Miwa Yanagi graduated MFA from Kyoto University of Fine Art and she has been working with photography since the mid 1990s.
In the group of ‘Windswept women’, five giantesses dance amidst desolate landscapes. Yanagi has used models of varying ages – ‘the young woman has dangling, wizened breasts, and the old woman has firm breasts, so there’s a physical reversal’. They form a family of travelling performers whose portraits stand four metres tall, resting in giant photo-stands. The decorations of fruit on the frames represent health and longevity.
Source: Photographer Has His Canon 5D Mark II Kidnapped and Killed by a Lion
In this series, Billy Kidd, a photographer from Brooklyn, took stunning photos of decaying flowers. These shots are dramatic with deep shadows and explosions of colour, yet they are full of elegance. Kidd works mostly in fashion photography, and this series is an anomaly is his portfolio. I find it interesting how fashion photographers treat other subject in much the same manner and one would clothing. They know how to make the colours and textures pop with just the right hint of romanticism. For more of Kidd’s work, click here.
This photo was taken by Palestinian photographer Muhammed Muheisen and is of a female anti-government protestor, during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Yemen April 2011.
working her graceful swag
It’s called the ‘happiest place in Afghanistan’. Razeshta Sethna visits the Afghan National Institute of Music (ANIM), the first academy of its kind in the country,where teachers hope that one day their students will form Afghanistan’s first national symphony orchestra. Accessible online at http://herald.dawn.com/2012/07/18/hope-after-war.html
Yes… mmm hmm.. yes I could. I could pretty much stare at this Brother all day…