Modern Witchcraft

Photography // Monday, July 14, 2014
While traveling through Europe, Belgian photographer Alice Smeets created a series of work that captures the modern practices of Wicca and Druidism. Both of these religions often believe in the energy that surrounds us, witchcraft, and magic. Smeets photographed witchcraft workshops and neopagan rituals at locations such as Stonehenge and documented the religious artifacts that these practicing subjects use. 

Charlie Engman

Photography // Monday, July 14, 2014
You may know Charlie Engman for his ongoing series of nude portraits of his mother, his Urban Outfitters look books, or perhaps for his delightfully color-rich fashion photography. Engman’s illusions morph together what is two-dimensional and three-dimensional, and demand a double take from viewers who may notice an extra layer or limb. 

Glamour Shots for Goats

Photography // Saturday, July 12, 2014
Having recently graduate from the Masters program at Rhode Island School of Design, Brooklyn based photographer Rob MacInnis’s series “Farm Family” combines studio lighting with the animals that we mainly look to for food. 

"Big Up" by Ben Watts

Photography // Friday, July 11, 2014
Big Up is an impressive array of portraits featuring rappers, actors, boxers, dancers, skateboarders, children, and other street characters. London-born photographer Ben Watts started this collection in 1990 when he came to New York from the Sydney College of Arts. Fascinated by the faces and energy of New York’s urban youth culture, the book started as a collection of personal snapshots that continued to build over a dozen years.

David S. Allee @ Morgan Lehman Gallery in NYC

Photography // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Having started out with a career in urban planning, David S. Allee decided pursue switch careers to photographer. Allee explains, “My interests haven’t changed much since becoming an artist” he says, “structures, the built environment, that’s what I’m still drawn to, but in a less tangible and more abstract way.”

"Stellar," a series of GIFs by Ignacio Torres

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
'This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.'

Jaka Bulc

Photography // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Jaka Bulc, born in 1989, started casually taking pictures while hiking but now travels far to make photographs. His website features small series, sometimes with as little as two images, of painterly, dotted landscapes in icy color palettes. 

The work of William James Broadhurst

Photography // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
William James Broadhurst is a twenty-three-year-old Melbourne photographer whose gorgeously detailed photographs border on cinematic. Playing with soft, natural light, wide-open spaces, and suburban characters, Broadhurst’s work bears a likeness to Gregory Crewdson. Yet unlike Crewdson’s highly staged photographs, it seems that Broadhurst has a gift for capturing life as it unfolds.

Bertien van Manen’s “Moonshine”

Photography // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
As a project that has spanned almost 30 years, Bertien van Manen’s photographic series “Moonshine” stands as a visual anthropological study into the lives of the American Appalachian community. Often photographing with a harsh flash, Van Manen’s images hold a raw candidness when portraying the people that she often lived with while visiting the area.

"Corpo Solido" by Lucyna Kolendo

Photography // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Lucyna Kolendo’s series Corpo Solido, which translates to “solid body” in Italian, is comprised of 23 photographs of black and white bodyscapes. Fragments of the human figure are photographed in muddy, limited lighting that crosses only selections of the skin and leaves dappled scars and creases for the viewer to learn. 

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