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Tom Chambers is an American photographer who creates intriguing photomontages which hint at strange stories and magical unspoken tales. 

Chambers was born and raised on a farm in the Amish country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, completed a B.F.A. in 1985 from Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida with an emphasis in graphic design and strong interest in photography. For many years Tom has worked as a graphic designer, including the design of packaging and magazines. Since 1998 Tom has devoted himself to photomontage for sharing the intriguing unspoken stories which reflect his view of the world and elicit feelings in the viewer. 

Currently, Tom is represented by a number of galleries in the United States and Europe. His work has been shown nationally and internationally through solo and group exhibitions, as well as in a wide range of print and online publications.

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Sarah Lucas - Black and White Bunny

Sarah Lucas (born 1962) is an English artist. She is part of the generation of Young British Artists who emerged during the 1990s. Her works frequently employ visual puns and bawdy humour, and include photography, collage and found objects.

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Emir Özşahin - Pastel Deaths

I’ve lost a very close friend three years ago. I couldn’t get out of my head the image of her body covered with newspapers. While I was trying to get rid of this image, I realized that the image of her alive was fading away as well. Her last photograph shouldn’t have been like that. Or I shouldn’t have seen that photograph.
I started to think about death. I tried to make into a project how it would positively affect me to remember the deceased in the future from visual, perceptive and emotional points of view.
This project is actually about what the deceased leave behind, how the ones left behind remember them or want to remember them more than those who pass away. With the naïve frames I will try to create, it’s about how my subconscious processes them, about the reality we know and how we try to forget what happens after death.
By humanizing deceased animals and showing them as if they were sleeping, I tried to briefly touch death and create a series of photographs about pushing away the feeling of disappearing before it hits us hard in the face.
I’m seriously not sure if this is an escape or an acceptance for me. All I know is that the photographs have a positive effect on me.

- Emir Özşahin

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Andreea ”Cigaro” Anghel born 1990 in Romania is a Bachelor of Graphic Arts (UAD Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2012) and currently studying for Master’s Degree in Experimental Graphics and Visual Arts at ASP Wroclaw, Poland.

I’m a visual artist who manipulates photos, paints and draws on various surfaces with all kinds of materials. Recently I’ve started creating installations as well.

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