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Arshdeep Matharu – New Zealand Fine Art Photographer.. of sorts.

Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: The Art of Design – Episode 3

Episode 3 of Art of Abstract is about Es Devlin who is an award-winning stage designer who has collaborated with likes of Kanye West, Beyonce, U2 and also designed the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. I’m not going to lie about it – out of three episodes so far, this is the one that I definitely struggled with the most to make it relatable to fine art photography. It probably didn’t help that I saw this episode at […]

This Week’s Photo – Pepper No. 30 – Edward Weston

This week’s photo is a classic Edward Weston photograph of a pepper that he took sometime in 1930s. To me, this image is all about shape and light. The shape is formed by the lines and curves that start and finish rather mischievously – often starting and finishing in obscurity. The curves that outline the pepper help form the shape of the pepper The light in this picture is also amazing. Illuminated from top right, the quality of the light […]

Connection

Fine art photography, like speaking, is a medium for communication and I think there are two ways to look at this medium. On one side of this medium is the expression of the photographer (what the photographer is saying) and on the other side is communication of that expression from the photographer to the viewer (what the listener is understanding). The success of a photograph, in my humble opinion, should be judged by not only how well the photographer expresses […]

  • This still life photo, of a typical bathroom – nothing special about it.
    This still life photo, of a typical bathroom – nothing special about it.
  • The addition of a known shape (human leg) provides some scale..
    The addition of a known shape (human leg) provides some scale..
  • …and the information that we need to know that it’s a miniature bathroom..
    …and the information that we need to know that it’s a miniature bathroom..
  • …or a photo of a miniature bathroom.. in a fricking book..
    …or a photo of a miniature bathroom.. in a fricking book..
  • …being read by a shadowy figure in a strange tunnel..
    …being read by a shadowy figure in a strange tunnel..
  • Things are Queer 6
  • …who himself is actually just an image on the wall.
    …who himself is actually just an image on the wall.
  • Now this looks familiar.
    Now this looks familiar.
  • Wait.. wtf.
    Wait.. wtf.
  • TWP 2 - Duane MIchals - Things are Queer

This Week’s Photo – Things Are Queer – Duane Michals

This week’s photo is actually a series of nine photographs shot by Duane Michael in 1973. Each photograph is part of a bigger narrative and all the photographs build upon the previous ones in surprising and unexpected ways. Robert Motherwell, 20th-century American painter once said that art is an experience, not an object. Things are Queer by Duane Michals provides the viewer with an experience. There isn’t a lot to write about this image – this one, in my humble […]