Storytelling Self-Portraits by Cig Harvey (15 photos)

As beautiful as they are intriguing, Cig Harvey’s self-portraits are truly one-of-a-kind. Named PDN’s “Emerging 30” Photographers in 2005 and a “Rising Star” in 2004, Harvey creates conceptual images of herself that might inspire you to turn the camera on yourself. She started shooting self-portraits because she had no money for models. Now, when she shoots personal shots, she still works alone. As she says, “I love being able to come up with a concept, set my camera up and run into the picture.”

Harvey lives in Maine with her filmmaker husband. Her commercial clients include Harper’s Bizarre, Kate Spade, Bloomingdales, Ralph Lauren, The New York Times and New York Magazine. In the last few years Harvey has been jurying international photography shows and speaking on contemporary photography on panels and at symposiums around the country. Cig Harvey

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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