Clustermagazine, Beautiful places abandoned
The Ruins of Detroit by Philip Jarmain
Urban decay has a strange allure to the human spirit. Nowhere in the United States is this decay more pronounced than in Detroit, Michigan, once the fourth largest American city. Now in the throes of bankruptcy, this lost capitol of the industrial revolution is undergoing a metamorphosis. Despite these changes, its history still stands in…
Portrait of Julian by Alejandro Maestre.
“Julián is a good friend who I deeply respect; he is a multidisciplinary and complete artist. He is, at the same time, film director, sculptor, painter, photographer and writer. He suggested time ago the idea of doing a portrait of him that could describe his capacity of creating and his constant search to understand his body and spirit. All these made me think about his work and helped me to develop the idea of this work.
“Therefore, with this photograph series I intend to show an artist fighting to get to know and shape himself and turn into a better human being.”
Art of Farmland: A Journey into Abstract Realism by Lisa Wood
"My artistic/photographic focus is in Abstract Realism. I am drawn to the convergence of hyper-realism and the abstract, especially when it comes to the landscape. I live in rural Idaho and through this series "Art of Farmland", my my hope for the viewer is is to to look at rural landscape in a different way and to hopefully appreciate the both imagination behind the images and the moods they evoke."
Anton Ginzburg - Hyperborea (2011)
A British soldier ‘shakes hands’ with a kitten on a snowy bank, Neulette, 1917
"Flying Houses" surreal photography by Laurent Chehere
by Austrian photographer Verena Popp-Hackner for the exhibition Wild Wonders of Europe.
BELGIUM. East Flanders. Aalst. Carnival. 1975. Photographer: Harry Gruyaert
Photographer’s Note: Shir Dor Madressa, one of three masterpieces in Registan Ensemble from silk road capital, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Fictitious Dishes, Famous Meals From Literature by Dinah Fried
What if one of the most important street photographers of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept herself to herself and never showed a single one of her photographs to anyone?
Decades later in 2007, a Chicago real estate agent and historical hobbyist, John Maloof purchased a box of never-seen, never-developed film negatives of an unknown ‘amateur’ photographer for $380 at his local auction house.
John began developing his new collection of photographs, some 100,000 negatives in total, that had been abandoned in a storage locker in Chicago before they ended up at the auction house. It became clear these were no ordinary street snaps of 1950s & 60s Chicago and New York and so John embarked on a journey to find out who was behind the photographs and soon discovered her name: Vivien Maier.