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Robert Jackson

strangeorchard:

I have updated the Strange Orchard website. You can now find an assortment of my personal work. Have a look and let me know what you think? Enjoy - www.strangeorchard.co.uk

strangeorchard:

I have updated the Strange Orchard website. You can now find an assortment of my personal work. Have a look and let me know what you think? Enjoy - www.strangeorchard.co.uk

— 3 days ago with 23 notes

strangeorchard:

'Road Work' by Mark Lanning is an elusive road trip exploring a range of states in America. What I find compelling about this project is the outsider perspective from Mark, he really captures a sense of impulse whilst remaining distant, giving you one perspective to observe from. He doesn't over explore, he gives you a very considered composition, then moves onto the next part of the journey. In reality it's very much a road trip of Mark, his camera, and what he reacts to along the way. 

Find more of Mark’s work here - http://marklanningjr.com

For those of you who have missed it me and a friend have stepped into the world of publishing. Come join our new project and see what’s happening. 

— 3 months ago with 34 notes

I received this great submission by Pierre-Lin Renié. He has a vast collection of work and during our conversation he made some very interesting views on photography. I have posted an extract of text where he talks about his work. 

Taking photographs exclusively in public places, I reflect upon the cultural heritage of 175 years of history of photography, by appropriating and updating classical genres or themes of the medium (street photography, architecture, views, found objects, art or pictures reproductions, store windows…) as well as some of the most ordinary subjects of amateur photography (animals, flowers, sunsets, clouds…). Doing so, I have a vast collection of pictures with the most eclectic subjects, with no hierarchy between them. All this forms the material which I organize into conceptual structures, often based upon temporality.”

To me Pierre-Lin’s work is extremely interesting especially in regards to approach, where we see modern practitioners perhaps limit their subject matter, Pierre-Lin tackles the history of photography, and keeps a very broad collection of work which actually shares very intimate images which are structured around a specific time and space. 

http://pierrelinrenie-dautresjours.tumblr.com

— 4 months ago with 27 notes

strangeorchard:

'Vegas 2010' by Mark Lanning, Jr.

I received this publication by Mark Lanning Jr. last week, and was thoroughly impressed. 

In this project Mark explores Vegas’s economic growth and its effect on suburban areas, constructing a realistic perspective of the city primarily known for its nightlife, entertainment and gambling. To me this project documents a polar opposite perspective of Las Vegas to that of most peoples pre-conceived ideas. I would compare Mark’s approach to that of William Eggleston, observing very ordinary subject matter that successfully highlight the points he makes in his book. 

"I visited them in late 2009, and it was then that I finally saw Vegas the city. Not the pleasure destination centre of the universe or its impoverished flip-side, but the intensely bizarre mix of the middle class, from its lower classification to the highest, that lives, works, and services the suburb that built itself out to the limits of the basin."

www.marklanningjr.com

My new blog is here, stay up to date as we have an interesting publication out soon. For now take a look at a great project by Mark Lanning, Jr. 

— 4 months ago with 35 notes
mtljr:

The cover? Mossless Issue 3 is almost ready, but before it goes to print it needs a cover. Check out their latest update here ( http://stampsy.com/stamp/6917 ) and all 10 choices for the cover. And if you will, send in a vote for me by e-mailing my name, “Mark Lanning, Jr.”, to mosslesscoverchoice@gmail.com . All of these images would make a great cover to represent what Romke & Grace have put together.

If you would like to help my friend Mark Lanning, Jr get his photograph on the front cover of Mossless Issue 3 then please email his name to mosslesscoverchoice@gmail.com.

mtljr:

The cover? Mossless Issue 3 is almost ready, but before it goes to print it needs a cover. Check out their latest update here ( http://stampsy.com/stamp/6917 ) and all 10 choices for the cover. And if you will, send in a vote for me by e-mailing my name, “Mark Lanning, Jr.”, to mosslesscoverchoice@gmail.com . All of these images would make a great cover to represent what Romke & Grace have put together.

If you would like to help my friend Mark Lanning, Jr get his photograph on the front cover of Mossless Issue 3 then please email his name to mosslesscoverchoice@gmail.com.

— 4 months ago with 9 notes

'Photo-Sculptures' by Doug Prince 

Doug Prince explores photography’s ever existing relationship of fact and fiction, and engages in this tradition by producing images that pose questions, whilst reminding us that these photographs are crafted. The photographs are in-fact three dimensional sculptures using a number of negatives, which whilst these scenes remain quite regular scenes there is a definite element of atmosphere and performance as we remain the observers of the carefully structured images which play with our senses.

http://www.edelmangallery.com/prince/prince.htm

— 4 months ago with 25 notes
Please have a look at this great charity run project submitted to me by Raul Guerrero, ‘The Disposable Project’. 
"The Disposable Project is a volunteer-run charitable endeavors photo project based on the images produced by 9 children with100 disposable cameras in Tanzania, in hopes of promoting the arts, education, and sustainability.
From May 11th to July 20th of 2011, Raul Guerrero embarked on a communal photography project with the Newlands area of Moshi, Tanzania. Collaborating with Born to Learn, a program that gives disadvantaged youth the opportunity to receive an education, he provided 100 disposable cameras to Alex Charles, Jenifer Wilson, John Leo, Kamili Kalist, Peter Michael, Petro Ngowi, Samson Modest, Sebastian Simon, and Stanley Felix. Teaching the students basic photography skills, Raul developed creative methods for them to share their stories by documenting their everyday experiences. Working as a collective, these nine students bring the faces of their community to you.”
— 4 months ago with 17 notes

Clark and Pougnaud - Lost in Meditation

This series of pictures represent a certain idea of happiness, yet suggesting the long drama which constitutes a human life. We are bonded to artists of the past, who used interiors as a shelter from the growth of urbanism, the chaos of urban life. 10 years ago, we paid a tribute to Edward Hopper, today it’s a very personal interpretation of Hammershoi’s paintings. The figures are showned in a meditating state, confined in their intimacy, fundamentally alone with one self. When leaning against the work of painters we admire, we are trying to reveal our own vision of life. Mixing photography and painting adding the use of digital tools sparingly to keep a human and sensitive touch, is our way to express refined ideals from an imaginary past.

— 4 months ago with 11 notes

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison - Gray Dawn 

This surrealist based work by couple Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison appears exciting and ambiguous upon first view, but deals with the interesting concept of humans relationship with technology and nature, and the problems that science and technology pose. To me the work highlights the very obsessive and inquisitive nature of humans, and the possible snowball effect in pursuit of finding answers. 

www.parkeharrison.com/  

— 4 months ago with 118 notes

Here is an insightful submission by Ettore Moni, keeping us up to date with his new project. This landscape work explores the relationship between man and nature, in the form of structures. 

http://www.ettoremoni.com/

— 4 months ago with 40 notes