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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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Elaborate Underground Architecture of Soviet Metro Stations Photographed by Christopher Herwig












After traveling to 15 cities in 7 countries and taking over 15,000 photographs, Christopher Herwig (previously) has compiled a new book that showcases the diverse architecture of every underground metro station in the former U.S.S.R. Soviet Metro Stations provides rare look at mansion-quality chandeliers, ornate columns, and patterned ceilings that surround millions of commuters every day.
With a background in travel photography and documentary work for UNICEF and other United Nations agencies, Herwig was first introduced to the region while traveling through Russia via train. He later lived in Kazakhstan and most recently Jordan, where he continued to work professionally as a photographer.
Herwig explains that he became interested in the underground architecture of the stations while visiting Moscow and Tashkent. Because many of the metro stations were used as nuclear bomb shelters, they were considered military sites and photographing them was prohibited. “Although I likely could have gotten away with a few images I really wanted to do the series properly and cover all the cities in the former USSR with metro lines not just a few flashy ones in Moscow,” he told Colossal. “With restriction being lifted in many of the cities it meant I could have a go at it.”

Friday, August 30, 2019

Textural Geometric Patterns Are Paired with Delicately Rendered Portraits in Embroideries by Sol Kesseler










Embroidery artist Sol Kesseler captures male subjects in moments of quiet contemplation using a combination of delicate facial features and bold geometric fabric patterns. The Buenos Aires-based artist travels widely to teach workshops on her embroidery technique. In posts on Instagram, Kesseler shows how she works from her ink drawings, which demarcate the exact location and type of stitch for every aspect of the composition. When exhibiting her work, Kesseler sometimes incorporates technology into the viewer experience, which you can read more about in curator Alana J. Coates’ interview with Kesseler. See more of the artist’s in-progress and completed embroideries on Instagram.

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