Photography // Monday, July 20, 2015
Over the course of four years, photographer Carolyn Drake documented the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers from their endpoints to the source, creating a captivating and emotional body of work called Two Rivers. This region of focus for the photographer stretches from the western edge of China across Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, spanning a distance of 2,500km.
Photography // Sunday, July 19, 2015
“They say your first death is like your first love—and you’re never quite the same afterwards,” says Rebecca Norris Webb. The artist, who has long lived in New York City, embarked in 2005 to photograph her home state of South Dakota. After one of her brothers unexpectedly died the following year, her images began to change. Tones became more muted and delicate, the palette more autumnal.
Photography // Saturday, July 18, 2015
Pink rules everything around Signe Pierce, as well as Neon and anything surrounding around that Miami Vice vibe. The multi-disciplinary artist based in Los Angeles has in her young age created a unique visual language using photography and video as her medium. Her “social experiment” video American Reflexx created with her partner Alli Coates, is by far her most challenging piece of work and for us difficult to watch.
Photography // Friday, July 17, 2015
Tonight in Los Angeles, Slow Culture gallery will be hosting Deeds, Not Words 3, a group photography exhibition with a diverse group of individuals. Explained on their website, “There are two kinds of people in this world, the do'ers and the gonna do'ers. Deeds, Not Words is photography exhibition with a very simple format, it's about doing shit, not talking it."
Photography // Thursday, July 16, 2015
Andrew Miksys is a Washington-bred photographer who currently splits his time between Seattle and Vilnius, Lithuania. His series DISKO explores the anomalies of small town Lithuanian discos. Discovered on just his second trip to the country in the late 90’s, Miksys's fascination with the clubs was instantaneous. Drawn in by the lingering signs of the country’s Soviet past mixing with new youth culture, Miksys captured a glimpse of a country in transition.
Photography // Wednesday, July 15, 2015
From a young age, Matthew Christopher was fascinated by abandoned architectural spaces and the effect time had on their neglected structures. After researching the decline of the state hospital system, Christopher began pursuing his passion through photography. Seeking out locations that were falling into disrepair, Christopher explored vacant churches, abandoned asylums, and burnt theaters.
Photography // Wednesday, July 15, 2015
In the series “Silent Night” by Markus Henttonen, the photographer documented brightly lit houses in L.A. during Christmastime. The photographs capture a certain ominous feeling of loneliness during a time that is commercially and culturally regarded as a time of warmth and celebration. According to Henttonen, “The stories building up in viewer’s mind are the key; the houses seem like innocent Christmas decorated family houses but the feeling in the pictures is something else. It is the glamorous and bright surface that makes the inside seems and feels even darker.”
Erotica // Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Polish fine art photographer Waclaw Wantuch specializes in black and white nudes. The bodies in his work are so simpliefied in form as to appear abstract. He employs dramatic model positions, shallow depths of fields, and framing to create images of bodies that at times seem alien, or recall the decapitated torsos of greek statues.
Photography // Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Graphic designer Victoria Siemer aka Witchoria explores ruptured and sutured landscapes in her series “Geometric Reflections.” In this series Siemer shot and manipulated serene photographs of landscapes with mirrored images. The mirrored images create an artificial geometrical space within the photographs of natural environments. The results of the manipulations are both surreal and tranquil.
Photography // Monday, July 13, 2015
“Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld” currently on display at The New Museum is the first major survey in New York of the artist’s work to date, encompassing an innovative career that played a crucial role in expanding the possibilities of photography and establishing the medium’s centrality to contemporary art.