1. Maia Flore - ‘Two Directions’

    'Two Directions' follows a couple who meet each other every six months in bed. So far the series shows a lot of images of the same boy and girl in different restful situations; sleeping on a train, in a bed etc. The fact that the couple only meet each other every six month leaves unanswered questions; are they in fact just friends who meet now and again? Are they in a long distance relationship? Or is the meeting every six months referring to how often they are intimate? No matter what the reasoning behind them only meeting every six month the images themselves are beautiful.

    Noel Noblett

     
  2. Murat Pulat - Image Animal

    A bit of mixed media for you today.

    Pulat series displays paintings of iconic scenes in cinema. The work’s focus is on old Hollywood style movies from the 1960s.

    Without close inspection the work looks like a series of painstaking dots. It is however a collective of small brush strokes. Whether dots or strokes the texture created is very reminiscent of the dots that appeared on old television sets.

    Between the iconic imagery used and the final texture the work heavily connotes and denotes TV and Film of the 1960’s era.

    Noel Noblett

     
  3. Grace Chon  - ‘Zoey & Jasper’

    Today I am engaging with my fun side. 

    Chon’s series is an adorable portrayal of her son Jasper and her rescue dog Zoey. In the work Chon mimics the apparel worn by the two subjects. The results are as mentioned adorable, cute and in some cases hilarious. 

    Does photography always need to be serious?

    Noel Noblett

     
  4. Jose Romussi - Newserie 

    As you might know the obstruction of photographs is something that I find really interesting. 

    In the image above Romussi’s obstructs the view of the subject’s face. Some would argue this is the most intriguing part of this image. The face is obscured by a floral patterned embroidery. Can it now be argued that the intervention in the image is more interesting that the original image alone was?

    Noel Noblett 

     
  5. Ciara at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art)

     
  6. *Found on Instagram

    Paul Munro

    Munro is one of the most active Instagram accounts I have come across. Even with the frequent updates I in no means feel I am being spammed. Munro posts image after images of interest and beauty.

    The profile itself contains quite a range of subjects and media. The image above is in no way illustrative of all the work available on the profile.

    Well worth a visit and dare I say it, a follow.

    Noel Noblett

    My Instagram

     
  7. *Found on Instagram

    Piero Percoco

    I came across Piero’s work this week. His work has a strong focus within the everyday. Most images showing scenes of the quotidian. Though the everyday is generally banal, Percoco’s work seems to make more of it. Percoco seems to heighten the drama of the scene through the simply constructed images.

    Noel Noblett

    My Instagram

     
  8. 'Found on Instagram'

    Dejan Karin

    Whilst Karin has yet to showcase much work on his Instagram the work that is available is very engaging.

    I wondered through to his website where his work seems to focus on architecture and in some cases, as above, the human in tandem with architecture.

    The series ‘Silent Soliloquy’ is of particular interest. Here Karin has the human form within the photographed environments. In all cases the subject is obscured. By no means do we know who the subject is, nor do we need to know.

    Noel Noblett

    My Instagram

     

  9. Found on Instgram

    Recently I have been finding a lot of good work on the social photography app Instgram. So from here on in I will be showcasing the work I find on there with the title ‘Found on Instagram’.

    If you are on Instagram my username is noelnoblett

     
  10. Richard Mosse ‘The Enclave

    Today I am going to plug the work of Richard Mosse.

    To anyone within a reasonable distance I implore you to try and make it to Mosse’s Enclave exhibition. The show will engage all your senses through photographs and video installations.

    I visited the work in the RHA gallery in Dublin. In here they present 3 large images in a room next to the video installations.

    The images alone are worth the journey. The photographs contain expansive landscape environments. The environments themselves are extraordinary in their beauty, but the use of infra-red film gives the work that little bit extra. The viewer as a result is left with questions about the unseen in the everyday.

    In tandem with the images we are presented with three different video installations. Again the work is displayed in a very large manner. All three videos are positioned in a manner and all can be viewed coherently.

    The videos at times can contradict the beautiful landscapes depicted by displaying them next to everyday army scenes. These chaotic and eerie war scenes are very much seen as being the everyday in the Eastern Congo.

    Please go visit.

    RHA Gallery [Dublin] Current - March 12th

    Ormston House [Limerick] March 28th - May 5th.

    Jack Shainman Gallery  [New York] Current - March 22nd

    22 February – 22 March, 2014

    Noel Noblett

     
  11. Drew Gardner - The Descendants

    Gardner’s somewhat humorous series looks at historical figures of note and recreates their depictions with their descendants. The image above shows Nelson and his four by great grandson. The likeness found within some of the portraits to the earlier paintings is very interesting.

     
  12. Brad Moore - ‘Mike’s Place Repos’

    This series by Moore looks at his native California. The resulting images very much conform to take the part of a modern documentary series.

    Moore’s aim was to document what he thought of was both growth and decline in the area.  The images i feel assist the decline element of his aim with the growth being depicted less frequently.

    We as the viewer are left outside the scenes, looking in. We are not taking part in the scene nor do we feel involved, this may in part be down to the decision to show these everyday Californian sites as empty. Had there of been people present within the scene would the work seem more involving for us the viewer?

     
  13. franctbi:

    frtaurisano_aug/sep_2012

    Cristina Sette Ducati, 22 years old living in Milan.

    I also give you a bit information about this project, so you guys can go : “oh cool’” or “man that’s boring” and it’s totally fine, you don’t have to like it. But if you go for the first option just share it with your mates, because that’s what photography is about. it’s the perfect medium use to communicate with other, to share what we love and what we are living for.

    Project name: “Untitled” (for the being)

    The project examines how the life of the younger generation living abroad contrasts with the one that remaining in their native land. Also, it is a reflection of the economic crisis that has been affecting all countries across Europe with particular focus on Italy and Ireland. Despite these two factors, the project is a reflection of how the chances for younger generation to do something different are technically decreasing daily. In contrast to that movement there are a certain amount of people who have decided to remain on their native land, and it is quite incredible to see how these people are helping the entire community where they live into to preserve old cultural traditions that are at risk to fade away if people are continuing to move away to different places or countries. 

     
  14. tristanhutchinson:

    A sneak preview of work from ‘Terroir’, a body of work due late this year. Can’t say a great deal yet, but a bigger preview is due soon in various places. Its still developing and growing, but can’t wait to start showing the work.

     
  15. Green Green Grass - Noel Noblett