Shen Wei's Nude Self

Erotica // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
In his series, I Miss You Already, photographer Shen Wei explores the intersections of identity, desire, nature and reflection. The series is composed of self portraits taken over several years and the scenery varies dramatically from image to image. At times, other subjects enter Wei’s aperture, but these characters are always peripheral to the work, which continues to burrow into the self.

Andrew Moore's "Dirt Meridian"

Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
On September 29th, Italian book publisher Damiani will release a new book featuring the work of Andrew Moore entitled Dirt Meridian. Photographer Andrew Moore brings this land to life in Dirt Meridian, interlacing its storied past to a vital but uncertain future. Having worked this line since 2005, Moore combines aerial and traditional large-format photography to depict the restrained, almost elusive, terrain, and the stories of families defiantly connected to the challenging landscape along the area west of the 100th Meridian in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico.

"Processed Views" by Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman

Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Having been collaborators since the ‘80s where the two met at the Institute of Design in Chicago, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman have since produced a number of bodies of work together, with our most favorite being the captivating series Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape. Referencing landscape photographs from Carleton Watkins (1829-1916) and using various food products, the two recontextualize the photographer’s images creating their own to address consumption, progress and the changing landscape.

In and Out of the Studio Photographic Portraits from West Africa @ The MET, New York

Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa Currently on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York through January 3, 2016. This exhibition presents one hundred years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly eighty photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. These works, many of which are being shown for the first time, are drawn from the Metropolitan Museum's Visual Resource Archives in theDepartment of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, with additions from the Department of Photographs.

Paul Kooiker's Erotic Portraits

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Paul Kooiker, a photographer based in Amsterdam, has created some incredible nude and erotic portraits. They run the gamut in tone from creepy and voyeuristic to ethereal. In 1996, his award-winning series called Untitled: Peeing Women in the Forest, was a series of shots, blurry and from a distance, of women peeing in the woods. 

Godfather of the Cute Cat Photo

Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Can’t look anywhere on the internet without a kitten picture popping up? Partially responsible is Walter Chandoha, the first photographer to delve into the then-niche genre of cat portraits. You’ll likely recognize his work—iconic single-color backgrounds and glamour backlighting with cats and kittens acting, well, cute… 

Miron Zowmir's "NYC RIP" published by Pogo Books

Photography // Friday, September 18, 2015
In 1980, Miron Zownir emigrated to the USA, where he lived for the next fifteen years; first in New York, then in Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh. In New York, back then arguably the world's most fascinating and permissive metropolis, Zownir's peculiar approach to cover the city's multiple-layered day-to-day lunacy was quickly recognised by the local scene as the TEUTONIC PHENOMENOGRAPHER (Village Voice). 

Creepy Photos of Monkeys Wearing Doll Masks

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 18, 2015
Finnish photographer and visual artist Perttu Saksa's series "A Kind of You" features a chained up monkey wearing scummy dirty clothes and creepy doll masks. Taken in Indonesia, Perttu found trained performance monkeys to be his subjects and photographed them in a way we feel questions the cruelty and immorality involved with the tradition.


Photography // Thursday, September 17, 2015
Printed Matter presents the tenth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 18 to 20, 2015, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 17. Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.


Photography // Thursday, September 17, 2015
BANG! is a new erotica zine published by Paper Work NYC from photographer Jonathan Leder, which depicts firsthand the day-to-day routine of a female stripper. Littered with personal anecdotes, the publication offers a unique insight into the world of stripping and is accompanied by tons of sultry photography.


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