[PI]Michael Haussman’s “Gravity”Installation

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For this installation at Young Projects in Los Angeles, Michael Haussman shot five different subjects on a trampoline and gave each a specific prop and background. As the artist says, “to the normal viewer, a person jumping on a trampoline is just a figure moving up and down and their expression is a blur of motion. To capture this action and emotion, all the subjects were shot at 2,000 frames per second.


[PI]Beautiful impressions that clothes make on skin


Scout Paré-Phillips is an artist and musician based out of Chelsea, New York, and Baltimore, Maryland. In this fabulous and rather erotic series of photographs, the artist removes the model’s clothing leaving us with fleshy tones and only impressions. The imagination is allowed to run wild with the before and the after.


The invention of the daguerreotype in 1839 made portraiture much more commonplace, as many of those who were unable to afford the commission of a painted portrait could afford to sit for a photography session. This cheaper and quicker method also provided the middle class with a means for memorializing dead loved ones.

These photographs served as keepsakes to remember the deceased. This was especially common with infants and young children; Victorian era childhood mortality rates were extremely high, and a post-mortem photograph might have been the only image of the child the family ever had. The later invention of the carte de visite, which allowed multiple prints to be made from a single negative, meant that copies of the image could be mailed to relatives.

The practice eventually peaked in popularity around the end of the 19th century and died out as “snapshot” photography became more commonplace, although a few examples of formal memorial portraits were still being produced well into the 20th century.




[PI] India Song by Karen Knorr

The Witness, Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

Karen Knorr’s past work from the 1980’s onwards took as its theme the ideas of power that underlie cultural heritage, playfully challenging the underlying assumptions of fine art collections in academies and museums in Europe through photography and video. Since 2008 her work has taken a new turn and focused its gaze on the upper caste culture of the Rajput in India and its relationship to the “other” through the use of photography, video and performance.

Bhakti, Path of Sants, Shiva Temple, Hampi

Flight to Freedom, Juna Mahal, Dungarpur

The Queen's Room, Zenana, Udaipur

The Gatekeeper, Samode Palace, Samode

The Conqueror of the World, Podar Haveli, Nawalgarh

The Maharaja's Apartment, Udaipur City Palace, Udaipur

The Survivors, Deogarh Palace, Deogarh


[CC]Most crowed city Hong Kong Top view

German photographer Michael Wolf showed us outside views of Hong Kong’s crowded residential apartments. Now Hong Kong based advocacy organization – Society for Community Organization – shows us how the insides look. This set of pictures depict the deplorable living conditions of one of the most densely populated cities on earth, from the only vantage point that captures the entire room. By the way this kind of room will coast them approximately 2000-3000 HKD per month  (257-386 USD per month)