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The Photography Portfolio of Eric Deis


A photograph of a lone tree in a barren landscapeSpared, archival pigment print mounted on aluminum

Today’s feature is our very own Eric Deis. Eric’s photography portfolio is packed with bright, expansive photographs that capture multitudinous detail in refreshing clarity.


A photograph of a rotting boatRot, archival pigment print, mounted on aluminum

Looking through Eric’s portfolio, the artist’s cityscapes and nighttime scenes stand out. In our previous feature of Eric’s photography, we focused on these…

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Abstract Colour: The Art Portfolio of Edward Bock


A monotype print with acrylic figures pasted over topFebruary Crossing IV, giclee print on canvas with hand-carved acrylic figures

Artist Edward Bock maintains an experimental, exploratory practice that focuses on a wide range of media and subject matter. Edward often combines figurative art styles with abstraction, sometimes rending figures with a loose, abstracted hand, other times inserting detailed figures into planes of abstract colour.


A giclee print with a group of carved figuresFebruary Crossing II, giclee print with…

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William Kent's Portfolio of Panoramic Landscape Photos


A photo of a rocky mountain range in fogRock in Fog

Photographer William Kent evokes the scale of nature in his expansive, panoramic landscape photos. William’s images capture every detail of a scene in crisp, clear detail, inviting the viewer to linger in every corner of the picture plane.


An infrared photo of a treeOn Road to Cape Blanco 3, infrared photo

 

In our previous feature of William’s intensely saturated images, we looked at the way William celebrates colour in his works. The artist’s…

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The Photography Portfolio of Ben Thomas


A photograph of a vibrant public squareUntitled (from Chroma III)

 

Ben Thomas is a photographer who captures colour, light and setting to such a detailed degree that many of his works seem almost surreal. Rather than trying to recapture a “naked eye” view of the world, Thomas seeks to showcase a vision of the world that’s brighter and crisper than life.

 
A photo of a city taken from above

Untitled (from Cityshrinker)

 

Thomas is well-known for his early use of the “tilt shift” photography…

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Photographic Abstractions: The Portfolio of Richard R. Ashby


A close-up photograph of a mineral formationUntitled

 

Artist Richard R. Ashby uses the world around him to create bright photographs and photographic abstractions. The artist’s work explores colour and composition, and often utilizes floral forms.


A photograph of white orchids close upLycaste -- Concentration

 

Richard’s series of rock and mineral abstractions are beautiful – and fascinating. In extreme close-ups, the veins and planes of colour in mineral formations appear as flowing, splashy abstractions.…

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Creative Photography: The Art Portfolio of Cody Blain Jones


A photograph of a magnolia flowerMagnolia Bloom

Cody Blain Jones is a photographer based in Austin, Texas. In his creative photography, Cody explores dreams and the subconscious, using a range of different techniques to create a slightly off-kilter, surreal atmosphere in his images.


A photograph of a white fluffy cloudWhite Fluffy Cloud

I’m impressed by the range of styles present in Cody’s creative photography portfolio. In Somnabulism alone, for example, there are photographs that are taken in…

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The Art Portfolio of Painter and Photographer Dianne Cuzner


A painting of a figure in a prairie landscapeAlberta Camping, acrylic on canvas

Dianne Cuzner is a painter and photographer based in western Canada. The artist has an eye for bright, exciting color, an aesthetic that carries over into works that deal with peaceful coastal subject matter; landscapes and bodies of water.


A painting of a canoe in waterJourneys End, acrylic on canvas

 

In her artistic practice, Dianne expresses a genuine love for the art form. She combines numerous influences from her personal…

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Celebrating Ambiguity: The Art Portfolio of Scott Ross


An abstracted digital photo of painted fabricUntitled (Fabric 1), digital photograph

Photographer and artist Scott Ross has made a portfolio practice out of celebrating ambiguity. Using techniques of abstraction, double-exposure, and close-up or skewed viewpoints, the artist takes recognizable forms and turns them on their head.


A digital photograph with overlapping painted facesUntitled (Goudreaux | Vermeer 1), digital photograph

 

I’m really enjoying the works in Scott’s series of images from 2017. These pieces take…

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Headlines: Photography, Pizza, Sandwiches

1) Photography Versus "Fake News"


A screen capture of a U.S. press meeting

 

Conscientious Photography Magazine delves into the nature of “fake news” and how photographers can use their medium to help to combat the rising tide of untruth.The solution, the author writes, is not necessarily so simple as presenting untouched photographs of events. The idea presented in the article is that photography relies just as much on narrative, composition, and context to create a…

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The Painting and Photography Portfolio of Janet Pancho Gupta


A painting with a branch of flowers over a geometric backgroundBefore Sunrise, watercolour and gouache

Janet Pancho Gupta is a Filipino artist who has been based in Hong Kong for over a decade. Janet’s artworks capture patterns and figures in both painting and photography.


A painting of some pale flowers over a stripey backgroundAudacity, watercolour

 

Janet’s paintings take an interesting approach, using patterns almost reminiscent of slightly gaudy wallpaper, layered over with cut-out, collage-style painted figures. I enjoy the way that Janet…

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Visual Depth: The Art Portfolio of Kyla Slobodin


A photograph of an imperfection in a concrete wallConcrete, fujifilm fp 3000 instant black and white film, taken with a Polaroid camera

Kyla Slobodin works in a variety of traditional media, combining and layering representational images to create images that deepen as the viewer looks on. In photographic works, the artist takes a different approach to creating visual depth, capturing eerie and isolated spaces.


A photograph of three chairs sitting outdoorsthe three chairs, black and white 35mm film

 

In our previous feature, we…

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Abstracted Viewpoints: The Portfolio of Stuart Diekmeyer


A photo of some berries with water droplets on themNandina Berries

Stuart Diekmeyer is a photographer who grew up in England and now lives and works in Maryland. Throughout his practice, and in recent works, the artist has experimented with minimalism and abstracted viewpoints.

 


A photograph of a covered window on a streetErice 2

 

I really appreciate the way that Stuart’s photography exposes new angles to everyday objects, plants, and other forms that might seem mundane at a glance. In the artist’s series Artomatic 2017,…

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The Digital and Traditional Photo Portfolio of Pamela Pitt


A photographic print with a silhouette over grave stonesMother's Day, photographic print

 

Pamela Pitt has been taking photographs for decades, developing a unique style that blends an eye for detail with a love of surrealism and abstraction. The artist uses both digital and traditional photo manipulation techniques in her portfolio.


A double exposed photograph with Japanese architectural elementsStream of Consciousness, photographic print

 

I really enjoy Pamela’s Spirit Guide series. In this series, photographs of grave stones or spiritual…

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An Eye for Feeling: Photography by Paul Thomann


A photo of a child holding up a lanternUntitled

Paul Thomann is a conceptual photographer who captures a wide variety of subjects with an eye for feeling more than for detail. Based in Chicago, Paul also works in film and narrative media, producing works of fiction including movies and plays.


An old family photo of one of the artist's relativesUntitled (family photograph)

I enjoy the sort of nostalgic feeling that seems to run through Paul’s photography portfolio. Whether it’s in the slightly subdued colors in photographs…

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Striking Floral Close-Ups: Art by John Grant


A scanned image of a red and black tulipDripping Tulip

John Grant works in photography, paint, and printmaking, sometimes combining different techniques or exploring innovative uses of technology to create his images. Recent works by the artist take the form of striking floral close-ups.


An image with scanned flowers over a blue skySpring Flowers

 

I really enjoy the artist’s recent floral works. While they look like photographs, in at least some of these, the artist uses a high-resolution scanner to capture the form…

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