Monthly Archives: September 2015

Elham Hazfi – Akin Collective

Elham Hazfi is a nanoscientist turned artist who has turned her brilliant mind on the sense of alienation that pervades ‘normal’ life in (post)modern society. Her current project is called “Anomaly” and I photographed her creating a portrait of the ‘Eye-Opener’. Each anomaly is named with two words: the first refers to the organ it targets and the second describes the action through which the emotion is delivered or evoked. Anomaly [uh-nom-uh-lee] noun, 1. a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form. 2. an anomalous person or thing; one that is abnormal or does not fit in. 3. an odd, […]

Bogdan Luca – Akin Collective [Part 2]

The second time I met the painter Bogdan Luca [this is Part one] I was in much better shape than the first time, yet the intriguing effect of his paintings was almost the same. These photos capture him putting the finishing touches one his latest painting. I think we understand the world in a fragmentary way: little revelatory moments, physical or psychological experiences, knowledge in the form of images. It’s chaos really but we each have to put these bits together into some kind of overall picture that works for us on an individual level. Then we can have arguments when […]