Best known for his fashion photography, Irving Penn’s repertoire also includes portraits of creative greats, still lifes and ethnographic photographs from around the world. For his long-term project Worlds in a Small Room he used a portable studio lit with natural light only. This setup allowed him to stage the locals in front of his infamous stained canvas while still close to their daily life.
Johfra Bosschart was a Dutch painter who described his own works as “Surrealism based on studies of psychology, religion, the…
Published in 1973, The Secret Life of Plants was written by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. It is described as…
It is rarely possible that an artist’s vision pierces me to the heart at first glance. Dutch artist Saskia Olde-Wolbers did so. Her clear as a bell vision is unmistakable and unique.
Dürckheim’s legacy is psychotherapy in the spirit of Zen. His books are classics of transpersonal psychology.
Craig Burrows photographs plants and flowers using a type of photography called UVIVF or ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence.
This is as fashion as it gets on DOP. But Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen‘s work is extraordinary and transcends the common.
I try to put down a marker against the fashion mumbo-jumbo of our consumer culture, that only reinforces disempowerment and…
My father’s home and studio became very inspiring to me. I find it very interesting to see people’s characters reflected…
This series from 1975 takes us on a journey around the world to reveal the making and use of tribal art in some of the few places on earth where the traditions are intact.
If the human being is the only animal that knows it lives in time, the movie is about that knowledge, a modern fairy tale about the nature of being alive.
In 1912, the pitface miner Augustin Lesage heard a voice telling him that he was going to become a painter…
Often summarized as graphic artist, Eric Gill was a sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker.
Kilian Eng is one of the most popular futuristic illustrators of today. Also one of the most productive one’s.
A primal heart still beats in Europe. Rural people all over the continent kept the connection to nature’s rhythm and celebrate the seasonal cycle. They invoke death but bestow fertile life.
Flor Garduño’s pictures are a celebration of eternal womanhood and fecundity of nature.
I hesitated to make this post because what it reveals is a rather weird presentation of human desire. But ultimately…
Pedro Friedeberg and Frida Kahlo were the only two Mexican artists recognized by Andre Breton as part of the Surrealist movement.
Thomas Shearer’s main focus is on agate and I spent hours browsing his vast collection. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
It’s like strolling through an otherworldly dream that feels like home at the same time, breathing the vibrant air of enchantment.
This post is a reminder to myself: “Do Yoga. It’s good for you!” I was introduced to Ashtanga once and since then I know that I should follow this path.