"Caspian" by Chloe Dewe Mathews

Photography // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Caspian, a series by Chloe Dewe Mathews, sheds light on the port cities that surround the Caspian sea. These cities were made prosperous by the oil boom of the late 90's and, as a result, the distribution of wealth is skewed. In the images, we see the working-class contrasted against the oil-rich middle class, all set in landscapes transformed by drilling machinery and towers. 

Photographer Captures Daily Life As Seen by a Saudi Woman

Photography // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
For his recent series, Lone Canyon, Saudi photographer Faisal Almalki was interested in the female ritual of wearing a veil. The title of the series is a reference to the gap between a woman and the veil that completely shields her face. In Saudi Arabia, this type of dress is more of a tradition than a religious law, and Almalki sought out to investigate, using his camera to document a woman’s perspective. 

Best of 2014: The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
This unique archive documents Russian criminals' tattoos and their coded meanings. Included in the collection are more than three thousand tattoo drawings made by Danzig Baldaev during his time as a prison guard between 1948 and 1986. Tattoos were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society...

Nudes and Portraits by Ed Ross

Erotica // Monday, December 15, 2014
Ed Ross is brilliant portrait photographer, and we were taking a look at his nude portraits this morning and realized that we had not posted about his work in a few years. All his portraits are Tintypes, and he talks a lot about "wet plates,"  aka collodion, a photographic process dates from 1851, when talking about his work. Enjoy.

Video: William Eggleston - Imagine Documentary

Photography // Monday, December 15, 2014
For anyone interested in understanding the history and acceptance of photography as an art form, the work of William Egglestonis a pre-requisite at some point. This Imagine Series did a an insightful documentary on the photographer years ago and it’s worth some time out of your day.

video: Trent Parke

Photography // Monday, December 15, 2014
Of the many photography books that have crossed our desk this year, Minutes to Midnight by Australian photographer Trent Parke still remains as a genuine stand out. The Magnum Photos member shot the series over the course of 90,000 Km that spanned two years and the results create a remarkably unique visual story. In this new video by Derek Hanion the photographer reveals his approach and ideas behind his work.

Best of 2014: The Images of Bunnies Past

Photography // Monday, December 15, 2014
In photographer Robyn Twomey’s photo series “Playboy,” she photographed at the Former Playboy Bunny Reunion in Las Vegas creating head shots of a number of past bunnies. Each image invites the viewer to visually explore each of their faces to find the distinguishing characteristics that made each one worthy of the bunny title. “These headshots . . . are the result of my interest in the women of Playboy and where they are now...

"Queen Ave. Dead End" by Ricky Rhodes

Photography // Sunday, December 14, 2014
Queen Ave. Dead End is a photographic documentation by Ricky Rhodes of the culture and community of a DIY skatepark located in Ohio. First visiting in January 2013 when there was little to no activity, Rhodes returned the following summer to find a thriving scene and a local cast of characters occupying the skatepark. 

Malls Across America

Photography // Saturday, December 13, 2014
In 1980’s, shopping malls served as the cultural centers throughout the United States. Every kid wanted to live there and every teenager wanted to work there. It was the hub of adolescent socialization and served as the cool place to be after school and on weekends. 

Michael Tittel's "Behavior"

Photography // Friday, December 12, 2014
Michael Tittel's ongoing series Behavior is an exploration of human social interaction. Aiming to dissect our lives as both social and solitary beings, Tittel's photographs act as almost a scientific study, revealing subtleties in our behavior that we never notice otherwise. 


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