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Lisa Sorgini: Lambent

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A moody collection of landscapes captured in Australia and New Zealand

Melbourne-based photographer Lisa Sorgini sent us a link to Lambent, a gorgeous collection of landscapes she shot around Australia and New Zealand. Taking her inspiration from quiet hush of the countryside, Lisa says that the series explores some of the contradictions that are unique to the Southern Hemisphere: ...the extreme contrast between light and dark, the burden of clouds and......read more

SHFT Sampler 1-7-11

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Weekly links: Gordon Matta-Clark's eco-art bent, mysterious bird deaths, and more.

Gordon Matta-Clark was an eco-art O.G.. In the 70s, Matta-Clark's conceptual projects included recycling glass bottles, digging out a basement to create a “guerrilla” garden, and turning a dumpster into an open house. An exhibition centered on Matta-Clark's time at 112 Greene Street, one of the first artist-run venues in New York, opens this weekend at David Zwirner in NYC. ......read more

Ars Natura: Cauda Equina

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Keith Bentley's hairy tribute to horses lost.

I learned several disturbing factoids when studying the work of multimedia artist Keith Bentley. First, there is actually an entire industry called “horse rendering” that turns dead and dying horses into by-products – skins, feed, glue, hair. Some argue that it is more ecologically friendly to reuse a dead animal than it is to incinerate it (which requires a huge amount of fuel......read more

All That Is

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Stunning Images From Toby Trueman

Inspired by observing the cycle of the natural world, a cycle that has existed for millenia, British photographer Toby Trueman presents ‘All That Is’ — long exposure portraits of a single section of beach. Both a celebration of nature and a study of its permanence in the face of man’s existence, ‘All That Is’ comprises of 36 photographs......read more

Michael Northrup’s Dream Away

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Unusual Images Of Everyday Intimacies

Making waves internationally is Baltimore photographer Michael Northrup’s newly released third photo book, Dream Away, a tender documentation of the journey of his former marriage and family life.  Spanning decades from the early ’70s to the ’90s, the 70-year-old’s latest publication gives proof that beauty and meaning are truly found in the......read more

Nostalgic Imagery

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Margaret Durow

Photographer Margaret Durow captures fleeting moments filled with sparkling light. Her main intension is to explore her surroundings with her camera and to express the way she feels. To establish a real connection to her inner world, she mainly creates self-portraits or uses her best friends as her subject. The viewer gets a somewhat nostalgic feeling when looking at her......read more

Nobody's Nobodies: Photos by Rogerio Reis

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Conceptual photos inquire into issues of image ownership and public space

Brazilian photographer Rogerio Reis offers a tongue-in-cheek look into image ownership with these photos shot on Rio de Janeiro's public beaches. In the series, called Nobody's Nobodies, Reis uses John Baldessari-esque dots to obscure the identities of his human subjects. "The use of colored dots over faces addresses the legal challenge of making candid shots of the bathers on Rio's beaches,"......read more

Beautiful Images of a Cactus Nursery by India Hobson

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UK photographer visits greenhouse to snap spiny succulents

India Hobson has a thing for potted plants and indoor gardens. The UK photographer's portfolio includes plenty of plant-centric work, including this lovely series of images shot at Abbey Brook Cactus Nursery, a greenhouse near Sheffield which is home to thousands of spiny succulents in all shapes and sizes. The photos nicely capture the quiet charm of the cactus nursery, a place where New World......read more

The Edge: Photographs by Tamara Dean

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Painterly images of youths in nature

In her series The Edge, Sydney-based photographer Tamara Dean trains her lens on young people cavorting in natural settings in Australia and upstate New York. The carefully composed scenes explore the informal rites of passage created by young people in relationship with the natural world. "Throughout, nature is much more than a mere setting," writes critic Gregory Volk. "Instead, it is a......read more

More Stunning Travel Photos by Randy P. Martin

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Staggeringly beautiful images from a perennial SHFT favorite

We've made no secret of our love for the work of Randy P. Martin, the Portland, OR-based photographer who has a distinct knack for capturing breathtaking travel images on film. His preferred subjects are small figures in huge sweeping landscapes, a nod to the Romantic notion of man's smallness in the face of nature's immensity. This latest selection, shot in locations as diverse as Oregon,......read more

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