It’s like Astrid made a post especially for Tumblr, but completely in her own style.
Looking forward to seeing where she will take this ‘photographing printed photographs’.
I just love these shots of empty frames, expansive obstacles, planes and surfaces.Similar but different: take a look at Palmtree from Astrid, available as a pay what you want download from The File Arts
I recognize a certain erotic intimacy and desire in Astrid’s photos. But it is not a sexy or idealised desire, rather imperfect and tender and real.
It is a photograph of a picture on a wall, but this almost feels like staged photography, so different from the Palmtree edition. Cannot wait to see where this is going.
Another great photo that Astrid posts daily on her tumblr.
Remember you can get a close look (as close as possible, you cannot get any closer) at her work by downloading her edition Palmtree on the File Arts.
This slideshow of recent work by Astrid Hermes is a great way to see the best images from her serie “Nearness”, among which is her edition for The File Arts: Palmtree. Take a look at the slideshow in fullscreen, be moved by pictures and the very beautiful and melancholic music. Then download Palmtree. It’s free if you want it to be, you can pay what you want to show your appreciation and support the artist.
Top left: Palm tree on Gettyimages, a high resolution stock photo for €575,-
I love how palm tree beaches are used as symbols of idyllic perfect places, the image from contact being an over the top montaged retouched version with its galaxies in the sky. The image of Astrid Hermes could not be more different from the cliché; it even negates the illusion of space by featuring the reflected flash of the photograph itself in the center of the image. I find that a much more intriguing treatment of the symbolic paradise.
If you want an even closer look at one of the pictures, and see the original PSD file with adjustments, check out Palmtree by Astrid Hermes on The File Arts digital art gallery. You can pay what you want!
I am so happy and proud to finally share this; I started The File Arts ;a new online art gallery that sells digital art editions to support artists working in digital media.
Every edition is a download containing: the original art as a jpg in its highest resolution available, the original source file, in the format of the program the artist worked in, to give you a feel for the process and method of construction, a psd with background information on the art and artist, and cropped and resized versions of the image to be used as a desktop pattern or iphone or ipad wallpaper or a twitter background. All to make it as easy and engaging as possible to enjoy the art in its original digital format.
The site is launching with three editions; Palmtree, by Astrid Hermes, Saltless by Steve Kim, and Kylie by me, Andre Brocatus. I will be adding new editions every month. Subscribe to the mailing list to be kept up to date.