Graphis hand picks some of the most intriguing and thought-provoking photography in this week’s showcase with works from New Jersey-based photographers Tatsuro Nishimura and Steve Greer. Both of Nishimura’sFlowers and Woman in Shower(ABOVE) demonstrate a delicate verisimilitude, one that airs on modernist technique and with pronounced tinges of impressionistic flair.
The above work from Greer, entitled Redefining Active Seniors, was a self-assigned personal project, one that aimed to “challenge the notion of senior citizens in passive and complacent roles—sitting in their rocking chairs, on the front porch, waiting for their grandchildren to arrive.” Greer explains that, “scouting was easy. There are many mature adults having vibrant, engaged and interesting lives. Everyone I met was enthusiastic to show me how they are redefining the word, ‘senior citizen.'” As for the artistic approach that Greer incorporated, the artist elucidates that, “the theme was to maintain an environmental portraiture feel, and use a mix of strobe and available lighting.”
Be sure to submit your work to Graphis’ Annual Photography Competition before time runs out! The deadline is July 31. Winners will have the opportunity to see their work published on our website, blog, newsletter, and social media platforms.