Lost for a while now
By Kalen Na’il Roach
ALEXANDRE FURCOLIN FILHO
These dreamy landscapes are vast and empty, making them an almost sinister representation of the wildernesses they depict. Taking during Alexandre’s wanderings in South Africa, Central and South america, they form an original project. Alexandre is also the first photographer we have featured from Brazil, lets hope there are many more to come. See more of his work here.
"If people pursue arts degrees out of a drive for community, craft, risk, audience, and knowledge, then how might we meet these needs and desires together, for a lifetime, not only 2-4 years? Imagine that this September, instead of matriculating at a traditional 4-year school, prospective freshmen and first-year MFA students pool the money they would otherwise spend on tuition. The class of 2018 (around 100,000 students paying $25,576 on average) would have $2,157,600,000 to work with.* If only 1/2000th of the class of 2018 pools money, say if only fifty prospective students band together, this group would have $1,078,800 to work with. That is enough to buy a building and own it collectively, into perpetuity, to create a lifelong school and community land trust. Applications for such a lifelong school will open on January 1, 2014. To inquire about this school in advance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org."
Deborah Turbeville was born in Massachusetts. She would spend summers in Ogunquit, Maine surrounded by the sublime. This heavily influenced her photos. The ghost-like quality of her photographs are the results of high-grade films, the grainier the better. She described her photography style as having a lot of mistakes, but she ended up finding beauty in the mistakes so she started incorporating them into her work, for which she became famous (x).
Her series of photographs feature femme fatales and capture the cinematic style of the 1920’s - a moment frozen in time. The ambiance of her photos are eerie and poetic. The blurred faces and strange locations in her photographs create an enigma. From decaying Haute Couture gowns in dark forests, abandoned houses, gardens of evil, and her most famous series of women in a bathhouse, the psychological thrill of her photography will leave you frightfully enchanted.
Yesterday, Deborah Turbeville passed away. She died after and eight-month battle with lung cancer. The melodic music of Rachmaninoff was playing on her iPod when she passed away (x). She was 76 years old. She will be forever known for her tarnished photography style and capturing the ghastly essence of both fashion and life. She has worked very closely with brands such as Valentino and magazines such as Vogue. Her photographs seem cold, and dark yet each one tells a never-ending story. Her spirit will live forever on and continue to inspire others. RIP.
Had no idea she passed :( One of the great fashion photographers to grace us with amazing images