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Never surprises (eclectic songs) ©Tolo Parra,2014

toloparra:

Never surprises (eclectic songs)

©Tolo Parra,2014

Alnis Stakle in "Not Even Something", ongoing project 2011 - 

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

During the Soviet era (until 1990) cities were usually divided into districts that would often differ not only with different names but also different functions. For example, there were residential, industrial, retail, entertainment districts. After the fall of Soviet Union many of these districts lost their function – factories were closed, fences were partly dismantled, bushes and plants reclaimed these territories. People started to use these new spaces as shortcuts to get to certain destinations in the city. Although public transportation connects city districts, it became easier to pass through these territories on foot during the evening and the night. Thus new pathways and roads appeared even though they were not included in any official map of the city. In turn, some areas began to appear on new maps.  They never represented the resident’s destination „ but are  intermediate sections between the important parts of the city. “Not Even Something” explores these “ghost areas” at night – the most dangerous time to be in these indeterminate, less-populated areas. Pedestrian beaten tracks as often as not defined the aesthetical basic principles of the structure of work. Although the tracks themselves governed the focus of the photographs, the aesthetic results proved to be atmospheric and beautiful.

Stephen Tamiesie in "Promised Land"

"Promised Land examines the once held American belief of Manifest Destiny – the 19th Century mantra that the United States was predestined to spread over the entire continent, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.  Motivated by President Jefferson and the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Westward settlers quickly achieved this goal when in 1912 Arizona joined as the final state in the continental U.S. forming an uninterrupted nation stretching from coast to coast." - Stephen Tamiesie

Anastasia Rudenko in “Virtual Dictionary of Russia”

This is my favorite photo of this series.
When I found it it was named “Trinity”.

Anastasia Rudenko in “Virtual Dictionary of Russia”

This is my favorite photo of this series.

When I found it it was named “Trinity”.

Anastasia Rudenko in “Virtual Dictionary of Russia”

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Anastasia Rudenko in  ”Virtual Dictionary of Russia”

Sarah Pannell in "Through the haze"

“For nearly two decades, my aunt and uncle have lived in Hong Kong as expats, so naturally, it has always been a place I have been curious to visit and see for myself. When I eventually made it to Hong Kong for the first time in early 2013, I was struck by the varying nature of the landscapes I encountered which contrasted greatly with my preconceptions of what the city and its surrounding territories. At this point, around 70% of the Hong Kong’s landmass remains undeveloped due to mountainous terrain, owing to the high population density in Central and the Kowloon Peninsula. In 2014, I returned just 10 months after this initial trip to continue working on this project and while struck by the infrastructure developments that that taken place within that period and enjoyed discovering new and quieter areas tucked away from the chaos of central Hong Kong.”

Sarah Pannell in "Through the haze"

For nearly two decades, my aunt and uncle have lived in Hong Kong as expats, so naturally, it has always been a place I have been curious to visit and see for myself. When I eventually made it to Hong Kong for the first time in early 2013, I was struck by the varying nature of the landscapes I encountered which contrasted greatly with my preconceptions of what the city and its surrounding territories. At this point, around 70% of the Hong Kong’s landmass remains undeveloped due to mountainous terrain, owing to the high population density in Central and the Kowloon Peninsula. In 2014, I returned just 10 months after this initial trip to continue working on this project and while struck by the infrastructure developments that that taken place within that period and enjoyed discovering new and quieter areas tucked away from the chaos of central Hong Kong.”

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Ed Van Der Elsken

Love on the Left Bank

Dutch photographer Ed Van Der Elsken was part of the hipster, bohemian scene in Paris, when, in 1956, he published a ground-breaking photobook called Love on the Left Bank. That book has been beautifully re-printed, and it captures the joie de vivre of that seemingly carefree era.

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Evelyn Hofer
Girl with the bicycle, Dublin, 1966

undr:

Evelyn Hofer

Girl with the bicycle, Dublin, 1966

Jonathan Smith “Pepsi-Cola sign, 2008” in The Night and the City series

Jonathan Smith “Pepsi-Cola sign, 2008” in The Night and the City series

"Vending machines" by Benedikt Partenheimer

"Vending machines" by Benedikt Partenheimer

Warren Thompson

- Pay phone, Florida, 2006

- Mo-jo Dealer, Alabama, 2009

- Bird houses, Georgia, 2008

Dennis Hopper, 1961-1967

Dennis Hopper, 1961-1967

Danny Lyon in "The Bikeriders", 1967
"Cal Elkhorn", Wisconsin

Danny Lyon in "The Bikeriders", 1967

"Cal Elkhorn", Wisconsin