Category: Photography

Ysabel LeMay’s Innovative Fusion

You might think Ysabel LeMay’s works are hyper-realistic paintings but they’re created through an innovative technique called photo fusion. The Quebec-born, U.S.-based artist takes hundreds of photographs for each piece, attunes the light and visual properties, then assembles one detail at a time in a painterly fashion to […]

The Remarkable ‘Show of Hands’

About 1,000 remarkable images of the human hand netted Sotheby’s just over $10 million last month, exceeding estimates by more than $1 million.  Moving and powerful, the works exploring the theme of the hand came from one of the world’s most significant privately owned photograph collections, put together […]

Detar: Hand Painted Photos

Shae Detar hand colors her photographs, the way it was done in the days before color processing. She experiments in her darkroom for painted images that range from whimsical to elegant to haunting. Nothing like this on Instagram.

Rafael Ochoa’s Digital Marionettes

Rafael Ochoa’s expertise is illusion. In form and texture, these marionettes appear created but are in fact digitally produced. Ochoa is one of nine artists featured at Angell Gallery who are at the forefront of contemporary digital art. The exhibition, called Simulators, is part of the Toronto gallery’s ongoing […]

Discarded Books: ‘Objects of Beauty’

Photo artist Cara Barer experiments with curling irons, clothes pins and water to transform discarded books into coiled, crumpled objects of beauty.   She says her photographs “are primarily a documentation of a physical evolution . . . The way we choose to research and find information is also […]