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Fairytales Redux

Remember those fairytales which we used to love when we were young? Dina Goldstein posting on JPG magazine has reshot some of them in a modern context, examples like Snow White being stuck with crying children as Prince Charming lounges in a chair drinking beer and watching TV (l0l). Here are some other examples:-

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Alex Prager

Yet another photographer who’s portfolio I admire, Alex Prager‘s works are wonderfully reminiscent of the ’60s and ’70s thanks to stark washed out colours like the film cameras of old and expert styling of sets and costumes. Wish I knew where she got her clothes for the shoots from ):

Through the Viewfinder

I won’t even attempt to explain what through the viewfinder photography is because I don’t really understand it personally myself. Instead all I can say is that they’re shots taken through the viewfinder of another (much older) camera like the duraflex. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

What I CAN say however is how I love the products of this photography style. The pictures come out slightly out of focus and the colours are either wonderfully super saturated or washed out. Here are a few examples I found from the flickr Through the Viewfinder group:

Eugenio Recuenco

I first encountered Eugenio Recuenco last year when I was bumming around foto_decadent on lj and was blown away. The post is now long gone (what a pity) but his name has always remained in my mind. Finally a few months ago I was pleasantly surprised to learn that he now had his own website with his entire portfolio online (!!!) and have thus now finally gotten around to blogging about it.

As with Desiree Dolron, I’ve always had a soft spot for dramatic and surreal pictures that are borderline macabre. Eugenio Recuenco fits nicely into this category with clever twists on themes like fairy tales (my favourite) and classical paintings (though I don’t know the name of the original). He is definitely my favourite photographer thus far.

Here are a bunch of new photos that have caught my eye today + my 3 previous favourites at the bottom:-

Bonus! Awesome photo that is too big to be hosted on twigs&tweed.

Louis Garrel by Hedi Slimane

Louis Garrel is a gorgeous man and I don’t think I need to declare once again just how much I love and admire Hedi Slimane as a person, so I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. They’re more than sufficient.

Sexy French men, je t’aime!

Exactitudes

I’m sure tons of people have seen/heard of this project by Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek, but it never fails to interest and astound me every single time I manage to stumble upon their site.

One of my favourites, Bonkerboys – London 2008:

GORGEOUS COATS, YES? Also, Geeks – London 2008!! The first asian boy has cute hair.

Norman Parkinson

Personal life update: I’m happy today!
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Is it weird that I find it amazing that he passed away in 1990 while on assignment in Singapore? I was BORN in 1990 in Singapore. OMG, COINCIDENCE?!