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Dan Burn-Forti

Amount of Images: 12

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This is a selection of my location portraits, taken here there and everywhere over the last couple of years.

 
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JSR Agency

Amount of Images: 12

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PEROU shot actor Jeremy Irons for the Washington Post at the Wyndham Theatre in London during the run of Long Day's Journey. Photographer PEROU shoots some of the most iconic names in music, sports, fashion and film. 

 
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Lena Burmann

Amount of Images: 12

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Burmann draws inspiration from life with real people and real stories in focus. She crafts highly intricate yet seamless narratives, with a raw authenticity conveying the synergy between her and her model, and every photo a story unto its own. Playing with natural light to great effect, she imbues her photos with a melancholic atmosphere in an almost poetic manner; unassuming and serene, Burmann's work is captivating by essence of its simplicity.

 
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Jennifer Breuel

Amount of Images: 11

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UP TO HERE AND NO FURTHER BY JENNIFER BREUEL Diversity of tradition is what I discovered in Opuwo. In native Herero language Opuwo means "up to here and no further". Located in the north-west of Namibia, in the heart of Africa, it is the only settlement where petrol and limited supplies of groceries can be purchased in the span of kilometres. There aren´t any tourist attractions in this area. This remote location surrounded by few commercial buildings and native Himba huts warrants about this last shopping stop. The only way in and out are dusty sand pistes and gravel roads. I found myself in a vibrant spectacle of people gathering in this town from the furthest corners of the bush and land. I am humbled to have been able to see this strange place on my pursue to find the unexpected wonders of live. The Himba, a semi-nomadic tribe, statuesque with intricately-adorned ochre skin and hairdos created using goat hair, butter and mud coexist with their counterpart the Herero tribe dressed in flamboyant victorian outfits. 

 
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Peter Franck | Atelier Glücklichundschön

Amount of Images: 11

about the artwork
The shown pictures are portraits in a transposed sense. The basis were portraits which were found in family albums. Persons of the ordinary life, no celebrities, models or actors. These pictures were confronted with the author's picture language and thus generated narrative portraits that invent with humor, the genre of the collage, the comix and the game analogous versus digital stories in which the portrayed person resurfaces as in a dream. The people in these portraits become actors in a surreal context. The world of the individual before and the individual behind the camera is a symbiosis and creates a picture which ultimately surprise both.  

 
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Susanne Junker

Amount of Images: 12

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WOMEN, WORLD WIDE, ALL AGES DOING MAKE-UP WITHOUT A MIRROR IN FRONT OF SUSANNE JUNKER'S CAMERA Susanne: “to study women’s individuality and create an archive of female portraits that position themselves apart prefabricated ideals of the cosmetic industry”! The women who respond to a short online ad “Women sought for art project” are invited by Susanne Junker to come along to a photo shoot in her Shanghai studio. She asks the women to make themselves up – blind. Instead of sitting in front of a mirror, they sit in front of a camera. Without any further instruction or explanation, the women dive into the make-up. They have agreed to be observed during that intimate and private moment of making themselves "beautiful". Clearly, Susanne Junker’s project is no glamorous fashion shoot. Applying the make-up is not a particularly delicate or flattering process. At times it is almost brutal to see how they treat their faces – coating, powdering and painting their skin; pulling, deforming and colouring their lips, lids and lashes.    The women reveal a great deal about themselves.  Forbidden to check the colours and their handiwork in the mirror, they sit in front of Junker’s camera lens. It takes a certain courage to accept the imperfect, the strange and the ugly. Yet, at the same time, this deviation from the everyday ritual seems to have a surprisingly liberating and inspiring effect on many of the women. They really come out of themselves and it is clear to what extent they associate fantasy, frustration, dislike, convention or freedom with the act of applying make-up. One woman uses nothing but white cosmetics; another only wants to wear gold make-up. Many of the women reach for the black lipstick and choose unusual and strong colours to apply to their eyelids. They really immerse themselves in the artistic experiment of applying make-up blind. They play with their possibilities and push the boundaries of the activity. And it is all done with great seriousness, concentration and a challenging self-confidence.   There is hardly a silly or embarrassed grin to be seen in any of the photos. Susanne Junker has long been interested in the issue of how people view their bodies, in beauty and the search for identity. She has herself worked as a model and consequently spent much of her time being made-up. She found it was a process that could often be painful and rough, leading her muse on the fact that the “in-between” moment can be quite ugly. One of the first photos she took was of herself, using a remote shutter release. After a fashion shoot, she stands naked in the shower with mascara running down her cheeks. She found that this reduction to externals that was part of her daily work stood in stark contrast to the profound feelings within her.    Susanne Junker seeks that vulnerable, intimate moment of transition, the moment of adapting to ideals of beauty. Her volunteer models are not sitting stiff and immobile in order to have their portraits taken. They have come along to put on make-up, and the photographer captures the moment “when something happens”. She is waiting for an unpredictable, unforeseeable moment. For her, it’s all about the expression. Junker’s portraits emanate a spontaneous, free and radical openness and strength. In their uncontrolled imperfection they radiate their own beauty and inimitable aesthetic.      by Eike Stratmann, May 2013 for ART-das Kunstmagazin 

 
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Ava Pivot

Amount of Images: 11

 
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SEBASTIEN MILLIER

Amount of Images: 12

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From the series COLORBLIND Feat. Electrostreet, a French contemporary danse troup.   Originally, the concept was to explore colorblindness through colors  deficiency in a simple and graphic way. This visual impairment being localized on the retina.    

 
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Patrizia Burra

Amount of Images: 12

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Women apparently vanquished, in an attitude of rest or waiting, ready to jump with animal force to cleave the flank of any enemy, women who have big and strong hands like those of men and know how to use them to caress, to create, to model clay of their destinies, to heal from the bites of gratuitous violence and suffered, or to re-emerge from that fear that imprisons them under bells of suffocating glasses. The women of Patrizia Burra are like chlorophyll photosynthesis, oxygen and carbon dioxide that need light to give life, light that never escapes and also erupts from the holes of the locks, which is not won even when it is obscured by wars or diseases ! The essence of that being that woman is and remains in both intentions and experiences, dominated by an aura that is not only sacred and ethereal but also extremely profane, pulsating, alive, animalistic.

 
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Frank Lübke

Amount of Images: 11

about the artwork
1. Celebrity Portraits von Katharina Wackernagel (Schauspielerin), Samu Haber (Sunrise Avenue), Marius-Müller Westernhagen (Sänger), Götz Otto (Schauspieler), Rolf Sachs (Künstler). 2. Portraitserie für das Datingportal "zweisam.de" - ein Datingportal für über 50-Jährige - die Personen wurden träumend, mit geschlossenen Augen portraitiert. 3. "Chrissie Seams" Projekt ist ein Portrait Projekt über die Kunstfigur "Chrissie Seams" einem Fetisch Model. 4. LARP PROJECT - Live - Action - Role - Playing In Deutschland gibt es ca. 500.000 LARPer - Menschen die in ihrer Freizeit, in ihre selbst entworfenen Kostüme schlüpfen und in komplexen Rollenspielen, ihre Phantasien zum Leben erwecken. Seit Januar 2018, arbeitet Frank Lübke an einer Portraitserie, über diese sehr unterschiedlichen LARP Charakter. Hier ein kleiner Ausschnitt, aus diesem Portraitprojekt, das Ende 2019 in einem Bildband veröffentlicht wird.