"DubaiLand" by Aleix Paldemunt

Photography // Monday, June 23, 2014
DubaiLand is a tourism and entertainment complex currently being built in Dubai, with a proposed 64.3 billion dollar budget. This “regional and global tourism hub” was announced in 2003, with the global recession halting it’s construction from 2008 to mid-2013. In 2007, photographer Aleix Paldemunt, a technical engineer turned photographer, traveled to Dubai to photograph the park.

The photographic work of Anthony Hernandez

Photography // Sunday, June 22, 2014
Anthony Hernandez illustrates society’s class and racial divides throughout his photographic career. Beginning in the 1970’s in Los Angeles, Hernandez focused primarily on spontaneous portraits. In Rodeo Drive, Hernandez’s portraits show the wealth and excess of the upper class. 

Tomas van Houtryve – Blue Sky Days

Photography // Saturday, June 21, 2014
Most of us may find it surprising that at this point in time most Americans will have been ‘seen’ by a drone, even if they have never looked up into the sky to see one themselves. Interested in ‘the changing nature of surveillance, personal privacy and war,’ photographer Tomas van Houtryve recently acquired a drone, adapting it to be able to take high definition imagery from the sky with video transmission back to a monitor on the ground.

Dan Bannino's "Still Diet"

Photography // Friday, June 20, 2014
Dan Bannino is an Italian photographer known for his juicy sharpness, product shots, and still lives, with recognition from the likes of The Huffington Post, Artnet, Designboom, Glamour, Refinery29, and The Gloss, among many others. His latest series holds true to his signature slickness and eccentric (even repulsive, at times) subject matter.

Damion Berger’s Painterly “Vessels”

Photography // Friday, June 20, 2014
In his photographic series “Vessels”, Damion Berger uses long exposures to photograph the nighttime light emissions of yachts and cruise ships at anchor offshore in the Mediterranean Sea. Berger’s images not only capture the light from the ships, but also the light reflected off the water, the light of the moon, and nearby fireworks.

Maurizio Di Iorio

Photography // Friday, June 20, 2014
“I have never been attracted to a photography that seizes the moment. It’s the second look that unveils the revealing detail, never the first,” says M. Di Iorio. Such sentiments from the photographers statement are reflected in a series of images titled ‘Objects’ and ‘Human being’ on the artists website. 

"One to Nothing" by Irina Rozovsky

Photography // Thursday, June 19, 2014
Irina Rozovsky traveled to Israel for the first time with the arguably impossible goal of photographing from a neutral perspective. Her intention was to produce pictures that would subvert viewer’s preconceived ideas about the country, while honoring the natural aesthetic of the region. Rozovsky’s photographs succeed in their ability to artistically function as neither an anxious tourist, nor politically driven journalist. The series resulted in her book, One to Nothing.

Maroesjka Lavigne - You Are More Than Beautiful

Photography // Thursday, June 19, 2014
Debates concerning the representation of ‘beauty’ are extensive and on-going globally. Born in Belgium, Maroesjka Lavingne has focused an exploration of this topic of discussion in Seoul, South Korea. Her body of work ‘You Are More Than Beautiful’ aims to question the rising popularity of cosmetic surgery and its proliferated image of desirability within their media. 

One No One and One Hundred Thousand

Photography // Thursday, June 19, 2014
What was supposed to be a cross-country photographic journey across North America turned into a 10 month stay in the Salton Sea on Southern California. What Italian photographer Nicholas Albrecht found there was a unique mixture of lifestyle and landscape that he felt had yet to be photographed. 

Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay @ De Young Museum, SF

Photography // Thursday, June 19, 2014
“Photography is a very social code for intimacy,” observed Anthony Friedkin at the press preview for his current show. And I discovered that he’s easy to talk with, so approachable. One conversation, and it’s immediately understandable how he was able, at age 19, to gain the trust of the members of the Gay Community Services Center in Los Angeles and hang backstage with the cast of the Cockettes in San Francisco.

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