Flyfishing the Sierra

Photography // Monday, December 22, 2014
In September, photographer Elias Carlson created a series for the outfitter Filson documenting a flyfishing trip through the Sierras mountain Range of California. The series provides a nostalgic portrayal of every aspect of the trip. 

"Plein Soleil" by Anaïs Boileau

Photography // Monday, December 22, 2014
Created as a final for her studies at ECAL, Anaïs Boileau's series Plein Soleil features Latin architecture and middle aged sunbathers. Uncovering this beachside community's lust for the exotic, Boileau's images are bright and sunny, mixed with a subtle irony. The final images lie somewhere between documentary and fiction.

Best of 2014: A New Kind of Beauty

Photography // Monday, December 22, 2014
From 2008-2010, London-based photographer Phillip Toledano developed a body of work that focused on the extreme side of plastic surgery. Through traditional lighting techniques, Toledano highlights the contours of his physically altered subjects’ skin and focuses on the sculptural aspect of their modified bodies. 

The work of Bob Willoughby

Photography // Sunday, December 21, 2014
Popular Photography called Bob Willoughby "The man who virtually invented the photojournalistic motion picture still." Willoughby was the first “outside” photographer hired by the major studios for the magazine, and was the link between filmmakers and major magazines of the time, such as Like and Look.

"One" by Harry Gould Harvey

Photography // Saturday, December 20, 2014
Harry Gould Harvey’s One is the first part of a three part project with the intent of exploring contemporary punk culture. The book One explores the ambiguity of sexuality within the subculture and the surfaces that surround it. The photographs here-in look to explore tropes and visually stimulating imagery within punk. 

Camille Seaman’s stunning 10 year photographic exploration of our disappearing icebergs

Photography // Friday, December 19, 2014
When a flight was overbooked, Camille Seaman voluntarily gave up her seat in exchange for a round-trip ticket to Alaska; a choice that that would alter her direction in life permanently. Seaman explains, “That’s the first time [that I understood] I was standing on my planet,” she says. “Not just a planet or earth, but my planet.” 

The Work of ChihHsien Chen

Photography // Friday, December 19, 2014
ChihHsien Chen is a Taiwan based photographer. His work examines the world around him with a carefree, youthful aesthetic. All shot on 35 film, his images are soaked in nostalgia and full of vibrant energy. Initially just snapshots of his friends, Chen's attention to light and color produces bold, graphic images that have a certain sense of timelessness and placelessness to them.

Best of 2014: Glamour Shots for Goats

Photography // Friday, December 19, 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. 

“Locked in the Ether” by Kenji Shibata

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 19, 2014
Japanese artist Kenji Shibata has frozen flowers and the result is poignant: photographs that are both beautiful and halting. His “Locked in the Ether” photo series is reminiscent of watercolors. Shibata’s sensitivity and composition make him an artist to watch.

Maggie West Explores the Sensuality of Plant Life

Erotica // Friday, December 19, 2014
"Anthophilia" is a photographic series by Maggie West that explores the sensuality of plants in conjunction with human sexuality. The curves and lines of the individual flora are echoed in the shape of the body. The deep blues and jewel tones throughout the work enhance the surreal tone of the series. In each photo, the model's mood is directly affected by the structure of the plant. With the Heliconia (big red plant) she stands strong and rigid whereas with the Calla Lily she is more soft and delicate.

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