Enchanted Forest

 

Elena Helfrecht, is a self taught German photographer. Her work was influenced by the dark forests and the folklore of Bavaria. The goal of Helfrecht’s imagery is to visualize human thoughts and emotions. With the medium of photography she captures reality and alters it digitally to show what lies beneath the physical surface.

   

         

 

Architectural Graphics

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Istanbul based architect, Yener Torun has taken on the project of documenting Istanbul’s minimalist architecture.  His photographs have a large following.  “What I show is completely abstracted from the reality,” says Torun, “With the human element, the background becomes a tool that shows a feeling or emotion.”  Continue reading

Kisses



For his delightful series Snog, famed fashion and portrait photographer Rankin captures couples of all genders, races, and ages engaged in passionate kisses.

Hoping to challenge cultural taboos surrounding public displays of affection, he finds moments of sexual abandon normally reserved for secret, hidden spaces.





All images by Rankin



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

Cockaignesque



Helen Sobiralski is a German photographer based in Berlin.  After receiving her design diploma from the university of applied sciences and arts in dortmund, Helen now lives in berlin and works as a freelance photographer.  






Honey

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Full buckets of honey are dumped on the bodies of Blake Little’s human subjects, from young babies, to athletes, to 85-year-old women, drenching them in the gooey, golden syrup. For photo series, Preservation, the photographer uses the sticky stuff to capture varying body types, ages, races, and sizes like flies trapped in amber. “The honey has a way of democratizing people, to transform them in kind of a universal way,” Little explains in the behind-the-scenes video below. Continue reading

Frozen in Flux

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Nir Arieli is an ex-military photographer whose images helped define, within oneself, notions of the body as an entity that cannot be fully grasped.
His project ‘Tension’ employs double (triple/quadruple/quintuple/sextuple/septuple etc) exposure techniques to highlight subtle and sometimes drastic movements of the figure. The shapes created and the space occupied by the body is frozen in flux. Continue reading

Private (NSFW)

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Mona Kuhn’s (German, b. Brazil, 1969) photographs of nudes aim to show the human body in its most natural state. Stripping away the distraction of material adornment, her subjects become timeless and free from cultural and/or generational stereotypes. A sense of comfort permeates each photograph; the subjects feel safe and at ease, allowing a genuine conveyance of emotion. She begins each series with a specific color palette in mind, followed by an emotion. Then she chooses a location, and lastly her subjects. Working intimately with a group of friends, she considers each photograph a collaboration. The subjects’ postures mirror their environments and each series flows like a lyrical ballad, opening up a dialogue about the human body’s interaction with the setting. Classically trained, Kuhn’s compositions are painterly studies, each photograph thoughtfully arranged. Each image is multi-dimensional with a careful selective focus, giving the viewer the opportunity to only enter specific areas of the frame and leaving the remainder up to the imagination. Continue reading

The Diagnosis

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Abel Azcona is a Spanish interdisciplinary artist specially bonded to performance art, his work, though, explores and focuses great attention to the aesthetic results and is therefore related with mediums such as photography, videoart, installation and sculpture. His art work has been presented in various museums, contemporary art centers, galleries and artistic spaces from countries all over the world. Continue reading