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EDITORS’ PICK

Holding Life Still

STILL LIFE

The Life Framer editors make their pick of the images and stories not included in the judge’s selection for our ‘Still Life’ theme.

Following Lorenzo Vitturi’s selection of winning images for our theme ‘Still Life’, this compilation of 20 images represents some of the other talented photographers whose work struck us and left a mark. Some are more literal representations of our world, and others are more abstract, but each one is a stunning image worthy of exposure and attention.

These are intended to be a conversation starter… so feel free to join the discussion on our social networks.

 

Banner image courtesy of Anke Loots  www.ankeloots.com

Kostas Kapsianis

Images courtesy of Kostas Kapsianis

www.kostaskapsianis.com – @kapsianis8

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Jan Hoek has photographed amateur models, mentally ill homeless people in Africa, a girl with no arms and legs, a heroin addict who dreams of being a model, or people he has simply found in advertisements on the internet. The photo shoot is never what he expected, model and photographer always have different expectations. The model actually wants sex while Jan Hoek wants to shoot the dog. The model tries to be as glamorous as possible, while Jan wants to picture the decay. Photographing is not just about the image but also the relationship between the photographer and the model. How far can you go with your models? In the accompanying film, Me & My Models, Jan talks about the nasty, funny, painful or touching things that happen around photographing people.

“I believe there is always a certain degree of ethics involved in photography. It is almost impossible to take photographs of people without consciously, or unconsciously, crossing boundaries and with things happening that you don’t want or expect. I feel this is often covered up in photography, while I would like to show it …”

Image courtesy of Jan Hoek

www.janhoek.net@janhoekjoh

4-zsolt-ficsor

Image courtesy of Zsolt Ficsór.

www.zsoltficsor.com – @zsoltficsor

6-martina-zanin

Image courtesy of Martina Zanin 

 @martinalucy__

7-chris-yu

“Room 2 at Dachau”courtesy of Chris Yu 

 @christopherxyz

9-natalia-evelyn-bencicova

Image courtesy of Natalia Evelyn Bencicova

www.evelynbencicova.com@evelyn_bencicova

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Image courtesy of Isabelle Zezima

www.isabellezezima.com 

10-alice-pedroletti

Image courtesy of Alice Pedroletti

www.notalike.com – @alike_notalike

11-juliane-vowinckel

Image and text courtesy of Juliane Vowinckel

12-eva-ermert

Image courtesy of Eva Ermert 

www.black-picture.net 

8-tania-franco-klein

“Influenced by the pursue of the American Dream lifestyle and contemporary practices such as leisure, consumption, media overstimulation, eternal youth, and the psychological sequels they generate in our everyday private life. The project seeks to evoke a mood of isolation, desperation, vanishing, and anxiety, through fragmented images, that exist both in a fictional way and a real one.

Philosopher Byung-Chul Han says we live in an era of exhaustion and fatigue, caused by an incessant compulsion to perform. We have left behind the immunological era, and now experience the neuronal era characterized by neuropsychiatric diseases such as depression, attention deficit, hyperactivity disorder, burnout syndrome and bipolar disorder.

My characters find themselves almost anonymous, melting in places, vanishing into them, constantly looking for any possibility of escape. They find themselves alone, desperate and exhausted. Constantly in an odd line between trying and feeling defeated.”

Image and text courtesy of Tania Franco Klein

www.taniafrancoklein.com – @taniafrancoklein

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Image courtesy of Hendrik Braet 

www.hendrikbraet.be 

5-zervou-kerruish

“radient_IRL is a series based on the now ubiquitous digital application, the gradient, which we have transported into the physical realm. Like fallen features these gradients now reside as objects, uneasy in their surroundings. Oscillating between digital and physical they exist as unfamiliar entities and without a secure frame, in the form of the screen, they struggle to find their space in the real world.”

Image and text courtesy of Zervou-Kerruish

www.zervou-kerruish.com –  @zervou.kerruish

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Image courtesy of Mathias Kellermann 

www.mathiaskellermannphotography.com 

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Image courtesy of  Joanne Coates 

www.joannecoates.co.uk –  @joannerebeccacoates

17-vincent-castonguay

‘Seascape’ courtesy of Vincent Castonguay – @nomadamore

16-eric-thompson

Image courtesy of  Eric Thompson 

www.ericthompson.ca – @eric_thompson

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Image courtesy of Isis Ascobereta

www.isisascobereta.com –  @ascobereta

20-william-rugen

Image courtesy of William Rugen 

www.williamrugen.com

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