shirakawa-go 白川鄉 (Japan) by Matthew_Li
Andy Julia (b.1982, France)
Andy Julia is a french freelance artist photographer based in Montmartre, Paris. He began studying photography at 17 years old, after studying painting, drawing and art history at “L’école des Beaux Arts” of Toulouse in France. Following a technical, audiovisual photography internship, he began working as an assistant at the Daylight Studios in Paris, often working with Willy Vanderpeere. The more minds wander, the best universes connect. Following this idea, Andy drives his different projects in combining all his influences drifted from the practicing of photography painting and music to the elaboration of a singular visual universe. Above all, Andy captures the essence of things, to keep and share the vibration of life, through the filter of an everyday redefined beauty. After 10 years of artistic evolution and two books published about his personal work, Andy begins today a new cycle of creation based on perpetual traveling and renewal. Many thanks to Diane Drubay, founder of Buzzeum and curator of creamoftheirskin, for being this Curator’s Monday!
Landmannalaugar, Iceland | Alban Henderyckx
Skaftá River near Laki - Iceland by sigand
Empty Silent London by Photographer Corrado Chiozzi Taken on Christmas Day, The Only Day of the Year Where the Capital Is Silent
Veronica Lake’s favourite photo of herself, as stated in her Autobiography.
"I’ve always liked this picture."
Stefan Krauss | on Tumblr (b.1968, Germany)
Stefan Krauss is a Germany born Crete based self-taught photographer. Utmost elegant minimalism with a masterly play of textures and tones are some of the elements of Krauss’ photography. Between conceptual art and abstraction - or “land art” - his work transcends the purely material to offer us a sober picture of sinuous lines and aesthetic refinement. The use of colour stands out for its clever use of light and the ability to work with pastel tones which enhance feelings of softness, elegance and quietude. His photos seem to be deep meditations on time, light, and nature applicable to both his colour and black and whites. His black and whites take advantage of the strong contrasts, shadows and highlights, to chisel simple images due to their proximity to total abstraction yet remain within his universe of stillness and self-reflection - all timeless images of great inner strength. (source: luxlit) As Ezra Pound said: “Do not move, let the wind speak.”
Freerunning - The Art of Movement by Tomasz Gudzowaty
The urban sport known as Freerunning originated in France in the late 1980s. It is often referred to by its French name, Parkour, although today these terms are not exactly interchangeable. Deeply influenced by different cultural reference points, including stunt depictions in movies such as The Matrix or Jackie Chan’s comedies, video games, break dancing, and martial arts choreography, Parkour/Freerunning has become a lifestyle and philosophy among younger generations. In its orthodox form, Parkour is a strictly individualistic, non-competitive and non-commercial activity, with the ultimate aim to cross physical thresholds of urban space. Freerunning is taken more liberally, and it is simply the art of movement, practiced out of love or professionally. It embraces elements of tricking and street stunts, creating an athletic and aesthetically pleasing way of moving.