Photography // Monday, December 22, 2014
From 2008-2010, London-based photographer Phillip Toledano developed a body of work that focused on the extreme side of plastic surgery. Through traditional lighting techniques, Toledano highlights the contours of his physically altered subjects’ skin and focuses on the sculptural aspect of their modified bodies.
Street Art // Monday, December 22, 2014
REKA One just dropped a nice little ditty (actually a massive ditty) in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. The mural features his signature, swirling hot and cold color palette, bringing some much-needed energy to the block.
Photography // Sunday, December 21, 2014
Popular Photography called Bob Willoughby "The man who virtually invented the photojournalistic motion picture still." Willoughby was the first “outside” photographer hired by the major studios for the magazine, and was the link between filmmakers and major magazines of the time, such as Like and Look.
Design // Sunday, December 21, 2014
This may be our favorite category yet in our ongoing spotlights on the A'Design Awards: Architecture, Building, and Structure Design. We travel, live in urban epicenters, appreciate a good building when we see one, so this category has some of the best things we have seen yet. From hotels, to university building, to malls and other commercial structures. We want to stay at that W Hotel now, too.
Photography // Saturday, December 20, 2014
Harry Gould Harvey’s One is the first part of a three part project with the intent of exploring contemporary punk culture. The book One explores the ambiguity of sexuality within the subculture and the surfaces that surround it. The photographs here-in look to explore tropes and visually stimulating imagery within punk.
Photography // Friday, December 19, 2014
When a flight was overbooked, Camille Seaman voluntarily gave up her seat in exchange for a round-trip ticket to Alaska; a choice that that would alter her direction in life permanently. Seaman explains, “That’s the first time [that I understood] I was standing on my planet,” she says. “Not just a planet or earth, but my planet.”
Graffiti // Friday, December 19, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.
Vault // Friday, December 19, 2014
"If you don't know Shepard Fairey, you know Shepard Fairey. You have encountered an Obey Giant sticker before, I guarantee There's a chance that you, your son, or daughter is wearing an Obey shirt right now. Unless you were living under a rock in 2008, you saw an Obama "HOPE" poster, and it probably gave you pause, whether you voted for the man or now.