9.15.2011

f100: Lauren Henkin and Awoiska van der Molen

© Lauren Henkin

fototazo has asked a group of 50 curators, gallery owners, blog writers, photographers, academics and others actively engaged in photography to pick two photographers that deserve (more) recognition - the underknown, the under-respected as well as not-appreciated-enough favorites. A little more information on the project is available in the first post in the series here.

Today we continue the series with responses from Heidi Romano.

We began the series with responses from Nicholas NixonMatt JohnstonBlake AndrewsJohn Edwin MasonAline SmithsonColin PantallMichael WernerLiza FetissovaLaurence Salzmann, Bryan Formhals, Richard Mosse, Shane Lavalette, Amy Stein, Amani Willett, Wayne FordS. Billie MandleLeslie K. BrownGordon StettiniusMarc Feustel, Hin ChuaAdriana Rios MonsalveDaniel AugschoellLarissa LeclairElinor Carucci, Pieter Wisse, Daniel Echevarr√≠aNatalie MinikQiana MestrichJason Landry, Rona Chang, Stella Kramer, Joanne LukitshYumi Goto and Gwen Lafage.

© Awoiska ven der Molen

Respondent: Heidi Romano is a fine art photographer and founder of UNLESS YOU WILL - a bimonthly international photography journal that showcases a vision within photo-based art. Her own work challenges the perceptions and expectations we have of our surroundings. Presented in an abstract and minimalist style, her photographs play with ambiguity, while conveying a sense of stillness and isolation.

Selections: Lauren Henkin and Awoiska van der Molen

© Lauren Henkin

Lauren Henkin
I adore landscapes and was immediately drawn to the work by Lauren Henkin. Her work is examining the structure, loneliness and beauty of her eternal landscapes. Her vantage point allows us to glimpse a charming new view, a shimmering terrain from afar - I never seem to tire of.

She is currently showing her work at the Newspace Centre of Photography

Awoiska van der Molen
I came across Awoiska van der Molen's work through a collaboration with Fabio Severo for UYW. I discovered that Awoiska van der Molen prefers to work mostly at night, when the senses are not distracted by daily influences. Her remote locations add a mysterious blend of truth and fiction that move me.

© Awoiska van der Molen