Images, Atmospheres, Universes


Open Call Editors’ Pick

“When do I see a photograph, when a reflection?” – Philip K. Dick

Banner image and text courtesy of Sue Bailey from her series ‘Red Laser’.

“For years, I’ve only been interested in shooting at night. For someone who began as a painter, the laser light is a substitution for paint. In this series I take painting with light literally, employing playful techniques to create incongruously dramatic, even disturbing scenes. Where’s the play? It’s in the joy of creation, though these creations are contradictory. Is it divine illumination or damnation? Is it a fire that can get out of control – or a fairyland? Overall, there is a complexity of feeling brought up by this group of images: scary and alluring, both a warning and an invitation; sometimes expressing fear and danger and sometimes expressing joy and wonder. I encourage the contradictions”.


Following Katerina Stathopoulou’s selection of winning images for our theme ‘OPEN CALL’, this compilation of 20 images, selected by the Life Framer editors represents some of the other talented photographers whose work struck us and left a mark. Some are more literal representations of the theme, and others are more abstract, but each one is a stunning image worthy of exposure and attention.

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