Appreciation, History and a Place in Contemporary Photography
Foto Relevance is committed to expanding appreciation of contemporary photography-based art. Periodically, artists and genres of photography will be selected for commentary, adding framework and historical context to selected work. Your comments are welcome.
PhotoLucida is a valuable platform from which to contrast and compare artistic motivation, and see a variety of photography-based techniques. Mason, Wilkes, Navarro, Trigueros, Terlizzi, and Chipman all help us see through very different lenses. What we see is a rich cross-section of expression.
Before there were cameras with a glass lens, whether on a phone or any one of the many styles of “camera” available today, images were seen on walls and floors as light traveled through tiny holes in barriers between an interior space and the outside world. Before people understood how images could be captured, light
Art—once imagined, visualized, created and set to paper, canvas or other substrate—becomes a source of creativity and inspiration for other artists who may copy or appropriate those images for their own use. With that in mind, is there a limit to what we consider photographic? Technology and the evolution of digital images has made the
Day or night, the sky has always held a special fascination for people since the dawn of time. In Brenda Biondo’s “Abstracts” series, she shows us the sky differently than we have ever appreciated it before. “Abstracts” consists of three portfolios of work: “Paper Skies”, “Moving Pictures”, and “Modalities”. Biondo describes “Abstracts as…constructed abstractions centered
The images of Joana P. Cardozo and Margeaux Walter are visual dramas that reflect back to us our lives and how we live. These two artists, both photographers living and working in New York, tackle these concepts in their two very different bodies of work. Where we live defines us. How we live is an
There is an attraction all of us have to trees. For photographers, trees hold a special fascination. For 170 years, photographers have used trees as subject matter. The broad variety of species of trees, the visual entertainment of how the trunk and branches expand, turn and twist make each tree different. Leaf sizes, shapes and