Visual Art by Michelle Nguyen This series is a work of mixed media that combines photographs printed on acetate and paper collage. By constructing temporary and imaginary monuments within existing spaces, their purposes are to allow one to grasp a better understanding of the correlation between space and place. (click to enlarge images)
“In Case of Emergency, Go Out to Sea” photo by Cyrus Sie Commentary Taken in Beirut, a reminder that sometimes the best plans are the simplest ones.
“Hug” painting by Brianna Klassen 2012 acrylic on wood Commentary Two figures locked in an embrace express the fear and acceptance of disconnection.
“SightSeen” Photo by Stephen Morgan f5.6, 13sec, 35mm Location: The Seine River, Paris Commentary Each sightseer’s flash captures one single moment from their bobbing/gliding vantage point to be coveted and exhibited for the envious rubes back home. “TreePower” Double Exposure: Tree (f11, 1/2000, 50mm), Power-tower (f6.3, 1/500, 35mm) Location: Falmer, East Sussex, UK Commentary Fall
“An Island Locked In Time” photo series by Kenneth Chong . Hong Kong used to represent the magic of the Orient mixed in with the aristocratic stamp of the British Empire. Nowadays, the city is known more for its frenzied pace and expansive skyline than its exotic history. However, fragments of the Orient’s past magic
“Anonymous” painting by Genya Cheung
“1 + 1 = 1” photo by Dalaina Heiberg Commentary My friend Sally Buttervalley and I saw and followed these two ladies walking the streets of Trujillo, Spain. I want to be one like them when we grow up. “My Mom’s Interest” Commentary I took this photo for my Mom because of her liking
Gates photo by Cyrus Sie Commentary Found in one of the less-frequented streets in Oxford, England on a summer visit, something inexplicable about the sign attracted me irresistibly to it. The whole time standing there it stared back at me, each passing cyclist effecting a blink of its eye.
Stranger in a Bookstore photo by Farisia Thang Commentary He was a stranger I exchanged a few short glances with in a secondhand bookstore.
Vice and Virtue film by Andrew Pollins
One Week Later, Dick North Died III photo by Laura Elena Tinoco Commentary This photo belongs to a series that refers to Haruki Murakami’s novel Dance Dance Dance. The image represents one of the six skeletons
“HK/Summer 2011” photo series by Maddie Gorman Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui Bowen Road, Home Midnight, Cotton Tree Drive Commentary HK/Summer 2011 manifested out of a deeply personal desire to preserve moments in space and time that I felt were particularly vulnerable to change. Walking around the city I grew
“Dreamweaver” photo by Beth d’Aoust Commentary This photo was captured during a winter solstice celebration in an elaborately constructed ice cave at Apex Mountain, just outside Penticton, BC. The subject, Manya, had built herself a humble sanctuary in one of the many nooks and crannies of the cave and was hosting a small ceremony for
Commentary Defacing the media and their concept of ideal body/face/clothes. I wanted to reveal her insides, remember that we are all animals. “Seagull x2″ photo by Janice Cheng Commentary I took a photo of a bird and when I developed it I rolled it wrong and accidentally left watermarks and dust
Summer Hair photo by Stephanie Fung Commentary I felt compelled to capture this shot of three-year-old Esme as the last rays of summer sun disappeared from the sky. Her anxious expression reminded me of my own childhood dread of getting my hair cut short and of those often fleeting moments of youth when