Life in North Dakota

Photography // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
In his series “Meadowlark”, Seattle based photographer Ian C. Bates photographs the serene landscape, the multitude of wildlife, and the rural way of life in North Dakota. With the oil industry slowly encroaching on it’s scenery, Bates works to document life in the state before the imminent invasion of oil pumpjacks, trucks, and trains. 

Photoville is Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Photography // Tuesday, September 16, 2014
United Photo Industries, the photography cooperative best known for its multi-city photo installation “The Fence,” brings us the third annual Photoville, a pop-up exhibit space that takes over Brooklyn Bridge Park from September 18th to 28th. The largest yearly photo event in New York City is expecting to attract 80,000 visitors this year.

101 Years of Doll Surgery at Sydney's Doll Hospital

Photography // Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Since 1913, Sydney, Australia’s Doll Hospital has been repairing dolls and teddy bears of all kinds. From plastic to porcelain, they have been fixing these treasures that have been handed down through generations in some cases, ensuring an elongated life for the toys that have become irreplaceable.

"Dinner in NY" by Miho Aikawa

Photography // Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Japanese photographer Miho Aikawa documents residents of New York during their desired dinnertimes in her series Dinner in NY. Her focus is not necessarily to capture what food they are eating, but rather to discuss the different routines that people have; where they eat, how they eat, and what they do while they eat dinner. 

the work of Vincent Marcinelli

Photography // Monday, September 15, 2014
Photographer Vincent Marcinelli curates reality to narrate the stories of his subjects. These individuals come from a whirlwind of backgrounds but share a common and powerful trait of youthfulness. Marcinelli’s portraits are precise and well lit, using a large format camera to clearly present each personality. These moments of self-reflection seem to serve both the photographer and subject, one of his work’s strongest attributes.

Thobias Fäldt’s Bizzare World

Photography // Monday, September 15, 2014
With an eye for the obscure and the ability to capture bizarre moments, Swedish photographer Thobias Fäldt is able to draw his viewers in by the pure confusion created by many of his photographs. By using a snapshot style of shooting with an often harsh flash, the photographs possess a candidness that only adds to their odd portrayals and seems to affirm their validity. 

"Rodeo Drive, 1984" by Anthony Hernandez

Photography // Sunday, September 14, 2014
Rodeo Drive, 1984 is a series of 41 images of shoppers on Beverly Hills’ infamous shopping highway. The subjects appear caught unaware, glancing up as they walk, or daydreaming as they wait to be served in its commercial landscape of shops and restaurants. Anthony Hernandez poses as a dispassionate observer, recording the big hair, wide shoulders and cinched waists of the 1980’s in sunlit photographs. 

Alejandro Cegarra's "The other side of the Tower"

Photography // Saturday, September 13, 2014
The Centro Financiero Confinanzas skyscraper aka the Tower of David, is the world’s tallest squat located in downtown Caracas, Venezuela. Abandoned for 20 years, the building serves as a home for over 3000 people, that is until this July after months of negations government officials have struck a deal to relocate the occupants into new social housing. For five months, three days a week, 24-year-old Venezuelan photographer Alejandro Cegarra documented the abandoned buildings inhabitants. 

Edward Colver's "Idle Worship @ Lethal Amounts, LA

Photography // Friday, September 12, 2014
Between 1978-1984, photographer Edward Colver documented the Los Angeles underground scenes and subcultures that included the adolescent beginnings of punk, hardcore, New Wave, Industrial, thrash, ETC. Photographing relentlessly, Colver shot thousands of bands that would later become the most iconic musicians of their generation and genres. On September 20th in Los Angeles, Lethal Amounts will be presenting Colver’s work in an exhibition entitled Idle Worship. 

Edward S. Curtis’s Native Americans

Photography // Thursday, September 11, 2014
At the end of the 1800’s into the early twentieth century, ethnologist and photographer Edward S. Curtis became known for is stunning portraits of Native Americans. In 1906, American financier and banker J. P. Morgan gave Curtis $75,000 to set out and photograph a 20 volume series of Native Americans across the continent. 

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