Sacha Federowsky

Sacha Federowsky is a dreamer, typical French I guess… He sees things in memories and distal artifacts that capture you in a moment of peace. This is evident in his Les Fleurs Sont D’Excellentes Auditrices series where he explores the idea of transplanted flowers.

What seems to be a very effective way of displaying images, Sacha uses the 50/50 approach to his images, typically two different images, that both leave the viewer understanding, and then reaching for the edge of reason. This is a beautiful thing and it takes a lot of personal introspective glances to be able to understand and portray that which Sacha seems to do effortlessly.

His bio talks of his obsession with the series, any series: creating a series of photographs. One observes this by browsing his webpage and seeing how he organizes it. Whenever I browse an artists work as such, I always feel like they approach life with a certain tenderness that not many other people can understand, as it’s raw, until it’s displayed as a project.

I like this, I think it all makes sense.

Photo credit: Sacha Federowsky, | Stockholm Tva Renaissances


Photo credit: Sacha Federowsky,


Photo credit: Sacha Federowsky, | Dread & Ecstasy


Photo credit: Sacha Federowsky, | Dread & Ecstasy


Photo credit: Sacha Federowsky, | Dread & Ecstasy


Photo credit: Sacha Federowsky, | Pagan Transylvania


Photo credit: Sacha Federowsky, | Les Fleurs Sont D'Excellentes Auditrices


Photo credit: Sacha Federowsky, | Pagan Transylvania


Photo credit: Sacha Federowsky,


Photo credit: Sacha Federowsky, | Dread & Ecstasy


500 Photographers

Every so often you come across a website that makes your jaw drop. Then, you see a link at the bottom that refers you to their reference. You go to that website, and find another link that refers you to their reference. In the world of internet, where everybody feels the need to write another article about something they’ve read online, this is just the way it goes.

My chain went like this: Visual New’s Outsiders: Beautiful Portraits of the Overlooked.

Where I saw this photograph (among many others) taken by Pierre Gonnord.

Photo Credit: Pierre Gonnord

Following links, I landed at a nearly identical article, clearly copied almost word for word by Visual News, at Sweet Sensation also on Pierre Gonnord.

Photo Credit: Pierre Gonnord

The links did not stop here, though the copying did.

From here, the viewer is directed towards a website called 500 Photographers.

On this website, obviously, is a display (still counting) of 500 photographers the author deems amazing. I have to say that I agree wholeheartedly.

The latest (#455) is Neil Krug with some photographs from his Pulp Art Book.

Photo Credit: Neil Krug

The next photographer, #454, is Manabu Yamanaka with some images from a mixture of his series’, this one taken from his Jyoudo series.

Photo Credit: Manabu Yamanaka

#453 is Deborah Luster, who has done a few series of very authentic American tragedies, this one taken from her One Big Self series on 3 American prisons surrounding New Orleans.

Photo Credit: Deborah Luster

#452 is a photographer from Brazil named Julio Bittencourt who has captured some very ‘behind the scenes’ insight into a world pushing the boundaries of squatter towns and drug dealers. This photograph is from his Citizen X series.

Photo Credit: Julio Bittencourt

In showing these photographs, I hope to illuminate the quality of work that each of the photographers do, and also the beautiful nature of the website 500 Photographers, and how well they’ve captured the essence of inspiring photography.

I nearly forgot the whole reason why I made it to that page in the first place was to find the source of the images of Pierre Gonnord!

How do you enjoy the images? Are they too raw?

Artist Review: Ashley Joncas

Ashley Joncas is an artist, photographer, editor, fashionista, model, blogger, and overall, badass creative soul. We like Ashley.

Ashley is 20 years old, and I enjoy the web she spins on her blog, her words are mesmerizing.

What I find is the best how her images are frequently washed out a bit, and almost always in black and white, or very damn close to it. Her style is very alley cat style, meow meow foxy with Ramones bangs. It’s a good dig.

Photo Credit: Ashley Joncas


Photo Credit: Ashley Joncas


Photo Credit: Ashley Joncas


Photo Credit: Ashley Joncas


Photo Credit: Ashley Joncas


Photo Credit: Ashley Joncas


For more of her style, more of her photographs, more of her, head over to her blog: Purely Couture and More. (ps. it’s a good idea to do that).



Book Review: Weegee’s New York

Weegee’s New York is a collection of photographs from 1935-1960 that should not be casually browsed on a Sunday afternoon. It is a serious and raw outlook on a city from the after dark like scenes and core fundamentalist photojournalism that one would expect from a tabloid and press photographer. Continue Reading →

Book Review: Stray Dog by Daido Moriyama

Stray Dog is not a novel. Stray Dog is a book explaining, and showcasing what post war contemporary photography was like in Japan, through the lens of Daido Moriyama. To make it more interesting, it’s a book published by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Continue Reading →

Artist Review: Chris Jordan

Simon Fraser Universities Burnaby campus art gallery is currently showcasing work from the artist Chris Jordan which is titled “Running the Numbers: An American Self Portrait” which I felt was an astounding step towards opening the eyes of the consumer, in a way that makes them realize the extent of the damage done by being such.

His work exhibits the scale at which America consumes items such as Barbies, cell phones, plastic bottles, cars, and so on. Each one is labeled with a time frame, like America retires 426000 cell phones per day, and it shows the expanse of the waste that is built up. With a situation like this, our world will slowly be piled higher and higher with plastic and consumed garbage that will overtake us and we will have no choice but to immediately start resistance action.

I will showcase a few of his photographs here, but it really doesn’t do the expanse of his projects. These should be viewed on 20ft x 20ft prints and still you have to go in really close to see the exact detail of the photograph because the extent is simply far to great.

If you go to his website, but you can view interactive photographs that let you zoom in to really see the intricacies of them.

Above is some crazy number of inmate uniforms in the USA per day.

To be honest, I really haven’t detailed what the photos all mean, and hopefully you will find them interesting enough to check out his website to find further information.

If nothing else, I hope you take this as a warning: STOP CONSUMING!

Terry Richardson

I would just like to say that I think Terry Richardson is one of the luckiest men in the world. He is an inspiration, clearly a solid character, and clearly gets to go all over the world taking photos of some of the most beautiful, creative, and talented people around. Not only that, but he gets to get out of them what very few are invited to do, a photograph.

I first learned of who the man behind the photos were through tumblr. He posts a lot of his current stuff daily on there. Its really cool to see how and where he travels. I think at the time of writing this, he has posted from France. I’m seriously on a kick to learn how he does what he does, and how I can start to do what he does. I read an article interviewing him a while ago, and he just said that he jumped into it while he was in a band in LA, and just took over from there. Apparently his dad, Bob Richardson, was already a fashion photog and introduced him at a very young age to the world. I guess it just kind of stuck for him.

As you can see from the pictures I’ve posted here, he gets everybody.

I found a great article interviewing Terry. His mom actually dated Jimi Hendrix…crazy. Wild story with his father though. His mother got in a car crash when he was nine, I guess she was handicap since then. Wild.

How do you like his work? He’s inspiration to me. Thats a given.