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Amber McCaig

By using a combination of portraits and still life elements, I have been able to create an exploration into the idea of identity and imagination, providing an insight into what it is like to live out your fantasies in everyday life. Spanish pirates, Venetian noblewomen and 11th century Vikings have escaped out of the darkness of the past and are now living in the future, placed on a stage for all to see. Laden with armor, treasure chests, maps and lore, these fantasies show the power of our imagination and what we can create if we dare to dream.
— Amber McCaig

Australian photographer Amber McCaig explores when history and storytelling converge in the colorful and elaborate world of Medieval and Renaissance reenactors. The Society for Creative Anachronism is an organization where thousands of dedicated people are committed to researching and recreating the arts, skills, and traditions of pre-17th century Europe. Members feast, fight, and dress all in the era of their choosing, often using the transformation to alter their own personalities and temperaments. Here one can choose who they wish to be and often craft a ‘hyper’ version of themselves in a way unavailable in everyday society. McCaig’s interest in this transformative identity plays out in painterly photographs full of dark, deep tones and stoic poses. The mixture of portrait and still life act as potential clues to who these characters may be and every detail is constructed with great care. Unlike the every day social struggles and pretensions, Imagined Histories is a world where the past and future can be all one’s own. Imagined Histories is currently showing from November 6-23 at the Edmund Pearce Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. McCaig also recently won the Ballarat International Foto Biennale portfolio review prize for the same work. Taken from Feature Shoot

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At 2530km, the Murray River is Australia’s longest waterway, meandering through the country from the Snowy Mountains to the Southern Ocean. Over the many decades since European settlement, the river has become a wrought system of dams, weirs and channels that have restricted and politicized its flow. Melbourne-based photographer Daniel Boetker-Smith combines portraits, still-lifes and landscapes to create The Murray River Project, a modern-day compendium of stories found along the Murray, journeying into environmental and social landscapes that stretch along it. Employing strategies of chronological anarchy, the project’s unfolding narrative is a poignant cue for storytelling that is non-linear and multi-layered—like life, like memory, or like the river. Rather than forming one conclusive narrative, the Murray images speak to each other, posing quiet questions. What does the young male see behind closed eyes? Did he go fishing by the river with his father, whom he lost? The book on English, to whom does it belong? Or better still what have they left behind, and what have they found? With an unerring eye for detail, Boetker-Smith lets us discover—with slight unease—a realm of history, identity and possibility. His images, at once interrogative and reflexive, prevent us from arriving, for the only destination is within. If we get lost, it doesn’t matter. So we are bound to depart—from nature, youth, a country, a language, the world. That fallen yellow fruit might well be poisonous. Boetker-Smith presents us with a puzzle, and the arrangements, those we may make ourselves. Taken from Feature Shoot

All images © Daniel Boetker-Smith

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Louis Porter was born in the north of England in 1977 and has been based in Melbourne, Australia since 2001. His work has been exhibited in Australia, England, Canada, Austria and China. He regularly undertakes editorial commissions and has been featured in Monocle, ADbusters, GEO, Trace, The Age, The Monthly and The Big Issue amongst others. Taken from Feature Shoot.

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I just saw this video for Mango and got pretty confused regarding the model. Of course I thought it was a quite hot blond girl without tits but now I have understood that it’s the new male model Andrej Pejic. 

Here is some images from Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 11 shot by Juergen Teller. Taken from the Homotography.

All images © Juergen Teller

Andrej Pejic by Juergen Teller

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Andrej Pejic by Juergen Teller

Andrej Pejic by Juergen Teller

Andrej Pejic by Juergen Teller

Andrej Pejic by Juergen Teller

Andrej Pejic by Juergen Teller

Andrej Pejic by Juergen Teller