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I’ve had Cody Cloud’s website open in a tab in Firefox for about 3 weeks now and have been meaning to write a blog every time I open my laptop. I’m finally doing it now. I think I’m in love with each of his shots and I’m always a sucker for animals and zoos. His series in Shanghai Zoo actually makes it look the loneliest place on earth though, if you’re an animal at least.
I’m finding Snjezana Josipovic’s photographs completely astonishing. I’m not really sure what else I can say, except check out her Flickr and her website and hope that one day soon some of these incredible portraits will be available in a nice big book. She makes me wish I could take such wonderful photos of my friends.
Occasionally I wonder if all of my favourite photos are too much of the same style; I quickly realise I can’t help it though. In a funny way, I think they capture my preferred asthetic for life. Nothing too grand, slightly bleak, nothing too polished or shiny, all very real. Many of the photographers I’ve featured thus far with this style have been American, Josh Murfitt isn’t. He’s in the UK and seems to find all the little corners I love, and that make Britain my home.
Alex Fitzgerald is somewhat of a mystery to me. Someone posted a photo of his to their tumblr (I can’t even recall who, but it’s probably one of those in my links section) and I was smitten. His Flickr and website don’t give much away, but they do hold a handful of great photos that are a bit of everything I love.
found by Albert’s Eye on Flickr
Found photos offer us glimpses into unknown lives, leaving it up to us to create their story and figure out their lives. I love these photos taken by unknown photographers and was browsing found photos on Flickr yesterday when I came across Maurine and Noreene in signs and wonders photostream. Two twins, photographed between the 30s and the 90s, always wearing identical outfits. They’re just fabulous all the way through, and without even knowing them, I hate the thought that one might have had to have lived without the other for even a day.
For more photos, or a bit of background information about the twins, check out this set on Flickr. The ‘finder’ of these photos has also said he’d like nothing more than for these to be reuinted with the twins’ family, so if you have any leads…
I bought a book called Higley, by Andrew Phelps for my boyfriend for his birthday. It offers a sparse representation of a marginalised community; of a forgotten America being left behind. All of his work has a similar feel, careful composition and the ability to make you see the mundane in a new light.
For more, and to buy his rather nice books, visit andrew-phelps.com