Time goes by and people grow up and change. It’s not a secret that it’s impossible to remain unchanged and do the same things during the whole lifetime. That’s what I was thinking about when felt nostalgic the other day and fished my old nu metal recordings out of the closet. If you are a kid of 80s, you should doubtlessly remember them: Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Deftones and many other bands that were the only fellows to understand your fragile teenage soul. Taking a look at what these bands are today, you can easily find lots of differences.
Michael Wolf is a photographer who pictures our life and demonstrates how absurd and weird it seems to be from outside. Due to his photos one might realize how usual things appear to be odd and really strange. We are stuck in a rut and sometimes hardly notice what surrounds us, what we face every day.
Michael Wolf was born in Munich, Germany but was raised in the United States. As a photographer he became well known for his pictures of China and Chinese reality. His books Sitting in China and China im Wandel are devoted to the Celestial Empire. One of the most interesting projects by Wolf is dedicated to Hong Kong. Architecture of Density depicts complex architectural constructions in Hong Kong. The area is supposed to be the most densely populated in the world. Lots of people are dreaming to move to HK especially from Mainland China. The facades of those buildings remind strange abstractions. “…in Hong Kong I had the good fortune of photographing my Architecture of Density series in a way which hadn’t been done before that rigorously. I cropped every building that there was no sky and no horizon so the result was that you had a very tight picture which could be credibly large because you had no idea where the building ended on the sides and on the top”. At the same time pictures of Hong Kond by Wolf are very precise as Hong Kong is very overpopulated area. “… it suddenly became a statement on how we live in mega cities”.
Franck Juery is a French photographer who takes amazingly beautiful pictures. He currently lives and works in Paris. The images he creates are strange and sometimes pretty mysterious. But the most exact word describing his approach is nostalgia. Indeed it may seem to you that you find yourself in the past. Some of his works seem to be pretty obscure and even ambiguous. Nevertheless all of them are charming. Unfortunately there is no much information on him and his projects. It is well known that Franck Juery works as an independent photographer for different editions. Juery is interested in urban planning, the French littoral and oneiric issues.