Posts Tagged 'Photography'

Joshua Hershman

I ran across this  today while looking up some other glass artists and was totally blown away by Josh Hershman’s work! Hershman creates cast glass replicas of many types of cameras and embeds photographic images in some of them by sandblasting the images onto the object and then applying enamels into the recessed areas. He then adds more layers of glass and then refires the entire form. The cast cameras are then perched atop tripods and in some instances the image that is in the camera has been printed and hung on the wall behind the piece.

Jersey Glass Art has a great write up of his work and I think they say it best:

“By taking photographs and joining them together with glass, he is able to link two diverse vocabularies into a unique sculptural vernacular. As these ideas and images connect, the natural play of light and optics inherently found in glass imitates the actual process of taking pictures and exposing negatives. Using the camera as a starting point for his creative process, he attempts to emphasize the beauty of its design and function by focusing on how images shape our memories, dreams and consciousness.”

As a glass worker myself who is interested in the interplay of using glass and photography together I think this is an amazing execution on the marriage of the two ideas. He is currently showing at PISMO Gallery in Denver Colorado and the images shown below are from his current show, Day Residue.  It runs from November 6-25th 2009 and I encourage you to check it out if your in the Denver area!

More of Hershman’s work and experience can be found on his website, http://www.hershmanglass.com/

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Five Etsy Artists on Anthropomorphism

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MATTY8080 www.MATTY8080.etsy.com

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Frankenkitty www.Frankenkitty.etsy.com

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Sarah Ogren www.sarahogren.etsy.com

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Berkley Illustration www.berkleyillustration.etsy.com

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Skelatal Dropkick www.skeletaldropkick.etsy.com

Scott McMahon

I recently ordered a Diana Camera and will be playing around with it for the first time this weekend. In anticipation, I began looking up toy cameras and pinhole photography. My searches lead me to photographer Scott McMahon, who uses many different photographic methods to achieve stunning results.

A spectacular series called Bioluminescent is described as follows: “In this series fireflies were carefully collected and placed inside boxes and jars containing leaves, grass, twigs, flowers soil and light-sensitive material (usually color transparency film). As the fireflies lit-up inside the containers they not only exposed their own image, but that of the objects within. In these images of minute worlds the firefly creates the structure of a surreal landscape, leaving its impression and preserving its mark.”

See the artist’s website for more great work.

Scott McMahon

Scott McMahon

Scott McMahon

Scott McMahon

Allen Company Inc.

I believe that putting together a great collection of vintage clothing takes an artistic eye, even more so to be able to photograph it well. Kristina Franco of Allen Company Inc. does just that, and I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a more perfect collection… anywhere.

See some of my favorites below, keep updated on her daily finds and musings on Flickr, and buy some of these items in her Etsy shop.

Allen Company Inc.

Allen Company Inc.

Allen Company Inc.

Allen Company Inc.

Ana Himes

Ana Himes is a photographer based in Madrid. The following is from a series called Traces In, in which Himes took pictures of objects through stranger’s car windows.

See her website for more photography and some collage work: www.anahimes.es

Ana Himes

Ana Himes

Ana Himes

Ana Himes

She is co-creator of Lapsus Magazine, a quarterly publication of contemporary photography.


About Us

Fill in the Blank Gallery was formed out of the desire to create a space where art can be presented, discussed, created, performed, written, shared, and taught on an accessible level. Our goal is to foster creativity in our community, which is so full of talent but perhaps lacking in creative outlets. Part artist collective, part gallery, we feature a wide range of artistic works each month including fine art, craft, film, and music.