Top 10 Submissions #5

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As we’re always on the lookout for exciting projects from creatives, artists, photographers, architects and designers can upload their work through our submission tool. Although not all submissions will be published, we do take the time to look through all of them.

We regularly highlight some of our favorite projects in our Top 10 Submissions post. If you’d like to submit your work through our site, click here.

‘WOMEN’S PRISON’ BY TOMER IFRAH

For his latest project, photographer Tomer Ifrah visited women’s prisons throughout Israel to capture what daily life looks like on the inside. The images mostly feature portraits in a dark atmosphere. In his work, Ifrah focuses on shooting documentary stories. See more photos here.

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‘JOHN TRASHKOWSKY’

John Trashkowsky‘ creates contemporary art using everyday objects that question perceptions of what is real. The minimalist artworks feature a surprising and humorous touch. In a statement about Trashkowsky’s art, curators Elisabeth Ivers and Dan Peyton remark: “The mission is to surprise us out of our anti-psychotic, coffee-swilling, anxiety-ridden pill-popping paranoia with products that make us want to jump out of our skin, with joy or irritation.” See more photos here.

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‘NOD LIGHT’ BY SIMON FRAMBACH

German product designer Simon Frambach created the ‘Nod Light’, a flexible lamp that can be adjusted by lifting or lowering the shade. Made of aluminum, the lamp was designed in a minimal, geometric style. Speaking of the inspiration behind the piece, Frambach says: “Just like the rising sun, ‘Nod’ will shine brightest at its highest point. Lowering its head will put it to sleep.” See more photos here.

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‘PORTRAIT OF PAINTER VERA BONDARE’ BY JELENA OSMOLOVSKA

For her latest series, self-taught photographer Jelena Osmolovska captured vintage-looking portraits of painter Vera Bondare. Osmolovska is based in Latvia, where she first met the painter during a business meeting. Speaking about the story behind the images, the photographer says: “When I met Vera later, she was very open with me and was telling me so many interesting things about herself and her work. I loved the way she was sharpening my attention on this or that painting during our walk at the art museum. I was completely blown away by this talented and smart girl.” See more photos here.

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‘MONTE SPECIE LOOK OUT’ BY MESSNER ARCHITECTS

Studio Messner Architects teamed up with sculptor Franz Messner to create a viewpoint located on the top of Monte Specie in northern Italy. The sleek steel structure is now finished after three years of building phase and offers stunning view of the valley. In a statement about the project, the brief by Fondazione Dolomiti required “architectonic, landscaping and graphic standards for look-outs/info-structures in hot spot areas of the Dolomites UNESCO World Hertitage Site in order to enhance the value and popularity of the territory.” See more photos here.

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‘BEDS’ BY JULIANE KUTTER

German artist Juliane Kutter created a series of artworks exploring the intimate relationship between beds and the people sleeping in them. The portraits feature blurred images of unmade beds layered on glass panes. Speaking of the process behind the project, Kutter says: “Each bed was photographed for 3 days at the same time, morning and evening.” See more photos here.

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DORRIS VOOIJS

Living and working in Groningen, Dutch artist Dorris Vooijs creates collages using vintage photographs she has collected for years. Using a mixture of digital sketches, markers, spray paint, threads, ink and paint, she reconstructs the found images. Speaking about the process behind her pieces, Vooijs says: “I like layering a lot, I like to see what happens when you cross digital stuff and layer that with traditional methods. Building up and peeling pieces away or scratching my way back to the surface, until I feel that it might be time to step back and leave it alone.” See more photos here.

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‘REMAINS’ BY IOANA NICOARA

For the project ‘Remains’, artist Ioana Nicoara destroys clothes to print their marks and lines on paper. In a statement about the project, Nicoara says: “Catch something in paper, an object that you will destroy. It will continue to exist this way. The images will consist in their remains. ” See more photos here.

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‘NEW FURNITURE COLLECTION FOR LA CASA ENCENDIDA’ BY MARTA AYALA & CITO BALLESTA

Design duo Marta Ayala and Cito Ballesta created the new furniture collection for La Casa Encendida, a cultural center in Madrid. The series of artistic design pieces includes benches and tables in various lengths and shapes, each one made of MDF. In a statement about the project, the designers say: “The goal of this project was to create a versatile meeting point, revitalizing a disused space and ensuring it complied with the values of the organization: engagement with society and respect for the environment.” See more photos here.

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‘UNIFORMITY’ BY ORESTIS SEFEROGLOU

Titled ‘Uniformity’, the latest series by Greek photographer Orestis Seferoglou pairs portraits of people on the street with a shot of the surrounding area from above. The images were taken during a trip to the capital city of Qatar, Doha. Speaking of the inspiration behind the photographs, Seferoglou says: “West Bay is a newly developed neighbourhood of Doha, in the state of Qatar. It is considered as one of the most prominent areas of the city being the latest district to be built. Some of the tallest skyscrapers of the country are found in this area. The city, as seen from these buildings, loses its small details the higher you get. A reshaped part of the desert that still maintains its uniformity.” See more photos here.

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