More Mystical Photography by Brooke Shaden

Los Angeles-based photographer Brooke Shaden definitely knows how to capture mystically surreal moments, as we’ve seen in the past. She manages to find a somber beauty in the unusual realms she creates with attention to coloring and composition. There is a painterly quality to her work that translates beautifully through the camera, awarding each image the ability to tell its own story.

Shaden’s portfolio indicates an acute attention to detail that does not go unnoticed. She is just as aware of her models and the environments she places them in as the flow of their attire and the positioning of props. The talented photographer’s series of works exhibit a playfulness with fabric, allowing skirts and attire to drape and flow with the wind. This visual technique heightens the expressive content’s ability to communicate emotion. It takes great skill to achieve the masterful storytelling Shaden exhibits through her atypically represented tales of “what it means to be alive.” Every shot stands on its own, offering a different, compelling narrative.

Brooke Shaden’s website and Flickr
via [ARTchipel]

December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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