To round off our photography-themed week, we’re sharing an incredible project by Miami-based photographer Rose Marie Cromwell. Entitled, El Libro Supremo de la Suerte, which is translated as: The Supreme Book of Luck, this photo series aims to bring to life the feeling of Havana, rather than simply representing it in a documentary fashion or showing the tourist-style images we might expect.
Mixing street scenes and staged images, this series acts as metaphor and guide – helping us as the outsiders to feel what it is like in Havana, through highly emotive, allegorical imagery. What a brilliant set of photographs!
To see more of Cromwell’s work, we do suggest you visit her website here.
Tomer Ifrah is an Israeli photographer who for this project, Moscow Metro, is turning his lens toward commuters in Moscow’s grand underground rail system. With many stations and much of the infrastructure built as long ago as the 1930s, the Moscow Metro is itself a design marvel. The focus here though is on the people who use it (estimates reckon up to 7 million people pass through it every day) and the little moments between them.
But that’s not all. This is part of a larger project where Ifrah will be photographing other metro systems in post-Soviet states, for which a book will be released in 2018.
You can visit Ifrah’s site and see more of his work here.
This set of images by Marisa Chafetz, a young American photographer, sees her returning to her family home and capturing the people she grew up with. With a strong nostalgic feeling and so much warmth behind the images, this set, entitled: We are Ugly but We Have the Music, makes the viewer as if perhaps they are a teenager again. We love how the act of training the camera on specific moments can heighten their importance, making the mundane incredibly poignant and profound.
This is the power of photography!
You can see more of Chafetz’s work here.
Bharat Sikka is an Indian photographer who has turned his lens to the contested area of Kashmir. This series, entitled: Where The Flowers Still Grow brings to life what life is like in Kashmir. Kashmir sits on the border between India, Pakistan and China and has seen a number of armed conflicts over the years. This unease and pain that has been felt by the people is further brought to life in the eyes of Sikka’s subjects – they don’t smile or pose, they stare directly into the camera. The landscape behind them is barren and harsh, but at the same time quite beautiful.
When it comes to capturing a place, a feeling and a people – you are not going to find much photography better than this. This is truly top notch!
See more of Sikka’s work here.
Danny Lowe is a British photographer based in London who focuses on fashion and portraiture. We’re sharing a set of images he did for i-D magazine called ‘Sex, religion and BDSM in the Holy Land’ where he shot a menswear designer from Tel Aviv called Eliran Nargassi.
Check out more of the shoot below.
Yota Yoshida is a Japanese photographer who captures those small, private, human moments that mean so much. The kind of feelings and images that you could never pose models for. With a specific focus on public spaces and the way people use them and find personal moments within them, Yoshida’s work means so much in a country like Japan, where people can live so close to each other. In a city like Tokyo, those private moments become so much more important and poignant.
Check out more of his amazing work below!
Roberta Sant’anna is a Brazilian photographer who currently resides in Berlin. Here we’re sharing her work, ‘Parque Aquatico’ where she spent time at a quaint old water park in Brazil, photographing the visitors. It’s such a beautiful look into the seeming banality of a water park and yet at the same time, Sant’anna’s eye imbues her subjects with such heart and feeling.