Patrik Budenz: Who's Got a Strong Stomach?

from "search for evidence," by Patrik Bundez

from "search for evidence," by Patrik Bundez

Everyone got your “pssh, I watch Bones while eating haggis and marinara dinners” caps on? Good. Now, head over to Patrik Bundez’s portfolio and check out his two series “search for evidence” and “post mortem.” Because, you know, as much as I argue that nudity doesn’t make art, I can’t seem to shake the feeling that mature, respectful, brutally honest representations of things like surgeries and death can’t help but be important.

I measn, I really dug Sarah Sudhoff’s work exploring such cheery subjects as cervical cancer, so why wouldn’t I appreciate the gravitas of Budenz’s work, yeah?

Credits for the find go, once again, to Conscientious. If you don’t follow Mr. Colberg, you’re doing yourself a phenomenal disservice, that man is on top of art photography.

Patrik Budenz: Who’s Got a Strong Stomach?

from "search for evidence," by Patrik Bundez

from "search for evidence," by Patrik Bundez

Everyone got your “pssh, I watch Bones while eating haggis and marinara dinners” caps on? Good. Now, head over to Patrik Bundez’s portfolio and check out his two series “search for evidence” and “post mortem.” Because, you know, as much as I argue that nudity doesn’t make art, I can’t seem to shake the feeling that mature, respectful, brutally honest representations of things like surgeries and death can’t help but be important.

I measn, I really dug Sarah Sudhoff’s work exploring such cheery subjects as cervical cancer, so why wouldn’t I appreciate the gravitas of Budenz’s work, yeah?

Credits for the find go, once again, to Conscientious. If you don’t follow Mr. Colberg, you’re doing yourself a phenomenal disservice, that man is on top of art photography.

Tracey Baran @ Women In Photography

"Me, Myself, and You", 2007, Tracey Baran

"Me, Myself, and You", 2007, Tracey Baran

So, while I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here, I’m usually quite fond of the work posted (bi-)monthly over at Women In Photography. The current exhibition was full of wonderful photos, which turned distinctly bittersweet when I scrolled back up to read about the artist (I almost always prefer to experience someone’s art, then read about them and/or it, then view it again) and discovered that Tracey died last year after a brief illness at the ripe age of 33.

The online exhibition is full of good work, and there’s more here, so go look at some gorgeous pictures and grieve the loss of yet another wonderful talent too soon.