Remembering You · Hanabi

Paul Cupido :: Remembering You II, 2022 © Paul Cupido – Courtesy of Bildhalle Amsterdam | src l'œil de la photographie
Paul Cupido :: Remembering You II, 2022 © Paul Cupido – Courtesy of Bildhalle Amsterdam | src l’œil de la photographie
Paul Cupido :: Hanabi, 2022 © Paul Cupido – Courtesy of Bildhalle Amsterdam | src l'œil de la photographie
Paul Cupido :: Hanabi, 2022 © Paul Cupido – Courtesy of Bildhalle Amsterdam | src l’œil de la photographie

“Hana” means “flower” and  “bi” means “fire”, so “Hanabi” roughly translates to  “fire flowers”. The Japanese call fireworks Hanabi. The name suggests not only a physical resemblance, but also an existential one. Fireworks bloom, but only for a moment, dazzling onlookers before fading into oblivion.

Hanabi (lit. flower fire or fire flower) were popularised and developed during the resplendent days of Edo and have come to hold cultural significance in Japan both in physical displays and metaphorically as a symbol of ephemeral beauty.

Juliet by Paul Cupido (2022)

Paul Cupido :: Metamorphosis, 2019. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
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Paul Cupido :: Metamorphosis, 2019. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
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Paul Cupido :: Juliet 8, 2022. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
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Paul Cupido :: Juliet 8, 2022. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
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Paul Cupido :: Juliet 6, 2022. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
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Paul Cupido :: Juliet 6, 2022. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
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Remembering You · Paul Cupido

Paul Cupido :: Hommage Celeste, 2022. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
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Paul Cupido :: Hommage Celeste, 2022. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
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Paul Cupido :: Pendulum, 2022. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
Paul Cupido :: Pendulum, 2022. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
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Cyanotypes of vs. flowers

Rosalind Hobley :: Cyanotype print of a Christmas Rose (Hellebore). From Still life (Flora). | src R. Hobley on IG
Rosalind Hobley :: Cyanotype print of a Christmas Rose (Hellebore). From Still life (Flora). | src R. Hobley on IG
Rosalind Hobley :: Cyanotype print of Anemones. From Still Life (Flora). | src Hobley website
Rosalind Hobley :: Anemone IV, 2021. Cyanotype print. From Still life (Flora). | src R. Hobley on IG
Rosalind Hobley :: Cyanotype of yellow poppy in a jug with 2 Abraham Darby roses. | src R. Hobley on IG

‘Swimmers’ toned cyanotypes

Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer. Cyanotype print toned in tea and coffee. | Rosalind Hobley Facebook page
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer. Cyanotype print toned in tea and coffee. | Rosalind Hobley Facebook page
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer. Cyanotype print toned in tea and coffee. | Rosalind Hobley Facebook page
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer. Cyanotype print toned in tea and coffee. | Rosalind Hobley Facebook page
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer portrait. From Swimmers series, 2019-2020. Cyanotype toned with tea and coffee. | Rosalind Hobley Facebook page
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer portrait. From Swimmers series, 2019-2020. Cyanotype toned with tea and coffee. | Rosalind Hobley Facebook page
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer VIII. From Swimmers series, 2019-2020. Cyanotype. | Rosalind Hobley official website

Swimmers series by R. Hobley

Rosalind Hobley :: From Swimmers series, 2019-2020. Cyanotype. | Rosalind Hobley official website
Rosalind Hobley :: From Swimmers series, 2019-2020. Cyanotype. | Rosalind Hobley official website
Rosalind Hobley :: Cherry in Freefall. From Swimmers series, 2019-2020 | Rosalind Hobley official website
Rosalind Hobley :: Cherry in Freefall. From Swimmers series, 2019-2020. Cyanotype. | Rosalind Hobley official website
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer VIII. From Swimmers series, 2019-2020 | Rosalind Hobley official website
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer VIII. From Swimmers series, 2019-2020. Cyanotype. | Rosalind Hobley official website
Rosalind Hobley :: Swimmer portrait. From Swimmers series, 2019-2020. Cyanotype toned with tea and coffee. | Rosalind Hobley on Fb

Hobley shot these series before the Covid-19 pandemic. Later, during the lock-down she experimented with different kind of papers, developing processes and toning. The last one of this post is a cyanotype print toned in tea and coffee: “This photograph was taken on a shoot last year and printed using a large format negative and sunlight, during the lockdown.” quoted from Hobley’s Facebook page

David Castenson: On Lotus

David Castenson :: Lotus. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Virginia, 2022. © David Castenson / direct link
David Castenson :: Lotus. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Virginia, 2022. © David Castenson / direct link
David Castenson :: Lotus. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Virginia, 2022. © David Castenson / direct link
David Castenson :: Lotus. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Virginia, 2022. © David Castenson / direct link
David Castenson :: Lotus blossoms. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Virginia, 2021. © David Castenson / direct link
David Castenson :: Lotus blossoms. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Virginia, 2021. © David Castenson / direct link
David Castenson :: Untitled [Lotus blossoming]. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Virginia, 2021. © David Castenson / direct link
David Castenson :: Untitled [Lotus blossoming]. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Virginia, 2021. © David Castenson / direct link

All four photographs in this post were taken by David Castenson at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Virginia, between 2021 and 2022. You can follow the link to his Flickr to view them in hi-res and more detailed information.

David Castenson, born in 1957, is an amateur photographer based on the US, he have only been taking photos since about 2016. You can find him on Flickr or tumblr.

Patrick Morales-Lee’s portraits

Patrick Morales-Lee :: Veneration nº 3. Orange, from the exhibition «Folllowing» at Galerie Heimat
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Patrick Morales-Lee :: Veneration nº 3. Orange, from the exhibition «Folllowing» at Galerie Heimat
Patrick Morales-Lee :: Blanquet, from the exhibition «Folllowing» at Galerie Heimat
Patrick Morales-Lee :: Blanquet, from the exhibition «Folllowing» at Galerie Heimat
Patrick Morales-Lee :: unknown title, from the exhibition «Folllowing» at Galerie Heimat | src l'œil de la photographie
Patrick Morales-Lee :: unknown title, from the exhibition «Folllowing» at Galerie Heimat | src l’œil de la photographie
Patrick Morales-Lee :: Crowning, from the exhibition «Folllowing» at Galerie Heimat | src l'œil de la photographie
Patrick Morales-Lee :: Crowning, from the exhibition «Folllowing» at Galerie Heimat | src l’œil de la photographie
Patrick Morales-Lee :: Cloak, from the exhibition «Folllowing» at Galerie Heimat
Patrick Morales-Lee :: Cloak, from the exhibition «Folllowing» at Galerie Heimat
Patrick Morales-Lee :: Covenant, from the exhibition «Folllowing» at Galerie Heimat | src l'œil de la photographie
Patrick Morales-Lee :: Covenant, from the exhibition «Folllowing» at Galerie Heimat | src l’œil de la photographie

Hommage à Jeanne Mammen

Ute Rathmann :: Hommage à Jeanne Mammen; graphite pencil, charcoal, watercolors, pastels and gouache on paper with collage, July 2020. | src Saatchi Gallery
Ute Rathmann :: Hommage à Jeanne Mammen; graphite pencil, charcoal, watercolors, pastels and gouache on paper with collage, July 2020. | src Saatchi Gallery

Stéphane Mahé: Somewhere

Stéphane Mahé :: Somewhere ~ Courtesy of the artist and La chambre claire Galerie. | src l’œil de la photographie
Stéphane Mahé :: Somewhere ~ Courtesy of the artist and La chambre claire Galerie. | src l’œil de la photographie

Somewhere. “C’est un lieu où le temps s’estompe. Un lieu où les contours physiques de la matière s’effacent. Ici la photographie retrouve la délicatesse des pictorialistes du 19ème siècle. Dans sa proposition Stéphane Mahé ouvre une fenêtre sur un ailleurs impalpable et nous invite a faire un pas de côté, en quête d’une réalité seconde. Quelque part au bord du monde.” (quoted from source)

Stéphane Mahé :: Somewhere ~ Courtesy of the artist and La chambre claire Galerie. | src l’œil de la photographie
Stéphane Mahé :: Somewhere ~ Courtesy of the artist and La chambre claire Galerie. | src l’œil de la photographie