i remember a time once…

How can one explore the poetic beauty of adolescent angst, of lost innocence, of a tumultuous existence without being controversial? More art should be beautifully controversial.

 

Untitled #75 | © Bill Henson 2000 - 2003

 

Untitled #3 | © Bill Henson 1998 - 2000

 

Untitled #66 | © Bill Henson 2000 - 2003

 

Untitled #72 | © Bill Henson 2000 - 2003

 

Untitled #95 | © Bill Henson 2000 - 2003

 

Untitled #68 | © Bill Henson 1998 - 2000

 

hereabouts

30 second word association with myself:

Honours – Lost – Lonely – Love – Hills – Tea – Nothingness – Concrete – Sublime

Now that that is done we can proceed. So hiatus of the academic kind has kept me from coming up for air. Let’s take what we can get and that getting will involve fun finds and facts from my research.

 

Untitled (Flower tree monster of the night) | © Emma Leslie 2011

His and Hers

 

Still Life Art Photography Eggs

Untitled | © Emma Leslie 2011 (sold)

 

Still Life Art Photography Eggs

Untitled | © Emma Leslie 2011 (sold)

 

Still Life Art Photography

Untitled | © Emma Leslie 2011

 

Still Life Art Photography Eggs

Untitled | © Emma Leslie 2011

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

in the absence of deer signs

Emma Leslie, Photography, Forest, Canada, Banff

Untitled 1 (2010) | © Emma Leslie

 
Emma Leslie, Photography, Forest, Canada, Banff

Untitled 2 (2010) | © Emma Leslie

 
Emma Leslie, Photography, Forest, Canada, Banff

Untitled 3 (2010) | © Emma Leslie

 

Emma Leslie, Photography, Forest, Canada, Banff

Untitled 4 (2010) | © Emma Leslie

 

Emma Leslie, Photography, Forest, Canada, Banff

Untitled 5 (2010) | © Emma Leslie

 

Emma Leslie, Photography, Forest, Canada, Banff

Untitled 6 (2010) | © Emma Leslie

 

riitta päiväläinen

Whimsical, sculptural, emotive and eerie are some words to describe the work of Finnish photographer Riitta Päiväläinen who is fascinated by the presence of unwritten history, particularly that which shrouds second hand clothes.  Päiväläinen combines my love for cold landscapes and installations made of cloth.

 

Nest, Structura | © Riitta Päiväläinen 2005

 

Vaults, Vestige | © Riitta Päiväläinen 2005

 

Camouflag II | © Riitta Päiväläinen 2005 Shelter, Vestige | © Riitta Päiväläinen 2005

 

Imaginary Meeting V | © Riitta Päiväläinen 2005

 

Papaver Somniferum | © Riitta Päiväläinen 2006

 
 

 

the house that didn’t make it

A homage to my old house in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

 

My Vancouver house

My old house, Vancouver BC (2010) | © Emma Leslie

a portrait of portland

These were taken during my trip to Portland, OR, USA at the end of January this year.

 

Wooden water tank, Portland OR (2011) | © Emma Leslie

 

Warning sign: Riding your bike without the front wheel, Portland OR (2011) | © Emma Leslie

 

Sail away, Portland OR (2011) | © Emma Leslie

 

Haley's Comet at Stark's Vacuum Clear Museum, Portland OR (2011) | © Emma Leslie

 

Inner city suburbia, Portland OR (2011) | © Emma Leslie

 

 

tim macpherson

Having just added my For Sale cubby houses to the website I feel Tim MacPherson‘s photographs would tie in nicely.

 

Untitled | © Time MacPherson

 

Untitled | © Time MacPherson

Untitled | © Time MacPherson

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