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New Work From Adrienne Grunwald

Published by gareth on February 2nd, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

“When you’re next to the canvas, you get a lot of sweat and some Vaseline” – Gabe Oppenheim

Adrienne Grunwald’s shoots Polaroids of boxing for the Wall Street Journal. See the whole story here http://www.wsj.com/articles/urban-gardner-a-knockout-in-the-ring-with-a-ring-1422500387

ECHO SIGHT | AG + YA

Published by ying on June 5th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Last month Adrienne and I were asked to join the ranks of badass photographers to take over the @echosight mash up on Instagram. These were the results… We hope you enjoy this collab and check it out on IG too for more multiple exposure adventures :)
x Ying

A Land of Wildness

Published by ying on May 1st, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

A Land of Wildness

Comprising of 17 pieces of prose and 2 loose prints, A Land of Wildness is a literal and visual intimacy. The photographs are loose by design and printed on creamy, glossy fibre paper to offset the toothy, matte texture of the text stock. The chapbook itself has two covers – a peach dust jacket with iridescent foil stamping and a lemon yellow inside cover. A Land of Wildness is 6 x 4.5 inches and printed in a limited edition of 80.

Price: USD$16 inc. postage

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Showcase | Giraffe Behind the Door | Asmita Parelkar

Published by gareth on March 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages – Jacques Deval

Giraffe Behind the Door is a project about animals in captivity. As human beings evolved so did the environment around us. We built walls, set boundaries and kept the wilderness out. In our efforts to connect back with nature we built gardens and zoos, confining the wild animals in cages & glass boxes.

Wild animals naturally shy away from human beings and hide in their habitats. Zoo exhibits are made in such a way that the animals are always visible to the public gaze. Beautifully painted dioramas create an illusion of open landscape and artificial habitat inside these enclosures. The stress of being in captivity often leads to Zoochosis, abnormal behaviors such as pacing and sometimes even self-mutilation. An animal in captivity remains as nothing but a ghost of its former self. Giraffe behind the door is a journey through five zoos in New York and the psychological spaces of the animals in them.

Asmita Parlkar is a photographer based in Mumbai exploring stories about the relationship between humans and animals. For more in formation on her work please visit – http://www.asmitaparelkar.com/

G O L D C O A S T – Book Trailer by Ying Ang

Published by gareth on January 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

G O L D C O A S T – Book Trailer from Ying & Ling Ang on Vimeo.

Gold Coast, Australia

I lived here for most of my life. I was raised on the taste of lawnmower fumes in the air and the dark gleam of perpetually circling crows. It is the tyranny of this Lynchian landscape, dominated by intolerance and unexpected violence, where I became a reluctant witness to more crimes than I knew the names of by the time I was 18. All of this set in a town that looked and was marketed like a suburban paradise.

“A sunny place for shady people” became a term that began circulating through the Australian media when referring to the ongoing melodramas of shysters that end up settling on the Gold Coast. A perfect strip of golden beach where one of ill-repute can reinvent themselves, where tales of rape, drugs, murder and extortion are whispered behind pastel colored walls and porcelain veneered grins.

Once labelled as the tourist capital and now declared as the crime capital of Australia, this is a tale of a place that laid the flawed foundation of its character upon a mirage of tranquility. It is about the price of those waterfront homes and sun drenched afternoons. It is about real estate and the beautiful lie sold and bought here every day.

Photography & Text by Ying Ang
Video Production by Ying & Ling Ang

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Published by gareth on January 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Showcase | Invocations | Catarina Fontoura

Published by gareth on December 29th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Invocations is an exploration of a series of particular encounters between humans and insects; an intense journey to capture the unfamiliar and to understand Nature’s grand fleeing from Man but also to comprehend Man’s attraction to other forms of life. Violence and grace are constantly present in Invocations and pursue the observer as he walks in the dark. Flight and restlessness are paired with moments of vulnerability and enlightenment.

This series of photographs is the result of numerous visits to moth trapping sessions across the British mainland during the period of two years. Moths and people are portrayed alongside the dark nocturnal landscape that involves them.

Catarina Fontoura is based in the UK and is a recent MA graduate of University of Wales Newport. Her website is due to go live in the early part of 2014.

We run parallel

Published by ying on December 12th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Siblings coming together, coming apart.

We move in search and fulfillment of our own desires. Sometimes those paths intersect and many times they don’t. The result is a pair of simultaneously disparate experiences. One woman’s night is another woman’s day.

We place our moments side by side and watch them play out over the last year… January to December, New York to Melbourne, together apart.

xx Ying & Ling

YING + LING : 2013 TIMELINE from Ling Ang on Vimeo.

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Published by mustafah on December 6th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

SHOWCASE: Yang Seung Woo’s “We’re shit but champions”

Published by ying on December 4th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

This work is currently on exhibition at the Reminder’s Project in Tokyo, Japan.

The following text and interview is by Yumi Goto:

The Best Days / Yang Seungwoo

I came across Yang Seungwoo’s work, Best Days, when he had an
exhibition at Zen photo gallery in Tokyo. I didn’t get a chance to see
the exhibition, but I have seen some of Seungwoo’s work online and saw
Best Days book cover. Luckily I manage to get a friend to buy me the
book. Then I wanted to meet Seungwoo, and my friend arrange a meeting
with him. He came to my place and we had a long chat. Seungwoo has a
few project that he is working on in Tokyo and nearly every project he
made a book dummy. Looking through those book dummies, it strikes me
with the intricacy of Seungwoo’s toughts. One of the project was a
self driven personal project exploring him and his life. Seungwoo was
part of a gangster group when he was young. He did some regrettable
acts back in highschool days. He then left Korea and seek opportunity
in Japan and wanted to change his life and has came across
photography. Since then embark on a photography journey.

In my opinion his work is very powerful using the black and white
aesthetic. He is naked in some of the photos, which I find very
striking. I thought he take on a narcissism ideology, but after I
asked him about why he uses him as a subject matter, I got an insight
into Seongwoo’s work. Seungwoo’s best friend committed suicide a while
ago. His best friend has gradually being forgotten by his social
circle after his death. He couldn’t find any photos of his friend and
having difficulties to recall the memories back in the days. Seungwoo
fear that his existance would vanish after his death. He wanted some
parts of him to be remembered and so he started exploring his own life
through the use of photography. For me part of the truth of
photography is to preserve a personal ‘memory’ and I think there is
some honesty in Seungwoo’s work where he expose his private life. In
my point of view preserving the memory is a key motivation in
photography to find truth.

[the best days]

One of my old mates died

He committed suicide

But his dying changed now

The other lads will just forget him

I’ll forget him too

I looked for a photo so I could see his face

But there weren’t any

I thought he was me special mate

Sooner or later I’ll be gone too

It made me want to take photographs

Then I realised

We’re shit

But champions

As long as we live we’ll boast about this

What on earth were we thinking

But those days with the lads

And those days I spent wasthing time

Were the best days of my life

His death showed me how to live

I should have realised sooner

Maybe its too late

Now though

My Youth, Act Two begins

A better life

Q1. Why are you so committed to the subject matter of your
photographs? Is there a personal connection to the matter?

This work shows mainly my childhood friend and school mates. When you
look through the image, you can see they are not all mafia, but some
of my old friends has became a Yakuza member. In my case, I use to be
very bad when I was young, but I am not part of mafia group.

Q2. What is the secret to creating intimacy with a subject, intimacy
that translates to images?

There is no secret about this work. When I find interesting subjects
that I would like to photograph, I would wonder around place and being
around people and wait for people to approach me. After talking to
them and building a trusting relationship, I would start photographing
them. After I photograph the subjects, I would return and give as many
print back to them as possible.

Q3. Why should these images be shown to the public?

This work is about documenting my background and a proof of my life.
It is a very personal ongoing project that was not yet meant to be
expose to the public. I have another body of work which I wanted to
present. But after showing few of my work to various curators and
photographers. The Best Days are more in favour, so I decided to
exhibit the work. It is not my initial plan to show this work to the
public. I think there is a desire for people to peep through another
person’s private life. I am actually curious why a genuine person
would be interested in this group of images.