Leo Rubinfien: The City Beside You, The City Inside You

Photography // Thursday, August 20, 2015
Steven Kasher Gallery is honored to present Leo Rubinfien: The City Beside You, The City Inside You. The exhibition consists of 23 large-scale black and white photographs of New York and its people, and evokes the experience of moving through the city with great intimacy and subtlety. 

Danny Fuller "Liquid Horizon" @ Venus over Los Angeles

Photography // Wednesday, August 19, 2015
This past week Venus over Los Angeles presented an exhibition of new works by RVCA Advocate Danny Fuller titled "Liqued Horizon." For the past 15 years Fuller has also pursued a passion for photography, documenting the seascapes he has encountered while travelling the globe. Relying on little aside from his medium format camera and the lunar calendar, Fuller often works at night, using the moonlight to capture the rich gradations of color and harmonious lines generated by the ocean vistas. 

Luca Venter's photography

Photography // Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Not old enough to drink in the Unites States yet, but able to get hired and travel around shooting photographs of musicians, Denver-based, Luca Venter is a young talent worth keeping an close eye on. In an interview with VSCO, Venter explains that in his initial years of photography instead of waiting for others to get in contact, he would himself reach out to a number of people with the only thing to lose was being told no.

Maxine Helfman's Portraits Examining Race, Class & Gender

Photography // Wednesday, August 19, 2015
In dramatic photographic subversions of historical portraiture, photographer Maxine Helfman examines contemporary understandings of race, gender and class. In her Geisha series, Helfman recreates stiff portraits of Japanese geishas, but with models in blackface makeup. Her Fabrication series offers portraits of young boys wearing formal girls’ dresses.

The work of Daniel Shea

Photography // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
New York-based photographer, Daniel Shea has established himself as a sought after image maker working for publications like Time, Rolling Stones, Fader and recently even taking portraits of president Obama. He is of the rare bread of photographers who can navigate their work in both a gallery and commercial setting without having to choose sides. 

The American West as Shot by Patrick Warner

Photography // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
In his work, photographer Patrick Warner captures a feeling of abandonment in the American West, specifically the state of Montana. The influence of the prolific photographer Robert Frank can notably be seen within his photographs. His photos capture a section of the culture prevalent in the American West. Warner uses medium format cameras and film to create his images. 

The Nu Project: A Series of Diverse Nudes

Photography // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
For the Nu Project, photographers Matt Blum and Katy Kessler took a series of “honest” nude portraits of ordinary women, whom they nickname “un-models.” The project is an effort to highlight the beauty of all bodies, especially those that don’t fit into society’s strict definition of what is beautiful. The portraits use minimal makeup and “no glamour.” So far, Blum and Kessler have published one book of portraits, The Nu Project: Beauty in Every Body, and are currently raising funds to publish their second volume. 

Mike Miller's "Love West Coast" @ Dax Gallery, Costa Mesa

Photography // Monday, August 17, 2015
DAX Gallery is proud to present Love West Coast —an exhibition featuring the iconic work of Los Angeles based photographer and director Mike Miller. Love West Coast features a collection of intimate photographs of musicians, artists, athletes, actors and women who make up the style and culture of the West Coast. 

“Entoptic Phenomena” by William Hundley

Photography // Monday, August 17, 2015
For his series entitled “Entoptic Phenomena,” artist William Hundley photographs people jumping underneath fabrics, creating the illusions that the fabrics are simply floating in the air. However, in some of the images you can see the human form within the shapes that the movement of the fabric creates. The series is both surreal and majestic. 

"Chinese Fun" by Stefano Cerio

Photography // Sunday, August 16, 2015
Stefano Cerio splits his time between Rome and Paris. He began his career as a photographer at the age of 18, contributing to the Italian weekly L’Espresso. Since 2001, his interest has gradually moved towards explorative photography and video. His work increasingly focuses on the theme of representation, exploring the boundary line between vision, recounting the real and the spectator’s horizon of expectation, the staging of a possible reality that might not be true but is at least plausible 

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