The work of Francesca Jane Allen

Photography // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Francesca Jane Allen is a London-based photographer who takes pictures of girls, a whole lot of girls, young and attractive, but the occasional guy will make an appearance in her images. Her photographs are produced on film, un-retouched, naturally lit and sincerely candid. Her main muse is her sister, who appears in many of her photos and the rest are predominately her close friends. 

Tomohide Ikeya's Underwater Portrait Series, Breath

Photography // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tomohide Ikeya just released a photography book of his recent exhibition and series, Breath. It's composed of underwater portraits, people struggling or embracing underwater. 

Osamu Yokonami’s "1000 Children"

Photography // Tuesday, June 16, 2015
In his series 1000 Children, photographer Osamu Yokonami photographed various children consistently with the same clothing and in a studio setting. The children all are photographed with a fruit placed in between their necks and shoulders. Yokonami began this series in Thailand while shooting for a children’s magazine. 1000 children, was originally started with 100 children but he felt it was too small and expanded it to 1000.

David Benjamin Sherry's "Earth Changes" available through Morel Books

Photography // Tuesday, June 16, 2015
David Benjamin Sherry’s new book Earth Changes is now available through Moral Books and just the cover with the spiral comb-binding alreadylook impressive. Sherry’s approach to the medium challenges categorical ideologies and the question of photographic truth. It could be argued that no photograph can be completely detached or objective, but the distinction concerning a photographer’s intent seems to divide directives: aesthetic or objective.

"Artek" by Claudine Doury

Photography // Monday, June 15, 2015
In one of her earliest body of works that began in 1994 and continued on for ten years after, Parisian photographer Claudine Doury documented the down time of teenagers at the biggest pioneer summer camp in the former Soviet Union. This series entitled Artek, is a beautifully composed and edited collection of images, looking like a modern day lookbook but is the exact opposite in every sense. 

“Havana Life” Photobook by Nad Yaqub

Photography // Monday, June 15, 2015
Until June 20, Nad Yaqub is working to fund the publication of a photobook titled “Havana Life”. The project, which is hoping to be funded through a Kickstarter campaign, documents Cuba’s capital city of Havana and it’s vibrant culture through photography. With a mix of both color and black and white images, Yaqub works to immerse the viewer in Havana life. 

The Photographs of Noah Jashinski

Photography // Sunday, June 14, 2015
The work of Noah Jashinski focuses on intimacy and emotional authenticity. He is interested in imperfections and keeping them and “happy accidents” in his images. He uses primarily black and white film and does not use digital retouching techniques. Jashinski attributes the inspiration of his work to 60s French New Wave cinema, especially the films of auteur Jean-Luc Godard.

Found Vernacular Ping Pong Photographs by Alec Soth

Photography // Saturday, June 13, 2015
One could argue that Magnum photographer Alec Soth is as well known for his images as he is for is love of ping-pong. In a collaborative effort with writers and fellow ping-pong aficionados Geoff Dyer and Pico Iyer, Soth combines dialogue between the two with a selection of collected vernacular ping-pong photographs from the Little Brown Mushroom Library. 

"Open at Noon" by Mark Powell

Photography // Thursday, June 11, 2015
Open at Noon is a project by Mexico-City based photographer Mark Alor Powell. Presented without introduction or any sort of statement, the series is full of images that feel familiar, but are tinged with a sense of something beyond this world. Vaguely odd, but beautifully shot, portraits punctuate the work and, along with humorous and eerie landscapes, have the viewer questioning what exactly they are looking at. 

Photographs from Wenxin Zhang’s "Five Nights, Aquarium"

Photography // Thursday, June 11, 2015
In Five Nights, Aquarium, artist Wenxin Zhang combines short stories and photography to illustrate her memories. The series combines qualities of autobiography and fictional story telling. Her writing and photographs in this series are both elusive and enchanting similarly to memories and illusions.

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