So this photo of the week was taken by me but it’s all about Lorena Turner. I saw these at The Photographer’s Gallery “We want more: Image-making and music in the 21st Century” exhibition. Since Michael Jackson died in 2009, Lorena has documented almost 40 other Michael Jacksons. Comments accompany some of these photos in a book called ‘The Michael Jacksons’. As this snap isn’t doing much for her art, you can find out more about the project at themichaeljacksons.com and more from Lorena at lorenaturner.fotovisura.com
I saw this photo doing the rounds on FB. Another great moment captured, this time by Erik Petersen (erikpetersen.photoshelter.com). He’s lucky to work mostly in Montana which is very beautiful but, like my London street photographers, right time right place is not enough. He knows what he’s doing.
Here’s a link to his facebook page. I like his event photography too (keep scrolling on his FB page). Nice work, Erik.
I was saving this photo of the week for a nice wet weekend but I can’t wait any longer. It rained a little bit today but not like the total downpour seen here. It’s by Gagan Sadana, a member of the Street Photography London collective I saw at theprintspace’s ‘First Tuesday’ in September.
Most of his work is black and white with strong, bold contrasts but I love how abstract this is and that he’s seen and captured the beauty in this moment.
I’ve been following Kym on Instagram since I stumbled on #fivemilesinmyshoes and noticed her puddle reflection (pic below).
I then saw this photo and asked her what’s the story. She said “The ‘Tree on me’ series was commissioned by a client who wanted to show her story, of the challenges she faces as a single parent of three and helping her special needs son to grow. The tree tattoo symbolises her strength and personal nourishment. Like a tree holds strong, it grows, transforms, nourishes, and bears fruit and blossom”.
This photo of the week is by Alastair McAskill. He rediscovered it recently in his archive. I really like the movement and the mood – it feels like it should be an oil painting.
And there’s a bonus this week. Alastair’s photo prompted me to revisit his flickr feed and I was reminded of these fab hooping photos with even more colour and movement. You can see more from this night and some of his other events here: flickr.com/photos/joystickjunky/albums.
Or if you’re into hooping, visit www.facebook.com/Hoop-and-Glory-127884547233636/timeline/ and look out for the very talented Tracey (in the red boots). She tells me today (saturday) is World Hoop Day 2015. That’s worked out rather well for me then.