Until Kingdom Comes



Simen Johan born in Norway in 1973, who darkly explores the human proclivity towards fantasy and our attempts, knowing or otherwise, to alternate realities for ourselves. Merging traditional photographic techniques with digital methods, Johan creates each of his images from as many as one hundred negatives, having first constructed or discovered each element and photographed it on film. Across his body of work, the viewer is urged to ponder the relationship between the real and the artificial or imagined.







Black to Earth (NSFW)

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On the last day of Black History Month, The Human Gallery presents images from the collection of Gregory Prescott.  Here Prescott brings stunning artistic nude images of African American men and women connecting with the earth.  Not often do we see people of color in this light and this series is a great way to close out, artistically, Black History Month; showcasing diversity in the world of art photography.  Continue reading

Dominance, Codependence, and Submission

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Pieter Hugo is a man’s man type of photographer. He’s from South Africa, currently living in Cape Town and his images are unapologetic. And incredible. He specializes in portraiture and my favorite exhibition of his to date is “The Hyena and Other Men”. These images document men from Nigeria who perform with wild animals such as hyenas, baboons, snakes, etc. I believe Pieter Hugo best describers what it is that is so inciting about the relationships he has photographed: “I look back at the notebooks I had kept while with them. The words ‘dominance’, ‘codependence’ and ‘submission’ kept appearing. These pictures depict much more than an exotic group of travelling performers in West Africa. The motifs that linger are the fraught relationships we have with ourselves, with animals and with nature.” Continue reading

Across flesh and land

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Upon quick glance, it’s easy to believe that these landscapes are constructed of natural landforms including hills, cliffs, valleys, and mountains. However, upon closer inspection, the true nature of each human shape is revealed. Created by London-based photographer Carl Warner, Bodyscapes is a creative project featuring this new and unconventional style that blends portraits with landscapes. Continue reading