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The Lost Village An Aerial Tour of an Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village by Joe Nafis

Abandoned in the 1990s, Houtouwan is a small fishing village on the eastern most Chinese island of Shengshan. Due to large trawlers from nearby Shanghai, the fishing supply was depleted and forced the residents to find work elsewhere. Photographer and videographer Joe Nafis visited the area last year with fellow photographer Dave Tacon. It took them…

Hibernation, an ongoing photo series by Øystein Sture Aspelund

Hibernation, an ongoing photo series by Øystein Sture Aspelund. This personal project is based on the experiences of a man and his relationship to the environment. Aspelund captured the mysterious world of subconsciousness and the sometimes barely visible border between truth and fiction. For more, please visit Øystein Sture Aspelund’s website or follow him on…

Plastic Swirls of Marine Debris Documented in Images by Photographer Mandy Barker

Photographer Mandy Barker creates beautiful images to document the plastic debris fields in the world’s oceans. Barker manipulates her findings in Photoshop, creating plastic swirls in which ocean water holds these objects in suspension. Her work is on display at BredaPhoto in The Netherlands in September 2018. You can see more of Barker’s photographs on her…

Photographer Jonathan Higbee Spotting a World of Coincidence on the Streets of New York

Photographer Jonathan Higbee spotting unusual moments when the world aligns for a split second in front of his lens on the streets of New York. This talent for observation has made Higbee a well known name in street photography where he won the World Street Photography grand prize in 2015 and the LensCulture 2016 Street…

Arena: A Short Film Based on The Shapes We Make Through Google Maps

Arena is a short film by Páraic McGloughlin which explores the similarities of roadways, farming infrastructure, and urban design. McGloughlin used thousands of aerial images collected from Google Maps to create a brief look at the earth from above. You can find more of Páraic McGloughlin’s work on his website and Instagram.  

Patterns of Activity and Movement Captured in Composite Photographs by Pelle Cass

Photographer Pelle Cass documents the dizzying patterns of activity and movement that occurs at sporting events in a unique series of masterfully edited images titled ‘Crowded Fields’. The artist attends local college games, and takes upward of one thousand photographs over the course of two hours. Cass then spends dozens of hours editing the photos…

More than 30,000 Negatives Discovered in Russian Artist’s Attic Reveal a Lifetime of Hidden Photography

Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000) lived a secret life as a photographer, taking more than 30,000 photographs in her lifetime without ever showing to anyone. After her death in 2000 her daughter Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan stumbled upon her collection of negatives while cleaning out the attic. The photographs showcase a look into the inner world of Ivashintsova, while…

Wind of Okhotsk, a Photo Series Covered with Tons of Snow by Ying Yin

Wind of Okhotsk, a photo series by talented photographer Ying Yin who lives in Shanghai, China. Ying Yin always wanted to visit some places, where you can find massive amounts of snow. In 2015, she made a trip to Hokkaido, the most northern island of Japan. During the trip, Ying Yin has captured seemingly sleeping…

Glamourous Chickens in a New Photo Book by Moreno Monti and Matteo Tranchellini

Photographers Moreno Monti and Matteo Tranchellini have created a glamorous book of dozens of chicken portraits, photographed in a sleek, high-fashion inspired style. The endeavor began when the artists were inspired by the beauty of these domesticated birds at an avian exhibition in Milan. It has since evolved into a 190 page book featuring 85 high-resolution…

Miniature Faux Fur Landscapes Examines the Myth of the Wild-West by Areca Roe

Areca Roe’s photographic series, ‘O Pioneer,’ seems to depict placid vistas of the American Wild- West. But on closer look, Roe’s images are actually miniature scenes, with faux fur comprising the textured landscapes. You can see more of Roe’s work on her website.

The Daily Life of a Ping Pong Table in Leipzig, Germany Photographed by Tomiyasu Hayahisa

Tomiyasu Hayahisa started photographing a ping pong table located in a public athletic field across from his dorm in Leipzig, Germany for a series titled TTP. Tomiyasu had first noted the location after observing a fox after waiting several days for the animal to return, he began to photograph the other life forms that congregated or…

Steve Warne’s Pombo Loves You is the Melancholy Story of a Children’s TV Mascot

Pombo Loves You by Steve Warne is a animated short film that turns the fond nostalgia of children’s televisions programs on its head. It tells the story of a distant father who is forced to confront his past-life, involving a tragic accident, as a 80’s TV mascot called Pombo.  

Lou’s New York, Revisited – Photography by Elizaveta Porodina

Germany based photographer Elizaveta Porodina is well known for a varying range of cinematic, fashion, and almost documentary imagery. The photographs of the series ‘Lou’s New York, revisited’ include a timeless mix of dramatic black and white and vividly colored imagery. For more information please visit her website.

Wardrobe Snacks: A Project Inspired by Diners Lacking a Table

‘Wardrobe Snacks’ series is a collaboration between photographer Kelsey McClellan and set stylist Michelle Maguire, who together form the collective ‘Dusty’. Styled with retro clothing in satisfying palettes, the series features close-ups of hands elegantly holding a range of snacks. “Wardrobe Snacks was inspired by diners lacking the luxury of being seated at a table,”…

Amok Island Paints The Six Stages of Banksia Baxteri

Amok Island depicts flora and fauna that can be found in the locations of his colorful murals. The artist’s distinctive minimal style is reminiscent of recent trends in digital design. Amok has finished murals in twenty five countries and counting, and also creates smaller paintings, which he sometimes editions as prints. You can see more work…

Ai Weiwei’s ‘Human Flow’ Documents the Scale of the Global Refugee Crisis

To create his new documentary film Human Flow, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei spent a full year traveling through 23 countries, following the journeys of some of the 65 million people forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and protracted wars. Crossing oceans and visiting refugee camps in precarious border cities in Afghanistan,…

Paolo Pettigiani has been taking pictures since age 11, and in the last few years has produced several series of eye-popping infrared images. Pettigiani’s most recent work showcases the Dolomites, a craggy mountain range in the northeastern region of his native Italy. You can see more of the artist’s photographs on his website.

Streaks of Light Through the Hungarian Forests During a Full Moon by David Lados

Photographer David Lados  captured varying streaks of light slicing through remote areas of Hungarian forests. To capture the contrast needed for his light trails Lados strictly obeyed lunar cycles, only photographing the illuminated targets during the height of the new moon. You can purchase select prints from Lados on his Saatchi Art shop

A New View of The Moon Captures the Reactions of Passersby to Viewing the Moon Through a Traveling Telescope

Directors Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet took a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give strangers an up-close look at a familiar object; a new view of the moon. A New View of The Moon features Overstreet parking his telescope at the cross-section of various LA sidewalks to give spontaneous glimpses of the moon to…

The Polaris Project – Photographs Captured Beyond the Polar Circle by Alex Strohl.

Alex Strohl is a photographer and filmmaker. He is well known for his breathtaking landscape photographs. As the name suggests, all images were captured in the rough but beautiful landscapes of the polar region. Whether snow covered mountains or the cold sea, Alex Strohl’s Polaris project provides fascinating views of this unique nature. You can find…

Long Exposure Photos Capture the Light Paths of Drones

Long exposure photos by photographer Reuben Wu. He captures the light paths of drones above mountainous landscapes. You can find more of Reuben Wu’s beautiful landscape photography on his instagram

Dance Dance, Directed by Thomas Blanchard

Film director Thomas Blanchard is known for his video work with oils and inks. In his most recent video “dance dance” he uses flowers as the contextual framework for his signature coils and swirls of color.  

Decorated Trucks Captured by Todd Antony

The decorated trucks or “Dekotora” of Japan captured by Todd Antony. You can find more of his work here.

Conception, A Poetic Series by Photographer Journey Gong

Poetic interpretations of cultural landscapes presented through photography by Journey Gong. Please visit his website here.

Breathe, An Storm Time-Lapse film Directed by Mike Olbinski.

Breathe. A Stunning black & white timelapse of thunderstorms across the central plains. Directed by filmmaker, photographer, and storm-chaser Mike Olbinski.  

Imagination

Watch pro freeskier Tom Wallisch shred through the snowy streets of Nelson, BC – making daydreams reality in this short film dedicated to JP Auclair, ‘Imagination’.  

The Bear, The Hare & Merry Christmas!

There once was an animal who had never seen Christmas. As autumn winds turn to winter snow, the bear begins his annual retreat into hibernation to sleep his way through the best part of the year. The festive spirit is strong though, and his friend the hare is determined to give him a gift he…

Myst, Directed by Thomas Blanchard

Directed by Thomas Blanchard, Myst is an experimental video combining geometric shapes with colorful acrylic inks. The video is the first part of the exhibition “Kingdom of Colors”, which took place at the art gallery “Arthouse” in Washington DC. Please visit his website here.  

A Story about Photographer Lars Schneider

Lars Schneider, a photographer and filmmaker who uses his work as a form of artistic expression. This is a short and personal piece about his life as a photographer, when he is not on assignment, shooting for clients in the outdoor, travel or lifestyle industry.  

Kids Foundation, Directed by Anne de Clercq

Anne de Clercq directed this new film for Kids Foundation. Watch the spot on our website.

Transient, A Short Film Created by Dustin Farrell

Transient – A beautiful short film that captures lightning at 1,000 frames per second. Created by filmmaker and photographer Dustin Farrell. He spent over a month this summer traveling some 20,000 miles for the sole purpose of filming thunderstorms around the United States.  

Welcome Back Julius Rooymans

We are more than happy that Julius Rooymans is back at Fat Fred! Julius is one of those photographers and directors, who is able to take control of every situation or location. No matter what job you throw at him, he always comes up with an inspiring visual solution and executes it to perfection. Please…

Allegro – Talizman, Directed by Jesper Ericstam

Jesper Ericstam directed the new Allegro film. The new film is a tale about a little boy and his lucky talizman. In the spot, the boy is given the talizman purse by his parents as a gift, bought online from Allegro as he’s pretending to be a native American in a teepee. It appears to…

The Art of Flying a Short Film by Jan van IJken

Short film about “murmurations”: the mysterious flights of the common starling. It is still unknown how the thousands of birds are able to fly in such dense swarms without colliding. Every night the starlings gather at dusk to perform their stunning air show. The Art of Flying made by filmmaker Jan van IJken, can be…

Soof the Series, Directed by Anne de Clercq

Anne de Clercq directed the series Soof: “a new beginning”, this is now to see at Videoland. This means that Anne is available again for new jobs. View her work on our website  

Facades by Photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy

Facades is an ongoing series by French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy which strips isolated buildings of everything but their forward-facing exteriors. You can see more of Gaudrillot-Roy’s facades projects on his website

Zurich 2.0, An Interactive Video by Dirk Koy

Explore streets and buildings of a surreal version of the city of Zurich. Created by using several 3D scans of roads and buildings, Dirk Koy has produced an interactive video that takes you on a trip through a surreal city of Zurich in Switzerland. While floating freely through a fragmented environment, viewers can make a…

Tergo, A Charles Willcocks Film

Tergo, “a modern day fable for anybody who might be lonely and caught up in the rat race of life.” Directed by 3D lighting artist Charles Willcocks, this touching short film is telling the story of Tergo, a lonely cleaning robot lost in the urban machine of London.  

Elements – Art film by Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov is a Russia based visual artist and art director specializing in animation, design, and cinematography. During the past years, he has worked for an impressive range of clients. Besides all the commissioned projects, he loves to work on self-initiated short films. Elements is an experimental animation about nature, physics, art, and love.  

Ignight, An Experimental Long Exposure Light Film by Daniel Barreto

Ignite is an experimental animation from 24-year-old artist Daneil Barreto. The clip was made with hundreds of long exposure photos of various LEDs similar to a stop-motion film or timelapse. Nothing is digital.  

Wind – Animated Short Film by Robert Löbel

Robert Löbel is a German animator and illustrator who currently lives and works in Berlin. As graduation project at the HAW Hamburg Department Design, he has directed this funny animated short film called ‘Wind’. The animation tells the story of a region where people have to deal with a permanent strong wind. All animations and illustrations…

After Hours in Hamburg by Mark Broyer.

Mark Broyer is actually working as a freelance art director and graphic designer in Hamburg, Germany. Besides all the design stuff he’s doing, Mark simply likes to take pictures of all the things around him. Captured from 2016 – 2017, the series ‘After Hours in Hamburg’ shows different locations such as bars, hotels, and some…

Polaroids Shot by Fashion Photographer Steve Hiett.

Steve Hiett is an internationally recognized photographer who’s best known for his distinctive fashion portraits of women in almost picturesque images caused by a strong, saturated light. Paris based gallery Madé currently presents a unique series of Polaroids by Steve Hiett. It’s a very special and quite personal collection. Each element of the scene has been captured…

Happy Place, A Short Film by Sharp & Jenkins

The award winning British writer/director duo Tom Jenkins and Simon Sharp (Sharp & Jenkins) produced “Happy Place”, a lovely short film where a lonely radio-controlled toy truck uses its imagination to go on an exciting journey. The entire film has been produced, directed, shot, and cut by Tom Jenkins and Simon Sharp. Almost every scene…

Setting the Stage by Eddo Hartmann.

Photographer Eddo Hartmann travelled four times to North Korea between 2014 and 2017 to create his groundbreaking project ‘Setting the Stage’ in cooperation with Koryo Studio. The website presents Hartmann’s photographic work, video instalations and 360 footage. Setting the Stage will be on view from December 9th 2017 until March 4th 2018 at Huis Marseille,…