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Saturday, February 18, 2006

 

The ModFab Gallery: While Seated Edition

Usually the ModFab Gallery Best In Show is a tight race between three or four nominees. But last week, voters overwhelming marked their ballots for Rare Birds' beautifully stylish "Fur". Never has a parka been so magical. Congratulations!



Featured PhotoBlog of the Week:
While Seated / "Vivian, Marian and Mickey, San Francisco"

The crisp, indelible imagery of While Seated has been a ModFab Gallery favorite for some time, but even we didn't realize quite how busy Michael David Murphy is on the net. In addition to Seated, the San Francisco-based photographer and musician hosts his own commercial photography and fine art website; a blog called 2Point8, dedicated to the art of street photography; and Unphotographable, a text blog that details in rich language the photos Murphy didn't take (and maybe wishes he had). With all this work, it's amazing that While Seated remains such a vital artistic effort; the photographs often jolt the viewer by recontextualizing its subjects, simultaneously pinpointing a moment and expanding a worldview. Impressive work.

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


Toshikomi: CompuNet
Smudo: In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
The Narrative: Astounding
Tomagine: Silenced
The Snowsuit Effort: DJ
Karlo: Bethesda Angel in Snow
Chromasia: Into The World
Spekter: You and Me
Shazeen Samad: Rising
No Sauce: Waiting (3)
Spherical Aberration: The Boys of Summer
Edmund Leveckis: 242
Hello: Feet Times Two
More Human: I'm Never Drinking Again
Beyond Monochrome: Carter, Ryan and Jarvis
Shahin Edalati: Loveseat
Phototext: Satellite
Urban Views: NY Blizzard 2006
Bluejake: Reflections in the Melting Snow
John Washington: Torn Poster

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: Spekter / 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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