A few months ago, I’ve posted links to the gallery of Funstyle Chu from Taipei, Taiwan. Today I’d like to mention another superb Chinese photographer, 许 哲桢 (Xu Zhen Zhe, 普渡众神 花 on Flickr) from Shanghai. His female portraits have especially a peculiar charm.
This time, I’d like to post links to the photos taken by Michal Budínský (Yupa), digital photographer from the Czech Republic.
The photograph The jump 3 is my favorite from the set. The splashes of water are wonderful.
Although summer and its heat may be considered emblematical of love (while winter and its cold are emblematical of the absence of love, cf. here p. 529), but this symbolism has nothing to do with a summer like this, for sure. When heat influences the ability to think clearly, it becomes impossible to seek consolation in philosophy. So it only remains to seek consolation in art (‘Seek consolation in art,’ I said to him. / Yakov Pasinkov, The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev)
The photos for this weekend’s column are taken from photomarker’s Gallery on deviantART. The photographer is Oleg Panarin from Moscow (or Andorra?). The model’s name is Olga. I don’t have any more information about them. All galleries of this photographer that I’ve managed to find weren’t updated for a while. One can read in comments to photos on devianART something like “beautiful Russian girl” and “wow”.
Clayre McKinnen is from Cambridge, United Kingdom. She calls herself a mixed media artist and full-time freelance graphic designer, who is also enjoys modeling. The following photos may be seen in her gallery on deviantART.
If art is a play productive of beauty, it must then be a serious play. (The meaning of art, its nature, rôle, and value (1913) by Paul Gaultier)
1. ClayreMcKinnen on deviantART
2. carly-claire on deviantART
3. ModelMayhem.com – Clayre McKinnen – Model – Cambridge
4. MySpace – Clayre McKinnen [model account] – 26 – Female – UK
5. Clayre McKinnen-model | Facebook
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In this weeks’ column I’d like to draw your attention to fantastic black and white photography by Vlad Eftenie from Romania. The deviantART Members write in comments to his photos something like: “This is absolutely fantastic, the tones and atmospheric light recall an earlier era of photography” or “Great concept“. I cannot find better words to describe them. Whatever the case, you can make your own impression.