video: Trent Parke

Photography // Monday, December 15, 2014
Of the many photography books that have crossed our desk this year, Minutes to Midnight by Australian photographer Trent Parke still remains as a genuine stand out. The Magnum Photos member shot the series over the course of 90,000 Km that spanned two years and the results create a remarkably unique visual story. In this new video by Derek Hanion the photographer reveals his approach and ideas behind his work.

Best of 2014: The Images of Bunnies Past

Photography // Monday, December 15, 2014
In photographer Robyn Twomey’s photo series “Playboy,” she photographed at the Former Playboy Bunny Reunion in Las Vegas creating head shots of a number of past bunnies. Each image invites the viewer to visually explore each of their faces to find the distinguishing characteristics that made each one worthy of the bunny title. “These headshots . . . are the result of my interest in the women of Playboy and where they are now...

"Queen Ave. Dead End" by Ricky Rhodes

Photography // Sunday, December 14, 2014
Queen Ave. Dead End is a photographic documentation by Ricky Rhodes of the culture and community of a DIY skatepark located in Ohio. First visiting in January 2013 when there was little to no activity, Rhodes returned the following summer to find a thriving scene and a local cast of characters occupying the skatepark. 

Malls Across America

Photography // Saturday, December 13, 2014
In 1980’s, shopping malls served as the cultural centers throughout the United States. Every kid wanted to live there and every teenager wanted to work there. It was the hub of adolescent socialization and served as the cool place to be after school and on weekends. 

Michael Tittel's "Behavior"

Photography // Friday, December 12, 2014
Michael Tittel's ongoing series Behavior is an exploration of human social interaction. Aiming to dissect our lives as both social and solitary beings, Tittel's photographs act as almost a scientific study, revealing subtleties in our behavior that we never notice otherwise. 

Ryann Ford’s “The Last Stop” on Kickstarter

Photography // Friday, December 12, 2014
With only 8 days left, photographer Ryann Ford’s Kickstarter campaign is raising money to publish a photobook of Ford’s images depicting vanishing rest areas across the United States. The project has been developed over the past five years and provides a visual survey of the roadside retreats with occasional signifiers as to their location through familiar landscapes that they are located in or through the physical design of the actual structures that make up each rest area. 

Christoper Rimmer's "Amapondo" @ Jan Royce Gallery, Cape Town

Photography // Friday, December 12, 2014
In an interview with photographer Christopher Rimmer, the artist mentions his very special connection with South Africa; “I’m always happy to be in South Africa. I travel here often. I left something of myself here when I left in 1982 and I re-connect with that whenever I return. The photography I have produced in southern Africa is also an expression of that re-connection.”

Stephen Orlando's photographic light paintings

Photography // Thursday, December 11, 2014
Ontario-based photographer Stephen Orlando is known for his fascination with human movement. He uses programmable LED light sticks and attaches them onto things such as kayak paddles, people, and other objects in order to translate the movement into photographic light paintings. 

Best of 2014: Christopher Morris's 1980s NYC Subway Photos

Photography // Thursday, December 11, 2014
Award winning photojournalist Christopher Morris, well-known for his documentation of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia, began his career documenting the NYC subway for six months as an intern for the photo agency Black Star. TIME, who Morris is a contract photographer for, recently released some rare photos from this period of his career. "Morris' work provides a window on a long-gone New York, a metropolis that once pulsed with a very different energy - a frenetic, dangerous tone - than one feels in most of the city's neighborhoods today. But even back then, as Morris' pictures attest, Gotham remained an always fascinating and, at times, disarmingly beautiful place."

"Shanghai Sidecar Riders" by Aurelien Chauvaud

Photography // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Aurelien Chauvaud is a French born photographer who's work is fueled by his interest in the relationships between people and places. In his series Shanghai Sidecar Riders, Chauvaud attempted to document as many of the 250 registered sidecar riders amongst the 24 million Shanghai residents as he could find. 

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