Month: May 2014

Nicolas Bruno And His Beautiful Nightmares

Nicolas Bruno suffers from sleep paralysis, a state in which he’s unable to move and is haunted by nightmarish visions. “I have experienced bone chilling hallucinations and extreme terror during these dreams,” he says. “Faceless silhouetted figures, embraces from shadow-like hands, warping of reality around me – all while completely paralyzed.” Nicolas started recreating these terrifying hallucinations in his photos, overcoming his fear and discovering the creative power of conceptual photography.

To see more of Nicolas’s incredible work, visit his website: http://www.nicolasbrunophotography.com/

Images courtesy © 2013 Nicolas Bruno 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurie Simmons and her world of dolls

New York based artist Laurie Simmons, known for her photographic work of miniature and live-size dolls, paper cut-outs, puppets and dummies, portraying them as ‘living objects’ in a highly conceptual manner. Simmons’ symoblic photographs conveyed a bittersweet nostalgia for the 1950s, at the same time exposing the social issues such as consumerism and feminism in the postwar American culture.

WALKING & LYING OBJECTS 1987 – 1991

THE MUSIC OF REGRET 1994

CAFE OF THE INNER MIND 1994
LONG HOUSE 2002 – 2004
THE LOVE DOLL 2009 – 2011
Kigurumi, Dollers and How We See 2014

 

“KIGURUMI AND DOLLERS”, an exhibition of Laurie Simmons’ latest work is now showing at the Wilkinson Gallery.

Images curtsey ©Laurie Simmons  and ©Wilkinson Gallery

 

 

Paint

‘PAINT’, editorial by Willy Vanderperre for the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Fantastic Manfeaturing Luca Lemaire.

All images are from before you kill us all.