These are links to some of the artists and friends that have influenced me or are an important part of my life in some way. If you have the time, I urge you to take a look at the incredible talent on offer here. My world is a much richer place as a result of these amazing photographers, artists, musicians and writers…
Kristamas Klousch is a strange little wolfgirl, residing deep in the forests & cities of Canada. She dislikes the term photographer and instead prefers to be called a ‘Caricature Artist’ with a camera. Her Self-Portaiture is dark, misleading, moody, erotic, whimsical and most often personal. She is greatly inspired by the works of Francesca Woodman, Kate Bush, A. Sexton, Sarah Moon, Leonard Cohen, Lewis Carroll and Cindy Sherman just to name a few.
Susan is a digital SLR photographer, iPhoneographer, digital artist, co-author of Photo Craft: Creative Mixed-Media and Digital Approaches to Transforming Your Photographs (North Light Books, 2012, co-authored with Christy Hydeck), and author of Digital Expressions: Creating Digital Art with Adobe Photoshop Elements (North Light Books, 2010) and Exhibition 36: Mixed-Media Demonstrations and Explorations (North Light Books, 2008). She is the creator of VisualPoetry, a series of online photography and Photoshop workshops.
Francesca Woodman (April 3, 1958 – January 19, 1981) was an American photographer best known for her black and white pictures featuring herself and female models. Many of her photographs show young women who are nude, blurred (due to movement and long exposure times), merging with their surroundings, or whose faces are obscured. Her work continues to be the subject of much critical acclaim and attention, years after she committed suicide at the age of 22.
Japanese author of novels which include Norwegian Wood, Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84 and others. Murakami’s fiction is often humorous and surreal, marked by a Kafkaesque rendition of themes of alienation and loneliness. He is considered an important figure in postmodern literature. The Guardian praised Murakami as “among the world’s greatest living novelists” for his works and achievements.
English avant-garde singer/songwriter whose albums include the stunning Blemish and Manafon, as well as a number of collaborations with acclaimed artists such as Robert Fripp, Holger Czukay, Jan Bang and Burnt Friedman.
Edmund Hunt is a British composer (b. 1982). His work has been played in the UK and abroad by ensembles including Psappha, The Northern Sinfonia, Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, CHROMA, BCMG, ICARUS Vocal Ensemble, The Curious Chamber Players and CoMA (Contemporary Music for All). Edmund is currently working on a piece of music to accompany a slideshow of my images (due for completion early 2014). CLICK HERE to view video.
Thomas Devaux, born in 1980 in Marcq-en-Barœul (North), is an artistic photographer from France. He lives and works in Paris. In 2011, he won the Bourse du Talent #46 (2011) competition, which was organized by Photographie.com, Nikon, Picto, Herez and Bibliothèque Nationale de France, that same year he was nominated for the “Prix Arte/Cutlog Art contemporain”.
“In my images I use pain as a beauty, erotic as a psychological way of life. I express myself and my intimate inner life. Indeed, the majority of my works are in the water, this of course is not accidental. From many points of view, for me the water is very suitable means to express what I carry in me and recreate my ideas..”
The official website of my dear friend and ridiculously talented, award-winning mobile photographer, Eloise Capet. “J’habite Paris depuis presque quinze ans. L’image a toujours occupé une place importante dans ma vie. Par le biais de la photographie à laquelle je me suis initiée à l’époque où je vivais à Prague (1998-2000). J’y ai fait l’acquisition de mon premier argentique.”
Websites of Interest
Bleaq collects visual inspiration focussing on the melancholic, bleak side of traditional art, illustration, design and photography.
Lost At E Minor is an online publication of inspiring art, illustration, photography, music, fashion, film, and more.
A mobile photography print magazine of exceptional quality
Joanne Carter – renowned international journalist, all-round powerhouse and leading voice for the photographic and mobile photography communities – runs this feature-packed website, with artist profiles, competition news and photography advice being just a flavour of what you’ll find here.