Mystical Erotica by Amanda Charchian

Erotica // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
'I aim to investigate the state of alienation through realms of the physical, psycho-social and spiritual human condition. Employing 2D and 3D mediums to transmit mystical experience into matter, my art practice is a means of communicating the subconscious sphere...

Karolina Karlic's "Elementarz"

Photography // Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The series Elementarz by photographer Karolina Karlic creates images of American communities which currently push to define themselves through the decline of industry, particularly addressing auto industry. Karlic’s own father brought her family to Michigan from Poland.

"The World is Flat" @ Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle

Photography // Monday, August 25, 2014
  Flatcolor Gallery will be presenting a group exhibition entitled The World is Flat that will focus on how contemporary photographers are documenting their lives, travels and adventures; while sharing the discovery of their world through the camera’s lens. The show will feature photographers SWAMPY, Joshua Blank, Jake Ricker, Lauren Max, Brad Westcott, Craig Mammano, Disco Bryso, William E. Shields, Mark Cross, +Russ, Chase Dickens and Aighty,

Jonpaul Douglass: Pizza in the Wild

Photography // Monday, August 25, 2014
What if pizzas grew on trees, or suddenly appeared out of thin air? Pizza in the Wild by Jonpaul Douglass, shows a series of photographs taken of pepperoni pizza in odd places. Clean compositions of whole pizzas and the occasional slice hanging, balancing, slipping, and melting off all kinds of random things, including the back of a pony. 

Bruce Weber's"Detroit" @ DIA, Detroit

Photography // Sunday, August 24, 2014
In June of 2006, preeminent photographer Bruce Weber travelled to Detroit for the first time while on assignment for W, a monthly fashion magazine. The idea was to photograph a well-known model—in this case Kate Moss—as a starting point for a much broader exploration of an unfamiliar place, its culture, and, most importantly, its people.

The work of Viviane Sassen

Photography // Saturday, August 23, 2014
Kenya-Raised, Netherlands-based photographer, Viviane Sassen, mixes documentary and fashion with a brilliantly trained eye. Her most recent series ‘Flamboya’ refers to the ‘Flamboyant’ tree which blossoms in December and decorates the East and South African landscape with countless deep and red-and-orange flowers. 

Maciek Kobielski's Golden Muse

Erotica // Saturday, August 23, 2014
In this scintillating series for Italy's Muse Magazine, Polish photographer Maciek Kobielski captures the resplendent allure of model Magdalena Frackowiak, superbly contrasting the pearly sheen of her lacy attire against her bronzed skin and gilded tresses...

Michelle Siu's "Marlboro Boys"

Photography // Friday, August 22, 2014
Like just about anywhere in the world, Indonesia is turning a hefty profit from the sale of tobacco. The only difference being in Indonesia children are freely smoking at alarming young ages. How young? We’re talking about some children having their first cigarette at the age of four! When Toronto-based photographer, Michelle Siu heard news of the rampant young puffers she felt obligated to go document what was happening. 

Dog Pageant

Photography // Friday, August 22, 2014
In her series “Dog Pageant”, photographer Sophie Gamand explores the lives of small dog owners in New York City and the dog-oriented events that their lives revolve around. The images capture the phenomena of dogs and owners sharing appearances and oftentimes outfits. “The ‘Doggie moms’ are women (and sometimes men) carrying dressed up toy dogs in purses everywhere they go. 

Yusuke Sakai’s “Skin”

Photography // Friday, August 22, 2014
In his series “Skin”, Japanese photographer Yusuke Sakai used his camera to explore the unique surfaces of a variety of zoo animals’ skin. Sakai decided to stray away from the usual full form images taken of the animals and got extremely close to capture full frame images of their skin. Because of the scale and compositions of the images, the depicted skins become an abstracted form of themselves through the unique textures and patterns that are the unnoticed norm for each animal. 

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