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Oct 2, 2003

Danish photographer Michael Staggemeier shows us examples of how to take photos that don’t have much in them.
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Sep 30, 2003

“For several years now Edith Roux (France) has been photographing the increasing uniformity of the periphery of large cities in the European Union. Everywhere the same business estates, similar office complexes and uniform shopping malls are rising, invariably bordered by the same undeveloped terrain. In order to emphasize the uniformity of her subjects, Roux always selects the same camera angle and with the aid of a computer she colours all the skies in her photographs an identical blue.” (more examples of “Euroland” here; samples of another series called “Underscape” here)
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Sep 29, 2003

Serge Picard “explores in various technical approaches the possibilities and limits of photogaphy, its production, its time, its decomposition, its space, its eternisation of faces. Going from portrait to landscape, from nude to studies of materials, from colour to black and white, from Fresson printing to Polaroid negative, he treats his objects with deepness without ceasing to want to know better what is the photography in itself.”
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Sep 12, 2003

Didier Massard’s landscapes are gorgeous. Too bad they’re all not real.
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Aug 28, 2003

Have a look at Thierry Urbain’s fascinating Desert Archeologies.
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Aug 21, 2003

Martin Callanan from Gosh Photographic (“gosh” was basically when I said when I saw that site!) pointed out David Callanan’s photos from Russia. And while you’re at it check out Martin’s work, too.
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Aug 21, 2003

Simon Larbalestier’s b/w photography is quite interesting. In his early works you’ll find some images which you might have seen in your record collection.
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Aug 17, 2003

If you’ve been here before you know that my completely subjective selection of photographers always includes creators of somber semi-abstract b/w photos. Pavel Banka is an obvious example. I have to admit, though, that even for me that’s maybe a tad too somber.
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Aug 5, 2003

Aleksey Kozlov and Marina Khlebnikova combine photography with painting to get some fairly interesting results.
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Aug 3, 2003

Jonathan Olley’s “Modern Castles in Northern Ireland” shows barracks and police stations in Northern Ireland.
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Jul 30, 2003

If you like music/concert photography check out Ami Barwell’s site.
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Jul 28, 2003

The grandmaster of absurdly bad taste, Jan Saudek, has his own website. Recommend. Not safe for work. Actually, not even in such a category as “work safe”.
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Jul 25, 2003

For this single portrait of a child alone, Christian Coigny deserves to be linked to. Make sure you look through all the different sections - incl. the “Commercial Vitra” one.
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Jul 24, 2003

Morten Nilsson’s portraits are very well done (and they’re so amusing!). Also don’t miss his landscapes.
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Jul 24, 2003

Czech photographer Michal Macku uses a technique he calls “Gellage” to create his photos.
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Jul 22, 2003

I like George Kavanagh’s landscapes.
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Jul 21, 2003

Alexey Tikhonov has some very interesting photography online.
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Jul 19, 2003

If you want to take creative photos of animals and humans and you need some inspiration go and see Tim Flach’s website.
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Jul 11, 2003

Photojournalist Raffaele Ciriello calls his website “Postcards from Hell”.
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Jul 8, 2003

Pascal Houdart’s work has also changed a lot since I first linked to it.
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Jul 8, 2003

Valerie Archeno shoots interesting portraits.
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Jun 25, 2003

Aernout Overbeeke is a Dutch advertizing photographer with quite an interesting portfolio.
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Jun 16, 2003

Swiss photographer Olivier Christinat has a very unique and deadpan style. It’s quite amazing.
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Jun 11, 2003

I don’t know what to make of French photographer Bettina Rheims. Her photographic skills are quite good but, unfortunately, quite often she goes for what people might attribute to questionable taste or, at least, to an overly generous use of cliches.
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Jun 11, 2003

There’s a large collection of contemporary Czech photographers on the target=”_blank”Prague House of Photography’s website. I don’t really want to single out any of them - just go and browse yourself!
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Jun 10, 2003

Nice gallery of works by Bulgarian duo Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov (that’s not them above!). In Bulgaria, they have their own TV programme.
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May 27, 2003

Also found on photographer.ru: Three amazing portfolios by Alexander Maslenizyn. Click on the photos on that page to get to the different portfolios.
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May 27, 2003

Alexander Kitaev’s work is featured on Russian website photographer.ru.
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May 4, 2003

When I first linked to Pep Karsten’s work, he was only known as “Pep”. The name has changed - as has the work.
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Jul 29, 2002

Christophe Argou spent a lot of time in New York subways, taking photos of people. I’m not sure what to think of those. They’re interesting to look at.
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