Phillip Toledano’s “Hope & Fear”

Photography // Thursday, June 25, 2015
British photographer, Phillip Toledano examines and visualized the fears of Western civilization in his series “Hope & Fear.” The costumes that were created in order to execute his conceptual visualizations were “real” in the sense that he did not use photoshop to create them. According to Toledano: “Hope & Fear is the external manifestation of internal desires and paranoia that are adrift in contemporary American society. What are we afraid of? What do we love? How does our society function, and what does it worship?” 

Best of 2014: A New Kind of Beauty

Photography // Monday, December 22, 2014
From 2008-2010, London-based photographer Phillip Toledano developed a body of work that focused on the extreme side of plastic surgery. Through traditional lighting techniques, Toledano highlights the contours of his physically altered subjects’ skin and focuses on the sculptural aspect of their modified bodies. 

In L.A.: Phillip Toledano @ Kopeikin Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
We recently stopped by Kopeikin Gallery to check out Philip Toledano’s portrait series A New Kind of Beauty. These images, which many consider disturbing, are of people who’ve made choices that while creating an abnormal appearance exude a captivating bodily presence. Photos and more afther the jump…

Phillip Toledano: Bankrupt

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 13, 2012
This series reminds us of Up in the Air, only more depressing because Mr Clooney's snappy looks aren't on the screen. Starting in 2001, Phillip Toledano began to visit empty, abandoned office buildings and the things left behind. What he found was a rather depressing look at waste, the emptiness of the non-descript nature of commercial space, and lots of chairs.


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