Isa Marcelli Impermanence

Erotica // Thursday, December 29, 2011
'Impermanence' is a gorgeous series from French photographer Isa Marcelli featuring a variety of lustful muses shot and developed with a mysterious, dreamlike state of vintage, antique nostalgia.

The Firm: Photos of UK Organized Crime by Jocelyn Bain Hogg

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 29, 2011
Access is a very important thing for a documentary photographer, and some of the great ones we cover, from KC Ortiz, Boogie, and Mikhael Subotzky, their access makes for an entry into some of the most incredible and private worlds we can imagine. UK-based photographer, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, has an interesting series she has been working on for years, The Firm, a documentary of organized crime throughout the UK and beyond.

Embroidery on Vintage Photos by Maurizio Anzeri

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 29, 2011
We have always loved the way Dr Lakra takes found vintage photography or fashion magazine covers and applies his signature tattoo handstyle over the top. Today, we just saw the work of Italian artist, Maurizio Anzeri, who embroiders elaborate patterns upon found photography, and like Lakra, creates a beautiful combination of vintage and contemporary art style.

Opening Photos: Mr Brainwash "Art Show 2011" in Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Regardless of the fact that it is a slow news week, and that we know that there is a joke being played on us all somewhere, Mr Brainwash opened his mega exhibition/installation/extravaganza on December 25. It was aptly called Art Show 2011. We sent Trina Calderon and photographer Carlos Gonzalez deep in the depths of North La Brea in Los Angeles to check out what brought people out on Christmas.

Paint Dropped Into Water by Mark Mawson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The 2011 year might be remembered as the year of super fast photography, capturing various droplets being placed in liquid. British photographer Mark Mawson has created the Aqueous Series, where he takes several drops of colored paint and drops it into a tank of water. And then photographs the magic.

Ute and Werner Mahler "Monalisas of the Suburbs" @ Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Currently on display at Dittrich & Schlechtriem in Berlin (formerly Pool Gallery), is the Ute and Werner Mahler's Monalises of the Suburbs, a contemporary study of the most famous painting the world has ever seen. Traveling to the suburban outskirts, the not quite city, not quite country areas that surround Reykjavik, Liverpool, Florence, Minsk and Berlin, Ute and Werner took their studies of the Mona Lisa and created a real-world context of the painting.

The Sean Dufrene experience

Erotica // Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Sean Dufrene is a photographer based in Los Angeles specializing in both photojournalism and fashion shoots. His current series, Jack, is based on scenes from his childhood house, and strangely enough incorporate a lot of Coors cans and sexy young BBQ vixens, as well as shots of his father.

Ambrotype Photographs by Noah Doely

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 26, 2011
Noah Doely is an artist currently based in San Diego finishing up his MFA at UCSD. His recent body of work titled A Natural History constructs fictional narratives derived from prominent figures such as Charles Darwin and their research around life sciences.

Patrick Swirc

Erotica // Thursday, December 22, 2011
Patrick Swirc was born in Saint-Etienne and studied at the Vevey School of Photography in Switzerland before following a striptease artist to Pigalle. In Paris he began making portraits and worked as a press photographer, including journals such as Libération, Elle, Télérama, Studio and Time Magazine. Since abandoning that work he has pursued his obsession with distant parts of the world, creating morbidly dark erotic images.

Sincerely Yours, Alison Brady

Erotica // Thursday, December 22, 2011
Alison Brady photographs with an eye towards capturing our unconscious  emotions, desires and sexual compulsions. Subjects are harvested then placed in meticulously curated settings and costumes that ping pong between the real and the fantastic. Morbid fascination of contrasts as polar as the sacred and profane populate her work and grip you. An underlying tension of madness and alienation seeps out from the edges of the compositions.

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