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Antoine Veduka
Aqua
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Aqua
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Antoine Veduka
Antoine Veduka
Dualidad.
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Dualidad
By
Antoine Veduka
Marna Slappendel
Dear members of Pôstall, Hereby I send you three photos of my ongoing project 'Humans', I hope you will consider sharing it in VOL.4. I am a Dutch visual artist, currently living and working in Amsterdam. Due to me being on the spectrum (ASD) I am always observing my surroundings with an eye for detail. Like a lot of other women on the spectrum it started with copying others people’s behavior to not stand out. After I got my diagnosis at a late age, I became aware what it meant and started researching and enlarging my atypical way of looking in my art practice. With my made in wonder photosI hand over the experience of constantly having to solve puzzles to get a grip, showing human action and behavior to be confusing. Photographic means as exposure, point of view and crop are used in a way to create disorientation; unimportant details become important and positioning becomes difficult. My ‘snapshot’ looking but actual thoughtful compositions increases the viewers puzzlement. Every image raises questions, there is little guidance or certainty. They leave you with the feeling of being an observer and outsider. Thank you for taking the time to view my work. Kind regards, Marna Slappendel
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Humans
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Marna Slappendel
AAM
Just night "what if"
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Drowning
By
AAM
Justin Lee
This shoot was a study of intimacy through minimalism. I wanted to see what would be revealed when I stripped away everything but the light and my subject. When there's nothing extraneous to signal intention or manufacture additional context, we are able to bring our own emotions to the image and interpret anything from a facial expression to a hand placement to a tattoo in a more intimate and personal way. I believe true intimacy can't be created by us; it can only be revealed to us when we abandon everything else in our way.
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What is Revealed
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Justin Lee
Fauna
This is a winter ritual, a personal celebration, an embrace from within.
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Winter Epiphany
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Fauna
Ciani Jayde
RHYTHM AND BLUE (2021) is a flash fiction glimpse into the morning routine of a woman mourning a loss that has yet to be accepted as one.
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Rhythm and Blue
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Ciani Jayde
Salvador Avila Photo
There was once upon a time a camera that fell in love with the beauty of the feminine figure and insisted on displaying it. In Salvador Avila's photographs a woman's skin emerges from his camera dressed with light and shadows. He emphasizes the lines and textures of the body with perfect light and creates a single perspective. Far beyond the concept of a sexual symbol he takes the female figure to the next level, revealing her as a piece of fine art. Working with lighting techniques of the old days of film, his images are made 100% with light in order to keep the process of the portrait as pure as possible. Here is a sample of his collection, “Your Skin; My Motive“. Please enjoy the perspective of human form of Salvador Avila Photo.
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Your Skin, My Motive
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Salvador Avila Photo
Luchina
An illustration of some sites around Vienna - Austria
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Vienna
By
Luchina
Franco Bautista
Some pictures from my last visit to Medellin, Colombia
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La magia colombiana
By
Franco Bautista
Franco Bautista
Some pictures from my last visit to Medellin, Colombia
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La magia colombiana
By
Franco Bautista
Ayushi G.
Eyes speak louder than words and my portraits intend to represent the same. 1. Shoe-Makers at a factory. 2. A Lady at Rainbasera. 3. A lady at the open laundromat.
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In search of the Word
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Ayushi G.
Ayushi G.
Eyes speak louder than words and my portraits intend to represent the same. 1. Shoe-Makers at a factory. 2. A Lady at Rainbasera. 3. A lady at the open laundromat.
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In search of the Word
By
Ayushi G.
Colby Blake
My paintings depict the splendor of our internal worlds. Our physicality is a shell for something richer inside of us - joy.
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Please
By
Colby Blake
KD Le
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Streets of Porto
By
KD Le
Laura S Martineé
Moving on plans, changing feelings, changing skies, moving forward without looking back.
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Moving on
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Laura S Martineé
Laura S Martineé
Moving on plans, changing feelings, changing skies, moving forward without looking back.
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Moving on
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Laura S Martineé
Laura S Martineé
Moving on plans, changing feelings, changing skies, moving forward without looking back.
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Moving on
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Laura S Martineé
Sven Delaye
The Danza de los Voladores is an ancient Mesoamerican ritual still performed today in Mexico. It consists of dance and the climbing of a 30-meter pole from which four of the participants then launch themselves tied with ropes to descend to the ground, sometimes while playing a flute and a drum. According to a Totonac myth, the ritual was created to ask the gods to end a severe drought round 450 years ago. In Maya mythology, the creation of the world is associated with a bird deity (Itzamna) residing at the World Tree (the center of the world). Five "birdmen" at the top of a pole represent bird deities. The main dancer stands in the center and plays a flute, which represents the sound of birds singing. The four other "birdmen" (representing the four directions) spin around the pole to represent the recreation of the world and the regeneration of life.
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The Volador
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Sven Delaye
Sven Delaye
The Danza de los Voladores is an ancient Mesoamerican ritual still performed today in Mexico. It consists of dance and the climbing of a 30-meter pole from which four of the participants then launch themselves tied with ropes to descend to the ground, sometimes while playing a flute and a drum. According to a Totonac myth, the ritual was created to ask the gods to end a severe drought round 450 years ago. In Maya mythology, the creation of the world is associated with a bird deity (Itzamna) residing at the World Tree (the center of the world). Five "birdmen" at the top of a pole represent bird deities. The main dancer stands in the center and plays a flute, which represents the sound of birds singing. The four other "birdmen" (representing the four directions) spin around the pole to represent the recreation of the world and the regeneration of life.
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The Volador
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Sven Delaye
Ciani Jayde
BIRDS OF PARADISE (2021) by Ciani Jayde is an original piece inspired by the saturated hues of the South African flower; with it's abstract completion resembling a bird in flight.
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BIRDS OF PARADISE
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Ciani Jayde
Erin
While this may not be based on actual events, these are the thoughts that go through my mind when going on dates. All these small attention to detail will make me fall for someone all over again.
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Hey
By
Erin
NICOLE CULLINAN
My area of interest in photography is urban and domestic. My photos are published in magazines and appear in galleries. I work in mono and colour. My studio responds to specific directions so let me know if you are searching for something particular. I have a lot of stock photos.
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Urban
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NICOLE CULLINAN
Belén Moy
it doesn’t necessarily mean that her eyes are positively hideous to behold
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Eyes Lies
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Belén Moy
Belen Moy
Levitating they stand, lightning their way up, the endless existence of light within dark. I always relate myself to jellyfish, quiet but aware, kind but adverse.
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Hover Stream
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Belen Moy
Dayanne
Tonalá, Jalisco. México
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opend door
By
Dayanne
Margaux Lemons
Hi, failure is the only road to success so I'm submitting this drawing of mine! I don't feel the need to draw the whole picture to get the pure essence of something. The beauty lies in the imperfection, the imagination of the spectator... This little Benjamin is still looking at the world with wonder, suspicion and maybe some fear to jump into the cold water. Let's look back at our innocent younger selves and wish him to live his best life!
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Imperfection
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Margaux Lemons
Margaux Lemons
Hi, failure is the only road to success so I'm submitting this drawing of mine! I don't feel the need to draw the whole picture to get the pure essence of something. The beauty lies in the imperfection, the imagination of the spectator... This little Benjamin is still looking at the world with wonder, suspicion and maybe some fear to jump into the cold water. Let's look back at our innocent younger selves and wish him to live his best life!
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Imperfection
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Margaux Lemons
La chate sous la pluie
A short essay about the impossibilities of perfect reading. A text about a text which is read in front of an imaginary audience meditates on the essential question: why can´t we never be satisfied with that we write down?
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Text to be read aloud
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La chate sous la pluie
La chate sous la pluie
A short essay about the impossibilities of perfect reading. A text about a text which is read in front of an imaginary audience meditates on the essential question: why can´t we never be satisfied with that we write down?
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Text to be read aloud
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La chate sous la pluie
Vanessa Grillone
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A Lost Life
By
Vanessa Grillone
Maria Love
The ocean and the incredible ecosystem that lives there, is definitely the main inspiration behind my work. I live by the beach, so taking care of the sea and everything that surrounds it, has become an important part of my life. The beautiful animals, the amazing colors, the freedom you feel when you are near the shore, all of these inspires me to paint, and share my feelings with everyone who sees my art.
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Whale Affair
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Maria Love
Graham McLoughlin (GREYGREY)
Plans are ideas with a beginning, but plans do change! As did my own… A million miles away. An accidental journey of a lifetime. The end of a relationship, creates a new beginning… a journey over 16 days, covering 3500 miles (through Mexico and the United States) by Harley Davidson, alone in one’s thoughts. That perhaps we have to get lost? In order to find ourselves…
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Million Miles Away
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Graham McLoughlin (GREYGREY)
Carlos Gordillo
On November 2 we celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico, it has become traditional to be characterized as skeletons making a stylized reference to the work La Catrina, an engraving made by José Guadalupe Posada in 1873.
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Catrina
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Carlos Gordillo
Red Moth
Inspired by sunny days and that one song by Cream. It's that moment of when you've been stuck indoors with the A/C on full blast. And then you step outdoors and the sunshine hits you. As if rays reach down to hug your body and kiss your forehead. It's invigorating for the body and soul.
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Sunshine of Your Love
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Red Moth
Red Moth
This haori ( Japanese kimono jacket ) was part of a small series titled "Beautiful Chaos". It's highly cluttered, over stimulating and chaotic. But also, happy, colorful and dreamy. And hidden with lots of tiny details like flowers, hearts, clouds, paints and rainbows. It behaves like a scavenger hunt. Mimicking the hunting for the small bits of beauty hidden in the chaos of life.
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Beautiful Chaos Haori
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Red Moth
Red Moth
Inspired by the concept of moving water. Which in many cultures is purifying, while stagnant is considered rotten. The water bends like a whirlpool, full of movement but slightly hypnotic. Water can break obstacles like concrete. But also nurture life. We live in a concrete world. But our thoughts can be like water. Break that what makes us sad and nurtures happiness (lilies).
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Concrete Lilies
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Red Moth
Sven Delaye
I am a digital nomad (videogames translator) and street photograph. I have been travelling the world for the past 7 years, documenting everyday life around the globe.
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The Rain
By
Sven Delaye
Oihane Azcona
The Valley Girl. I wanted to recreate a preppy, pop and pink look inspired by the image in my mind of a valley girl. I was looking for the fun, added by the bright pink glasses and the pride of her pose and look. Can you hear her? "Hey girl, on Wednesdays we wear pink". Model:@kseniaarcher
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Valley Girl
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Oihane Azcona
Bea Krasivaya
I present two illustrations and a painting for the postcard call. my name is Bea Krasivaya and I am a painter and restorer.
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Cosas imposibles
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Bea Krasivaya
Faiza Ali
I want to apologize to everyone because we've all been hurt 😢.
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Sorry
By
Faiza Ali
Øzra Enn
A project featuring poetry and photography to express the peaceful joy of being lost and found in that time of the day when light changes from sunset to dusk.
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Season of the clouds
By
Øzra Enn
Hugh Jeram Croft
Three photos
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Three photos
By
Hugh Jeram Croft
Special Faces Toronto
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Special Faces Toronto
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Special Faces Toronto
Elena Hernández
Elena Hernández Phitomorphy Digital photography 2021 Seven dyptics of macrophotographies of details from my face and wildflowers (this seconds from personal archive). Have you ever wondered why models on magazines seem to have a “perfect skin”? I used to get frustrated by the fact that the skin of my face wansn’t smooth and clear as fashion portraits, and it affected me on my self-perception and my self-esteem for a long time. But everything changed while I was attending an online photography festival, during one of their free workshops. There, I discovered the secret formula for this ethereal face: the beauty retouch. This technique consists of modifying a portrait with digital tools and programs to edit faces and bodies. There was no real “perfect skin”, and the original picture of the model was as natural as mine before being retouched. Then, I remembered the times that I played to find analogies of my facial features with nature. I realized that the most similar to them were wildflowers. Their textures, shapes and design reminded me of my eyebags, my cheek veins, my gesture lines…
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Imperfection from nature - Photography
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Elena Hernández
Generally Right-Brained
I'm a local photographer from Austin, Texas who loves trying to capture unique moments. I have a chronic illness that forced me to slow down and see all beauty around me and I wanted to share those snapshots with others.
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Human Snapshots
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Generally Right-Brained
Erin
This will be my first time ever submitting my work for something like this. Usually, I write fanfic and post it under a username. I would like to branch out and explore new avenues of writing. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to spread my writing to new audiences.
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Fever Dream
By
Erin
Lamarriv
A profound reflection on loss.
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Retrospective
By
Lamarriv
Hugh Jeram Croft
Three photos
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Three photos
By
Hugh Jeram Croft
Special Faces Toronto
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Special Faces Toronto
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Special Faces Toronto
Felicia Green
a short poem about wishes and stars.
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Star Wishes
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Felicia Green
Elena Hernández
Elena Hernández Phitomorphy Digital photography 2021 Seven dyptics of macrophotographies of details from my face and wildflowers (this seconds from personal archive). Have you ever wondered why models on magazines seem to have a “perfect skin”? I used to get frustrated by the fact that the skin of my face wansn’t smooth and clear as fashion portraits, and it affected me on my self-perception and my self-esteem for a long time. But everything changed while I was attending an online photography festival, during one of their free workshops. There, I discovered the secret formula for this ethereal face: the beauty retouch. This technique consists of modifying a portrait with digital tools and programs to edit faces and bodies. There was no real “perfect skin”, and the original picture of the model was as natural as mine before being retouched. Then, I remembered the times that I played to find analogies of my facial features with nature. I realized that the most similar to them were wildflowers. Their textures, shapes and design reminded me of my eyebags, my cheek veins, my gesture lines…
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Imperfection from nature - Photography
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Elena Hernández
Generally Right-Brained
I'm a local photographer from Austin, Texas who loves trying to capture unique moments. I have a chronic illness that forced me to slow down and see all beauty around me and I wanted to share those snapshots with others.
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Human Snapshots
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Generally Right-Brained
Generally Right-Brained
I'm a local photographer from Austin, Texas who loves trying to capture unique moments. I have a chronic illness that forced me to slow down and see all beauty around me and I wanted to share those snapshots with others.
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Human Snapshots
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Generally Right-Brained
Sona Sahakian
Sona Sahakian (1996) is a visual artist based in the Hague, the Netherlands. She graduated from the department Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of the Arts , The Hague. Her works consist of paintings, drawings, collages, photographs , installations and films (video art). In recent years she has participated in various groups exhibitions and projects. Her works are about the search for an inner experience of time, where memories are made experienceable in the shape of fixation and transformation. Photography is another way for her to observe and record reality. It is an art form in which you freeze a moment of time that immediately becomes the past, but at the same time you breathe new life into the present. This makes the events you have experienced more valuable and reliable, which gives you a new view of life and influences your perspective of life. You always carry the past with you as memories, creating an altered cycle of human existence, which is a glimpse of your soul and consciousness.
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The silence
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Sona Sahakian
Sona Sahakian
Sona Sahakian (1996) is a visual artist based in the Hague, the Netherlands. She graduated from the department Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of the Arts , The Hague. Her works consist of paintings, drawings, collages, photographs , installations and films (video art). In recent years she has participated in various groups exhibitions and projects. Her works are about the search for an inner experience of time, where memories are made experienceable in the shape of fixation and transformation. In her photo series “Aqua” she shows the boundlessness and the wonder of water. Water is strongly linked to feelings, emotions and thoughts. According to yoga philosophy, man is seen as a drop in the ocean, and the ocean as the source or unit of the stream of life. She is fascinated by the magic of water, in which the memories of the past and the seeds of future life are hidden. Water is a midpoint between life and death, between being and not-being.
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Aqua
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Sona Sahakian
Sona Sahakian
Sona Sahakian (1996) is a visual artist based in the Hague, the Netherlands. She graduated from the department Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of the Arts , The Hague. Her works consist of paintings, drawings, collages, photographs , installations and films (video art). In recent years she has participated in various groups exhibitions and projects. Her works are about the search for an inner experience of time, where memories are made experienceable in the shape of fixation and transformation. In the photo series “The soul of the dancers” she shows the floating and flowing movements of smoke, which she associates with the inner journey of dancers. The smoke is airy and soaring, which reminds us of the internal, living powers of dancers. For her it is important to create an atmosphere where the tangible and intangible reality mix and a mystical reality is created.
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The soul of the dancers
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Sona Sahakian
Sona Sahakian
Sona Sahakian (1996) is a visual artist based in the Hague, the Netherlands. She graduated from the department Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of the Arts , The Hague. Her works consist of paintings, drawings, collages, photographs , installations and films (video art). In recent years she has participated in various groups exhibitions and projects. Her works are about the search for an inner experience of time, where memories are made experienceable in the shape of fixation and transformation. In the photo series “The still movement” lines and speed play an important role. There is a lot of repetition, and movements that create a dynamic image. Due to the blurriness of the images, there is tension that takes you to another, inexplicable reality, where everything becomes livable and tangible. Time is distorted, stops and transforms at the same time, making the transformation of time tangible. Life flows when there is movement, so that feelings, emotions and thoughts become clear from a liberating consciousness.
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The still movement
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Sona Sahakian
Sona Sahakian
Sona Sahakian (1996) is a visual artist based in the Hague, the Netherlands. She graduated from the department Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of the Arts , The Hague. Her works consist of paintings, drawings, collages, photographs , installations and films (video art). In recent years she has participated in various groups exhibitions and projects. Her works are about the search for an inner experience of time, where memories are made experienceable in the shape of fixation and transformation. In her photo series “The miracle of light” she shows the special phenomenon of light. Light is something magical and elusive, where being and not-being come together and merge. You feel the energy and breath of life that cannot be expressed in words. Through our eyes we see and perceive and thus nourish our creative gaze and energy. There is something hidden in reality that we penetrate and perceive more deeply through our senses. In this way we create new shapes and dimensions that strengthen our imagination and remain anchored in our memories and memory.
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The miracle of light
By
Sona Sahakian
Niamh Donnelly
These are three photos that I believe encapsulate the entity that is the feeling of being isolated.
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Isolation
By
Niamh Donnelly
Oihane.13
Very Peri, Pantone colour of the Year 2022. They describe it as a colour that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing, Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. For this photo shoot, I wanted to play with a cheerful concept of bubble gum and focus on colour with a retro make-up. And in the process of rewriting my own life, I couldn't feel more identified. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | Profoto B10 Model: @kseniaarcher Mua: @elainelomakeup
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Very Peri
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Oihane.13
Erin
This will be my first time ever submitting my work for something like this. Usually, I write fanfic and post it under a username. I would like to branch out and explore new avenues of writing. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to spread my writing to new audiences.
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Fever Dream
By
Erin
Sisel Lan
On January 7 2020 my daughter got severely sick. From one day to the other she needed me by her side 24 hours a day. On that day our confinement started: hers, laying on a bed and mine locked in my apartment. Without having a view to the West, it was impossible for me to go out to see and photograph sunsets. A nearby building, that I hate for obstructing the view from my apartment, ironically was the only thing that allowed me to contemplate the sunsets: through its 54 glass windows I captured every day the reflection of the sky, mutating from a barrier to an open screen to the landscape. The project compiles a photographic journal of images captured through the reflection of those windows that allowed me to see the sunsets in my confinement. It also includes a series of 54 acrylic blocks, each one printed with the reflection of one window of the first sunset I photographed, and in a manner of a sculptural gesture, on top of a light box, this reflections materialize turning them into landscape remnants that allow the spectator to interact and construct their own sunsets.
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Some of the ones I couldn't see
By
Sisel Lan
Daniel Sissa
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La buena
By
Daniel Sissa
Matías Rodríguez
Test
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test-entry-please-ignore
Testilo
By
Matías Rodríguez
Harebella Suzuki
Эржан is an eagle hunter from the Bayan-Olgii region in Mongolia. The connection I saw hunters having with the animals is one of trust and respect; half domesticated, half wild, the eagles return to nature and to an independent life before their reproductive phase is over, so they can have a family of their own, and guarantee the continuing of their species.
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Эржан
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Harebella Suzuki
Man Zhu
UnFrame: Relationship is a body of photo-based works through which I explore my subconscious behavior by showing my relationships with people around me. My creative process draws on the principles of semiotics, finding the representative elements of the different subjects, appropriating and retaining each subject’s past, and integrating them into self-portraiture. It is significance for this body of works to use the expired film of a specific year for imaging. The year of my parents, lovers and self birth have become my symbols, bearing an indelible trace of years on the negative. Due to the uncontrollable samples and media of the subject matter, the final images and initial ideas are often dissimilar. This phenomenon can be mapped to the expectation and reality of human relationships.
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UnFrame: Relationship
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Man Zhu
Dean Sadler
street photography in Japan. (2019)
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In Japan
By
Dean Sadler
Dean Sadler
blue on blue.
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blu.
By
Dean Sadler
Ren Riley
Inspired by Robert Browning's narrative poem, Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came, my photo series, Meditation on Childe Roland, captures my transition from Seattle, Washington to a sparsely populated 850-year-old village in the English countryside at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The isolation of life under lockdown compounded my sense of unreality, leaving me in a space so quiet that my own thoughts became untenably loud. Like Childe Roland, I dreamed of what I left behind and interrogated the experiences I was living in that surreal landscape. I walked alone through the woods, hills, and valleys surrounding my village and watched the seasons change in a world which rebuked the spring. I saw The Dark Tower standing in front of me and recalled a quote from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings--"Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in daylight?" This photo series captures my journey through the otherworldly quiet in a place where myths were more real than my memory of the scent of rain on asphalt. The series consists of 11 photos but I've attached four here per your limit.
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Meditation on Childe Roland
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Ren Riley
maría fuentes
Global south, global north. Colonized and colonizer. Primitive, modern. Nature, technology. We could keep on reciting cartesian dualisms until we ran out of them, if that moment will ever come in human history, and still would not be able to grasp the essence of what is going on in these pictures – or snaps of time and space, fragile while strong, capable of travelling both, or even able of making both disappear. Us humans have created many labels, binarism, to define each other and the world that surrounds us. The case of the opposites Africa-Europe is just one of the many – but it is the one that means the most to me. When I took these pictures during a period of four years in Cameron, I could not yet realise that I was capturing not only myself, but what I have come to read as the origins of humanity. Remember when we were humans, when the earth was earth, beyond all possible classifications that allowed some humans to exploit others and the very Mother? Look through my eyes and see the moments of before, of the beginning, of a cycle to which we could all fight to go back to. To life.
belonging
Ebony (6)
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maría fuentes
maría fuentes
Global south, global north. Colonized and colonizer. Primitive, modern. Nature, technology. We could keep on reciting cartesian dualisms until we ran out of them, if that moment will ever come in human history, and still would not be able to grasp the essence of what is going on in these pictures – or snaps of time and space, fragile while strong, capable of travelling both, or even able of making both disappear. Us humans have created many labels, binarism, to define each other and the world that surrounds us. The case of the opposites Africa-Europe is just one of the many – but it is the one that means the most to me. When I took these pictures during a period of four years in Cameron, I could not yet realise that I was capturing not only myself, but what I have come to read as the origins of humanity. Remember when we were humans, when the earth was earth, beyond all possible classifications that allowed some humans to exploit others and the very Mother? Look through my eyes and see the moments of before, of the beginning, of a cycle to which we could all fight to go back to. To life.
belonging
Ebony (6)
By
maría fuentes
maría fuentes
Global south, global north. Colonized and colonizer. Primitive, modern. Nature, technology. We could keep on reciting cartesian dualisms until we ran out of them, if that moment will ever come in human history, and still would not be able to grasp the essence of what is going on in these pictures – or snaps of time and space, fragile while strong, capable of travelling both, or even able of making both disappear. Us humans have created many labels, binarism, to define each other and the world that surrounds us. The case of the opposites Africa-Europe is just one of the many – but it is the one that means the most to me. When I took these pictures during a period of four years in Cameron, I could not yet realise that I was capturing not only myself, but what I have come to read as the origins of humanity. Remember when we were humans, when the earth was earth, beyond all possible classifications that allowed some humans to exploit others and the very Mother? Look through my eyes and see the moments of before, of the beginning, of a cycle to which we could all fight to go back to. To life.
belonging
Ebony (5)
By
maría fuentes
maría fuentes
Global south, global north. Colonized and colonizer. Primitive, modern. Nature, technology. We could keep on reciting cartesian dualisms until we ran out of them, if that moment will ever come in human history, and still would not be able to grasp the essence of what is going on in these pictures – or snaps of time and space, fragile while strong, capable of travelling both, or even able of making both disappear. Us humans have created many labels, binarism, to define each other and the world that surrounds us. The case of the opposites Africa-Europe is just one of the many – but it is the one that means the most to me. When I took these pictures during a period of four years in Cameron, I could not yet realise that I was capturing not only myself, but what I have come to read as the origins of humanity. Remember when we were humans, when the earth was earth, beyond all possible classifications that allowed some humans to exploit others and the very Mother? Look through my eyes and see the moments of before, of the beginning, of a cycle to which we could all fight to go back to. To life.
belonging
Ebony (4)
By
maría fuentes
maría fuentes
Global south, global north. Colonized and colonizer. Primitive, modern. Nature, technology. We could keep on reciting cartesian dualisms until we ran out of them, if that moment will ever come in human history, and still would not be able to grasp the essence of what is going on in these pictures – or snaps of time and space, fragile while strong, capable of travelling both, or even able of making both disappear. Us humans have created many labels, binarism, to define each other and the world that surrounds us. The case of the opposites Africa-Europe is just one of the many – but it is the one that means the most to me. When I took these pictures during a period of four years in Cameron, I could not yet realise that I was capturing not only myself, but what I have come to read as the origins of humanity. Remember when we were humans, when the earth was earth, beyond all possible classifications that allowed some humans to exploit others and the very Mother? Look through my eyes and see the moments of before, of the beginning, of a cycle to which we could all fight to go back to. To life.
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maría fuentes