Category Archives: Inspiration

photo sculptures by letha wilson

“I think the interesting thing about photography is you’re trying to capture that moment because you want to hold onto it, this vision, this view you see that’s encompassing you, so you’re using photography as an attempt to capture, but then there’s something interesting when you look at that photograph in a different place and time; it conveys another place, a third meaning. That’s what I’m trying to do with my work, using physical or structural components to bring that third element in so it’s not really here nor there, and make it more present at the moment of viewing. I think it fills a gap. I’m really drawn to sculpture, and as a viewer I think it has a lot of possibilities and potential, so I’m really trying to mix the physical presence of an artwork with an image.” –  Letha Wilson 2011

 

Altogether At Once | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Vertical Horizon | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Angled Aspens | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Sunset Airplane | © Letha Wilson 2009

 

Rockface | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Two by Four | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

Hug Grand Tentons | © Letha Wilson 2011

 

 

my new favourite person

Axel Hütte is a German contemporary landscape photographer. Hütte is part of a generation of German photographers that includes Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, and Andreas Gursky, who have been influential in the creation of this unique photographic aesthetic. His photographs follow a strict objective approach devoid of narrative and yet evoke emotive qualities with poetic sensibility.

 

Bryant Park | © Axel Hütte Date unknown

 

Ingelheim | © Axel Hütte 2009

 

Niederwald | © Axel Hütte 2009

 

Title unknown | © Axel Hütte Date unknown

 

Caesars Palace en Las Vegas | © Axel Hütte 2009

 

Elfenweiher | © Axel Hütte 2004

 

Sandia Mountains, USA| © Axel Hütte Date unknown

 

Underworld, New Mexico | © Axel Hütte 2008

Gestus

Although these two Queensland based artists, Yavuz Erkan and Alix Perry, are engaging with different ideas I am interested in their use of self-portraiture and the interaction with objects. These absurd and yet playful gestures reveal a tension between the self and society highlighting the construction of gender.

 

Yavuz Erkan – Unorthodox Aphorisms

 

Bubble Gum from Unorthodox Aphorisms | © Yavuz Erkan 2011

 

Airline Socks from Unorthodox Aphorisms | © Yavuz Erkan 2011

 

Saliva from Unorthodox Aphorisms | © Yavuz Erkan 2011

 

Milk from Unorthodox Aphorisms | © Yavuz Erkan 2011

 

Alix Perry – I sowed a seed…

 

Under Pressure from I sowed a seed... | © Alix Perry 2010

 

Self-portrait (Loves Shadow) from I sowed a seed... | © Alix Perry 2010

 

to the core to the core from I sowed a seed... | © Alix Perry 2010

 

Nesting from I sowed a seed... | © Alix Perry 2010

nicholas hughes

I was recently directed to the work of British photographer Nicholas Hughes. His minimalist photographs flit between the romantic and gothic but are always poetic. The reference to poetry is explicit as each series is separated into Verses. I am particularly drawn to Hughes’ use of colour in these almost monochromatic photographs and to his use of motion blur.

 

Image #1 from Edge, Verse II | © Nicholas Hughes 2007

 

Image 1 from Field VIII | © Nicholas Hughes 2009

 

Image #13 from In Darkness, Visible, Verse I | © Nicholas Hughes 2007