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Photographer to watch: Jimmy Kets

Photographer to watch: Jimmy Kets

From Kets’ “USA” series. Click through for more images.
Belgium-based photographer Jimmy Kets actually started out studying graphic design, but turned to photography immediately after finishing school, traveling first to Kathmandu and then all over the world. In his 10-year-long career, Kets has won the Nikon Promising Young Photographer Award in 2006 and 2008, the SABAM (Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers) Award for the Best Humoristic Press Photo in 2006 and 2007, as well as a host of others. It’s easy to see why. Kets tends to gravitate towards artificial environments like zoos, theme parks and resorts – places that lend themselves very easily to humorous outtakes and practically beg for outsider commentary.

Photographer to watch: Annie Collinge

Photographer to watch: Annie Collinge

It’s difficult to pin London-born, Brooklyn-based photographer Annie Collinge into one specific category of photography. Her range is wide and includes portraiture, landscape, still life and fashion editorial – and she does each well. She’s photographed Malcom Gladwell, Nico Muhly and Stephen Jones and creates the most imaginative and playful still lifes for accessories pages in fashion mags I’ve ever seen. She also has a great blog where she posts photos of fleeting and humorous street shots form her travels as well as around her neighborhood in New York.

Photographer Stephen Mallon documents man and the machine

Photographer Stephen Mallon documents man and the machine

If you can’t tell what’s stacked on top of the barge in the photo above that’s okay; You’ve probably never seen, let alone thought about, subway cars being piled up and transported by water, and neither had I until I saw photographer Stephen Mallon’s incredible series, “Next Stop Atlantic,” that documents NYC subway cars as they’re taken offshore and dumped in the ocean to act as barrier reefs. Not only was I unaware that we needed a barrier reef off the coast of New York, but I was also unaware that you could build one simply by chucking old subway cars into the sea. I’m still not convinced that this is cool with the EPA.

A different perspective

A different perspective

Winner of the 2008 Hyères Festival International de Mode & de Photographie, Audrey Corregan is a French photographer who currently lives in Amsterdam.  Her latest series, “Obviously,” she captures images of birds from behind.  A lot of her work is conceptual, exploring form and the nature of perspective.  The Hyères Festival website has this tibit…