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GoSee book tip: a sunny place for shady people.... Gold Coast - a poetic ambivalent photo documentary by photographer Ying Ang

‘Gold Coast’, is the simple title the Australian photographer, who commutes between Singapore and New York, chose for her photo series, which she shot in her home country. The erstwhile tourist haven has its dark sides. Criminality and drugs also have a home on the Gold Coast. However, Ying Angs's beautiful, almost poetic images don’t seem to give this away. Her project has been included in several exhibitions to date and is now published as a book. The photographer comments on ‘Gold Coast’:

"I lived here for most of my life. I was raised on the taste of lawnmower fumes in the air and the dark gleam of perpetually circling crows. It is the tyranny of this Lynchian landscape, dominated by intolerance and unexpected violence, where I became a reluctant witness to more crimes than I knew the names of by the time I was 18. All of this set in a town that looked and was marketed like a suburban paradise.

'A sunny place for shady people' became a term that began circulating through the Australian media when referring to the ongoing melodramas of shysters that end up settling on the Gold Coast. A perfect strip of golden beach where one of ill-repute can reinvent themselves, where tales of rape, drugs, murder and extortion are whispered behind pastel colored walls and porcelain veneered grins.

Once ...

17.07.2014 // show complete news

 

stock • Flora and fauna, natural phenomenon or nature reserves - Mauritius Images presents the Buiten-Beeld Collection on GoSee

The Dutch Buiten-Beeld Collection is dedicated to European nature photography of the highest quality. Flora and fauna, natural phenomenon or nature reserves, rare birds, as well as reptiles and insects – they’ve got it all covered. The online archive holds over 150,000 images by established photographers, as well as young and talented newcomers. For details on the collection contact mauritius images. GoSee presents an initial selection of ...

10.07.2014 // show complete news

 

GoSee Book Tip: The Waiting Game by Txema Salvans, street prostitution along the Spanish Mediterranean Coast

They wait on street corners, sit on dusty asphalt or behind bushes. All of them united in their wait for the next client. Spanish photographer Txema Salvans went in search of prostitutes along the sunny Mediterranean Coast, documenting them in large format analogue photographs: women from Eastern Europe, South America and neighbouring Africa, who all sell their bodies day in, day out. Even though they are the focus of the image, one has to look a little closer, they appear stereotypical, isolated and displaced. Txema Salvans spent six years documenting the wait and published the results as a book, winner of awards including the Iberoamerican Photobook Competition

Txema Salvans on his project: "Since eight years ago, I’ve been touring along the Spanish Mediterranean coast looking for photographing road prostitution in context: junctions and roundabouts, the industrial areas dead ends, the hard shoulders. Spaces left out of everything and here acting like scenic settings of a high intensity which shroud and show the overexposed activity of prostitution. In these pictures, the solitary figure of the prostitute remains waiting, with her stereotyped pose of sexual object, at an average distance that is shocking and sometimes even tragic.

In my observation I avoid humour and anecdote, and seek neutrality. Even so, what I see and photograph ...

10.07.2014 // show complete news

 

shop support • Killercell suitcase design cancer charity for Rotary Clubs, urban surface design on Swanneckstreet and CI for Donner Book Shop – artwork by Stang GUBBELS

Rotary Club commissioned Stang GUBBELS with the design of two limited edition luxury hand luggage pieces, part of Killercell’s sponsored project to fight cancer. University Clinic Maastricht (UMC) is researching killer cells and needs financial support for further research. Order your suitcase for €100 by 15 July: killercell.nl/bestel-kunstkoffer.

'Zwanen op de Zwaanshals' - Stang Gubbel’s design proposal for the side of a building on Swanneckstreet in Rotterdam Noord was supported by CBK Rotterdam. The swan image was attached to the wall using a special adhesive foil. Design: Stang Gubbels, photos by Freek van Arkel.

Stang Gubbels created the CI for the biggest bookshop in Rotterdam, both inside and out. He designed an icon for each individual book department, based on the central logo – a book with ...

09.07.2014 // show complete news

 

From the intensity of longing to the lightness of form - Olaf Heine paints a fascinating portrait of a country with his ‘Brazil’ project (published by teNeues Verlag). Olaf in the GoSee interview

For four years Olaf Heine searched for the true soul of the country, armed with his camera. He shows us ‘his’ Brazil – black & white, sexy, architectural, melancholy and beautiful. The pictures depict great architecture as well as the country’s impression shapes beyond the stereotypical visuals we are used to. Olaf accomplished the give the beholder and unexpected insight into the country with his black and white visual language as well as revealing the aesthetic of everyday life and items.

We wanted to know why he chose black / white. Olaf tells us: ‘I chose black and white because I took a formal aesthetic approach when I travelled to Brazil. Niemeyer’s architecture interested me greatly and his ‘the whole universe consists of curves’ credo. I tried to follow this and investigate it in architecture, on the street, in landscapes and people. I was not really interested in the loud and colourful side of Brazil. I think the country is much more nuanced and layered than that. My favourite Portuguese word is 'Saudade' (longing). In Brazil there is even a national ‘longing’ holiday. Thus I find that Brazil is quite open to melancholy – which is another reason I chose to shoot in black and white.’

We also wanted to know which part of meeting the star architect he remembers the ...

02.07.2014 // show complete news

 

VERTU campaign image by Kristian SCHULLER

'Extraordinary performance' advertising campaign for VERTU - Kristian SCHULLER photographed another campaign image for the high-end mobile phone brand. And Photoby, his agency, comments on GoSee: "No surprise - his unique outlandish style perfectly captures the elegance and quality of the ...

30.06.2014 // show complete news

 

GoSee loves .....Jen Davis - Eleven Years. An intimate photo series on body image and identity. Published as a picture book by Kehrer Verlag and as an exhibition at Clampart NYC

Jen Davis on her more than personal project: ‘in this body of work, I deal with my insecurities about my body image and the direct correlation between self-perception and the way one is perceived by others. Photography is the medium that I use to tell my story through life, an outlet for revealing my thoughts and opinions about the society in which we live. A society that dictates beauty based on one’s physical appearance. In my photographs I aim to raise questions regarding beauty, desire, body image, and identity through a focused observation of my personal story.’ You can currently see the project at CLAMPART New York (22.05. – 03.07.2014) and as a picture book, published by KEHRER VERLAG.


Jen Davis (b. 1978) is a Brooklyn based photographer. For 11 years she has been working on this series of self-portrait’s dealing with issues regarding beauty, identity, and body image. Davis’ work has been exhibited widely including at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Center for Photography at Woodstock; Light Work Gallery, Syracuse; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; Galerie Priska Pasquer in Cologne. Davis’s photographs are in many public and private collections, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Museum ...

27.06.2014 // show complete news

 

Bridgeman Images present pictures for the summer on GoSee

Summertime has already begun. We don’t wish for anything more but relaxing on the beach for a few days – in the warm sun! Wanderlust has grabbed hold of us and BRIDGEMAN IMAGES makes the time before our holiday a little more bearable with pictures that tell a story of hot summer days and exotic places … Come with us into a world full of fresh colours, sunshine and zest for life! Find more inspiration at BRIDGEMAN IMAGES ...

26.06.2014 // show complete news

 

IN/VISIBLE - UN/SICHTBAR : 48 women. 48 unimaginable stories. The photo book by Edition Lammerhuber and exhibition at Völkerkunde Munich

Ann-Christine Woehrl took her camera and accompanied women survivors of acid and arson attacks in six different countries. Her sensitive portraits ask the viewer to recognize these women, who have been excluded and thus made invisible, as individuals beyond their collective stigma. "People just have to accept me the way I am. And I actually love myself now. I have learned to appreciate inner beauty more, even in other people. So I am trying to be proud of what is in my heart." Flavia, Uganda

It is their scars which make people look at them. They are openly stared at or eyed discretely. It is easier for society to ignore those that are different. They are excluded and therefore have become invisible. Survivors of fire and acid attacks do not only suffer from their scars for their whole life. Above all, it is our reactions which are pushing them to the edge of society. Ann-Christine Woehrl visited survivors of fire and acid attacks in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Uganda. The photographer has portrayed the women on their paths back to life. She does not present them as tragic victims, but as the personalities they have always been and still are despite their unimaginable suffering.

The result is an insightful – almost private – album, that challenges and most of all inspires. It is an homage to ...

05.06.2014 // show complete news

 

book • Owen Gildersleeve presents 'Paper Cut. An Exploration Into the Contemporary World of Papercraft Art and Illustration' – a colourful selection of 25 paper artists

London based illustrator and designer Owen Gildersleeve has just released his first book, ‘an exploration of the contemporary world of papercraft art and illustration called Paper Cut’. The 192 pages come to life with the beautiful and delicate works and words of pioneering papercraft artists from around the world.

Owen Gildersleeve says: ‘through in-depth interviews and rarely published behind-the-scenes imagery, Paper Cut delves into the working lives of twenty-five of the world’s leading papercraft artists, giving a unique perspective into this burgeoning field of illustration. For this book I was lucky enough to have control over all the aspects, including the artist selection, interviews and cover artwork. The design was created in collaboration with Chris Clarke, and the text was proof-read and edited by Nick Redgrove. I also created a bespoke hand-cut typeface which was used for all of the artist’s titles.’

The book comes out in June 2014 and showcases 25 artists such as Rob Ryan, Yulia Brodskaya, Jeff Nishinaka, Andersen M Studio, Chrissie Macdonald and Kyle Bean including interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.


About  - Owen Gildersleeve graduated from the University of Brighton in 2008, and has since produced illustrations and designs for an array of ...

04.06.2014 // show complete news