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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Manuel Morquecho

"My art captures my own realities—the world as I feel it or imagine it. I have chosen Photography as my art-instrument because it allows me to grasp these “realities” in an instant, without the distortions caused by the passage of time and changing feelings."

The Empty Chair, #4 - Photograph

Photography has always been Manuel’s passion. He had to earn a living from a young age. Originally from Mexico, Manuel started to study digital photography in 2009 in Guatemala City, graduating in 2014 from Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Washington D.C. where he currently resides. His main body of work focuses on exploring the urban landscape, the integration of the face and body into fine art, and fashion photography. In Washington, Manuel joined in 2013 the International Photographic Society (IPS) and was rookie of the year in the 2013-14 season and Photographer of the Year in 2015-16. Morquecho was awarded the 2016-2017 and 2017-18 Washington DC Government Art & Humanities Fellowship.

Manuel Morquecho has done several solo and group exhibits in Atlanta, Guatemala City, Miami, Washington DC, New York City, London and Italy’s 2018 Chianciano Art Biennale where he won the Leonardo 1st Prize for Photography and Digital Art. In 2019, he was awarded the 2nd Prize in Photography at IPS, and at London Art Biennale, and the 3rd Prize Focus on the Story at Washington DC International Photo Festival. In 2020, Manuel was a winner of LensCulture Critics’ Choice. Several of his images have been published in renowned art books and magazines and are owned by the Public Art Program, the Chianciano Art Museum in Italy, and private art collectors around the world. He also curated photographic exhibitions.

The Defeat, #4 - Photograph
A Little Hope, #4 - Photograph
The Change, #4 - Photograph
The Widow, #4 - Photograph

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Jason Levi

"I am a Fine Art photographer working with minimal light much as did Michelangelo Merisi, aka Caravaggio. My inspiration is capturing the light in nature."

Metropolis - Photography 16 x 20 in.

Born in Italy, Jason Levi came to the United States with his parents at an early age. Jason owned and operated a commercial and portrait photography studio in Barcelona, Spain and Florence, Italy. He was the official portrait photographer for Salvador Dali, the Spanish Royals, the Duke and Duchess of Cadiz, publicity photographer for the late French actor Yves Montand, and other celebrities. In addition, he did the official portraits of several mayors of Barcelona, Spain. In 2018 he completed a portrait of Georgia Lord, mayor of Goodyear, Arizona.

Levi has exhibited solo at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio in the museum’s first solo photography exhibit, and awarded the city’s Glass Cup by Mayor Kessler. On July 13, 2015 Jason exhibited at the Louvre Museum as part of the Exposure Awards exhibition. He won First Place at First International Art Show at the Red Room Gallery in Las Vegas in 2015. Locally, Jason Levi’s has exhibited and continues to exhibit on a regular basis at El Pedregal Art Gallery, West Valley HQ Gallery, Hollande Art Gallery, and Wham Art Center, the West Valley Art Museum, Peoria, AZ, at the Sala Miro Art Gallery in Barcelona, Spain. In 2019, his work has been shown at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale, Wyoming, and sold to raise money for the museum’s annual fundraiser, and in January 2020 at the New City Studio Art Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona.

Jason Levi’s photography has been included in Photographer’s Forum Magazine’s coffee table books “Best of Photography 2015,” “Best of Photography 2016,” “Best of Photography 2017,” Best of Photography 2018, and in Exposure’s, “Nature Collection.” His portrait of Salvador Dali won the 2018 Judges Choice Award in the Portrait/Photography Competition of Contemporary Art Gallery.

The First People - Photography 20 x 30 in.
Ancient Rome - Photography 20 x 30 in.
Don Quixote's Windmills - Photography 16 x 20 in.
The Train to Anywhere - Photography 20 x 30 in.

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Pal Hermansen

“My art is always inspired and powered by nature. I try to dive into the basics and capture the forces shaping the landscape and the power of life. In the project "Flower Power", I search for the energy of life. By using Kirlian photography, I try to visualize the inherent energy in living objects.”

Equisetum Arvense - Digital photograph, Print on aluminium 100 x 100 cm

Born in 1955 in Oslo, Norway,  Pal Hermansen has been active as a documentary and fine art photographer since 1975. His images have been published in Nat Geo magazine, Orion, GEO, BBC Wildlife, and other international magazines. Hermansen has received prizes by World Press  Photo, Wildlife Photographer of the Year,  Big Picture,  etc. He has exhibited his images in numerous countries and published in approximately 40 books. Hermansen is represented by Getty Images and Nature Public Library.

Paris Quadrifolia - Digital photograph, Print on aluminium 100 x 100 cm
Rosa Sp. - Digital photograph, Print on aluminium 100 x 100 cm
Calystegia Sepium - Digital photograph, Print on aluminium 100 x 100 cm
Campanula Persicifolia - Digital photograph, Print on aluminium 100 x 100 cm

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Eriko Kaniwa

"Absurdity is the child of order and chaos. It the evidence that something has been born. The abstract made manifest through me might be small bugs spit out by absurdity. Like bugs, there is a reason for absurdity's existence on this planet."

The Scenic Beauty: Moon (From the series "Spiritual Landscape of Japan”) - Photography and digital media 150 x 47.5 cm

Eriko Kaniwa is a digital artist working under her personal brand,  Sensegraphia. Sensegraphia is a conceptual redefinition of photography, in which the visual aesthetics of the photograph are used to develop and express a sense of nature that enables us to recognize that humans are a part of nature and that we are centrally involved in nature's dynamics. Through digital fine art, Sensegraphia puts forward a philosophy and creative activities that reestablish the essential unity between people and nature, even within the context of today's highly advanced science and technology.

"For me, photography is not a philosophical metaphor for death or the past, but rather a crystallization of the temporal dimension with which humans react so vitally, achieved through the medium of light."

Kaniwa spent two years exploring the symbols of Japanese nature worship, after the period of TV program production and the social ventured innovation, which are exemplified in the so-called "eight million of gods" of Shinto. She reflected on how the ancient Japanese viewed their natural surroundings and symbolized it as an object of prayer. Traveling to over twenty locations throughout Japan, she captured images of torii gates built in water, sacred wedded rocks, world heritage sites, and other spiritual landscapes. These images are collected, together with text, in her book "JOKEI - Symbols of Nature Worship, Sacred Places of Japan", which has won multiple international awards as one of the best fine art photo books in the world. In addition to this book, her other works have received multiple international awards, including PX3, ND Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, IPA, Pollux Awards, and more.

Kaniwa also creates digitally enhanced abstract artwork based on her unique philosophy. Her works have been displayed at galleries in London and New York, as well as art fairs and international exhibitions such as Fotofever Paris and Barcelona Foto Biennale. Kaniwa's artwork has been seen in magazines such as British VOGUE, British GQ, London Life, Wired, and OPEN-EYE France and more. While embracing her great concern over the planet's ongoing sixth mass extinction, she is actively exploring whether it is possible to incorporate these issues into her creative concepts.

Sacred Tree, Birds and Flowers - Digital media 75 x 51 cm
Romanesque - Digital photograph 50 x 50 cm
Anthurium - Digital photograph 50 x 50 cm
Mutant - Horned Pigeon - Digital media 70 x 62 cm
Primitive Life Imagery- Aquatic 1 - Digital media 45 x 60 cm
Aesthete: Tiger (From the series “ANIMALIA”) - Photography and digital media 70 x 62.6 cm
Aesthete: Zebra (From the series “ANIMALIA”) - Photography and digital media 70 x 62.6 cm
Nautilus Universe: Meets Branching - Digital media 100 x 100 cm
The Scenic Beauty: Sun (From the series "Spiritual Landscape of Japan”) Photography and digital media 150 x 47.5 cm

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Ute Eiselt

"My art focuses on the relationship between humans and nature - between humans and the world that surrounds them. My photographic art develops the hidden. The play with light and shadow, sharpness and blurriness, leads to an alternation of tension and harmony. The special cut confuses the viewer."

Sleeping Duck - Macro photograph

Based in South Germany, Ute Eiselt specializes in macro photography. Ute has been surrounded by art since early childhood and her photographic work is strongly influenced by her father's jewelry drawings. The richness of detail in these drawings, the effect of color and perspective fascinated her and gave her inspiration. She also found inspiration in the work of her uncle, a restorer, and art collector.

The art of Ute Eiselt can be described as a combination of figurative and abstract and some works look more like watercolor painting than macro photography. With her photographs, she explores the complexity of perception. Most of Eiselt's works are created in her immediate surroundings, many in her own garden.

Since 2013 Eiselt's works have been continuously represented in solo and group exhibitions at the national and international level. Since 2014 she has been a member of the Bund Professioneller Deutscher Künstler (BBK).

Eiselt's works have been published and exhibited in the USA, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Japan and Germany. They have also been published in art catalogs and magazines in Europe and the USA.

Desire for Fruits - Macro photograph
Row: Save Water - Macro photograph
Light and Shadow - Macro photograph
Beloved Red - Macro photograph

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Penny Oliphant

"Discovering unappreciated aspects of Maine's rural landscape drives my creative process to uncover a deeper level of reality beneath the veneer of contemporary life."

The Artist's House - Archival photograph 18 x 24 in.

Contemporary artist and photographer Penny Oliphant maintains an art studio in Kennebec Valley, Maine. She studied at The Portland School of Art and at The Art Institute of Boston.

"Penny Oliphant's limited edition archival photograph "The Artist's House" gives us a chilling feeling of isolation. The artist uses this dark captured moment to reflect on the frightening truth of loneliness in a place that should represent comfort, one's own home."

- Adriaan Van der Plas - VAN DER PLAS Gallery, NYC

Oliphant has recently exhibited her work internationally at The Yukyung Art Museum in South Korea and at galleries in Athens, Greece, and Berlin, Germany.  She is represented by the Boothbay Art Foundation Gallery in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.  Penny is preparing for a solo exhibition of her work next year at the Artifact Gallery in New York City.

Ben's Grill - Archival photograph 16 x 24 in.
Hartland Academy - Archival photograph 16 x 24 in.
Tom's Trailer - Archival photograph 18 x 24 in.
Sinclair's Auto - Archival photograph 18 x 24 in.

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Jisoo Kang

"We are passengers traveling together on a spaceship called Earth. I circled the sun 44 times in this spaceship, which is spinning around itself once a day. One of my favorite works is the panning shot about this spin with color slide films."

Pine trees and Stars - Color slide film 60 x 60 mm

Jisoo Kang is a Korean artist born in 1976 in Seoul. Self-taught in photography since 2007, Jisoo focuses on capturing the mesmerizing night skies.

Lighthouse and Stars - Color slide film 60 x 60 mm
Moon and Stars from a Sea Cave - Color slide film 60 x 60 mm
Bouquet on a pine and Stars - Color slide film 60 x 60 mm
Winter Tree and Stars - Color slide film 60 x 60 mm

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Susanne Lyoubi-Burk

"My experimental photographs often question the familiar perception of our surroundings and could be seen as a kind of intermediate world in which fantasy and reality become allies."

Brookfield Place - Photograph 4000 x 4000 px

From Germany, Susanne Lyoubi-Burk is a self-taught artist engaged in experimental photography since 2017. A member of Kunst Stuttgart International e.V., Stuttgart, Germany, Susanne invites you to visit her website for a full list of her exhibitions and more available artwork.

When Angels Travel - Photograph 3351 x 3351 px
Le Jardin Majorelle - Photograph 4000 x 4000 px
Waiting for the Bus - Photograph 2009 x 2009 px
Riva - Photograph 4000 x 4000 px

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Janice Alamanou

"I am an International Fine Art Photographer. In my search and desire to create something new, original, and pioneering my art evolves and diversifies from 'actual' to collage, to mixed media of photography and hand gilding with 24ct gold, palladium and copper. My aim: to evoke thought and feeling.”

Balance to Become, 2020 - Photograph 60 x 60 cm

Janice Alamanou portrays photography beyond the regular image. A diverse collection of style; she captures the fleeting beauty of nature alongside the observation of people, then combines with the sensuous perception of the human form, images that only photographing over many years, honing skills, seeing life, and creating new and different works can achieve.

In the beginning, her love of the ‘actual’ that a photograph captures led her to specialise in landscapes and portraiture. Every photograph needs to have a story as to why it was created, with thought behind it, beauty and meaning.

Her art realises the beauty and sincerity, whether that of the land or of the human body; working in both colour and black and white, her fine art images are simple, relaxed forms basking in light and shade and then combining with the elements of nature. “It seemed so natural to evolve and combine my two passions,” she says. These are images that affect the viewer and their perceptions about the meanings held within the piece. They are created to touch the soul.

Janice describes her work as "Constantly evolving - the amalgamation of many actual images to become perceptual artworks." The use of ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) and Intentional Blur from movement of the object, to capture well-known areas with difference and beauty. Use of her high-key style in ‘The White Collection’ and her panoramics of nature and cityscapes with many images stitched together giving up to a 300-degree angle and her pioneering 'Photography with Precious Metals'.

From the age of 12 years, Janice documented local tidal surges on the shores of her Norfolk home. The first images published in a book after the highest sea surge in Norfolk, 2013. Since then she is twice more published through Halstar, Halsgrove Publishing with landscape and life.

Janice is represented in New York, Barcelona, Rome and exhibits worldwide.

International Awards include: ARTYA, ATIM, BIPP, IPA, MIFA, MUSA.

Alive - Photograph 77 x 51.3 cm
to Mwpo (To-morrow) - Photograph 101.6 x 73.81 cm
Sirens - Photograph and precious metals 77 x 55.5 cm
Genesis Elements: Water - Photograph 101.6 x 73.81 cm

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