Eric Marrian







eric marrian

“There is the photography which seeks to translate into pattern and design the magic of a detail of growth and deterioration. Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created.” Edward Steichen

Just today I came across french photographer Eric Marrian. Especially his eerily beautiful photographs from ‘Carré Blanc’ (2005) point out what I like most about him. It reminds me of organic figures which turned to white marble. The composition of each carré puts the focus on the human body’s convolutions both with sharp and soft edges in a very not habitual way and it makes you a little uncomfortable.

I can’t help myself considering these photographs the organic equivalent of architectual photography. Marian’s initial study of architecture and 15 years of designing buildings may explain the heavy influences to this department. Check out the rest of his work here. Best, Ea Birkkam


today: sharp edges, soft edges


Kevin Saint Grey







“While symmetry is a way of seeing things, I think minimalism is more of a way of thinking” Kevin Saint Grey, Interview with Slices of Silence

Clarity and symmetries. Los Angeles based Kevin Kwok (aka Kevin Saint Grey) is one of my all-time favorite monochromatic photographers. You find minimalistic architectural, landscape, and abstract images in his portfolios and it was hard to narrow my selection for this post to five photographies. With attention to both architectural and biological symmetry he captivates me with his pictures in a harmonic and free-of-distraction kind of world. In a great interview with Slices of Silence he points out on his studies regarding symmetry and how it affects the ambience of his work. You can find the Interview here, you might want to read the whole thing.

I sometimes wish to enter his photographies for serenity. In state of harmony, Ea Birkkam.

today: franz liszt ‘nuages gris’


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