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Saturday, February 11, 2006


The ModFab Gallery: Spekter Edition

Last week gave the ModFab Gallery Best In Show its first British winner: John Washington's dreamlike composition "Legs" stole the prize from a few close-running contenders. Congratulations to John...and his gams!

Featured PhotoBlog of the Week:
Spekter / "Oskar"

Photoblogs are many things, but rarely do they exhibit a refined sense of humor. Which is why I'm always excited to visit Spekter, the blog of Estonian photog Kaarel Kala -- he can do serious with the best of them (like the selection above), but can also cut loose and use cameras, mirrors, and even funny glasses to alter our reality (and our funny bone). Check out "Manipulatsioon 2", one of my favorite portraits ever; the squeeze is on, with a stunning effect. Spekter also shows a flair for context. In previous ModFab Gallery nominee "Ten More Minutes", an imposing and menacing crowd is slowly revealed as eager fans waiting for a concert. It's an understanding of people and places that make great photography; it is their connection that can create humor. Finding both is just heaven.

And now, viewers...time for you to pick the Best In Show!

Dark Shapes: 02.08.06
The Narrative: Yonge and Dundas
Rare Birds: Fur
Zinkwazi: 21
Zoom Vienna: Generally Dark
iPixel: Carnaval du nouvel an chinois
Shazeen Samad: Fasy (I) and Fasy (II)
Treemeat: Waiting To Drop
3 A.M. From Kyoto: Beach Style
Instinct Numerique: Tango II
Graciform: Chill
My Day In London: Closed
Analog: The Photographer
A Daily Photoessay: Sunset on Fossil Fuel
GreyScaleGorilla: To
Photo.Shoq: Ardbeg
The Foto Kid: Fish and Chips
Shahin Edalati: Corridors of Discontent
Photoflavor: School
Overshadowed: Untitled

To vote for Best In Show, e-mail the name of your favorite photo listed above at modern.fabulousity@gmail.com, or leave your pick in the comments below. The winner will be announced in next week's edition. Enjoy!

Former Galleries: Diopter / Ferocious Cheese / Weightless / Instinct Numerique / Rare Birds / Best Photo of 2005 / The Narrative / Graciform / Strange Kind of Woman / Here, My Dear / Daily Snap / Mute / NYC Photobloggers / Express Train

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