Behind the Scenes of Dali & Halsman's "In Voluptas Mors"

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
We are very entertained by this series of behind-the-scenes photos from the shooting of Philippe Halsman and Salvador Dali's famous "In Voluptas Mors" (Voluptuous Death) photo. Depicting Dali posing beside a skull made of seven nude female models, Dali and Halsman took three hours to arrange the models according to a sketch by Dali.

Creepy Photos of Monkeys Wearing Doll Masks

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 08, 2013
Finnish photographer and visual artist Perttu Saksa's series "A Kind of You" features a chained up monkey wearing scummy dirty clothes and creepy doll masks. Taken in Indonesia, Perttu found trained performance monkeys to be his subjects and photographed them in a way we feel questions the cruelty and immorality involved with the tradition.

"The Bitch's Sister @ The Newsstand

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
Tonight, Juxtapoz’s very own, Austin McManus will be doing a one-night only event at one of our most favorite underground shops, The Newsstand. The event will include a re-release of the super limited zine “The Bitch’s Sister,” along with an installation and as the flyer says, “Free stuff.” The Newsstand is a pop-up shop that features independent goods (predominately magazine and zines) and is located in the subway at the Lorimer station in Brooklyn. 

"Faking It," Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
While digital photography and image-editing software have brought about an increased awareness of the degree to which camera images can be manipulated, the practice of doctoring photographs has existed since the medium was invented

Looping Video Portraits by Jean-Yves Lemoigne

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
French photographer Jean-Yves Lemoigne creates looping video portraits using the all powerful Red EPIC camera. A professional advertising photographer, Lemoigne brings expert professional lighting to the "photoloops" giving them a unique and intriguing subtleties. 

Gale Force Wind to the Face by Tadao Cern

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Vilnius, Lithuania photographer Tadao Cern brought participants into his studio, blew a gale force wind right into the center of their face, and then took pictures of them as they looked like mutants. Seriously, that had to be the most fun you could ever have with other helpless humans.

"Powidoki," Photographs by Pawel Fabjanski

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
We are enjoying these photographs by Pawel Fabjanski, Zuza Slominska, and RunRun this morning. Titled "Powidoki," the series features objects arranged in visually interesting patterns and compositions, sometimes digitally retouched in unlikely but almost obsessively compulsive ways.

Dave Schubert "Recent Work" @ Electric Works, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
One of the great contemporary photographers to come out of San Francisco over the past two decades, with a fantastic documentation of street culture that extends from graffiti to eaves-dropping moments, Dave Schubert just opened a series of new photo works at Electric Works in San Francisco this past weekend. From the gallery: "Schubert's deep commitment to documenting life on the street and his scholarship of the history of photography equal a powerful body of work. Often risking his own well-being Schubert makes images very few of us would dare to take, even if we were to witness them. ..."

Photographs by Matthew Stone

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
British artist Matthew Stone is described as an artist and shaman, existing as a photographer, sculptor, performance artist, curator, writer, optimist and cultural provocateur.His black and quite photographs capture the sequential movement of bodies using long exposure shots and laser lights. His wood works combine color photographs of entangled limbs and twirling bodies with draped fabrics and cloud-strewn skies.

Photographs by David Ellingsen

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
Canadian artist David Ellinsen's series Future Imperfect  "questions if our seemingly blunted instinct of self-preservation will overcome the entrenched, destructive cultural norms," the removal of man from his natural environment.

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