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. 

Woven Portraits by David Samuel Stern

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 21, 2014
Each of these portraits by Brooklyn-based artist David Samuel Stern is the result of physically weaving together two photographic prints of the same sitter. 

"Web on the Wall" @ Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco

Photography // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present Web on the Wall. This exhibition presents a wide array of aesthetic points of view by artists who source images from the internet. The digital era provides artists with vast visual repositories such as Google, Flickr, eBay, Youtube, and Craigslist. 

“The Public Library: A Photographic Essay”

Photography // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
In the visual survey tradition made famous by Bernd and Hilla Becher with their water towers, photographer Robert Dawson set out to photograph some of America’s most intriguing public libraries. In his book titled “The Public Library: A Photographic Essay”, Dawson travelled across the country to find the most unique and eccentric public libraries he could find. 

Cole Barash's "6 Girls 6 Cities"

Photography // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
With an experimental spirit and uncertain expectations, photographer Cole Barash dreamt up a concept - 6 Girls 6 Cities. He then traveled across the world to Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Moscow, Paris, London and New York where he exposed one roll of film per model to one roll of her city. 

Arvida Byström for Polyester Magazine

Photography // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Check out the latest series by internet princess Arvida Byström, done in her typical candy-colored hue. The series, "My Girl Lollipop" was shot for Polyester Zine. Polyester followed up the series with a write-up on the notorious artist, Meadham Kirchhoff muse, and Gal Space curator and founder. 

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