“From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology. The porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn’t what really captures the attention; the fascination lies in the genesis of a dynamic figure that replaces the static pose. In contrast to the inertness of the intact kitsch figurines Klimas started out with, the photographs of their destruction possess a powerfully narrative character.” (text from martin-klimas.de)
“From a distance the mirrors shine brightly but the closer you get the less attractive they become because they reflect reality,” says Parisian artist, Kader Attia, speaking on the series “Holy Land” (via)
Photographer Kenny Hurtado has wound film at shorelines around the world, resulting in a portfolio brimming with vistas and curious finds. Evident in his aesthetic is Kenny’s understanding of the way light meets water, which comes as no surprise from an accomplished surf photographer. In his personal work, portraits of people, still lives and structures tell open- ended stories through cool color palettes and intriguing textures.
Hurtado studied photography at the San Francisco Art Institute and resides in Long Beach, California. His work is featured as part of the upcoming The Ones We Love exhibition and book release, opening August 14 and 15, 2014.