Initially influenced by the aesthetic of dilapidated East end buildings, Andy Rudak began to imagine these as scaled down models made entirely from cardboard. He wanted to combine this idea with the surreal, dream-like feel that runs throughout his personal work.
Andy Rudak first set out on the path of photography at the Age of 18, when he attended college to grasp a greater understanding of photography and filmmaking. After specialising in photography he went on to study at Blackpool College of Art where he became obsessed with lighting techniques. Moving to London at the age of 23 Andy began assisting photographers and building up his own portfolio. Eventually setting up his own studio in East London, he has now shot for many top agencies and clients. One of Andys main loves has always been shooting his own personal work, these projects help keep his creative drive and also help showcase his abilities.
Franck Bohbot is a French photographer who currently lives and works in New York. His series Swimming Pools captures a variety of public swimming pools devoid of people. The clean composition brings the architecture and colours of these spaces to the fore. “The delicate compositions capture the large-scale, oddly intimate buildings with bursts of color and reflections and evoke the sensory experience of swimming pools; all the while expressing the architectural lightness of the structures as they contrast with voluminous bodies of water.”
In the vast barren landscapes of the southern Kalahari, Sociable Weaver Birds assume ownership of the telephone poles that cut across their habitat.Their burgeoning nests are at once inertly statuesque and teeming with life. The twigs and grass collected to build these nests combine to give strangely recognisable personalities to the otherwise inanimate poles.
In 2003 I graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art. During the course of my studies I was drawn to photography and I have remained passionate about it ever since.
Over the years I have also developed a love for travel and this has led to a natural set of photographic series documenting the various places that I have visited.
My main focus as an artist in recent times, however, has been directed towards my landscape series. In these series I seek to find things that are out of the ordinary, picking them out of the landscape where they might otherwise blend in. I choose objects that can be found in multitude within their environment so that I can depict a family of objects in a series of photographs. By displaying each project as such, I feel I am able to show both the character of the individual members, and the characteristics that make these objects a family.