Jon Dragonette’s Scenes of Urban Americana

Photography // Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Laced between images of skate rats and babes with black eyes, Jon Dragonette captures an essence of urban Americana in his editorial and lifestyle shots. The LA transplant— by way of NY— has been shooting since his mother put a camera in his hand at the age of 13.

Fifty Shrinks

Photography // Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Starting in 2001, photographer Sebastian Zimmerman created a series of work that is a combination of images and interviews with psychotherapists. The series titled “Fifty Shrinks” gives an insider view of the spaces that Zimmerman’s subjects use to conduct their various methods therapy through a sort of photographic survey. Zimmerman explains, “My colleagues graciously permitted me to make them the focus of this photographic survey. 

Viviane Sassen’s First UK Show @ The Photographer’s Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 04, 2014
A highly successful fashion photographer and featured in our November 2014 Picture Book, Sassen asserts that she is unconcerned with clothes and more interested in creating imaginative images. And this is why her personal photography has been exhibited and collected at museum level. She is having her first UK show, Viviane Sassen: Analemma: Fashion Photography 1992–2012, at The Photographers’ Gallery and it will run until January 18, 2015.

Still Lifes by Keegan Grandbois

Photography // Monday, November 03, 2014
Keegan Grandbois, a Brooklyn-based artist, takes artfully composed photographs of seemingly random collections objects. The arrangements create complex relationships between the objects and invite a range of feelings from nostalgia to irritating tension. He draws his inspiration from American pop culture and '70s food photography and seeks to create unusual situations with these everyday pieces of life.

The Photography of Davis Ayer

Erotica // Monday, November 03, 2014
We had been seeing the works of Davis Ayer on the web in recent weeks, and finally were able to put a name to the work of this Los Angeles based photographer. With a combination of double exposure and psychedelic swashes throughout the various photo series, we can't wait to see what Ayer has next. 

Nocturnal Graffiti Scenes with Keegan Gibbs

Photography // Sunday, November 02, 2014
What makes Keegan Gibbs’ documentation of the stealthy act of graffiti so powerful is all found in his angles and execution. He is embedded in the act just as much as the artists, using readily available light sources and creatively obtainable positioning to capture his shots. 

NIGHTED Life 6 Zine Release

Photography // Saturday, November 01, 2014
It all starts with purpose; some sort of reason to bother producing something out of multiples people’s nothings. Bay Area zine publisher NIGHTED has connected 44 photographers from all over the United States, in addition to Canada and Europe as well, to give their archive of suspicious activities and daily instances of oddities, purpose.

The Modern Day Witches of Poland

Photography // Friday, October 31, 2014
In her photographic series “Women of Power”, Polish photographer Katarzyna Majak creates portraits of modern-day witches, healers, enchantresses, and spiritual leaders from Poland. In a country where Christianity has taken over the majority of the Poland’s religious practices, the subjects Majak depicts are holding on tight to the spirituality of their ancestors and keeping those practices alive. 

Chicago by Christine Osinkski

Photography // Friday, October 31, 2014
Christine Osinski's series Chicago explores the Illinois city she called home as a child. Growing up in a working class neighborhood on the South Side, Osinski's became interested in the vernacular of suburban architecture. The images were taken between 1980 and 1982 and focus on the lesser noticed aspects of her home town, captured on large format black and white film. 

Divine. Just Because.

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 31, 2014
I love October. Not only is it the month of Halloween (my favorite religious holiday), but it is also the month of Divine’s birth (Oct. 19th is the special day, Happy Belated, Beautiful!). John Waters’s muse. David Hockney painted him, Anthony Friedkin photographed him, Andy Warhol interviewed him. Enjoy!

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