Nature Illusions

Photography // Monday, December 29, 2014
In her series “Nature Illusions”, German photographer Beatrice Jansen explores the different instances where we falsify nature to create a fictitious environment. Jansen takes us through created scenes at zoos for its wildlife from desert vistas to arctic landscapes. 

Best of 2014: Photographs by Hermann Försterling

Erotica // Monday, December 29, 2014
Hermann Försterling is a German painter and photographer whose photographs of the human body we have been admiring for the last couple weeks. Using a copper plate etching technique that transfers the photographs to hand-made papers, the artists creates often uncomfortable images of an almost corpselike presentation of the human body. At the same time, the photographs are a beautiful celebration of the human form. Be sure to explore his site for more work!

Best of 2014: Good Behavior

Photography // Monday, December 29, 2014
In her series of self-portraits titled “Good Behavior”, Finnish photographer Iiu Susiraja combines elements of absurdity and humor. Susiraja works to push the perceptions of expected portraits and what makes a successful composition in the eyes of the viewer. Her work will be on display at Frankfurt’s Fotographie Forum until November 30.

I Called Her Lisa-Marie

Photography // Sunday, December 28, 2014
Clémentine Schneidermann is a french photographer based in Paris, France and Wales. Her series I Called Her Lisa-Marie explores the world according to Elvis. Taken in a number of different cities around the world, Schneidermann shows us that the myth of grandeur and greatness surrounding Elvis' life is far reaching and as unchanged as ever. 

I Remember Everything

Photography // Friday, December 26, 2014
There is a short time in our lives where we have the freedom to take an extended road trip or spontaneous adventure with friends and do so without a care in the world; everything you see and experience is memorable and enchanting. 

Best of 2014: 1972 Rothschild Illuminati Ball

Photography // Thursday, December 25, 2014
In December of 1972, Marie-Hélène de Rothschild threw a “Surrealist Ball”at the Château de Ferrières, one of the large mansions owned by her family. The invitations were written backwards, forcing the guests to use the assistance of a mirror to read them. The attire required was “black tie, long dresses and surrealists heads.” Upon arrival, the facade of the chateau was lit in red with the effect of making it appear to be on fire. 

Rosie O'Laskey by Todd Pendu

Erotica // Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The shoot with LA-based model Rosie O'Laskey and I went quite well as we walked through the backstreets among the warehouses and industrial garages of Bushwick in Brooklyn, NY. Rosie was wearing only heels and a long black coat over underwear and stockings. At times we were shooting her half-naked with workers just around the corner having no idea we were there.

Self-Portraits and Nature by Lina Scheynius

Photography // Wednesday, December 24, 2014
We have been following the career of Lina Scheynius for a few years, and there were a few updates recently that made us want to share with the Juxtapoz audience. We know we post a lot of nudes and self-portraits on the site, but few do it with the detail, connection to nature, and use of light quite like Lina. This work is only going to get better and better. 

Country Fictions

Photography // Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Between 2011 and 2013, Spanish photographer Juan Aballe explored the transition of moving from a city to the rural landscapes of the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. In his series “Country Fictions”, Aballe shows the tensions created when those trying to connect with the surrounding nature clashes with their city habits and known lifestyles.

Amiko Li’s “Maiden Voyage”

Photography // Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Through the use of subtlety and acute observations, Chinese photographer Amiko Li creates a reticent narrative in his series “Maiden Voyage”. Though the images give little guidance as to what Li’s exact visual tale is, the images’ titles give us a piece of the puzzle. 

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