A selection of work by Vancouver-based photographer Grady Mitchell. More images below.
Artist Hank Schmidt in der Beek and photographer Fabian Schubert offer a hilarious take on classic outdoor painting. In their collaboration, Und im Sommer tu ich malen (“And in the Summer, I do paint”), Schubert photographs in der Beek at various locations famously captured by artists like Cézanne and Monet. However, rather than focusing on the scenic landscape around him, in der Beek is seen painting the pattern of his shirt.
As in der Beek explains his thought process: “Confronted with the immenseness of the mountains and the littleness of my canvasses, I decided to paint what’s nearest to me instead of what’s afield and giant.” More images from the ongoing photographic series below!
Beautiful portrait by She’s Mercedes — a new online platform dedicated to inspiring, connecting and empowering women from all walks of life. Their latest video focuses on Mihaela Noroc, a photographer from Romania who has spent the past three years traveling the world in search of different definitions of female beauty.
She’s Mercedes caught up with Noroc in Cape Town to discuss her ongoing portrait project: The Atlas of Beauty. Highlighting Noroc’s role in challenging the conventions of traditional beauty photography, the profile also features some of Noroc’s diverse subjects including a young dancer, poet and café owner. Check out the video and more images below!
Old paintbrushes become the canvas in these creative portraits by Chinese American artist Rebecca Szeto. The ongoing series (which started back in 1999!) highlights the attention Szeto pays to the details of each individual brush, coming up with a unique character (usually with a historic bent) for each piece. Check out more of Szeto’s “Paintbrush Portraits” below!
Artist Ian Ingram explores the art of the self-portrait, working with charcoal, pastel, ink, watercolour, as well as less conventional things like beeswax, string, and butterfly wings. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Ingram now lives and works in Sayulita, Mexico. Check out more of his incredible work below.