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Maria Kazvan’s Beautiful Photography


Maria Kazvan is a 22 year old photographer who lives and works in Lviv, Ukraine. Her lush photographs, shot on Fujifilm Superia film on her Minolta XD-11 camera, are suffused with a wonderfully dreamy and sensual quality. Kazvan’s terrific photography belies her young age, and shows great promise.

Kazvan, who has studied journalism, is currently on the lookout for a job. if you are interested in hiring this dynamic talent, please contact her here.

Check out more of her works on her site | blog | Flickr (all links are NSFW).

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The Salaryman Project



“The Salaryman Project” is a photo-series by Bruno Quinquet, a French photographer living in Tokyo. With his project, Quintet has tried to build an aura of mystery around the archetypal (and quite often, unfairly lampooned) figure of the male Japanese office worker (aka the salaryman).

Quinquet says,

To reference in the same vehicle office work and the specifically Japanese sense of the season, the work comes in the format of a business schedule (paper or ebook).
I think that the project has some kind of documentary value, but in a poetic and conceptual sense rather than as a social critique.

To help self-publish his photography project, he has started a crowdfunding campaign at Ulule.

After a 20 year career as a recording engineer,  Quinquet started shooting photographs during a stay in Japan, sometime in 2006. He decided not to go back to his native France, but pursued and got his graduation from the Tokyo Visual Arts Photography Department. His street photography has found a place in many books, magazines and galleries.

Hit the jump to see some select photographs from the project.


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Sheila Bocchine’s Pinhole Photography


Photographer Sheila Bocchine travels the world with her pinhole camera, documenting different cultures and "all things beautiful." Her lensless pinhole camera, made from teakwood, uses medium format (120) film to produce gorgeously-surreal, square images.

On the subject of her photography, she says:

“The exposures are longer to compensate for the pinhole, which is why you will see subtle blur and motion in all of my images. Since the world rarely stands still, my pinhole camera captures all the beautiful motion and energy onto the negative, thus resulting with dreamscape-like qualities. I feel like each pinhole photograph is a marvelous dream… a surreal and whimsical moment in time that has swirled around my daydreams before coming out as the perfect pinhole photograph.”


Not all of her photographs are as sunny and cheerful as the ones above; some of the images of “dead” people in her portfolio were intriguingly-creepy enough to make me ask her more about them.

The story behind the photographs was, however, far more innocuous.

Bocchine replied back, saying, "the ‘scary’ photos are from Fear Farm Haunted House in Phoenix. I was at a pumpkin farm picking up some holiday goodies and I spotted a haunted house. There was no one around so I found my way inside. It was daytime, so I didn’t think it would be as spooky as it was, but with every corner I turned my heart raced!”


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“The Miracle of Fluo Colours” – A Satirical Project on Religion and Politics in the US


The Miracle of Fluo Colours” is a satirical art project by Dimitris Polychroniadis, an architect and scenographer based in Athens, Greece.

Dimitris feels that the humorous message behind his pop sculptures in his photographs is highly relevant to the present situation in his country, although it directly refers to the absurd, almost hysterical levels to which religion has been pitted against politics in the US.

Dimitris says,

Religion often serves as an emotional ‘lender of last resort’ in times of crisis. The idea for this series of maquette sculptures, comes from Christian church signs and billboards in the US. By stripping these religious quotes away from their physical and emotive context, the ‘message’ becomes more absolute, almost surreal. To emphasize this further, the text size has been exaggerated in scale (compared to the figurines) and colour. The project is somewhat ‘street’ influenced by large scale advertising and slogan graffiti. The title of the series generates a contrast: The notion of God-sent miracles as an integral part of religious faith, against the marvels of man-made, modern age, industrial technology and it’s products such as fluorescent materials and colours.

The photographs were shot by Dimitris in collaboration with Michalis Dalanikas.

Link to the site.

Check out more images after the jump.


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