Sasha Bezzubov

Sasha Bezzubov is a multiple recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Award for his work in Vietnam and India, whose work regards the politics and environment of our changing world. The Gringo Project, Expats and Natives, and his upcoming project The Searchers, a collaboration with Jessica Sucher, look at the role of Western tourism in the developing world. In January 2007, Taylor De Cordoba will be showing his most recent project, Things Fall Apart, a series of landscape photographs taken after natural disasters. The show will feature work made in five locations – India after an earthquake, the midwest after tornadoes, California after wildfires, Florida after hurricanes and Indonesia and Thailand after the tsunami. Bezzubov uses a large format camera to create photographs where every broken, singed and twisted detail is visible. Arriving at each event after the fact allows him to witness the destruction with a degree of distance. Using the form of landscape photography, a tradition born with industrial expansion, these photographs evidence nature’s force as it reclaims land subdued and ruled by a myopic civilization.

 

Alex S. MacLean

Alex MacLean is a pilot and photographer and has flown his plane over much of the United States documenting the landscape.  Trained as an architect, he has portrayed the history and evolution of the land from vast agricultural patterns to city grids, recording changes brought about by human intervention and natural processes.  His powerful and descriptive images provide clues to understanding the relationship between the natural and constructed environments.

 

Daniel Kukla

Daniel Kukla on his project The Edge Effect:  In March of 2012 I lived in a cabin for a month within southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park. While staying in the Park, I spent much of my time visiting the borderlands of the park and the areas where the low Sonoran desert meets the high Mojave desert. While hiking and driving, I caught glimpses of the border space created by the meeting of distinct ecosystems in juxtaposition, referred to as the Edge Effect in the ecological sciences. To document this unique confluence of terrains, I hiked out a large mirror and painter’s easel into the wilderness and captured opposing elements within the environment. Using a single visual plane, this series of images unifies the play of temporal phenomena, contrasts of color and texture, and natural interactions of the environment itself.

Inka and Niclas

"Like the furtive ornithologist or the sporting arctic explorer, Inka and Niclas seek to preserve the perfect moment when subject and surroundings engage and harmonize. They are fascinated by that instant when travelers go still, becoming carefully placed relics of the captured experience. In this way, they are anthropologists as much as image-makers." Inka and Niklas are fine art photographers living and working in Sweden.

Douglas Lyle Thompson

Douglas Lyle Thompson brings a sharp eye and refined palette to his work, which encompasses lifestyle, editorial, portraiture, still life and landscape. This talented Brooklyn based photographer has shot for Monocle, Ace Hotel, Ogilvy & Mather, Fast Co., Citizens Bank, Puma, Google, Onia, Saturdays Surf, Martha Stewart Living, and many more.

Bert Danckeart

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.

David Shields

David Shields has been travelling the world for the past 20 years, the last 15 of which have been devoted to the pursuit of the best image. Having worked for many of the top magazines worldwide, including Vogue Homme International (Fr and Jp), French Vogue, Crash (Fr), Dazed and Confused (UK and Australia), Japanese GQ and Commons & Sense (Jp),German GQ and GQ Style, Russian Tatler, Italian Marie Claire, Black Magazine (NZ)  and Oyster, David is one of New Zealand’s most successful fashion photographers.

 

David Shama

David Shama is a Swiss photographer based in Paris. From architectural landscapes to rural Wisconsin, greasy diner fries, deserted roads and candid yet curated portraits and editorials, Shama seduces the viewer with the frank simplicity of his visual language and the unpretentious nature of the quotidian. He talks about his wandering mind and the endless search for that magical spark. His adventurous, impulse-driven character shows in a body of work that is clear, easy, spontaneous and effective in its storytelling, translating into the relatable emotional charge of the people. Clients include publications such as Dazed & Confused, Jalouse, Le Monde, Savile Row, Playground, and many more.