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Evelyne Politanoff
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Evelyne Politanoff is an Art and Fashion enthusiast. Born in Saigon, raised and educated in Paris. Married a Visual Artist and moved to the United States. Evelyne has lived in New York City, Miami and now calls Los Angeles her home. Raised two children, and now devotes her time researching new talents. Founder and editor of the eclectic blog Trouvaillesdujour, her posts have been published on AnOther, Notcot, and Lost at E Minor. Evelyne is also a contributor for The Daily Beast.

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Faces: When Dogs and Culture Collide

(3) Comments | Posted March 9, 2014 | 2:07 PM

The series Faces is on Faith, a female greyhound, both beauty queen and racing dog. An "exceptional" animal which German photographer Julia Christe chose to emphasize in a series of portraits. Responding initially to an order for a magazine cover, Christe coincidentally viewing a hood over the head...

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Eyes as Big as Plates, the 'Sublime Elsewheres'

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2014 | 10:32 AM

Eyes as Big as Plates is the collaborative venture between Karoline Hjorth (Norway) and Riitta Ikonen (Finland), produced in collaboration with senior models from Norway, Finland, New York, France and most recently Iceland and Faroe Islands. The series includes 45 works in total, along with a performance program...

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Madame Peripetie's Dream Sequence: A Philosophical Concept of the Beautiful and Sublime

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 1:43 PM

Dream Sequence is Sylwana Zybura aka Madame Peripetie's award-winning photographic book project. It oscillates around the portraiture of unconventional fictional figures seen at the crossroads between fashion, photography, performance and art. The main inspiration has evolved from surrealism and film, while considering the philosophical concept of the beautiful and...

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Second Skins by Miguel Pietro Vallinas

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 10:38 AM

Second Skins is a series of photographs composed of several portraits of people which aims to investigate the internal aspects of the human being, focusing on different aspects in order to understand the inner reality of a man. Second Skins uses animal faces and suggests options, possibilities and ultimately elections.

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Before They Pass Away: A tribute to vibrant tribal cultures around the world

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 4:31 PM

In his landmark project Before They Pass Away Jimmy Nelson captures the lives and traditions of the last surviving tribes who have managed to preserve their traditional ways and customs within our increasingly globalized world. The British photographer's epic portraits present these dignified inheritors of noble and...

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Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 4:40 PM

Published by Rizzoli NY, A Natural History of Louis Vuitton City Bags combines a unique, appealing approach with almost a scientific play on iconic shapes.



The first comprehensive taxonomy of Louis Vuitton's City Bags, a range of women's handbags that date back to turn...

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Sartorial Anarchy; Style and Sympathies by IKÉ UDÉ

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 3:11 PM

Style and Sympathies include a selection of self-portraits from Nigerian born IKÉ UDÉ's critically acclaimed Sartorial Anarchy series and for the first time, the series will be broadly continued and presented. Udé's distinctive portraits, which poeticize colors, sumptuous fabrics, and composition, transcend the traditional aesthetic of...

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ALAÏA, the exhibition

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 12:02 PM

Inventing new shapes out of simple interplay between complex stitchings, Azzedine Alaïa became the creator of a timeless body of work. His influence on today's fashion is fundamental. An indefatigable worker and a sublime shaper of his own persona, he continues to go his own way, preferring 'garments that last'...

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Bombay Boulevard; The Colors of India

(2) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 3:36 PM

"What the hell am I doing? Thirty years of photographic ethics hit me in the stomach. I'm sitting in a taxi with the window open, searching intuitively for events in the ongoing day-to-day life. I'm mulling it over while I freeze the moment, questioning my method, myself as a photographer...

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Gypsy Interiors: Contemporary Roma Portraits

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 2:25 PM

Gypsy Interiors is a series of portraits capturing the sedate and decorous intimacy of an outwardly loud and gregarious people.

Italian photographer Carlo Gianferro has discovered a profound - almost religious - ethnic performance enacted by proud and wealthy Roma deep within their own private...

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Maleonn's Mobile Studio; When Poetry Meets Fantasy

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 5:26 PM

Back from his trek in 55 cities through the entire China, Chinese artist Maleonn presents for the very first time the photos of his Mobile Studio series in Magda Danysz gallery. The exhibition draw together  hundred of pictures that were taken from city to city, including Suzhou,...

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Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

(2) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 12:55 PM

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, a comprehensive survey of avant-garde Japanese fashion features more than 100 costumes by original designers including Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, and Yohji Yamamoto as well as younger designers influenced by popular culture and the dynamic street life of Tokyo.

This exciting exhibition, on...

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Lavish Hairstyles by J.D. 'OKHAI OJEIKERE

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 5:19 PM

J.D. 'OKHAI OJEIKERE was born in 1930 in the western part of Nigeria. One of his cousins advised him to buy a camera and tought him what he needs to know. In his young days Ojeikere incessantly wrote to the Ministry of Information, asking them to hire him as an...

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Cuerpos Sagrados or Sacred Bodies

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 5:24 PM

"Cuerpos Sagrados" is a series of images where the artist Holly Wilmeth has used the human body together with exotic insects and plants to represent ceremonial plants around the world (peyote, ayahuasca, iboga, etc). It's a personal interpretation of the subject matter, using digital and alternative gold leafing process for...

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Crinoline Flowers vs Jeu de Jambes

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 1:19 PM

Crinoline Flowers is a stunning series created by wedding photographer Sophia Banks.



To Sophia Banks: What inspired you to do this series?



The Crinoline Flowers series was made several years ago and was inspired by a spring walk in the...

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Blumenfeld Studio: New York, 1941 - 1960

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 3:36 PM

Blumenfeld Studio: New York, 1941 - 1960 looks at one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century, Erwin Blumenfeld and his latter works from his career in New York. Having produced an extensive body of work throughout his thirty-five year career, it was in the USA, after the...

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Anja Niemi: Starlets

(4) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 6:04 PM

In Anja Niemi's new series Starlets, the Norwegian photographer combines the self-portrait with the idea of the staged narrative. The images are like film stills or movie posters, with herself cast as all the characters. Niemi calls herself a 'one-man band', as she always works alone.

The stories...

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Guldnakke (Golden neck) by Trine Søndergaard

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 4:13 PM

" My Neck Is Shaded by the Beads....."

Gold is a universal symbol of wealth, the sublime or the divine. gold provokes a feeling of desire in many of us. When I first saw the golden bonnets at a...
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Polixeni Papapetrou: The Ghillies

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 4:35 PM

Australian photographer Polixeni Papapetrou engages part reality, part fantasy moving through the Australian landscape, using the rich terrain as a backdrop for her narratives about the transitional space of childhood. Papapetrou's art practice has involved an intimate collaboration with her children and their friends for over a decade....

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Carnevale Series: A Venetian Story

(2) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 6:02 PM

Afraid of the Dark, A Venetian Story is a book project containing Stephan Brigidi's photographs and stories based upon his many sojourns to Venice, and will include his prominent Carnevale series.

Afraid of the Dark speaks of Brigidi's personal spiritual quest propelled by some discovered...

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