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Earlier this month we received a mysterious package in our inbox, a series of images from a mysterious entity known only as NightChameleons. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with these frightening and downright creepy images.
Posted on: October 31, 2012 by Brian Thabault
This photo series is one of our more recent international submissions from the UK. Corinne creates stirring images using traditional photography techniques and framing them in a circular format. Her work is featured in the poetry section of Issue Two of Theory Magazine paired with the work of Jeff Hallsten. Here is a bit from the artist about her work.
My work is shot in analogue, normally black and white 35mm film, and taking inspiration from techniques that were popular in the 19th century. I hand colour my black and white photographs using a range of art materials, allowing me full creative control over the colour scheme and that hands on connection with my work. My series of images is called “Delirium” which I have just finished. They are inspired by literacy, but also are linked into my own emotional state.
Posted on: October 31, 2012 by Brian Thabault
Photography is an art form that can reach past age and borders. This latest submission does both. Eleanor Bennet is a 16 year old photographer and artist from the U.K. Her work spans different genres of photography, the selection provided in her submission to Theory is visceral and gritty.
Eleanor won first places with National Geographic, The World Photography Organisation, Nature’s Best Photography,Papworth Trust, Mencap, The Woodland trust and Postal Heritage.
Her photography has been published in the Telegraph , The Guardian, BBC News Website and on the cover of books and magazines in the United states and Canada. Her art is globally exhibited, having shown work in London, Paris
Indonesia, Los Angeles, Florida, Washington, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Spain, Germany, Japan, Australia and The Environmental Photographer of the year Exhibition (2011) amongst many other locations.
She was also the only person from the UK to have her work displayed in the National Geographic and Airbus run See The Bigger Picture global exhibition tour with the United Nations International Year Of Biodiversity 2010.
Enjoy, a series of images by Eleanor Bennet.
Posted on: June 17, 2012 by Brian Thabault
Some people go to nightclubs to get drunk and make reckless decisions, some people go to take photos, get drunk and make reckless decisions. Parker Hilton is of the second variety. His photo series, Rum Therapy, is a visual chronicle of these nighttime excursins. The series reaches deeper than typical party photography, it’s not people posing and smiling for the camera, it’s candid shots that exposes the raw, sometimes just uncomfortable nature of nightlife. Parker put’s it in to perspective quite elegantly with his artist statement.
Through much of my adult life, frequenting nightclubs and dive bars has become a way of coping with my own insecurities and perceived shortcomings. This tendency, to drown out personal difficulties with whatever vice is most readily available, has become a recurring pattern. However, any reprieve from hardship is short-lived, being written off as a fool’s errand. In the morning, the inevitable regrets, consequences, and hangovers set in, and the temporarily shelved anxieties and insecurities resume. Upon recognizing my frivolous attempts to supersede reality with hedonism, I have begun to notice a similar plight in others. This escapist world, comprised of a false emotional sanctuary, takes the form of a close-knit community — yet upon closer inspection, it is one that has been built upon teetering pillars of personal insecurities and apprehension.
Without further ado, a selection of images from Rum Therapy, also featured in Theory Issue One.
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Posted on: June 4, 2012 by Brian Thabault
Theory welcomes our first international submission, In Bloom, an ethereal photo series from talented Parisian freelance artist Regina Lemaire Costa. The series is beautiful and mysterious, figures shrouded in a misty mix of fog and filters. There is a strange woodland ritual of applying nail polish and bedazzled faces. The portraits carry the lightness of morning. The series is capped of by a bizarre photo montage of the figures under a red filter. Here’s a bit from the artist herself on the series.
In Bloom marks the beginning of spring time here. It was shot early in the morning to accentuate the natural morning fog and the one I created using filters and such. The models were still sleepy and their expressions inspired me for the idea of spring awakening.
Posted on: May 14, 2012 by Brian Thabault
Here are some stunning photographs by Graeme MacPherson. He is a student of engineering at MSU but also takes pictures. Graeme definitely has a unique photographic style going. This first sampling of his work shows his knack for capturing beautiful moments and expressions.
Graeme has been shooting photos for a few years, but is still at the start of his career. With solid images like these, it is safe to assume we will be seeing more great work from him in the future. Here is a bit from the artist about his plans.
My goal is to become a better storyteller through my images, and create more cohesive themes throughout my body of work. I enjoy shooting everyday life, but travel and documentary work is something that interests me as well. I have a few projects in the works that should be pretty interesting.
See more of Graeme’s photographs after the jump.
Posted on: March 25, 2012 by Brian Thabault
Lomography is a style of photography that uses a LOMO brand camera. It produces great layered and atmospheric images. MSU Photography Student Jordan Robert’s journey into the world of Lomography using fuji color slide film with exposures from 1997-today is displayed below. Hailing from the east coast, specifically the Boston area, Jordan was drawn to Montana in recent years. Jordan explains a bit about his creative process on his website.
For me passion is visible everywhere – in a field, at a street corner, on the face of a passerby. I strive to capture light and space in a manner that speaks to the passion of human emotion and I welcome you in sharing my photographic perspective.
More great photos after the jump.
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Posted on: March 1, 2012 by Brian Thabault