Katie Quinn Davies originally trained as a graphic designer in her native hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Katie spent over twelve years working as an Art Director and designer for some of the leading design studios in Europe, the U.S. and Australia. In 2009 Katie re-focused her career towards photography and now works as a freelance commercial photographer specialising in food, lifestyle, interior and travel. In the past three years Katie has amassed a respectable client list including Vogue Brides Japan, Food + Wine USA, Conde Nast, Leo Burnett, Women's Health, and many others.
The bizarre cityscapes of Bert Danckeart deal with the same paradox of abstractive simplicity and a complexity of meaning and metaphor. Danckaerts still lives breathe a superficial flavour, a strangeness that is found in the familiar. Coincidental installations of sidewalks, walls and street furniture refer more to minimalist art than to conventions of street photography. In these absurd scenarios a recognizable, all too banal reality appears stage-set, props and trompe-l’oeil included, while the actors are absent.
John Lehr is an American photographer based in New York, and a 2005 Yale graduate. His work uses hard light, stark shadows, and abstractions of architecture, presented as textures emptied of their references. Color and surfaces become simple elements framed to become totem-like forms, which elevate the non-places we rarely notice.
Lauren Marsolier is a San Francisco based photographer whose formal architecture and landscape photographs call to mind the space, color saturated work of Diebenkorn and Hockney. Her work is without a human presence and perspective, focusing instead on ideas symmetry and void.