video: LET US ROAM - Atiba Jefferson

Photography // Thursday, May 29, 2014
In part of a new series by Leica, Let Us Roam profiles photographers with skateboard backgrounds. Videos in the past were made on Greg Hunt, Ray Barbee, Arto Saari and now Atiba Jefferson. Jefferson is a professional photographer from Colorado Springs, CO. He discovered photography in high school and quickly developed a passion for the camera. Since skateboarding was his first love it naturally became his primary subject and the focus through the lens. 

The work of Victoria Sambunaris

Photography // Thursday, May 29, 2014
Victoria Sambunaris is a landscape photographer, in a very classical sense. She plans her entire year around journeys taken across America, with her large format camera. She produces very contemplative, still images which depict the intersection of nature, industry, and geology. 

Documenting 11 Years With Obesity

Photography // Thursday, May 29, 2014
In 2002, Jen Davis began creating a series of self-portraits documenting her struggles and emo-tions relating to her obesity which struck at an early age. Through her photographs, Davis cap-tures the moments when she feels the most vulnerable, lonely, and insecure and transforms them through her use of light and color into beautiful and captivating images. 

Jeff Divine & Tom Adler @ Mollusk Surf Shop, San Francisco

Photography // Thursday, May 29, 2014
Mollusk Surf Shop is proud to present a solo exhibition by California-based photographer, Jeff Divine.The exhibit will showcase a series of rarely seen images, selected from a vast archive spanning 45 years of surfing history and is co-curated by the artists, longtime designer/maker partner, Tom Adler. Alongside the photographic works, Divine will present a slideshow-style talk offering detailed insight into some of his most iconic images documenting the rise of professional surfing in the late 1970s to early 80s.

Alex S. Maclean's aerial photographs

Photography // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
While most photographers take to the streets to find their subjects, Alex S. Maclean heads for the sky. Using a Cessna 182 carbon fiber airplane, Maclean, a licensed pilot, explores the world from above documenting the varying landscapes, architecture and creatures below.

The Sun City Poms

Photography // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
After spending some time in the retirement town of Sun City, Arizona, London-based photographer Todd Antony was immediately taken by the active lifestyles of it’s inhabitants. With a population just under 40,000, Antony was most intrigued by the city’s cheerleading squad, the Sun City Poms. Formed in 1979, this group of senior cheerleaders redefine what it means to live life to the fullest at any age. 

The Large Scale of Jeff Wall

Photography // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Often drawing inspiration from impressionist paintings and notable literature for the compositions of his photographs, artist Jeff Wall also mimics the scale of his inspirations through the literal size of his photographs. After printing each image at least six feet wide on transparency, Wall turns each photograph into a large scale lightbox.

"Perfectable World" by Sage Sohier

Photography // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Sage Sohier’s project “Perfectable Worlds” addresses the varied ways in which humans create miniature realities in which they attempt to control every facet. We see an old woman in bed amongst dozens of dolls, a sculpturist in a confined space surrounded by his vast creation of fragmentary body parts, and a horde of parents bombarding a slickly dressed child. 

Julian Wasser's "The Way We Were"

Photography // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
As a contract photographer based in Los Angeles through the 60's, 70's and 80's, Julian Wasser accrued an astonishing collection of images that can now be seen in "The Way We Were", the photographer's first major monograph. 

Masahiro Noguchi ”MOMENTS EMERGE FROM NOTHING" @ Nepenthes, NYC

Photography // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Nepenthes in NYC, home to the fantastic clothing line Engineered Garments among other EG satellite brands, also curates a nice series of pop-up shops and art shows in their Hell's Kitchen flagship. This Thursday, May 29, the Nepenthes shop will be hosting a surf photo show by Masahiro Noguchi coinciding with a pop-up shop of Mar Vista's Yellow Rat. 

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