Life Framer: Colors. Deadline: 31. May 2021

Life Framer is a platform for discovering, sharing and exhibiting contemporary photography. We run monthly calls for entries, each with a different theme and judge – renowned photographers, curators, editors and gallerists – and at the end of every 12 months we exhibit the winners in gallery settings around the world.

“A photographer must choose a palette as painters choose theirs.” – Joel Sternfeld

Life is a stream of color. Red, blue, yellow, and a billion pigments in between! We are looking for color-inspired photographs…literally and figuratively. A scene, a detail, a narrative or mood. A single tone or a technicolor daydream.

Urban street scenes, portraits, travel adventures, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life… Color our lives.


Neil Krug is an American conceptual photographer with a style that is quintessentially his own – fuzzy, high contrast, cinematic and dreamlike. It has propelled him into the position of one of the music industry’s most sought-after art directors, working with concept-driven artists such as Tame Impala, Bat for Lashes, A$AP Rocky, Bonobo, The Weeknd, Scissor Sisters and Foals.

In 2011 he published his first monograph Pulp Art Book, a series of stylized vignettes of the model Joni Harbeck taken with Polaroid film years past its sell-by date. The work was an internet sensation, garnering rave reviews from Planet Magazine and The New York Times, and capturing the attention of Lana Del Rey with whom he has struck a lasting creative relationship. A second volume of the book followed, and led into Krug’s most recent personal series Phantom. Perhaps a creative culmination of his work to date, Phantom is a surreal desert art installation, featuring nudes captured in luminous colors against unforgiving landscapes, evoking a mood both haunting and exhilarating.

With a unique aesthetic that is at once fresh and nostalgic, innovative and referential, it is no wonder that his work continues to resonate with a rapidly growing audience, and has become a visual language of its own associated with forward-thinking music-makers across all genres.

Deadline: 31. May 2021


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