Unknown Constellation

Photography // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
At the age of 8, photographer Robin Myers discovered the recently released book “Cosmos” by Carl Sagan. The book left a lasting impression on her by igniting a fascination with the workings of the universe which she explores in her photographic series “Unknown Constellation”. Myers photographed surfaces, textures, and objects where she found a visual resemblance to the universe and abstractly photographed them to show the viewer what she is seeing. 

Conflicts, world events and social issues as seen by Luc Delahaye

Photography // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Luc Delahaye is a widely respected photojournalist most notably known for successfully bridging the gap between documentation and fine art. His images, shot with larger camera formats, have an intense attention to detail. The photographs do not attempt to tell an entire story, instead the image conveys a fragment of a larger story; the photographs become further decontextualized when they are placed in a gallery setting. 

Eve Fowler's "Hustlers" book signing @ Dashwood Books

Photography // Monday, May 12, 2014
Hustlers documents a photographic series taken by Los Angeles-based artist Eve Fowler (born 1964) on the streets of the West Village in New York and Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles between 1993 and 1998. Drawing on her background in both journalism and photography, Fowler explores queerness and social "otherness."

The Wilson's

Photography // Monday, May 12, 2014
Jane and Louise Wilson are architectural photographers who focus on dilapidation and images devoid of humans. They have travelled throughout the world to document specific places which have a strong connection to the past, often relating to violence or war.

The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 12, 2014
This unique archive documents Russian criminals' tattoos and their coded meanings. Included in the collection are more than three thousand tattoo drawings made by Danzig Baldaev during his time as a prison guard between 1948 and 1986. Tattoos were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society...

The Five Stages of Inebriation

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 12, 2014
These staged studio photographs depicting the five stages of inebriation are thought to be comissioned by a temperance group for educative purposes or to be used by an engraver for illustrations. In 1866, the Premier of New South Wales, James Martin introduced the "Drunkard's Punishment Bill."

Ian Webb

Photography // Sunday, May 11, 2014
Perusing the photography of Ian Webb elicits emotions similar to what one might feel traveling the world in a moment; to become a part of each culture's most personal routines and expeditions and feel the waters of the Yangtze run through your fingers in one moment and the cobbled streets of London beneath your feet in the next. 

Mid-Century Postwar Italian Photography

Photography // Saturday, May 10, 2014
Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini. These were the pillars of Italian Neorealism; the auteurs who captured the psyche and desolate conditions of the Italian lower-class from 1944 to 1952, lost in a desperation that poverty begets. Their contemporaries, photographers like Ugo Zovetti, Ferruccio Crovatto, and Bruno Rosso, used their medium in similar fashion. 

The work of Michael Wolf

Photography // Friday, May 09, 2014
Michael Wolf is a German photographer who grew up across the Europe and America. His work revolves around mega cities and densely packed areas of humans. His work broadly addresses vernacular themes of this existence through various photographic projects, which tend to isolate a singular aspect. 

Nikki S. Lee

Photography // Friday, May 09, 2014
In her photographic series “Projects”, South Korean artist Nikki S. Lee fully immersed herself a-la-Daniel Day Lewis into each role she portrayed in her photographs. From ethnic groups to style driven social cliques to the elderly, each person she portrayed took on it’s own project which also served as each image’s title; for example “The Drag Queen Project”, “The Punk Project”, and “The Yuppie Project”. 

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