Slow is Fast book

Photography // Thursday, October 01, 2015
In September 2012, professional surfer Dan Malloy and two other friends decided to explore the California Coast by bike, strapping surfboards to racks and heading south with no specific destinations in mind. Speaking to Huck Magazine Malloy said, “We were on the road for two months in total, we weren’t cycling everyday though, we were just going to places and seeing what happened. We’d stop and surf if we saw a spot that looked good, we were totally self-sufficient so there was no timetable to be places. I’d say that of the places we stayed, about half were planned and half weren’t.“ 

Picture Book: Swampy

Photography // Thursday, October 01, 2015
In 2015, anonymity has become an anomaly—unless your name is Swampy. Once an ubiquitous subject in underground scenes after a New York Times interview and highly successful sold-out solo exhibition in San Francisco, Swampy decided suddenly that it was best to retreat into obscurity and hide out indefinitely while the fame train rode out. Like his identity, why he made the choice remains a mystery...

"Assignment No. 2" published by TWB Books

Photography // Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Assignment No. 2 is a visual document inspired by the writing of Michael Nelson, an inmate serving a 25 to life sentence in San Quentin Prison. Written while in solitary confinement in 2011 in response to a request to evaluate two photographs, the essay finds voice through the images of artists Hiroshi Sugimoto and Richard Misrach to create an eloquently piercing contemplation on the experience and mindset of an American inmate.

the photography of takashi Kawashima

Photography // Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Takashi Kawashima is a Tokyo-based photographer who creates images that have ethereal, mysterious and captivating qualities drawing viewers in for further explanation. Kawashima envisions a world absent of humans, post-catastrophic, inspired and informed by numerous natural disasters that have affected Japan in recent years.

NSFW: An update with Ren Hang

Photography // Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Only a few months ago we wrote about the work of Beijing-based photographer, Ren Hang, but as we were surfing his website again we noticed a ton of new work and put simply, it’s really good! The prolific young photographer has been extra busy this year with several new books being published, new exhibitions and is continuously creating countless new stunning photographs. Take a look at some of the newer work and be sure to get lost on Hang’s site.

Noell Oszvald's Minimalist Portraits

Photography // Tuesday, September 29, 2015
We’ve posted before on the dark, minimalist portraits of Noell Oszvald. Though she produces photographs, she does not consider herself a photographer, saying that she merely uses photographs as a base for the images she creates. The portraits are aesthetically simple and in black and white, allowing the viewer to focus on Oszvald’s bold compositions. 

Steve Schapiro's "Bliss: Transformational Festivals & the Neo Hippie" new book out with Powerhouse

Photography // Monday, September 28, 2015
Coming soon from Powerhouse Books is "Bliss: An Exploration of the Current Hippie Counterculture & Transformational Festivals," by photographer Steve Schapiro. The book showcases Schapiro's photographs from the '60s, including Haight-Ashbury and the hippies of that era, as well as the hippies of today and their lives in and out of transformational festivals. 

Todd Fisher's "PDA"

Photography // Monday, September 28, 2015
Public display of affection or PDA is something we‘ve all witnessed or even participated in (alcoholic drinks help) at some point in our lives, provoking a mixture of good, bad and awkward feelings. More often than not, we probably wouldn't want those moments documented, but compiled together in a series they are pure entertainment. 

Peter Sutherland's "70s 80s 90s 00s" published by Silent Sound Books

Photography // Sunday, September 27, 2015
Now available for pre-order, Pete Sutherland’s series 70s 80s 90s 00s has been published by Silent Sound Books and is also available in an awesome alternative cover with metallic blue foil that includes a 8 x 10 C Print.

video: PAUL GRAHAM: The Whiteness of the Whale

Photography // Friday, September 25, 2015
This video was released on the occasion of The Whiteness of the Whale, a solo exhibition by Paul Graham at Pier 24 Photography. For the first time, this exhibition brings together three bodies of work made in the United States between 1998 and 2011, American Night (1998–2002), a shimmer of possibility (2004–06), and The Present (2009–11). 


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