BURNOUTS BY SIMON DAVIDSON

by Ariadna Zierold

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New Zealand-born photographer based in Sydney, Australia Simon Davidson has been photographing the sub-culture of burnout competitions in Australia. Davidson has become recognized as one of Australia’s leading photographers. Self-taught, he has created a successful career photographing a wide variety of subjects, creating content in both the advertising and editorial environments internationally.

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With his Burnout series he recognizes beauty where it’s not immediately obvious. He finds expression in a car spinning its rear wheels with the single purpose of destruction. His images are superbly composed contemplations of the moment. Slices in time that hold the gaze with car, driver and movement balanced in an ideal expression of a sublime modernity.

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“The guys and girls who compete in the various competitions across Australia are a passionate bunch. As a photographer I enjoy the visual feast of a superb and powerful car on the black of the burnout pad juxtaposed against the softness of the tire smoke. In reality a burnout is extremely loud and aggressive but in the photos there is a sense of calm… poetic in a way.” Simon Davidson

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A WORLD OF UNEXPECTED BY SHANG CHENGXIANG

by Ariadna Zierold

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Chinese artist Shang Chengxiang’s compositions have a realistic foundation in which he inserts surreal, thick colored clouds, leaving you to interpret the limit among consciousness and unconsciousness. Dream plays a crucial role in his works. Psychedelic colors, absurd settings, lunar landscapes, his paintings are overflowing by imagination.

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His paintings are often a mixture of memories of his dreams and pondering of his reality and things that are in between. The colorful cloud smoke in his “Cloud Path” series derive from the rainbow-color forest that once appeared in his dream; many drafts and attempts later, the artist couldn’t recreate the scene, the illusionary quality of dreams started to sink into Chengxiang’s mind.

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Combining colors with clouds in his paintings, together with surreal and dream like images, Shang Chengxiang leads his audiences to a world of unexpected. He compares this illusionary quality of dreams to the evaporating quality of cloud and smoke, both temporary and unobtainable.

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me and my new fiance!!


Peace(aka any homeless guy) Big Tig


Krafty,Tig,Smoker,Jase

Went to Reno to see my girls Cuzin he works at Aces Tattoo they kill it out there
got me a little blood in the water TigerShark


Nicky Cadillac keeping his eye on the Prize!

designed a piece for my girl, with chinese lanterns and cherry blossoms Kev did an amazing job! it was an honor for me to get my work on her arm and blessed with Kevs ink skills. came out amazing


Year of the smoke! soo serious!
Weeknow Skeeeno


TigerBaby


United colors of Reno

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Thanks agan Cuzo!!