“Flash!” by Orfeas Sampatakakis

Photography // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Today we present Flash! by Greek photographer Orfeas Sampatakakis. The ongoing series, which started in 2012, features vibrant, high contrast photos surrounded by a thick, chromatically relevant frame. Shot on compact flash cameras, the images themselves have a snapshot quality to them, depicting youthful, minimal, and subtly mysterious scenes of the photographer’s daily life. 

Portraits by Music's Most Important Design Collective

Photography // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Hipgnosis: Portraits is a new book that features a unique body of work spanning a particularly creative time in the world of music and theatre. Hipgnosis, along with it's founder Storm Thorgerson who tragically passed away in 2013, designed some the most iconic rock album covers of all time including Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy," T. Rex's "Electric Warrior," and Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." At the zenith of the rock era, Hipgnosis established themselves as the most important design collective in music history.

Snapshots of Famous Artists at Play

Photography // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A new book, Artists Unframed, features more than 100 images from the Smithsonian archives of artists at work and play. The Guardian recently compiled a slection of those that focus on moments in the personal lives of artists, snapshots of famous artists not in the studio, not in a museum, but on their own time. 

Infinite Power by David Brandon Geeting

Photography // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Interested in creating compositions of objects that have nothing to do with one another, Brooklyn-based photographer David Brandon Geeting’s recent book Infinite Power is a collision of intrigue, repulsion, confusion and adoration. The monograph, comprised of truly clever object assemblages and portraits, is an unpredictable journey from cover to cover. 

“Fifty Years of San Francisco Street Photography, 1965-2015″ @ Mark Wolfe Contemporary, San Francisco

Photography // Monday, May 11, 2015
Mark Wolfe Contemporary is pleased to present “Fifty Years of San Francisco Street Photography, 1965-2015″ an exhibition of never-before-seen images from veteran street photographers Maury Edelstein and Ted Pushinsky, the City’s reigning elder statesmen of the genre.

Moon Photo Book by Benjamin Freedman

Photography // Monday, May 11, 2015
With less than 2 days remaining, photographer Benjamin Freedman is raising money through a Kickstarter campaign to self publish a photobook of work he created during a residency in a remote town in northern Iceland. The book, titled “Observations of Foreign Objects”, uses abstraction and found objects to create a fictional sci-fi narrative about a lunar phenomenon in an isolated small town. 

Shadi Ghadirian "Qajar"

Photography // Monday, May 11, 2015
In her 1998 series "Qajar," Shadi Ghadirian tried to reconstruct the atmosphere of a previous era by using old backdrops. Her models, chosen among close family and friends, are shown wearing clothes from the turn of the 20th century and are carrying objects, mostly smuggled, into contemporary Iran.

Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera

Photography // Friday, May 08, 2015
From Artbook, where Dennis Hopper's new "Drugstore Camera" book is being sold: "Drugstore Camera feels like a stumbled-upon treasure, a disposable camera you forgot about and only just remembered to develop. Yet in this case the photographer is Dennis Hopper and the photographs, remarkably, are never before published. Shot in Taos, New Mexico, where Hopper was based following the production of Easy Rider in the late 60s, the series was taken with disposable cameras and developed in drugstore photo labs..." 

The work of Matt Reamer

Photography // Thursday, May 07, 2015
In his downtime, when he’s not traveling around or living out of his van, Matt Reamer can be found residing in San Francisco. The Baltimore-born photographer has been keeping himself busy working on a number of projects over the years with our favorite being his Scraper Bikes series. 

Dafy Hagai: Summer

Photography // Thursday, May 07, 2015
We have been big fans of Dafy Hagai on this site, and her Israeli Girls book was a hit on the site last year. Of course, she has shot campaigns for Levi's, Sam Snider, and even shot Joey Badass, too. We are getting into the summer months, and we wanted to get a look at Dafy's "Summer" zine. You should, too. Freedom never looked so good. And buy the zine while you are at it. 

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