Photography // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Stacey Baker has always been obsessed with how couples meet. When she asked photographer Alec Soth to help her explore this topic, they found themselves at the world’s largest speed-dating event, held in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day, and at the largest retirement community in Nevada — with Soth taking portraits of pairs in each locale.
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.
Photography // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Magnum Contact Sheets is a new exhibition at Milk Studios that reveals how Magnum photographers have captured and edited their best shots from the 1930s to the present. The contact sheet, a direct print of a roll or sequence of negatives, is the photographer's first look at what he or she has captured on film, and provides a uniquely intimate glimpse into their working process.
Photography // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Alec Soth is one of today’s most prominent contemporary photographers. His images relate back to the time-old tradition of the road trip, in his first series "Sleeping By the MississippI," Soth travelled the Mississippi river staying with strangers and photographing particularly odd characters. With his large format camera and intense attention to detail in composition and color Soth subverts the snapshot aesthetic so common to this type of nomadic photographic tradition.