Amusing Photography by Robert Rickhoff
Robert Rickhoff is a photographer with a great sense of humor. An imaginative soul, he has a portfolio dedicated to photo-manipulation. With an expert knack for Photoshop, Robert Rickhoff has tweaked common public areas to make them not so common anymore. From soccer fields with basketball nets to signs that caution people about the sign itself, his images will inspire smiles while also encouraging people’s own daily imaginations.
Based in Mittelweg, Germany, Robert Rickhoff’s work ranges from editorial design to architecture. Unfortunately for him, Robert Rickhoff will probably never cut it as an urban planner. Especially if prospective employers and/or clients got wind of his Out of Place portfolio. Although these scenes may not make any sense to the realist, those with open minds will enjoy them wholeheartedly and with a good laugh.
Louisville, Kentucky-based artist Tom Pfannerstill creates amazing works of art that look like trash, and not just any trash, but actual pieces of litter that he actually found and picked up. For an ongoing series entitled From the Street, Pfannerstill uses the trompe l’oeil technique to paint flat pieces of wood so that they become uncanny likenesses of discarded objects and disposable containers, everything from a smashed boxes of Animal Crackers and Cracker Jack to a beat-up old baseball cap.
Pierre-Elie de Pibrac: Backstage at L’Opéra de Paris
From September 2013 to July 2014, the photographer Pierre-Elie de Pibrac spent his days with the ballet company of the ‘Opéra National de Paris’, for an entire season, a historical and pivotal one, since it marked the departure of both Nicolas Le Riche (star ballet dancer) and dance director Brigitte Lefèvre, who passed the reigns to Benjamin Millepied. During these major events, the photographer was able to blend into the background, emerging with three series of photographs.
This abstract pictorial series, Catharsis, is the product of research into the “translation” of the energy of the dancers and its diffusion into the surrounding space. The power that characterizes the ballet is given to the viewer in a new and transcendental form.
The exhibition will be on display at the Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière through November 23rd, 2014.
In situ - Dans les coulisses de l’Opéra de Paris
Photographs by Pierre-Elie de Pibrac
October 10th - November 23rd 2014
Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière