Posts in Photography
100 Days

This self portrait project was created by Julia Nimke when she was 24. Stuck in photography she challenged herself to create an extraordinary photo each day for 100 days. The series is a number of intimate portraits of herself as an artist.

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PhotographyRyan Berg
Folk Tales

As part of a year-long project, Nimke documented regional folktales by traveling to spots associated with the tales, finding local people willing to be recorded as they read the stories aloud, and capturing them and the areas in photographs. This multi medial project was part of her Adobe Creative Residency.

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PhotographyRyan Berg
Under The Storm

Every once in a while, in Madeira, a storm reminds us that it’s a semi-tropical island. Every one runs to the ocean to see the big waves. I go to the mountains to see the result of entropy. Fog fills the landscape, teasing curiosity and imagination, what’s not to love.

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PhotographyRyan Berg
A House, A Home

In the series, A House, A Home, I isolate ubiquitous household objects as a way to begin to investigate traditions of domestic American life. My observations are rooted in my own personal indulgences, expectations, and questions, as well as how I see myself existing within this larger system. I'm interested in revealing some of the complex layers of this shared cultural vernacular through pairing the familiar with the unexpected and creating anticipation that is never quite resolved. The interventions and style of capture re-contextualize the objects as a way to challenge traditional domesticity and to pose questions about convention, consumption, and convenience as staples of American popular culture.

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PhotographyRyan Berg
Inland Madeira

There is another side to an Island know for it’s good weather and welcoming people. A place in penumbra, between Europe and Africa, between the XXI’s century and an older way of life.

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PhotographyRyan Berg
Plant Love

I photograph plants that appear soft and gentle, but still have a powerful image. I also explore different shapes and forms that I see throughout nature and try to present the plants as if they were growing wild in a jungle, lush with vegetation.

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PhotographyRyan Berg
Bar Beach

This series is called: “Ghosts of Bar Beach – bar beach was here!” My approach to image making is experimental. I conceive, orchestrate and deliver images so charged that one might experience their weightiness. The weightiness is achieved when the images resonate with their subject matter, and I refer to this as the cultural payload, an energy which provides cognitive and perceptual resonance.

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PhotographyRyan Berg
Infrared Iceland

These photos are from a recent trip to Iceland with my family.  I tried to break free of the super bright/pastel color trend in infrared photography and create something a bit moodier. It seems that there's some bad information going around on the net that suggests bright sunny days at noon to be the only suitable time for infrared. This is definitely false. I've taken inspiration from a few different photographers, but most of all gmunk. His infrared images from Iceland were just so rad, and I've been trying shamelessly to emulate it.  

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PhotographyRyan Berg
Black and White Landscapes by Shawn Tang

BNW While colors shape the characters of a landscape, black and white tells a story of the timelessness. Black and white series explores the tie between future and past, and a search of shared stories between them. Time is like a camera — it frames a moment. But unlike cameras, time is not a tool or a second- hand medium in the process of capturing a moment, because it contains the moment. If the colored photographs are seen as second-handed moments, then black and white photographs can be seen as first-handed moments in that the moments has been empowered and are now able to reflect the time back to us. In another words, the medium can be neglected in black and white photography and the photos in this series are now the products of time. 

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PhotographyRyan Berg
Color Landscapes by Shawn Tang

COLOR Landscapes should be neutral. Often times places are been portrayed by medias and perceived by people with certain fixed characters, but what this does is to only undermine what a place has to offer and ultimately limits us in finding the unseen aspects of it. Landscapes should be unpredictable. Going to a place expecting something to happen is never the way to go, because surprising moments are subjective to different eyes. Colors, in a way that it gifts a landscape a character, is the key in keeping the neutrality and originality of a landscape to itself. Many people nowadays tend to modify the colors of a photo in order to create a mood that does not otherwise exists, and that is a crime, because they killed the moment and everything that was framed at that time of place. Be true to the color and take in the moment from the nature, then give them all back through the photographs captured, whatever comes after should be left for people to experience and wander. 

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PhotographyRyan Berg
South Beach

My South Beach series started as me wandering around South Beach taking photos, then it continued to grow every time I visited. Most of the photos are around the south end of South Beach. I shoot during all times of the year and most often in the early to mid afternoon when the sun is highest and the crowds are largest.

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PhotographyRyan Berg