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“Butterfly”

Piano and Vocals by: Vickie Avery
Additional music, and mix by: Sans Soma 
Words by: Jonathan Stutzman 

(Source: theatomy.com, via thedustdancestoo)

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photos by
Matt Dwyer

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chocks away by tim walker

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little savages by tessa farmer

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little savages by tessa farmer

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by vincent beaume
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King of the Surfby Richard Vergez 

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King of the Surf
by Richard Vergez 

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an interview with Hengki Koentjoro

a brief introduction: Hengki Koentjoro is a fine art photographer based in Jakarta who specializes in black and white photography, both underwater and on land. Each of his photographs has a striking and almost surreal quality. In his “aquanaut” series divers shot from below almost look like explorers of other planets.

THE ATOMY: What draws you to capture the sea?

HENGKI KOENTJORO: The ocean posses a calming effect. This is essential for city dweller that need to gain sanity. I also life in Indonesia, a country of archipelago dubbed as the biggest on earth. We have around 14.000 islands and rich marine biodiversity to match. Many avid diver consider the Eastern part of Indonesia as the last frontier for diving.

A: We love the timeless quality of your black and white images, but do you ever shoot in color?

HENGKI: Yes, I always shoot in color as original and then convert to BW during post production. This is where the art of digital darkroom start, this is where we try to create atmosphere in order to achieve a certain mood that stir the emotion.

A: Your underwater shots are surreal; how long do you have to be submerged to capture those moments?

HENGKI: We got to follow the rule of save diving first, there are some strict guideline that must be obeyed before we got lost in creating photograph. Never dive alone always with at least a buddy at all time. Safety is our priority. Having said that, moment under the water is unpredictable so you have to keep your concentration at all time and be ready to capture the moment when it comes.

A: What do you feel when you’re shooting?

HENGKI: I cant let my feeling take control completely, I rely also on the surrounding environment specially lighting and composition. With this pristine condition usually the mood comes and more good moments can be detected easily. Sometimes you acted on a scene other you reacted. I keep my option open and never search for specific things, if the moment is there then I’ll cherish it and I won’t complain otherwise.

A: Have you ever seen a mermaid?

HENGKI: I have never seen one but I saw the next close to it, a Dugong/ manatees.

Check out Hengki’s Flickr for more photographs.

interview by: The Atomy.

new interview!

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef photographed by Ron and Valerie Taylor, 1973

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“Cut and paste collage, 8 X 7 cm. The background for this picture comes from the Boys Own Paper Annual for 1935 and is an illustration of the marvels of modern neon advertising. The divers, the same girl twice, come from different editions of the same old encyclopedia set. Together they make up a nice Deco surrealist image. Because I restrict myself to working only with original material from old books such backgrounds do not come up very often.”
by Bob May

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“Cut and paste collage, 8 X 7 cm. The background for this picture comes from the Boys Own Paper Annual for 1935 and is an illustration of the marvels of modern neon advertising. The divers, the same girl twice, come from different editions of the same old encyclopedia set. Together they make up a nice Deco surrealist image. Because I restrict myself to working only with original material from old books such backgrounds do not come up very often.”

by Bob May

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“I think the eternity moment is the sea mingled with the sun.”by Li Hui

so much ocean awesomeness on atomy this month

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“I think the eternity moment is the sea mingled with the sun.”
by Li Hui

so much ocean awesomeness on atomy this month

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“The photo collages represent the end of a tangible moment. When an experience is over, all we have is illusionary and false memories, reflecting a constant yearning for the past. The way we remember moments are often idealized, or warped in a beautiful way. Often, feelings, colours and emotions are remembered more than the physical. I used my personal experiences with memories to deconstruct my old family photographs, and create a new, idealized, and illusionary moments. Each image evokes a certain mood and emotion encased in a memory- whether it is an eerie memory that you can’t quite put back together, or a dreamy, fantastical moment never to be forgotten.

The series tells a fragmented story of different emotions, moods, and moments that translates these foreign family photographs into something familiar and thought provoking. The fragmented qualities of the images mimic the constructive and illusionary processes that our minds use in remembering a specific moment of our past. The images weave together both truth (the tangible photographs) and illusions (the distortions and fragments) to create a sense of uncanny memory.”

by Monika Traikov

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“Both of these pieces were created when I lived in my parents house by the sea in 2009. At the time I was ready to leave the nest but didn’t have the funds to do so, so I was struggling on the cusp of teenagehood and adulthood and retreated into my painting. Lots of my work around this time features mermaids and bodies of water combined with elements of extreme longing and uncertainty.

Sea Witch is a scenario that I imagine takes place in a seaside town in Italy. She’s this odd woman, feared by the local townspeople because her ways and demeanor are mysterious and she retreats to the ocean to watch the waves and try to commune with the mermaids that she hopes are lurking beyond the surface of the water. ‘There are supposed to be plenty more fish in the sea’ is a spin on that old saying about finding love again - but my experiences with love and relationships have always been a bit lame - and I guess the negative view on a positive saying stems from that. She’s looking at what’s on offer but not really able to find a thing. Once again this is all happening by a sea wall on the coast of a seaside town - lighthouse in view - wind whipping her hair.”

by Caitlin Shearer

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“Jesse Treece is a collage artist living in Seattle, WA whose work screams of the simple, yet ever complex, interpretations of both the mundane and whimsical facets of life. He’s somehow managed to mix both the regular and absurd, beautiful and disturbing and put them into images that you find you could get lost in for hours. He is currently involved in a collaborative collage book project (Icecream Kingdoms) that is traveling from mailbox to mailbox around the globe.”
You can find more of Jesse’s work on his Tumblr or Flickr, and you can purchase his pieces at Society 6 and follow him on Facebook.

theatomy:

Jesse Treece is a collage artist living in Seattle, WA whose work screams of the simple, yet ever complex, interpretations of both the mundane and whimsical facets of life. He’s somehow managed to mix both the regular and absurd, beautiful and disturbing and put them into images that you find you could get lost in for hours. He is currently involved in a collaborative collage book project (Icecream Kingdoms) that is traveling from mailbox to mailbox around the globe.”

You can find more of Jesse’s work on his Tumblr or Flickr, and you can purchase his pieces at Society 6 and follow him on Facebook.

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“Rolleiflex + Velvia slide film. This combination has done wonders for me ever since I bought this camera on ebay three years ago. I was living in Vancouver at the time, and when I think back on that period, the first image that comes to mind is the ocean.
Oh, I miss it so much…I could see it from my bedroom! I could find it walking down the street!! I could dip my rainboots in it in the winter and jump in for an after-picnic swim in the spring!!! I could smell it, damnit!!!!
Living in Paris, I don’t get confronted to that much water nearly enough, and so that daytrip to Etretat, on the north-western coast of France, was such a joy on a wickedly windy Sunday last March. Introducing my oldest friend Cerise, who wears skirts the size of headbands, whatever the season. That was a really good day.”
by Rebecca Genet, find more of photographs on her website and blog.

theatomy:

“Rolleiflex + Velvia slide film. This combination has done wonders for me ever since I bought this camera on ebay three years ago. I was living in Vancouver at the time, and when I think back on that period, the first image that comes to mind is the ocean.

Oh, I miss it so much…I could see it from my bedroom! I could find it walking down the street!! I could dip my rainboots in it in the winter and jump in for an after-picnic swim in the spring!!! I could smell it, damnit!!!!

Living in Paris, I don’t get confronted to that much water nearly enough, and so that daytrip to Etretat, on the north-western coast of France, was such a joy on a wickedly windy Sunday last March. Introducing my oldest friend Cerise, who wears skirts the size of headbands, whatever the season. That was a really good day.”

by Rebecca Genet, find more of photographs on her website and blog.