todays artist won our admiration on his surreal ‘fishy’ manipulations ..
some of his own words on inspiration
”My imagination and work are captivated by dreams and by the autumn and winter seasons. Although positive dreams are a big theme in my work. I also like to visit the darker side of what people may see of dreams, not necessarily what one would see as negative, but possibly a dream that one could not quite understand or may feel alone.”
Some of the those worthy builds around the world that could intimidate you more and more on their leisure ..
Future Giraffes -
a graphic designer from Mallorca with a passion for photography, also well known as manurs,
not much to say ..lose yourself to those tricky paths.. click around to play…probably from a the everyday life of our featured artist ”Trazisius Koch”
the project in short(+)
This activity is all about new discoveries in the natural environment as we further our goals of understanding the extreme forms of microbial life in the Arctic, and how this may be applied to the origin of life here on Earth, as well as looking for life on other moons and planets.
Foster research that will advance the frontiers of knowledge, emphasizing areas of greatest opportunity and potential benefit and establishing the Nation as a global leader in fundamental transformational science and engineering.
This activity is being conducted by one of our IGERT Trainees and will be the main part of his PhD thesis, and thus it contributes to the nation’s science workforce.
Build the Nation’s research capability through critical investments in advanced instrumentation, facilities, cyber infrastructure, and experimental tools.
some wise thoughts by the artist on his influences / inspiration
”I know that a lot of you are curious to get more information about the abandoned places in my photos and I receive a lot of questions about them.
There is a reason that I don’t give any though. I do love abandoned buildings, I see so much beauty in those places. Unfortunately, many people don’t.
I do act very respectful inside those places, but there are too many idiots out there that don’t behave like me.
I’ve seen so much vandalism, theft and other bad things happening to those buildings after they have become popular, that I will do all I can to protect those beauties.
Therefore, I don’t give any infos about the location (not even the country) or history about them since every little piece of info makes it easier for people to find it.
I’ll gladly help you with any info about all non-decay related shots, but there is no chance I tell anything about the decaying beauties. No exceptions.
Please respect that and don’t post any info in the comments, they will be deleted without warning.”
What compelled you to begin photographing? Then to stop? And then to begin again?
One day, I came across a book of portraits by Steve McCurry, the Nat Geo photographer. I was inspired, and told myself I was going to go take portraits like him, so I went out in the world and tried my best to get good photos of the people and places that I thought were important to me. Then spending so much time around locomotives, I developed an interest them—the engines, the electrical systems, and how they work—so I thought it would be in my best interest to take a break from photos and learn a trade. I went to school, learned to work on diesel engines, that way I can have a more practical skill, something for my future, I’ve never really wanted to be an artist. Photography has always been a hobby and I think it always will be.
Who are the people in your photographs?
Corey, Blake, Shannon, Henry, Patrick, Rocket, Soup, Lulu, Brandy, Vanessa, Savannah, Harrison, Alexis, Oliver, Lost, Trinity, etc.
What is your inspiration?
I’d say most of my inspiration was drawn from old-school American values mixed with a little punk-rock idealism.
Many of your photographs feel very intimate. Do you feel there are ways in which photographing has allowed you to get closer to the people you photograph?
Yes, but I would have gotten much closer without the damn camera in my face. Three women in the book are ex-girlfriends and a couple of the guys in there are best friends; I just took photos of my life. Lately, I’ve been spending my days working on people’s cars, you get really close to people working on their cars, cars are so important to people and so many things happen in them or around or with them. I should be photographing it.
interview from the newyorker –> Link