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.

Merry Christmas From Creepy Santas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Sitting on an overweight stranger dressed in a big red jump suit with a fake beard's lap in a mall can be a little disconcerting sometimes. We understand why these kids are upset. Merry Christmas!

Best of 2013: Bruce Davidson, June 2013

Vault // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Another look into the archives of our print edition in 2013 brings us to one of our favorite issues of the year, the June 2013 Beastie Boys issue. We covered the history behind the iconic album covers and artwork that help create the visual identity of the band, and one of the most unlikely but profound covers was 1994's Ill Communication shot by Magnum photographer, Bruce Davidson. Shot years before, the ADRock loved Davidson's work, and chose this image of the man speaking into the intercom... the rest is in Davidson's words.

Best of 2013: Kim Keever's Water Tank Diorama Photography

Photography // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Originally published on June 20, 2013: Kim Keever shoots large-scale photographs of incredibly detailed landscapes in a 200-gallon tank of water. The tank is filled with water or dry ice and lit with gel-covered lights to transform the strange world into a hazy, fantastical world. The behind-the-scenes is just as fascinating as the photographs themselves!

Best of 2013: "Back to the Future," Photographs by Irina Werning

Photography // Monday, December 23, 2013
Originally published on May 2, 2013: Buenos Aires-based photographer Irina Werning travelled to 32 countries and shot 250 pictures for her Back to the Future project. "I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… Two years ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future."

Best of 2013: Kohei Yoshiyuki's "The Park"

Photography // Saturday, December 21, 2013
Originally published on April 25th 2013: This morning we take a look at Japanese photographer Kohei Yoshiyuki's series of black-and-white photographs from the 1970s. Using a 35mm camera, infrared film, and flash, Kohei documented people who gathered in several of Tokyo's parks at night for romantic rendezvous and the many spectators that lurked in the bushes to watch and sometimes participate. The photos are raw, voyeuristic and uncomfortable...

David Guttenfelder: Instagrams From North Korea

Photography // Friday, December 20, 2013
David Guttenfelder, an Associated Press photographer, was recently awarded TIME's Instagram Photographer of the Year 2013 for this shots in the DPRK. The secretive, mysterious country has surprisingly loosened its censorship laws regarding foreigners and 3G capable cell phones. "In a country known for its censorship, I'm now uploading photos to Instagram from the streets of North Korea like I would anywhere else in the world. Through social media, I'm trying to piece together a picture of this country for the outside world..."