Photo by @loyd
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Sidewalks are rolled up at sunset. Photo by @loyd
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Tel Aviv’s Girls
This is a work in progress. This series is about Tel Aviv, girls, bicycles, independence, despondency, loneliness and fashion.
Is this a reality or my attitude to reality? I do not know. And I don’t really care about it. I do not want to be held hostage by the words. Photography has a stunning paradox to combine documentary and trickery. And if any fantasy comes from our world, so everything is real, at least feeling, and that’s what matters to me.
Tel Aviv’s girls in the photos are like immersed in a dream, like a dream that is a little strange, a little absurd, but feels usual. I wanted to combine, in a collective image of their daily attributes such as bicycles, that showing elegance together with dresses, amusement, transport and physical strength, and helmets that mean protection and some mask at the same time, and situations at home, decor with a touch of hopelessness and boredom.
They are not marginal, not revolutionaries, not rebels and nihilists. They’re just young Tel Aviv girls from middle class around 30 years old.
I take a hero and I build a frame around it, I build the expression. The surface and frame borders are shown and it’s fantastic that it is actually possible to define what is the reality behind the frame or more exactly it leaves space for imagination.
This discomfort, distortion and weirdness – it’s not a protest, it’s more just a passionate, naive desire for some magic.
Born in the North Caucasus, studied in Jerusalem, now I live, I love, I create, I feel, am happy and am sad in south Tel Aviv.
Morning in the Hill Country. Photo by @loyd
RV Parks dot the landscape throughout the Hill Country. Thousands of northerners “Winter Texans” migrate to Texas to enjoy the mild winters.
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My rescue dog Miller loves to run in the fields. Photo by @loyd #dogs
The Texas Hill Country west of Austin and San Antonio is a unique region of Texas. I will be posting from here for the upcoming week. Photo by @loyd
Dinner in New York
The term dinner refers to the main meal in a day. Consumption of food is as essential an element of life as sleeping for a human being. Most of the people who know the importance of eating habits care about the quality of food and nutrition. However, even if the food provides the necessary nutrition, that alone is not enough. The question is, what is a quality dinner? Having dinner is not just about eating food, but portrays many aspects of our lives.
A study in Public Health Nutrition which compiles data relating to American’s food-related time use over the past 30 years reveals some interesting trends: Eating as a primary activity declined in the past 30 years. On the other hand, eating as a secondary activity rose dramatically in the past 30 years. When we combine the primary and secondary eating time, we see that in total we’re spending an average of 25 or more minutes daily eating than we did 30 years ago. We now do almost 50 percent of our eating while concentrating on something else.
I would like to propose thinking what a dinner should be by objectively seeing diverse dinner situations. When you enjoy mealtimes, you’re more likely to eat better.
Let’s think what we can do to enhance the pleasure of the table.
Since Miho Aikawa graduated from the Masters in Digital Photography program at the School of Visual Arts, she has been residing in the New York.
Miho entered the Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, majoring in journalism. During her junior year, she attended the University of Miami to study photojournalism in a one-year exchange program. The experience in Miami broadened her view and made her desire to become a photographer stronger than ever.
Miho became a freelance photographer and won The Best Award for Corporate and Commodity Advertisement from Japan Advertising Photographers’ Association Competition in 2006. Miho’s works have been exhibited at museums and public spaces such as Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, World Bank Tokyo, Konika Minolta Plaza Tokyo and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts collects her photography.
Trampoline. #oaxaca #mexico photo by @davidalanharvey
Thousands of visitors come to #Oaxaca every year during all seasons. An international crowd always seems to mix about as well here as any place I have ever worked. Tourism is one of the top revenue streams for Mexico. For sure a culture deserving deep respect. Photo by @davidalanharvey
White dresses abound for Day of the Dead festivities #oaxaca #mexico photo by @davidalanharvey
Family heads home after a late night in San Agustín Etla. Seems to me all of the Mexican fiestas revolve around family. Photo by @davidalanharvey
It is 4am and the band is on their last song and this couple on their last dance and I on my penultimo mezcal. Atzompas, Oaxaca.photo by @davidalanharvey
Oaxaca , Mexico.I love a warm rainy afternoon. Wandering alone with absolutely nothing going on sets me free. Subtleties reign in the rain. Photo by @davidalanharvey
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Kunterbunt – Disabled People Travelling
Few times a year I am collaborating with Kunterbunt, a travel agency for mentally and/or physically disabled people.
Situated in southern Germany it offers around 60 trips a year of various kind and destinations while strongly focusing on a respectful and easy approach towards the individual. Based on this philosophy the disabled people are allowed to find themselves in the very rare occasion where usual structures, borders and roles defining their everyday life no longer exist. Whether they are able do it consciously or not, for a while they can experience a freedom and room for self-expression that every person is deeply longing for.
Being on the road and documenting their time is a unique opportunity to gain insight into a world unknown to most of us. It is easy to fill a book with the countless experiences of every trip but what remains so special for me is the real honesty I had been confronted with. So refreshingly different from ‘our’ life the disabled don’t or better mostly don’t wear masks, they simply are themselves. Their inner child can be very inspiring and reminding us of our own one.
Piotr Pietrus was born in Poland and livesand works in Berlin. He graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, in 2008.
After a stamping stay in Bologna in 2005, Piotr has started to work with photography. From 2008 until 2011 he had been attending the masterclass of Arno Fischer at the Ostkreuzschule, Berlin.
2009/2010 Piotr has worked as an assistant for fashion photographer Benjmin Kaufmann.
With a strong focus on his personal projects Piotr has exhibited work in Berlin, Hamburg and the Photomonth in Krakow among others.