Best of 2013: Bruce Davidson, June 2013

Vault // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Another look into the archives of our print edition in 2013 brings us to one of our favorite issues of the year, the June 2013 Beastie Boys issue. We covered the history behind the iconic album covers and artwork that help create the visual identity of the band, and one of the most unlikely but profound covers was 1994's Ill Communication shot by Magnum photographer, Bruce Davidson. Shot years before, the ADRock loved Davidson's work, and chose this image of the man speaking into the intercom... the rest is in Davidson's words.

Best of 2013: Kim Keever's Water Tank Diorama Photography

Photography // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Originally published on June 20, 2013: Kim Keever shoots large-scale photographs of incredibly detailed landscapes in a 200-gallon tank of water. The tank is filled with water or dry ice and lit with gel-covered lights to transform the strange world into a hazy, fantastical world. The behind-the-scenes is just as fascinating as the photographs themselves!

Best of 2013: "Back to the Future," Photographs by Irina Werning

Photography // Monday, December 23, 2013
Originally published on May 2, 2013: Buenos Aires-based photographer Irina Werning travelled to 32 countries and shot 250 pictures for her Back to the Future project. "I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… Two years ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future."

Best of 2013: Kohei Yoshiyuki's "The Park"

Photography // Saturday, December 21, 2013
Originally published on April 25th 2013: This morning we take a look at Japanese photographer Kohei Yoshiyuki's series of black-and-white photographs from the 1970s. Using a 35mm camera, infrared film, and flash, Kohei documented people who gathered in several of Tokyo's parks at night for romantic rendezvous and the many spectators that lurked in the bushes to watch and sometimes participate. The photos are raw, voyeuristic and uncomfortable...

David Guttenfelder: Instagrams From North Korea

Photography // Friday, December 20, 2013
David Guttenfelder, an Associated Press photographer, was recently awarded TIME's Instagram Photographer of the Year 2013 for this shots in the DPRK. The secretive, mysterious country has surprisingly loosened its censorship laws regarding foreigners and 3G capable cell phones. "In a country known for its censorship, I'm now uploading photos to Instagram from the streets of North Korea like I would anywhere else in the world. Through social media, I'm trying to piece together a picture of this country for the outside world..."

Photographs by Bobby Doherty

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
This morning we are enjoying the distinctive work of Bobby Doherty, a  Brooklyn-based photographer. Taking ordinary, familiar objects and looking at them in a distinctive and unique way, some of our favorite shots are the patterns and textures he arranges with sponges, trash, hair pins, toys, and rubber bands.

Estevan Oriol "LA Portraits" Book Signing + Exhibition @ Known Gallery, LA

Photography // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This Saturday, Juxtapoz' contributing photo editor, and one of Los Angeles' iconic documentarians, Estevan Oriol, will open an exhibition and hold a book signing at Known Gallery on Fairfax Avenue. His new book, LA Portraits, is a follow-up to his now famous LA Woman book: Portraiture of Los Angeles Volume 1. Go get a book for your budding photographer in your life, get it signed, and go check out the show before it comes down on January 4, 2014.

IN L.A.: S.I.D (SUPERMAN IS DEAD) @ Subliminal Projects

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Subliminal Projects for the opening of S.I.D (Superman Is Dead), a collaboration between Dennis Morris and Shepard Fairey. The show will feature collaborative paintings, photographs and prints of, and inspired by, Sid Vicious’ tenure as the Sex Pistols’ bassist. Photos and more after the jump…

Best of 2013: Asger Carlsen, January 2013

Vault // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
From now until the end of the year, Juxtapoz will be showcasing some of our favorite features from our print edition, from the January—December 2013. We had many highlights this year, from Matthew Barney, Ralph Steadman, ADRock, David Choe in Afghanistan, Tom Waits, David Copperfield, and Alex Prager, and today we look at our January 2013 feature with photographer, surrealist, and alternate-universe creator in Asger Carlsen. 

INSECTS In Your Face: Photography by Shikhei Goh

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Yes, these live on planet Earth. And yes, they can see you. Sometimes, the things that live amongst us are just plain art, and Shikhei Goh's photographs of insects eyes are some of the most alien and breathtaking things you will see all week on this site. Goh calls himself a "macro addict," and lives and works on Batam Island.

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