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08

Feb

Photographs reminding us of the past and present

Above: ‘Metropolis’

Above: ‘Relics of the Cold War’

Martin Roemers is a photographer from the Netherlands. He studied photography at the Academy of Arts in Enschede, The Netherlands. According to his website, Roemers works on long-term projects like the ones shown above titled ‘Metropolis' and 'Relics of the Cold War’. In ‘Metropolis’, Roemers creates a time lapse effect by using the slow shutter speed technique to have the desired effect. This series is about life in developing cities and it demonstrates the density and populations of Southeast Asian cities. ‘Relics of the Cold War’ on the other hand is about the deserted landscape and architecture of the Cold War. They allow the audience to reminisce the past and see the hidden art from the Cold War. Roemers’ works have appeared in many publications including The New York Times, Newsweek and The New Yorker. He has exhibited in many public, private and corporate collections around the world. He has received awards and recognitions including two World Press Photo Awards.

For more information regarding Roemers’ work, please visit martinroemers.com

21

Nov

Installations of Nude Figures in Public Spaces

Above: “Naked Dead Sea” - 2011

Above: “Ireland 3 (Dublin)” - 2008 - 71 x 89.25 inch

Above: “Switzerland, Aletsch Glacier 1 (Greenpeace)” - 2007 - 48 x 60 inch

Above: “Mexico City 3 (Zocalo, MUCA/UNAM)” - 2007 - 71 x 89.25 inch

Above: “Netherlands 7 (Dream Amsterdam Foundation)” - 2007 - 48 x 60 inch

Above: “New York 1 (Grand Central) - 2003 - 60 x 48 inch

Through photography and video, Spencer Tunick has been documenting live nude figures in public for over 20 years. Since 1994, he has organized over 75 different installations in major cities around the world. Tunick’s work is known for incorporating hundreds and thousands of volunteers to pose nude in public settings. On September 17, 2011, Tunick completed an installation that photographed 1,200 naked volunteers in Israel to raise awareness for the disappearing Dead Sea. The image is shown above and was created in a matter of hours.

For more information on Tunick’s work, please visit spencertunick.com

For more information on Tunick’s Dead Sea installation, please visit nakedsea.info

(Source: artnet.com)