"There Is Nothing Beautiful Around Here" by Paccarik Orue

Photography // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Peruvian photographer Paccarik Orue's There Is Nothing Beautiful Around Here depicts the city of Richmond, California. To many, the city is considered an eye-sore, but to Orue, the beauty is there, in subtle moments and in the people themselves. The series shows the these contrasting opinions side by side, a city beautiful despite itself.

The Sneaky Surrealism of Ángela Burón

Erotica // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Some of these photographs are in your face surreal teasery, but some are sneaky bits of other-worldly play from photographer Ángela Burón. The Spanish photographer mixes in playful nudes and a mixture of hidden elements of bizarre that made spend a good deal of time on her Flickr this morning. You should, too. 

Hot Shot

Photography // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Instagrammer Gregg Boydston is part of an elite team of extreme firefighters. Boydston uses Instagram to share rare glimpses into his everyday life battling fires across the United States. He is from SoCal, but currently resides in Mammoth Lakes, California exploring new places and documenting with his iPhone, Nikon D800, or a toy we all love, the GoPro. 

In the Magazine: Roger Ballen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Few photographers reach a point in their creative journey where the visual dialect is unmistakably and inimitably their own. In our current image-flooded culture, those who are able to patent their own aesthetic should be commended and valued. I am, and have been, on image overload for some time, constantly confusing one photographer with another...

Let's Mix the Genders: Blommers & Schum for Baron Magazine

Erotica // Monday, October 06, 2014
Well, well, this is a bit fun. Erotic-themed Baron Magazine had photographers Blommers & Schum do a bit of mirror imaging with males and females for this really interesting and mindbending shoot. Girls who do boys like their girls... oh you get it. 

“Israeli Girls” by Dafy Hagai

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 06, 2014
We have been paying attention to the works of Dafy Hagai for some time, and her series "Israeli Girls" is one of our favorites that she has done. The series has become a book of the same name, Hagai is an award-winning photographer from Tel Aviv and NYC, and has shot for some of our favorite publications such as VICE, Dazed, Vault Magazine, Nero Mag, Wax Magazine, It’s nice that, V Magazine, and Juice Magazine. 

Broken Land

Photography // Monday, October 06, 2014
In his series “Broken Land”, photographer Eliot Dudik creates landscape diptychs that are both rich and captivating. Each diptych Dudik creates depicts an actual battle site from the American Civil War an a beautiful panorama. 

Too Hard to Keep

Photography // Monday, October 06, 2014
Chicago-based artist Jason Lazarus initiated a growing archive of photos deemed “too hard to keep.” T.H.T.K. (Too Hard to Keep) is a place for photographs, photo-objects, and even digital files to exist when they are too difficult to hold on to, yet too meaningful to destroy. The pictures may appear routine to outsiders, but they vibrate with emotion in the hands of their owners. 

"New York" by Neil Winokur

Photography // Sunday, October 05, 2014
American photographer Neil Winokur’s work proposes that it is possible to depict a culture through its most ordinary objects. As a native New Yorker, he applied these thoughts to his hometown for his series New York in 1999. He brought in the viewer with a variation of color that gave each object a great deal of importance. 

Hit it out of the park

Photography // Saturday, October 04, 2014
For about seven years now, Don Hamerman has been collecting lost and abandoned baseballs that he finds on playing fields. Hamerman has recently begun photographing them after years of decay. To the artist they speak of youth, childhood, and memories. 

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