Amir Ehrlich

"Everyone sees nature, but each one looks at it in a different way. As a landscape photographer, my main inspiration comes from nature itself. I find myself more and more, seeing landscape in terms of possible frames, always looking for an interesting and unique composition."

Imagine in pastel colors

Israel-based photographer, Amir Ehrlich has been honing his skills in landscape and night photography in the past several years. As someone who grew up in a village and traveled a lot, Amir loves nature and his photography works enable him to represent it in his special way. Using mainly long exposures, Amir is “painting” with his camera sensor to show nature as he imagines it and not as it is seen to the naked eye.

Since 2018, Amir also specializes in interior design and architectural photography which is, to him, a landscape confined between four walls. Amir is combining methods of landscape photography into his interior design works and vice versa.

Descent to hell
Psychedelic mushroom
The lone tree
Broken land

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Hiromi Kawano

"In 2021, due to the influence of Covid-19, I couldn't go out on the city as I expected, so I had more opportunities to take pictures of rain and flowers. The transitions of nature change my artwork. For example, 4 seasons in Japan, flowers, trees, leaves, light, rain, raindrops, etc…”

Go home - Multiple exposure photo 4032 × 3024 px

“My name is Hiromi Kawano. I was born in Saitama prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan. As a child, I grew up familiar with many flowers and trees. I also had the opportunity to see many beautiful kimonos because my mother was tailoring them. At university, I studied Japanese classical literature and language. Nature, kimonos, and literature continue to have a great influence on my artistic practice. In 1994 I began working on a Power Macintosh 7100 to produce my first digital illustrations. Since 1998 I have worked as a freelance Illustrator and Designer. Apart from my day job, I was looking for a creative way to express my style. In fall of 2015 I realized that multiple exposures in digital photography were exactly what I was looking for. An image is made by superimposing multiple photographs in a complicated manner. I named it Parallel PhotoArt. The artwork is currently published on Instagram and Facebook.”

Spring has come - Multiple exposure photo 3024 × 4032 px
Guidance of light - Multiple exposure photo 3024 × 4032 px
Serenade - Multiple exposure photo 3024 × 4032 px
Melody - Multiple exposure photo 3024 × 4032 px

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Don Porter

"My art affirms to me that meaningful action, self-realization, and transcendence are possible and eminently desirable. I may not always know what will come next, but I am enlivened and pleased enough with the process and the results that I often regard it as an addiction to abstract spirituality."

Solvō - Photograph (temporary sculpture) 24 x 24 in.

Don Porter, a lifelong California artist, was taught and mentored by some of the finest: Gui Ignon in Ojai, California and, at the University of California, Berkeley, by Elmer Bischoff, Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Voulkos, Jerrold Ballaine, - and influenced by others along the way (e.g. Hoffman, Munch, Ryder, Delacroix).

Winner of numerous awards, Porter has exhibited his photographs, paintings and sculptures in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, North Carolina, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs. His photographs and paintings are collected worldwide.

Coincidental with his career as an artist, Don has been an award-winning architect and builder in Nevada and California, where, beginning in the 1970s, he helped pioneer sustainable design and recycling practices.

In addition to painting and traditional photography, Porter’s most recent work involves photographing temporary sculptures that persuade him to see beauty in each moment (Venus principle). As he manipulates various inanimate materials and substances, he introduces them to baths of pigmented liquids and subjects the ever-changing configurations to layers of light (filtered, reflected and refracted). He photographs these fabrications as they transform, dissolve, disintegrate … cease to be what they were. He does not use Photoshop or the like.  “By intentionally designing the sculptures to transcend a preceding moment of existence,” Don explains “I can record that exact instance of transformation as a requiem for each moment that was, all the while conceding, even celebrating, the impermanence of all that exists …. did exist.” 

“The cohesiveness of my images is with the process itself, not so much with the images or series of images - which I tend not to do. No moment is the same as any other, nor is one of my temporary sculptures the same as any other. Each of these images is a self-portrait of my artistic intentions and decisions at a particular time - a metaphor for my existential being."

Odysseus - Photograph (temporary sculpture) 30 x 40 in.
Rilke - Photograph (temporary sculpture) 18 x 13 in.
Sigourney - Photograph (temporary sculpture) 24 x 20 in., 12 x 19 in.
When Morn Purples the East (Blake) - Photograph (temporary sculpture) 25 x 32 in.

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Harry Goldstrom

"Photographically, I believe there exists a special relationship between the landscape and music, particularly classical, jazz and Celtic. I find the elements of form and symmetry to be omnipresent and as a result, continually make the comparison between a symphony of the landscape and a musical score."

Enchanted Forest - Silver Gelatin Print 20 x 24 in.

"From my earliest recollections as a child, I've had an interest in photography. As a 7 year old, I used a Kodak brownie in the Grand Tetons to capture my first photos. During my high school years, I was continually asking my Dad to borrow his Argus C3 for my exploits as my fascination with photography grew. Toward the end of my college days in Madison, Wisconsin I had purchased my first SLR camera and was using a fellow student’s closet darkroom (with no running water) to process my first black and white prints. The experience was exhilarating.

My format of choice is 4x5 although I also work in 6x6 cm. In today’s increasingly digital world, I much prefer continuing to work with traditional film and chemical processing. I become just as excited today as I first did over 40 years ago watching a print come up in the developing tray or looking at a negative as I remove it from the fixer. The process continues to be a source of great enjoyment - as much as the field experience of taking the photograph.

I was originally drawn to the intrigue of the natural landscape by my undergraduate geology training in college. Over the years that training has been reflected in much of my landscape photography.  In more recent years I have started to incorporate what I refer to as the abandoned landscape into my portfolio. I find the dichotomy most interesting.

And as for the Argus C-3 that I started with all those years ago, I’m happy to report it now lives in my camera collection-albeit with a broken shutter."

Contours and Seven Trees - Silver Gelatin Print 10 x 12 in.
Forest Monarch - Silver Gelatin Print 16 x 20 in.
Snags in Sunlight - Silver Gelatin Print 16 x 20 in.
Mystic Lagoon - Silver Gelatin Print 18 x 24 in.

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Denise Dethlefsen

"My photography is often spontaneous, unplanned, and serendipitous. I don't generally follow the pattern of established landscape and nature photographers who pre-plan their images; my style is more instinctive with an element of 'let's just go and see what happens!'."

Daddy Sold the Water Rights - Digital photograph 30 x 20 in.

"I began my journey into photography almost by accident when my husband bought me a 35-mm film camera for our anniversary a number of years ago. I'm mainly self-taught, with some mentoring and workshops along the way. I’m from a family of talented artists, musicians and writers, but somehow could never make my brain and fingers work together for any of those skills. The camera allows me to make art in a way I’d never been able to accomplish before. It frees me to be creative while not having to force the process. It gives me a view into the world that is sometimes impressionistic, sometimes real. It allows me to “see” something, then take it home and bring out either the original vision or something entirely new in post-processing.

My photography is often spontaneous, unpremeditated, and serendipitous. There have been more times than I can count that I "see" an image, quickly set up for the capture, press the shutter, then look again to see how I can improve, take additional images from the more thoughtful perspective, and then go home and cull out all the later images while keeping only the one or two I first "saw." I have a number of images where the composition, colors and forms seem almost instinctive; there are others where the work in post-processing was the inspiration for the end result.

I currently live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the foot of Pikes Peak in the American Rocky Mountains, and close to a variety of contrasting landscapes – from the “14ers” (mountains higher than 14,000 feet) to the plains, from mountains to desert, from high country to rolling hills, from thick forests to shortgrass prairie lands. My husband and I frequently explore these areas, and they’ve provided a number of my favorite images."

Comanche Theatre - Digital photograph 30 x 20 in.
Farmworker Housing - Digital photograph 30 x 20 in.
Nasturtiums - Digital photograph 30 x 20 in.
Modern Religion - Digital photograph 30 x 20 in.

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Hyun De Grande

"I try to capture the feelings of loneliness, isolation and alienation because these strongly resonate with me personally. I shoot in a wider frame as it allows me to use extra horizontal space to evoke emptiness."

Lifeline - Photograph

"My name is Hyun De Grande. I was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1987 and I was adopted to Belgium when I was around 4 months old. I grew up in a small town in West Flanders called Oostkamp together with my parents and my younger brother, who is also adopted.

From age 15 to 19, I studied film and photography at the Art Academy in Bruges, which was my introduction to both artforms. After two more years of studying film directing at the School of Arts in Ghent, I moved to Brussels in 2008 to specialize in Cinematography at the RITCS, where I ultimately graduated.

My street photography emerged from the quiet moments between film jobs as a way to keep training the visual side of my brain. It has quickly become a passion to which I love devoting my energy to whenever I have time. It’s obvious that my cinematography background has heavily influenced my photography style, yet I try to approach it in a different way. For one, my photography work is more personal because I don’t share the creative process with other people, which allows me to explore themes that are closer to myself. I consider it as a deeper expression of who I am as a person."

Polygons - Photograph
Man Alone - Photograph
Attendre Dans L'espace De Rien - Photograph
Le Futur Qui N'arrive Pas - Photograph

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TEYÉ

“Creating is a constant battle against my mortality.”

Parroquia - Tinted cyanotype on Chinese Mulberry bark paper 29 x 20 cm

South Korean artist, Teyé was born in Daegu in 1985 and currently lives in Spain. His given name is Taejay Lee. After a decade working as a creative director in Advertising agencies, Teyé ventured to dedicate himself fully to chemical photography and alternative processes after receiving professional training at the Escola Grisart Internacional de Fotografia Barcelona.

Teyé mixes traditional oriental and occidental printing materials and techniques to create photographic art that awakens emotions. He uses various types of natural dyes and physical materials related to the narrative and theme that he incorporates in his final prints.

Minhwa 01 - Pigment on Oriental paper 40 x 50 cm
Balmis Expedition - Tinted cyanotype on Chinese Mulberry bark paper 29 x 20 cm
Flor Domenech - Tinted cyanotype on Chinese Mulberry bark paper 29 x 20 cm
Minhwa 02 - Pigment on Oriental paper 40 x 50 cm

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Luiz Todeschi

“LIGHT HUNTER AND PEACE PHOTOGRAPHER - Activist for World Peace using photography as a form of expression. MISSION - Offer the world unique images and visual narratives of high impact with authorial language and focus on light and good relations.”

The Future Is - Hannemule paper 110 x 70 cm

Luiz Guilherme Todeschi, (b. Curitiba Pr, 1977) Global Ambassador, has been an infomanager for 25 years, writer, poet, speaker, photographer, video maker, visual artist and visionary of the way. Founder of the Save Eco Space Movement (2019), a human development and societal regeneration network, Luiz combines his activist and artistic work, taking with him the possibility of new creations and the desire to manifest his intuitive side of the INTEGRATED BEING. When he discovered photography as a support to serve art, he started to specialize in minimalist photographs and metaphysical narratives with a focus on backlight whenever possible, honoring the four elements of nature and their manifestations.

Street Style - Interdimensional NY - Hannemule paper 40 x 60 cm
White Egreat - Hannemule paper 40 x 60 cm
The resonance of the ant - Hannemule paper 40 x 60 cm
Red River Forest - Hannemule paper 40 x 50 cm

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Annemarie van Buuren

"I like photos that tell a story and take you to another world. My work is poetic and a little mysterious."

On the Beach - Analog photograph and East Indian ink 21 x 29,7 cm (other formats possible)

"In my work, I want to express the connection, or interrelatedness, between the earth, animals, humans, plants, moon and stars. I combine my own drawings in East Indian Ink with analog techniques in which “nature draws itself” (in the words of photography-pioneer Fox Talbot) such as photograms and lunagrams. A lunagram is a picture of the night sky exposed with the light of the moon. In this way, I want to render visible that we are not separated from nature but a part of it."

 

Education

Graduated from the Academy of Photograph, The Netherlands

PhD in Literature University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Lunar - Analog photograph and East Indian ink 21 x 29,7 cm (other formats possible)
Flamingos - Analog photograph , 21 x 29,7 cm (other formats possible)
Girl - Photogram and East Indian ink 21 x 29,7 cm (other formats possible)
Moon and Cloud - Lunagram 21 x 29,7 cm (other formats possible)

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Zorica Purlija

"My current practice has been focused around attachments, the psychology and space around our primary relationships and how it impacts our future self. My art is informed by feminist values and hopes to tap into our universal longings for equality."

Rockface #5 - Japanese Kozo fine art paper 55 x 42.5 cm

Graduating with Distinction in 1989 with an Associate Diploma in Graphic Design and Photography at The University of Western Sydney, Zorica Purlija spent some years travelling through Europe, experiencing life and art. For the last twenty years, she has been practicing as a fine art photographer while raising her family and in July 2020 she completed her Masters of Art in photo media, at the UNSW School of Art and Design.

Zorica continues to exhibit widely, and her public profile continues to build, including internationally, exhibiting in Manhattan, Zurich, and Venice. This year she has been a finalist in the Head-on Photography Award, The Wyndham art Prize, the Ravenswood Women’s Art Award, and the Gosford Art Prize.

Love is Japanese - Kozo fine art paper 55 x 42.5 cm
Anima - Fine art premium photographic paper 43.5 x 43.5 cm
Rockface #5 - Japanese Kozo fine art paper 55 x 42.5 cm
Rockhead - Fine art premium photographic paper 43.5 x 43.5 cm

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