Claire Rosen’s “Birds of a Feather”

Photography // Monday, September 22, 2014
While looking for a toucan for a commercial photo shoot, photographer Claire Rosen stumbled upon Bird Paradise, an exotic bird superstore. What she discovered there inspired her series Birds of a Feather. 

Mariell Amélie’s Explorations Into Self-Portraiture

Photography // Monday, September 22, 2014
Though the narrative seems to change throughout her images, Mariell Amélie’s self-portraits hold a consistent darkness. Amélie’s use of color possesses a menacing coolness that carries an underlying sense of disquiet. 

The work of John Kilar

Photography // Sunday, September 21, 2014
Photographer John Kilar’s site will tell you, simply, that he is a nomad. Portraits and landscapes by Kilar will show you that too, with a raw presentation of untamed characters and equally wild and beautiful locations. Variety does not shake the colorful, documentary aesthetic that is true to his photos, which show a curious admiration for each subject.

Simone Lueck’s “The Once and Future Queens”

Photography // Saturday, September 20, 2014
For her series, The Once and Future Queens, Los Angeles-based photographer Simone Lueck took to Craigslist to seek out willing participants. “Seeking fabulous, striking, interesting older woman to pose as a glamorous movie star for photo series. Please submit a photo and describe how you would pose as a glamorous movie star. There is no pay, but images will be provided. All types will be considered. Thank you!”

Ryan Schude Celebrates Car Culture in California

Photography // Friday, September 19, 2014
Photographer Ryan Schude has been documenting people and their modes of transportation since 2001 while studying at San Francisco Art Institute. Over time, the project developed into Them and Theirs, a series that takes a playful look into car culture in the Los Angeles area.

Nancy Baron’s New Monograph “The Good Life > Palm Springs”

Photography // Thursday, September 18, 2014
Photographer and filmmaker Nancy Baron’s newest monograph The Good Life > Palm Springs, published by Kehrer Verlag, offers us a look into the celebrated Hollywood hideaway. Baron, who describes Palm Springs as her second home, tells the story of this lush resort town beyond what a tourist’s eyes can see. 

The Soviet Union's Abandoned Nuclear Test Cities

Photography // Thursday, September 18, 2014
Nadav Kander began a three year survey of secret Soviet scientific cities and missile test sites when he learned of the existence of two "closed" cities on the border between Kazakhstan and Russia that tickled his curiosity for secrecy and his interest in the aesthetics of destruction. This fascination then took him from East Kazakhstan to the desolated landscapes of the Aral Sea. The restricted military zones of Priozersk and Kurtchatov did not appear on any map...

Connecting The Lines

Photography // Thursday, September 18, 2014
German street photographer Siegfried Hansen has an interesting way of connecting the dots, with lines. His main focuses are not humans and faces, but rather graphic connections and formal relations, which tell the stories of coincidences in public areas. The results are meticulously linear. 

Surreal and Landscape Nude Photography by Amanda Charchian

Photography // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Juxtapoz staff has really loved the photography work of Amanda Charchian ever since we first saw it. There is a great blend of naturalism, surrealism, and a blend of fashion and fine art photography in each composition. Some of her subtle nude shots are plain outstanding. 

Portraits by Jody Rogac

Photography // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
So often in portraiture today we find over complicated styling, complex lighting and heavy post-production. Brooklyn-based photographer, Jody Rogac’s work is a stunning example that you don’t need these things to make a beautiful portrait. In a recent interview, she described her work as quiet and unassuming, and we couldn’t agree more. 

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