Monday, 11 January 2010

Phil Toledano

Images copyright Phil Toledano
Phil Toledano seems to have pulled it out of the bag again with his series 'A New Kind of Beauty'. I love this blokes work, a mix of Art photography and Art & Photography and Photo Art at it's very photoartyphotography sculpture best. (My new years resolution is to engage more with critical theory)
He says of the project
"I’m interested in what we define as beauty, when we choose to create it ourselves.
Beauty has always been a currency, and now that we finally have the
technological means to mint our own, what choices do we make?"
Is beauty informed by contemporary culture? By history?
The works not on his website yet so you will have to go over to the new edition of FRACTION which is no bad thing. See more of the work HERE.


Stan B. said...

Really shows what a little skillfully applied Photoshop can achieve!

Sorry- truly AMAZING Stuff!

mark page said...

I'm not sure if he used it or not, but it would be a fitting use of photoshop as it would fit with the subject perfectly. Jeez now I hope he has as it would add yet another level,enhanced photo's of enhanced people. Perfect....

Stan B. said...

Seems his subjects already came... oversharpened.