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Time-based photography can be powerful and very telling. And few know this better than Danish photographer Peter Funch. For nearly a decade, Funch photographed the ritualistic exodus from (presumably) home to work. Funch took up a post just outside of Grand Central Station in New York City, as morning commuters scurried the streets of Manhattan in the morning hour between 8:30 and 9:30 AM. Just as his new book’s title states, Funch’s fastidious documentation took place at the corner of 42nd and Vanderbilt. During the editing process, Funch began to notice patterns… the same folks were being captured days, weeks and even years apart (and often wearing the same outfits). And, often, these familiar strangers were traveling in packs next to or near each other daily, paying little attention to one another, day after day, week after week. Funch’s work captures these fascinating patterns and really speaks to cliches about the daily grind, monotonous routines of daily life… about the proverbial rat race.

Via peterfunch.com and Instagram

Young, French artist Charlotte Caron works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, engraving and photography. Her series of painted portraits is particularly captivating. This unique execution involves painting animal faces over photographed human forms, and serves as commentary about the complexity of human nature, and being part civilized and part wild. Caron cites the theories by Antoine Spire, and also describes this hybrid approach in her own words: “We are both tempted by the humanization of animals, which often reveals our fantasy projections and the bestial men, another way for us to freeze the other in a animality.” “This series of paintings, photographs, tries to give an answer to a form of duality – that assumes an animal part. By the medium of painting in addition, flow, mask, portrait to ultimately create an osmosis between the two mediums, so between the animal and the portrait.”

Via charlottecaron.fr

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