Cliff Briggie (USA)
Cliff Briggie makes gorgeous and colorful macro shots by opening heart and mind to their naturally wakeful state - a vivid, raw, intimate experience - like licking honey from a razor blade and not backing away. Choice of subject is guided by what Brad Wise calls the hidden energies within ordinary objects. This has helped Cliff to take himself less seriously, accept that everything changes and eventually ends, and realize that extraordinary and ordinary both manifest from the same essential energy.
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MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA TIAN YI BY OLIVER STALMANS FOR ELLE VIETNAM MAY 2013
In his gigantic body of work, Arno Rafael Minkkinen uses the human body in a truly ingenious way. Instead of the person being the center of focus, Arno cleverly aligns parts of the human body seamlessly with the rest of the picture.
this is actually my soul