Dylan Hausthor’s series “Wilted” is about a wildly dramatic and outlandish story that happened to his friend. “‘She set it ablaze out of spite, simultaneously provoked by gossip while inciting more gossip herself,’ he explains. After a few minutes of standing there, observing the flames lick up the sides of the structure, the woman felt her water break – she was going into labour early. ‘She ran across the street to the property owner’s house, demanding a ride to the hospital while the result of her arson was a backdrop of smoking proof behind her.’” (From LensCulture’s article on this series). The drama and emotion of the story inspired Hausthor and thus “Wilted” was born.
More of Hausthor’s work can be found here.
Rummaging through stacks of old photographs at flea markets, photographer Kensuke Koike is endlessly inspired by neglected objects from the past. Finding novel ways to bring new life to discarded relics, he affectionately alters vintage photographs, injecting them with new meaning. After he finds a photo he likes, Koike carefully cuts into the image, rearranging the pieces and turning the photograph into an abstracted, interactive optical illusion that invites his viewers to do a double-take. These reformulated objects make up his series Single Image Processing, a project Koike describes in simple terms: “Vintage prints, nothing added, nothing removed.”
Check out more of Kensuke Koike’s work here.
“During the Cold War, a series of Central and Eastern European countries aligned with the USSR made up the Eastern Bloc. These socialist states (the countries of the Warsaw Pact) included Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania. This photo series documents the remnants of these socialist states in the present day.” - Karol Palka for Lensculture.
The forgotten world that Karol Palka photographs for her series “Edifice” is almost a scary representation of what our society at large could become in a matter of years if we don’t start working together.
More of Palka’s lovely work can be found here.