“The first thing you notice about me is my size. Don’t tell me it’s not true. –My body shapes my identity whether I want it to or not.” Met deze quote kondigt Caroline Fahey haar fotoserie “Silver Lining” aan. Haar weg naar liefde voor zichzelf was niet bepaald makkelijk. De relatie met haar lichaam veranderde namelijk pas op het moment dat er iets ingrijpends gebeurde. Er was een bloedprop in haar hersens ontstaan: het resultaat van het slikken van de pil in combinatie met obesitas. “Doctors told me that I almost died because I was too fat.” Van jezelf houden nadat je jezelf bijna de dood in hebt gejaagd is niet bepaald makkelijk. Het is haar moeder geweest die tegen haar zei: deze bloedprop is een silver lining. Fahey antwoordde luid en duidelijk: bullshit. Toch was niets minder waar en heeft ze de afgelopen twee jaar geleerd om van haar…
Annelie Vandendael has a talent to photograph humans as a piece of nature instead of just an object. Like she says: “Representing real people with their imperfections is far more interesting for me!” She started taking pictures with an analog camera, which makes her photographs immediately much more realistic. It hasn’t been retouched by Photoshop, like probably 99% of the photographs of nowadays are (don’t take this number too serious, but I just want to make a point over here 😉 ). It makes it obviously far more natural. There is a difference between fashion photography and the way Vandendael created this series. By fashion photography it’s all about fashion, and nothing is about the human who’s presenting it. There is no character included. Vandendael: “Therefore I aim to let the authenticity of the body speak for itself. A manipulated body gives us a wrong perception of reality anyway.” TREND INSIGHT. Playfulness over…
With a glass fish bowl underneath his arms, the self-taught photographer and graphic designer Simon McCheung travelled from his hometown London to Iceland to create his photo series “Interstellar”. Looking for the unfamiliar landscapes, he wanted to explore a strange new world. “I’ve chosen Iceland because I know they are known for their almost alien and amazing landscapes. So alien that I thought it would be fitting to create a theme on space exploration and extraordinary worlds“, said Simon in an interview with MOVE.
The man in this photo series, looking like an astronaut, is sharing a story. On the one hand side he is presenting the beauty of the alienated country Iceland, where climate change is affecting the environment. On a deeper level McCheung shares a broader story: “The bubble was the metaphor for the created world that we all live so comfortably, such as distractions in media, social life etc. It is pretty much as the saying goes ‘Living inside a bubble’, to be unaware of the urgent issues happening in the world that could affect the balance of your own life.”
Andrea Koporova is a Slovak photographer, based in Austria, and is visualising today’s world. According to Furbiz she started photography in 2011, and recently she published her photo series “Ghost Town”. Koporova questions our society’s contradictions, and as a viewer of this photo series you can’t deny there is a certain feeling that pops up while scrolling through the photographs. Even though the images are super minimalistic, the sad and lonely feeling is implemented in each single photograph.
Are our devices responsible for dividing us? Photographer Eric Pickersgill started questioning himself one morning when he was in a café, observing a family:
“Family sitting next to me at Illium café in Troy, NY is so disconnected from one another. Not much talking. Father and two daughters have their own phones out. Mom doesn’t have one or chooses to leave it put away. She stares out the window, sad and alone in the company of her closest family. Dad looks up every so often to announce some obscure piece of info he found online. Twice he goes on about a large fish that was caught. No one replies. I am saddened by the use of technology for interaction in exchange for not interacting. This has never happened before and I doubt we have scratched the surface of the social impact of this new experience. Mom has her phone out now.”