new landscapes that are now available for licensing through Gallery Stock. The selection includes icicle-covered tree branches, slushy country roads, vernal light streaming through gauzy curtains, and lush late-summer vegetation. “I love how working with a camera gets me out into the world, investigating, seeing, talking to people, slowing down, driving like a maniac, observing, and recording,” Hendrickson previously told This Is The What, adding, “that and getting the film back … it’s a high and nothing compares. I shoot a lot of digital and it’s great, but nothing beats having an actual, physical artifact. And holding it up to the windshield on the way home.” The photographer counts Apple, Patagonia, Timberland, Americas Quarterly, Runner’s World, and Organic Gardening as clients. View his collection of work here.
A selection from Cityscape Digital’s extensive library of high-quality aerial photography can be licensed through Gallery Stock. The company’s film and photography departments “are used to clambering over roofs and doing whatever is required in all weather conditions to get The Shot,” according to its website. “Whether it’s needed to complete a suite of planning views or it’s going to be the Hero shot for marketing, [Cityscape] understand[s] the requirements and never fail[s] to deliver the goods.” Cityscape specializes in views of London: “Our wide coverage of the city includes shots of the iconic skyline and covers specific areas such as the City cluster, Canary Wharf, South Bank, and the West End. We also have shots focused on specific sites and landmarks, including London Eye, London Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and many more.” See these images and pictures from other locales here.
Niall McDiarmid traveled to 120 towns and photographed 800 subjects during three years for his new book, “Crossing Paths: A Portrait of Britain” (Hey Little Heroes, £22.50). The Independent U.K. writes, “It manages to be both a personal project – the photographer struck up conversations with anyone he thought interesting, enabling him to capture something of their personality in the portraits – as well as a document of modern Britain.” Using an old, medium-format film camera, McDiarmid approached those “who had a certain Britishness about them – though exactly what that is, is hard to pin down,” he told the newspaper. “I’m also interested in how similar our high streets tend to be – you get the same shops in every town – but the people who walk round them seem to be very different.” “I have this feeling that fashion – and by fashion I mean what people wear
Bastienne Schmidt’s newest book, published by Javis and released through DAP, looks at the intersection of nature and imagination using painting, drawing, and photography. “Inspired by the beauty of natural patterns and typologies that she discovered on her extensive travels in Egypt, Vietnam, Japan, Burma, and Greece, she traces with the camera, pencil and paintbrush the impact that our environment has on our imagination – and vice versa,” reads a press release. “Intricate paintings and drawings inspired by Asian scroll drawings stand side by side with abstracted photographic compositions; together the images reveal the rhythms and patterns that shape the physical and psychological space around us … Schmidt combines the notion of traveling in real life and in her mind, searching and documenting divisions of space, markings, and mappings as a reflection of a search for identity and place.” This marks Schmidt’s fifth monograph; her tome “Home Stills” received the
A selection of Mike Carreiro’s work can now be licensed through Gallery Stock. The Long Beach-based photographer’s portfolio includes portraits, interiors, and travel shots taken during his decade-long (and counting) professional career. Carreiro started off as the assistant to a product and architecture photographer, who taught him how to illuminate beer bottles and large-scale interiors alike. “I tend to be drawn to very minimal spaces,” Carreiro said in a VSCO interview. “I do love the challenge of shooting busy rooms with countless details, but again, I find myself drawn to minimize the chaos. I love clean lines, raw materials, and lots of natural light.” His portraiture spans moments caught on the basketball court to in-studio closeups. See his collection here.
New York-based photographer Mike Tauber purchased his first “decent” camera his junior year of college, when he traveled to Tanzania “to study wildlife ecology and conservation … and to Costa Rica the following summer and just fell in love with taking pictures,” he told Blend Images. “I took Photo 101 senior year and then took off after college backpacking through Africa, Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific for a year, shooting the whole time. Upon my return, I happened to get a job in the print advertising department at HBO. I took a bunch of classes at ICP during the 4 years at HBO. The HBO photo department got me credentials to shoot ringside at several big HBO Boxing events. I began to see then where the camera could take me professionally even though travel and documentary were my first loves.” Tauber departed from HBO in early 2000 to shoot
For the last decade, Eric Hatch has specialized in travel, fine-art, and stock photography, and is the author of the newly released how-to book for advanced amateurs, “Explorations in Photography.” “My work invites viewers to react from their hearts (or guts), and invites them to see or tell a story based on what they see,” he explained. “Sometimes [I] go hunting for [subjects], sometimes [I'm] in the right place at the right time. I travel a lot and shoot everywhere, on commissions or for love.” An admirer of Ansel Adams, the Ohio-based artist takes an interest in how elements of a composition relate to one another: “For example, an aerial photo shows a glacier curving around a basalt outcropping, forced to move by the resistant nature of the rock. The scene speaks clearly of the natural processes involved, showing stress cracks in the ice, pressure waves, and the strength of
The editorial and advertising photographer graduated from the London College of Printing with the Metro Student Bursary and Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Photography under his belt, before assisting across visual disciplines and branching out on his own. He cites Philip Lorca-di Corcia (his “Hollywood Hustler” series, in particular), Eva Vermendel, Martina Hoogland-Ivanow, Paolo Roversi and Christian Boltanski as artists who informed his imagery early in his career. “Images work for me when they inspire an emotional response or are successful at conveying a mood and atmosphere,” Morgan previously told the website Amelia’s Magazine, adding, “When I was at college I was really interested in domestic photography, family albums, and the like – I always felt that these images were incredibly powerful because they are loaded with so much meaning, they tie into notions of memory, loss, happiness, sadness, and the passage of time … I think that an image