Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Photographer's Favourite

Photographer’s Favourite features two specially selected images from a Photographers of Etsy team member, and their personal thoughts about them. The first photo is from their own collection, and the other is from a fellow teammate.

This week's contribution is from James Warren, a student at Sonoma State University.

Of his own photograph, James says :

"This image is one of my favorites from my Untitled Landscape series. The tonalities of the large format negative paired with the supple tones of the fiber base paper really work together to make an exquisite print. I love the duality of the content, a mixture of an urban neo-power source and rolling hills of crops."

James has chosen this image by Christian Nze, who is originally from Congo and now living in France.

This is what James has to say about his chosen image :

"Christian Nze's work has always captivated me. His images are printed so beautifully! The echo of curves throughout the image does a fabulous job of leading the eye. The presence of the penguin is ambiguous. It is unclear what state the animal is in, and where exactly it is due to the abstraction of the environment. It almost seems to be magically suspended in space. The image is both well conceived and well executed."

Photographer's Favourite is compiled by Rhiannon Connelly. She’s a professional portrait and fine art photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Most of the photographs she currently shows on Etsy are what she calls “Polaroid Paintings” – using the nearly extinct SX70 Polaroid film to create dreamy images halfway between photograph and painting. One of the best things about this technique is that after taking the photograph most of the work is done in a cafe! See more in her Etsy shop , her website and her blog.

contact Rhiannon if you would like to participate in a future Photographer's Favourite.

1 comment:

James Warren said...

Thanks so much for featuring me!! :)