Megan Jacobs – Hidden Mothers

Amazing!

The contemporary artist Megan Jacobs created this intriguing photography series called Hidden Mothers,  based on a research on classic baby portraits of the past.

 “The series Hidden Mothers references the early usages of photography. During this time photography was expensive and often one only had a handful of images during their lifetime. Exposure times were long and mothers who wanted a record of their children would often hide themselves under a piece of fabric and hold their children for the duration of the exposure to ensure a sharp image. These historic images are often referred to as “hidden mother” photographs. I have created formally similar images, as a metaphor for the unrecognised physical and emotional work that mothers do to support and nurture their children. Mothers are wrapped in colorful floral bed linens to elicit traditional notions of femininity and domestic spaces. The wrapping of each mother hides the details of her identity and functions as an expression of her inner psyche.”

You can also find Megan on Instagram.

Ben Cauchi Photography

Stunning!

Ben Cauchi realises contemporary photos with a surreal-metaphysical twist. The artist uses the wet-collodion photographic process, one of the very earliest photographic techniques.

 

 

Inspired – Pablo Thecuadro

Inspiring!

Enjoy the beautiful editorial collages made with fashion shots by the Madrid based photographer Pablo Thecuadro

Tawny Chatmon – Magic Portraits

Amazing!

These kids portraits are quite magical to me. The Artist and photographer Tawny Chatmon turns beautiful portraits into something more beautiful with her handmade interventions on photos.

Inspired – Ulla Jokisalo

So inspired!

The wonderful collage interventions by the Finish artist Ulla Jokisalo are full of elegance and grace.

The artist creates unique artworks mixing paper cutting and hand sewing techniques, using also pin needles as a decoration.

Daisy Patton – Forgetting Is So Long

I want it all!

I discovered the wonderful paintings by the american artist Daisy Patton not so long ago, and I totally fell in love with her works. This particular series really caught my eye, is called “Forgetting Is So Long” and the mixed media technique used is super intriguing.

Daisy collected found family photos, then she printed the pictures on a bigger surface and painted on them. The result is totally mind blowing, I really love the mix and match between a classic vintage portrait and her colors splash interventions.

This is what Daisy wanted to express with this art project:

By mixing painting with photography, I lengthen Roland Barthes’ “moment of death” (the photograph) into some semblance of purgatory. Not alive but not quite dead, each person’s newly imagined and altered portrait straddles the lines between memory, identity, and death. They are monuments to the forgotten.

Below a little selection of my favorite one, enjoy!

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