Photographs from 1969 of America's War on Drugs

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
With Colorado legalizing recreational Marijuana this year, we take a look back at the October 1969, LIFE cover story titled, "MARIJUANA: At Least 12 Million American Have Now Tried It. Are penalties too severe? Should it be legalized?" Fast forward 45 years and we are only now beginning to see real changes in the War on Drugs. 'Across 10 full pages, intermingling opinion, photography and reportage, LIFE took a hard look at pot smoking in the U.S., but waded deep into the debate -- already heated then -- of whether or not the country's Draconian marijuana statues were doing more harm than good.'

Pardee's Picks: Bonus Portraits

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
There's about 673 things about curating an issue of Juxtapoz that happen during its production process that I love, but one of the creative highlights is working with photographers and collaboratively art directing the portrait shoots with them...

Mads Perch for Fabric

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 04, 2014
Strolling around the interweb on this Saturday morning, we came across this fantastic photo shoot by Danish photographer Mads for music label/club, Fabric. According to the Mads' bio, "Today He works with a wide range of commercial, style, fashion, editorial and music clients. Mads photography encompasses clean, crisp, fresh and beautifully understated portraiture to more vivid imagery imbued with 'vibrancy, attitude and a healthy dose of colour'." And he smashes glass well. 

Photographs by Victoria Crayhon

Photography // Friday, January 03, 2014
'I place phrases on movie and motel marquee signs, many of which I find through research but also in the course of my frequent long distance travel by car. I use my own sign letters, installing them while filming the placing of the phrases and then leaving the scene with words left intact upon the sign. Afterward I make my photograph of the finished sign from the sidewalk or roadside, shooting from the vantage point of the driver or pedestrian.' 

IN L.A.: Women Who Ride @ Riverside Art Museum

Photography // Thursday, January 02, 2014
We recently stopped by the opening reception for “Women Who Ride” an exhibition of photographs by Lanakila MacNaughton, at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, California. The exhibition features the works of the Portland, Oregon based photographer, who documentts a new wave of modern female motorcyclists. More after the jump…

New Book: "California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties"

Photography // Tuesday, December 31, 2013
T. Adler Books in Santa Barbara makes and designs some of the nicest books around, with a subtle look that makes each topic fit into a larger project that is connected through the publisher's aesthetic. California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties is the publisher's newest release, with "the photographs in this volume include images of legendary surfers such as Joe Quigg, Tom Zahn, Dale Velzy and Renny Yater, in locations such as Rincon, Malibu, South Bay, Laguna and San Onofre...

Best of 2013: Behind the Scenes Photos from "The Shining"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Originally published on December 2, 2013: We recently watched "Room 237," a film exploring the many theories, conspiracies, and perceived meanings of Kubrick's "The Shining." In addition to inspiring us to re-watch the film a few more times, it also had us getting lost in a little bit of a Kubrick internet research wormhole. Today's finding is a collection of behind-the-scenes photos from the Shining, our favorite being Kubrick's self portrait with his daughter with Jack Nicholson out of focus.

Best of 2013: Halloween Used to be Creepier

Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 29, 2013
Originally published October 31st, 2013: Perhaps it's just the old, faded photos but it seems to us from looking at these vintage photographs that Halloween costumes used to be much much creepier and weirder than it is now. 

Best of 2013: Incredible Photos from the archives of the Sydney Police

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 28, 2013
Originally published September 19th, 2013: These fascinating photos come from archives of the Sydney police between 1912 and 1948. We are in awe at either the intentional or unintentional artistic sense of whoever the policeman/photographers were in the police department! One of our favorites is the man who refused to open his eyes...

Best of 2013: What One Finds on Google Street View

Photography // Thursday, December 26, 2013
Originally published on July 8, 2013: This morning we check-in with Montreal-based artist Jon Rafman. John started collecting screen captures of Google Street Views from a range of Street View blogs and his own exploration of the program. His Tumblr of his findings is one of the most fascinatiing world views, and art projects, we have seen in quite some time.

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