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Issue 60

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April / May 2018

Cover photo: Hengki Koentjoro
PDF size: 183 MB
Pages: 251

Featured artists:

Hengki Koentjoro, Indonesia
Florian W. Mueller, Germany
Jonas Kulikauskas, United States
Sarah Seené, Canada
Wendi Schneider, United States
Eduardo Asenjo, Chile
Michael Behlen, United States
Susan Friedman, United States
Gary Ellis, United Kingdom
LightBox, United States

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BLUR no. 60

April / May 2018

HENGKI KOENTJORO

Indonesia

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“It’s one of the utmost forms of joy in life: the delight of waking up in the youngest hour of the morning, racing with the break of dawn to ascend the height of the earth. And there they will be in all their majesty: blanketed by the mist enfolding the birth of day, slumberous peaks awaking to the first peek of sunrise.”

FLORIAN W. MUELLER

Germany

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“In this series I play with the beholders abstraction of memories. Dreamlike landscape pictures, confronting the viewer with the question, “Do I remember this?” Paramnesie (false memory) is the psychological phenomenon in which a person recalls a memory that did not actually occur.”

JONAS KULIKAUSKAS

United States

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“According to the National Park Service, Yosemite National Park has more than four million annual visitors, supported by thousands of local rangers, workers, and volunteers. This makes Yosemite a shifting metropolis.”

SARAH SEENÉ

Canada

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Botanica is an intimate photo project created with a Polaroid SX70 (from 1973) and Impossible Project films. This series gathers nine self-portraits composed with handmade transparencies superimposed with Polaroid emulsions.

This personal tale unveils the fusion of the body and the typical flowers found in Quebec, the photographer’s new home. Some flowers are doors to cross, others are curtains to hide behind, or nectars to drink with a straw.

The authentic asperities created by the handmade Polaroid dry lift bring a sensitive texture to the conceptual aspect of the series, crystallizing a step, a transformation.“

WENDI SCHNEIDER

United States

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„In States of Grace, I illuminate beauty amidst the chaos. I’m calmed by the simplicity of a graceful line and the stillness of the suspended moment and am compelled to share an impression of the serenity I find there. I capture the ephemeral movement of light on organic forms, to preserve that mystical moment that stills time for me.“

EDUARDO ASENJO

Chile

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“I have a hearing problem, and I try to show that in my photos. In conversation, I need to concentrate on only one person and cancel out the rest (the noise).”

MICHAEL BEHLEN

United States

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“I definitely write the story of a man who is trying to find something that is lost in everyday modern life. I think that encompasses my personal freedom that I have willingly lost by making a variety of increasingly responsible decisions that benefit my life in the long term, but in the short term depress me and trap me into a self-made box.”

SUSAN FRIEDMAN

United States

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“The Edge of Forever has to do with transition in my life and my re-thinking of portraits. The challenge for me was to try to represent my love of animals, strong women, the landscape, and my own personal narrative. My house is perched on an expanding landscape. There is a precariousness of life out here, an animal spirit, yet one cannot help engage with the land, which represents a great deal of mystery to me.”

GARY ELLIS

United Kingdom

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“Since starting my photographic career, I have always been keen to enhance my skills within the documentary style as I feel this area can have a massive reach to the public and make a difference to the topic documented, and for this reason my project is focused on highlighting the littering issue in Scotland’s largest national park.”

LIGHTBOX

United States

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“The Photographic Nude is a juried exhibit exploring the artistic and creative view of the body and its form, celebrating the nude in photography by embracing a variety of styles. We welcome the timeless elegance of a classical study as well as alternative and provocative styles. Studies of the whole or partial human form, nude or semi-nude are eligible.”

BLUR GALLERY

Various authors

BLUR Issue 60

April / May 2018
  1. Daniel Murtagh | United States | http://danielmurtagh.com/
  2. Achintha Dahanayake | Sri Lanka | https://achinthadahanayakephotography.wordpress.com/
  3. Kenzie King | United States | https://www.instagram.com/kinkkenz/
  4. Kevin McCarville | United States | http://kevinmccarville
  5. Hojat Rene | Iran | https://www.flickr.com/photos/98021492@N06/
  6. Dan Warner | United States | http://www.CarpeLuxPhotography.com
  7. Albalone Le Goff | Australia | http://www.albalone.com
  8. Henri Mattocks | Malta | https://www.facebook.com/photographing.street.life/
  9. Frodi Brinks | Iceland
  10. Michael Weitzman | United States | http://michaelweitzman.net
  11. Taysa Jorge | Spain | http://taysajorge.com
  12. Aram Kirakosyan | Armenia | http://www.vogue.it/photovogue/portfolio/?id=478
  13. Luis Gonzalez-porto | United States | http://www.pixelatedme.com
  14. Luck Mall | Poland | http://canalia.pl/index.php/luceks-portfolio/
  15. Jenny Yoshiko | Belgium | http://jennyyoshiko.wixsite.com/visuals
  16. Waldemar Markiewka | Poland | https://www.flickr.com/photos/15601759@N08/
  17. Lukas Kaminski | Poland | https://500px.com/lukaskaminski1
  18. Luiza Boldeanu | Romania | http://luiza-boldeanu-photography.com/
  19. Maxime Daviron | France | http://www.maximedaviron.com
  20. Marcin Walko | Poland | http://facebook.com/czarnewidoki
  21. Bliss Floccare | United States
  22. Rafael Aguiar | Brazil | https://www.behance.net/rafaelaguiar1
  23. Tony Jones | United States | https://www.ariagraphicdesign.com
  24. John Chu | United States | http://www.twmphotography.com