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Perfectly Still.

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The stoic beauty of Willy Verginer‘s wooden sculptures are awe inspiring. Using pops of color and abstract placements, Verginer sets a tone that ironically both animated and still. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we …

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Where Reflections Melt.

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Rikako Nagashima‘s work exists in a realm of fashion based surrealism. She combines palpable aesthetics with off the wall conceptualism. In 2013, she established her own brand Human Nature. Nagashima personal exhibition was held at the Ginza Graphic Gallery in October, 2013. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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Never LEGO.

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Marco Sodano uses his latest advertising concept to remind us all that artists don’t just appear out of thin air. Implying that artistry often begins at childhood, Sodano’s series re-creates Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” and ”Lady with an Ermine,” and Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” using LEGOs. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life …

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Pros Bake a Cake.

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Pro Era followed up with some raw visuals for “Pro Cakes 2.” Directed by the folks over at Brooklyn Stickup, the video starts off with a passage from William Penn dedicated to Capital STEEZ, then it drops into the typical fly shit that the Pros are known for. Peep it. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks …

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Shin Gallery. |x| Jae-Heon Lee. | Abject Beauty.

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This week is the last chance to see Jae-Heon Lee’s Abject Beauty at Shin Gallery. Inspired by the loss of his father and the birth of his son, the Korean painter explores life and death in one seemingly seamless exhibition. Abject Beauty is also accompanied by a floral centerpiece made by the folks over at The Arrogant Bloom.  Again, this is the last week …

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Grounded.

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During the season in which most birds fly south for the winter, Nico Bellomo‘s Birds is a trim series of fallen feathery friends. Laying lifeless in a sea of stark white, the birds maintain a certain grace even in death. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, …

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Making the Gradient.

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Broken Gradient is a shattered library of color, a fractured spectacle of hues. Created by spanish artist Manuel Fernández, Broken Gradient showcases purposeful disruption of order and the artist’s ability to manipulate the glitch. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, …

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Double the Free Candy!

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Sunny & Gabe made a trip to NYC this month. The VA group collaborated with creative space FREECANDY in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn where they performed their latest EP, Free Candy. Overwrought marketing? Far from it. It was more like twitterous serendipity. The two parties happen to use the same hashtag (#FreeCandy) on twitter and the rest was history. Sunny & Gabe were …

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[o-o].

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Let us hark back to a time when man didn’t have up to 2500 songs in his back pocket. Let us remember the days of popped tapes and tangled black stuff. Benoit Jammes‘ cassette portraits are a creatively playful interpretation of nostalgia. Using old cassettes as his subjects, Jammes surrounds the cassettes in various themes that touch on everything from …

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Loud Whispers.

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Australian native Lisa Sorgini has a subtle approach to her work that actually comes off quite strong. T O S K A is a series of happy accidents, stern black and white photographs graffitied with seashell colored markings. One could almost accused Sorgini of tongue in cheek anarchism, her riot is quiet but effective. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot …

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Janie Bryant Teams Up with Mack Weldon.

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Heads up! Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant will be teaming up with with e-commerce retailer Mack Weldon for an upcoming spring collection. Bryant, whose family owned a sock mill in Tennessee, was raise in the hosiery business and is very excited about the collaboration. The award winning designer promises top notch execution: “This is a product category where the details are everything, and getting this …

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Gosia. | Into the Red.

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Polish sculptor Gosia captures a stoic serenity in her installation, Into the Red. Featuring three dainty, meek figures, Into the Red could very well be a graceful portrait of disease. Despite the pulchritude and delicacy of the pieces, you can’t help but detect an ominous tone. The flowers almost take on the form of beautified scars or glamorous leprosy–the figures’ eyes varying from …

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Light².

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Exploring the transformative power of light, Benoit Paillé‘s Alternative Landscapes is a series of haunting portraits with an almost extraterrestrial appeal. Appearing in The Magic of Light at the PhotoPlace Gallery, the series shows the direct result that light has on its surrounding environment. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with …

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Back to Q1.

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Based on Richard Buckminster Fuller’s spherical thin-shell structure, the Q1 lounge chair by ODESD2 is a fine example of geometric comfort. Although the Q1 lounge chair has some hard edges, the spherical shape provides a natural fit for the human form. There is also an added element of comfort with a cushioning that is filled with an environmentally friendly synthetic material called Hollowfiber®. …

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NEW Music! | PRO ERA. | Sol Luna.

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The Pro Era recently released some fresh tunage. Produced by Navie D., “Sol Luna” features Joey Bada$$, Dyemond Lewis, and A La $ole brewing up a Sol-ful batch of affection with a raunchy, but sentimental ode to that special someone. “Sol Luna” looks to be featured on Pro Era’s upcoming Secc$ Tap.e Pt. 2, due out February 14th 2014. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch …

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Richard Jochum. | Grindelwald.

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[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]e came across these epic landscape shots from Richard Jochum. Titled Grindelwald, the brief series highlights the mountainous landscape of Grindelwald, a village and municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.     Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, …

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ItsTheReal. | Jews For Jesus Pieces.

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Sketch comedy duo ItsTheReal got into the holiday spirit with the release of “Jews For Jesus Pieces.” Directed by Rex Arrow Films, the visuals featured the duo whipping in the kitchen, making it rain Bounce sheets at the laundromat, and ghost riding a Zip Car–all while flaunting their plentiful Christ-inspired neckwear. The video also co-starred Brittany Sky, Erica Sullivan, and most …

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NEW MUSIC | No. II.

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Here at Quiet Lunch Magazine we’re always listening to music. In the shower, on the can–our affinity for music never takes a break and it’s about time that we infect you with our disease. So, the QL staff has curated a 5-song SoundCloud EP consisting of fresh, groove-worthy tunes that we feel are worth a listen. Each installment is done by the numbers and …

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Selfie Times Infinity.

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Lithuanian artist Jekaterina Nikitina has an awkward appeal that can easily be considered the trademark of her work. We recently discovered some of her self portraits. While some of her photos were of a relatively pedestrian fare, the majority of the photographs had a foot in quirky surrealism.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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An Homage to Colette the Artist | Curated by Gregory de La Haba & Lee Wells.

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In an era where artistic expression can be found to be artistic regurgitant, it is a privilege to see a pioneer in all their glory. A true originist, art icon Colette Lumiere’s influences run so deep, that you wouldn’t even notice them upon first glance. From Madonna to Lady Gaga, Colette’s artistic efforts have birthed a generation of creative minds …

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From Out the Sky.

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Fallen Star by Do Ho Suh is a mind boggling installation that cleverly undermines traditional architecture. The Korean artist, who is known for his sculptures and installations, often uses his work to reinterpret structure. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we …

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Watching Your Weight. | Bartosz Kosowski.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]I[/su_dropcap]n a world where women are constantly bombarded with concepts that cause them to question their body image, Bartosz Kosowski‘s Weight Watchers can hit home for some. A series of illustrations that address dieting with a tongue in cheek sense of humor, Weight Watchers also addresses the issue of poor self esteem and the culture of insecurity that has been induced …

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All the Lights.

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Photographer Lucas Zimmermann captures an eerie scene in his traffic light series. Taken near Weimar, Germany, the series’ foggy aesthetics create a concert-like appeal that seems out place in such a desolate setting. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance …

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Sam Spratt. | American Royalty.

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America’s most beloved painter, Norman Rockwell, graced the front pages of The Saturday Evening Post for many years with cherubic, early 20th-century images of everyday life. As our country churned politically, Rockwell’s work reflected the cultural bursting-at-the-seams in pieces like “The Four Freedoms” which was featured in 1943 and “The Problem We All Live With” in 1964. Rockwell’s work, influenced …

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The Lodge Gallery. | Totally Gay for Sports (TGFS).

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Last week saw the premiere of Totally Gay for Sports (TGF Sports). Curated by Pittsburgh native Paul Brainard, the group show features sport inspired pieces by Evie Falci, Jean-Pierre Roy, Hyunjin Alex Park, Eric White, Dawn Frasch, Peter Daverington and more. With ‘TGF Sports’ emblazoned across the wall, The Lodge Gallery was packed to the rafters for a night of beer, …

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Wild Patterns.

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Lisa Congdon is a talented Oakland based illustrator who takes the naturalist approach when it comes to art. Congdon’s nordic inspired illustrations is a series of works that feature animals and trees adorn with vivid folk patterns. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, …

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Wooly Monitaly.

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The weather outside is frightful but this quilted wool vest by Monitaly is so delightful. A hodgepodge of patterns and designs, the Monitaly Wool Quilt Vest is also equipped with Thinsulate Arctic quilt lining, so it’s just as warm as it stylish. Get it → HERE! ←   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Worth the Read.

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Painter Tassia Bianchini captures the artistic subconscious in her series, The Notebook. The mixed media project can seen has an erratically coherent portrait of the painter’s stream of thought. Bianchini’s work overall is influenced by existentialism–individual comprehension within the confines of existence. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with …

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Head SS 2014 Lookbook. | Two Times Elliott.

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Head tapped Two Times Elliott to design and direct their Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook. Two Times Elliott rewarded Head, who specializes in tennis and training clothing, with a sleek, minimalistic catalogue and a colorful lookbook that really gives their newest collection a fresh, modern appeal.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Paul Bauer. | Into Nothingness.

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With all the low temps and snowfall lately, winter really seems to be really digging in its heels. But as you grip your coat collar tight shut and shake your fist at Jack Frost, remember things can always be worse. How worse? Paul Bauer‘s Into Nothingness worse–that’s how worse. A series of pictures taken on top of the “Dachstein-Glacier”, one of …

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Swinger Season.

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Taking a page out of the Nestrest book, French designer Daniel Pouzet teams up with DEDON yet again to bring us the Swingrest. Much like its cousin, the Swingrest is a hanging lounge chair that invites its occupants to a float-like session of comfort and relaxation. But unlike the Nestrest, the Swingrest has a more open space design. It also includes …

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A Brief Skate.

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Although backpacks go hand in hand with skateboards, it feels good to skate completely free of any foreign weight–and the same can be said for wallets, keys, and cell phones. Many skaters would like to leave the house with as little items on them as possible but sometimes it’s not the most lucrative thing to do. But not to worry, …

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A Second Serving of Fear.

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Fear of God recently debuted a brand new collection. Simply titled, second collection, the collection consists of long cuts and warm materials. One of the most more intriguing pieces is the drawstring kilt and the long bomber. The overall concept is a laxed fusion between workman and high fashion. Shop the collection → HERE. ← Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication …

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A Destruction of Dimensions.

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Photographer Erin O’Keefe‘s work is beguiling and bemusing. Your first impression is ‘what a beautiful hyperrealistic painting,’ but your second impression is ‘wait, is that even a painting?’ And we owe that confusion to O’Keefe ability to influence dimensions. She is purposefully manipulating angles into a confounding waltz that entrances her audience. Going against the grain of the hyperrealistic trend …

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IFAC | Colette |x| Petrick |x| Shifreen at The Yard.

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IFAC (International Fine Arts Consortium) debuted their inaugural exhibitions at its headquarters in the Lower East Side this past Friday. Teaming up with The Yard, IFAC founder Lee Wells and IFAC director Gregory de la Haba treated art enthusiasts to a night that showcased three New York City legends: Victorian punk pioneer Colette Lumiere, painter Robert Petrick, and neo-expressionist Frank Shifreen. Lee Wells …

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Fighting With Tools. | Nunchaku.

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For the ninja who thinks that every problem is a nail, artist Nimer Aleck made a weapon just for you–well, it’s actually an intriguing piece of art that revolves around the concept of decontextualization and repurposing, but you get the drift. Right? Anyways. Behold! The Hammer Nunchuks! A part of a brilliant collection of hammer sculptures, this piece shows exactly …

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Quite the Steal.

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Rocksmith is in the midst of making some Holiday Deliveries and out of all the pieces in the new collection, we have our heart set on this Freetown Ski Mask. Maybe if The Grinch stole Christmas wearing the Freetown Ski Mask, the Whos wouldn’t have been so PO’d. Cop it → HERE! ← Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …

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Jeff Martin Joinery. | Bronze Shaker Table.

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Made from patchwork Claro Walnut and polished cast bronze, the Bronze Shaker Table by the Jeff Martin Joinery is an innovative retake on a historically compelling design from the 1750s. The bronze rings, strategically placed, hold natural cracks in the wood together on the surface. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, …

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Now They Know.

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MØ was recently featured in VEVO’s DSCVR Ones To Watch 2014. The series highlights a selection of new artists who will make a big splash in 2014 and being that we are particularly fond of the Danish singer, we are happy to hear that she has been included in VEVO’s punditry. Here’s the live session for VEVO DSCVR in which MØ …

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…In Bunches.

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Artist Luke Thomas Edwards blurs the lines between paint and sculpture with his latest installation. Edwards decorated 4ft square canvases with ready mix paint, charcoal, plaster, bunched them up and hung them up against a stark white wall with a drawing pin. It looks as if a giant discarded his unwanted work and Edwards stumbled upon them by mistake. Check out …

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Cube Life.

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Living quarters can be small in the big city. With the population often being as dense as a year old fruitcake, there isn’t much space to go around. As a result, those who live in a big city are forced to become shrewd space-saving savages, hellbent on properly utilizing every square foot. But out of that shrewdness comes the Living …

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Art of the Sneer.

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In honor of the cantankerous ‘tude that often exuded on Mondays, we decided feature Gavin Turk‘s Sneer. The young british artist prone to producing work that revolve around self obsession and authentic expression. Sneer is available in two colorways, lilac and yellow. Each piece is numbered on bottom left and signed and dated on bottom right in pencil. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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Ghost of Rain’s Past.

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Klea McKenna‘s Rain Studies is an entrancing series that captures raindrops through 20 x 24 inch gelatin silver photograms. Similar to Man Ray’s Rayograms, McKenna’s series is a brilliant example of cameraless photography. Rain Studies, an ongoing series, is made using rain in both Hawaii and Northern California. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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VIKTORY.

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Painter Lina Viktor teamed up with the folks over at Visionaire for a stunning visual display of rhythmic artistry. Recently contributing to the WU HA | 20 20 exhibition at Wallplay, Viktor brings her gilded goddessery to “life” in this vivid stop motion project. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a …

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Path Finder.

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Photographer Mark Dorf, from Louisville, KY, manipulates his images in a little white box in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He focuses on the wide-open spaces of nature and how they shift in an increasingly tech-first world. The environments he creates are bound with a sheen of lucidity. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from The Savannah College of Art …