Ηow To Photograph The Soul By Predrag Pajdic
Visually poetic and full of sensuality, the work of artist, curator and historian - Predrag Pajdic - explores the concept of beauty through both photography and performance. Hot ‘N’ Gold catches up with him to discuss natural structures, secret gardens and shamanic rituals…
The Kazakhs are the descendants of Turkic, Mongolic and Indo-Iranian tribes and Huns that populated the territory between Siberia and the Black Sea. They are a semi-nomadic people and have roamed the mountains and valleys of western Mongolia with their herds since the 19th century.The ancient art of eagle hunting is one of many traditions and skills that the Kazakhs have been able to hold on to for the last decades. They rely on their clan and herds, believing in pre-Islamic cults of the sky, the ancestors, fire and the supernatural forces of good and evil spirits.
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Surreal Photos Taken With An Old Film Camera by Oleg Oprisco
The photographer Oleg Oprisco based in Ukraine, takes very beautiful and surrealistic pictures of fairy and dreamy women. The originality of his work is in the fact that he only uses oldschool cameras such as Kiev 6C and 88, and old films camera.
© All images courtesy of the artist
Overgrowth is a collaborative artistic project created by Parker Fitzgerald – the guy that takes most of the photos for Kinfolk magazine and Riley Messina – the gal that, if I’m not mistaken, did lots of the floral styling for this year’s Spring issue of Kinfolk, the one with the ice cream and flowers that made us go all gaga.
I’m totally going to be honest with you, I feel the concept of florals + faces is a wee overdone at this point, BUT the execution of this portraits (shot with film nonetheless) is beautiful. The floral design is just as awesome and works perfect with the models and the background. It’s whimsy (in the good sense) and somewhat creepy and dark at the same time – hence the feature on today’s post.
And even though it’s fall and there are hardly any wild flowers left, we can still enjoy a good ol’ session of floral design. In the face. Just the way we like it, right?
Surreal Photo Manipulations By Ex-Ballet Dancer Kylli Sparre
Young or old, it’s never too late to change directions in life and begin chasing your dreams instead of just your obligations. Photographer Kylli Sparre is a perfect example of this – she discovered that she wanted to be a photographer only after completing professional ballet school.
“When the studies were over, I realized it wasn’t the path for me. I have been searching for an outlet for my creativity ever since. [A few] years ago I found it in photography and never looked back,” writes the artist on her website. The influence of her professional ballet experience is clear in her current photography work – the models in her surreal and dream-like pictures are filled with grace, effortless poise, elegance and beauty.
Johannes van Loon. Illustrations for Harmonia Macrocosmica by Andreas Cellarius. Star Atlas. 1660.