The Phantasmal Imagery of Tommy Nease

Photography // Friday, August 07, 2015
Seattle-based photographer Tommy Nease’s work explores surreal and supernatural themes with an illusory aesthetic. Similarly to the artist Chris Bucklow, Nease often portrays his subjects as illuminated, translucent bodies. Nease’s work pertains to the horror/macabre genre and his work can be interpreted to contain themes of death and exorcism.

Book & job 3-year anniversary show

Photography // Friday, August 07, 2015
Tomorrow, Book & Job Gallery in San Francisco will be celebrating their 3-year anniversary with a group show of friends and families work. Being a solid supporter of the local photography talent in San Francisco, we only hope for continued success and more great shows in their future.

"Strong City" by Dustin Aksland

Photography // Thursday, August 06, 2015
New York-based photographer, Dustin Aksland recently shot a stunning photographic essay on the wild and highly dangerous occupation of bull riders. 

The Lifers Project "Seasons Collection" @ NWBLK Gallery, SF

Photography // Thursday, August 06, 2015
Philladelphia-born, Denver-based photographer Matt Albert will be exhibiting his The LIFERS Project "Seasons Collection" this evening at NWBLK Gallery in San Fracisco. For this particular series Albert partnered with Cadillac and hit the road in two Escalades with his Airstream and mobile darkroom in tow to shoot portraits of Danny Way, Ray Barbee, Steve Berra, Lance Mountain and more.

“The Camera is God” by Trent Parke

Photography // Thursday, August 06, 2015
Australian photographer, Trent Parke photographed the series “The Camera is God” on an Adelaide street corner last year. “The Camera is God” depicts various strangers passing by with a dark and ambiguous aesthetic. The grainy, high contrast images are taken at a speed that captures the movements of the anonymous subjects in a fleeting ephemeral motion. 

Bodies and Nature by Chong Chen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 06, 2015
Nudes in nature is a theme we see a lot of on the web, but this series by Chong Chen has a little more conceptual weight to it. The simple act of shooting a nude body contoured to represent a place or thing in nature makes this both an intimate and full of humour. 

video: Alec Soth + Stacey Baker: This is what enduring love looks like

Photography // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Stacey Baker has always been obsessed with how couples meet. When she asked photographer Alec Soth to help her explore this topic, they found themselves at the world’s largest speed-dating event, held in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day, and at the largest retirement community in Nevada — with Soth taking portraits of pairs in each locale. 

The Photography of Eva O’Leary

Photography // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Full of saturated colors and crisp texture, the photographs of Brooklyn-based artist Eva O’Leary are beautiful and strange. Spanning from 2012 to the present, O’Leary’s works capture a wide range of subjects, each with their own intangible, haunting quality. 

Martin Parr's "Life’s a Beach, Un Anglais à Nice" @ Le Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image, France

Photography // Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Bright colors, bizarre motifs and concise narratives are the characteristics of photography of Martin Parr. If several of his images may seem excessive in their way, they are always amazingly inventive and humorous. For over thirty years, Martin Parr conducted an extensive documentary work on Western society, mainly in Britain, his home country. 

Edo Bertoglio: New York Polaroids 1976-1989

Photography // Tuesday, August 04, 2015
New York Polaroids 1976-1989 is the first polaroid book by Swiss photographer and director Edo Bertoglio. A personal diary of the daily life of the New York downtown scene, with pictures of Arto Lindsay, Grace Jones, Maripol, Glenn O'Brien, Debbie Harry, Madonna, Andy Warhol and John Lurie, among others. With an essay by Mariuccia Casadio and an extract from the interview between Stefano Bianchi and Edo Bertoglio.  

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