Sedef Aydogan’s Blog

Crude Awakening – some very strong photography from Jane Fulton Alt, an artist directly effected by the oil spill

Life Guards

Keith, Laura and Olivia


Dawn and Everett

Andrea, Taylor and George

Jean and Jordan

No Life Guard on Duty

andre herrero
July 4, 2010, 10:18 pm
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An amazing fashion photographer, Andre Herrero.

Nicholas Alan Cope Photography
March 20, 2010, 4:13 pm
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I love the way he serves objects as graphics. I thought that they are charcoal drawings when I saw his architecture series first time. His commercial photos are also one of my favourites.

For more info:

raphael zarka

riding zaviallof

a collector of forms, skateboarder / artist raphaël zarka captures the sculptural possibilities of
structures such as a concrete breakwater, unfinished monorail or the unrealized constructions
which litter the urban landscape. influenced by minimalism and land art, zarka’s work is based
on an almost scientific research of spaces and forms, guided by the need to order objects,
he says, ‘to organize the chaos of the things that interest me.‘ his experimental approach to volume,
geometry and materials resulting largely from the artist’s experience of skateboarding, has enabled
him to become familiar with the surface dynamics of urban space.

one particular series of photographs, ‘riding modern art’, is a composition of eleven photographs
of skaters whose images are captured riding works of public art. his photographs emphasize the
hidden dynamism in many of the public sculptures we encounter:
what strikes me, is that skaters prioritize a relationship with the work rather than a mechanical
relationship aesthetic. for them, all the interest of a sculpture is the variety of movements that
it recommends.
‘ -RZ

zarka has an upcoming exhibition at the french cultural center in milan, entitled ‘rhombus sectus’.
the show will focus on a selection of works produced over the last four years, witnessing the artist’s
linguistic eclecticism which moves between high art historical references and those of popular culture.

rhombus sectus
french cultural centre, milan
january 21st, 2010 to march 30th, 2010

l: riding trichet
r: riding langlois (both images)

riding modern art

l: riding georges
r: riding charlot, top and riding marley, bottom

riding modern art

forme du repos

forme du repos

raphaël zarka studied at the winchester school of art and the école nationale supérieure
de beaux-arts in paris. he has exhibited in numerous private and public spaces including,
the museum of modern art, oxford, contemporary art center, chelles and laura bartlett gallery,

Pete Halupka photography
December 25, 2009, 6:04 pm
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pete halupka one photographer photography

pete two halupka photographer

pete halupka photographer three photography

four pete halupka photography

pete halupka photographer photography five

pete halupka six photography

Muiz Anwar
December 8, 2009, 2:33 am
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I like the way he reduces arabic characters down to their most base forms. It is so hard to do it while still it is readable, and people say they can easily read the characters. Muiz Anwar is also a graphic designer whose works are really cool.

Who is Muiz Anwar?

“Grew up in the industrial city of Manchester but blessed to have traveled the world at an early age. My first love was illustration – as a child I always had a pen in one hand, paper in the other. Through school I was introduced to fine art painting and sculpture. That coupled with my illustrative skills led to me become a protege product design, being runner up in the regional final of Young Audi Designer of the Year in 2005. Upon completing a Foundation Course, I was then introduced to a world of graphic work alongside fashion and photography.

All these creatives out puts have gifted me with an enriched visual style, which encapsulates many ideas and concepts, considers many media – but ultimately remains as minimal and true to the message it is intended to communicate as possible. After all, whether you consider yourself an artist, designer or both, we have a role, however important, to communicate our messages as efficiently as possible.”

from my project
December 5, 2009, 2:23 am
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This is from my photography project. It is a street wall from the asian side of Istanbul. I tried to emphasize the texture of the walls and make them a part of the art on the wall.

The work of Nam
November 30, 2009, 11:52 am
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“Nam” is a japanese graphic collective originally established by Takayuki Nakazawa (graphic designer) and Hiroshi Manaka (photographer). Currently, over ten artists from various backgrounds are belonging to “Nam”.

21st november parov stelar concert in istanbul
November 23, 2009, 12:55 am
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21st november was a foggy day in istanbul
November 23, 2009, 12:43 am
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