Photography, Sunday is for Art

Sunday is for Art – Bjørg-Elise Tuppen

Bjørg-Elise Tuppen is a very talented artist out of Norway.  Her project The Enchanted Land is a series of solemn, lonely, beautiful images from Northern Norway.

From her website:

Ever since I was a little girl I have expressed myself through visual work. I guess one can say that being creative is the most defining aspect of my personality. I am a trained photographer and worked as such before I decided to study Graphic Design. I have a Bachelor in Graphic Design University of Hertfordshire.
I love to use and experiment with different medias such as painting, drawing, photography, typography and digital collage, as well as mix them to explore and create different moods, effects and expressions. My style is not set or limited, but ever evolving and seeking.

(ht: Slippery Edge)

Photography, Sunday is for Art

Sunday is for Art – Brand New Ancients

From, Kate Tempest‘s website, Brand New Ancients is:

An epic spoken word performance of every day Gods, Brand New Ancients follows two South London families as their respective generations grow and intertwine into a parable of modern life. Highlighting the immortal and very real truths of love and loss, Brand New Ancients is a call to arms for the modern day hero. Set over an exhilarating live score played by tuba, cello, violin, drums and electronics, that finds the gods of today all around us and reveals that our true heroes are much closer than we think.

(featured image source)

Photography, Sunday is for Art

Sunday is for Art – Mothers and Daughters

One of the many joys of being a husband and a father is watching my wife interact with our children.  Like any close relationship, there are nuances and complexities in any relationship between a parent and a child, but especially in the mother/daughter relationship (at least from the perspective of this particular father).  There are flavors and scents and eddies and currents in how mothers and daughters inter-relate that I cannot myself relate to.  There’s a richness in the relationship: hidden dangers and complex landmines of desire and fear and joy and sadness.

Enter the hauntingly beautiful project “Mothers and Daughter” by Julia Fullerton-Batton.

Over passage of time [the mother/daughter relationship] changes significantly.  The babe-in-arms is fully dependent on the mother, but at the other end of the age scale, the mother often becomes dependent on her daughter to satisfy her emotional needs.

In the adult relationship the intimacy of the bond is established by the love, struggle and rivalry of a shared lifetime, leading to a mature understanding and acceptance of each other.  Between childhood and adulthood, the full spectrum of emotions is played out.  My images try to capture all of these very different stages in this extremely special and complicated relationship.

Happy Mother’s Day everyone.