Ari Marcopoulos for Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail"

Music // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
We aren't even sure what a Magna Carta Holy Grail is supposed to be, but it sounds like its competing with whatever a Yeezus is. If you have a Samsung Galaxy, maybe you are preparing for your July 4, 12:01am listening session with Jay Z's new LP of both religious and democratic implication (and for the record, we got thrones, yeezuses, Magna Cartas, and Indiana Jones over the past 18 months from Jay and West), but for the rest of us, we have to wait for the 9th of July. In the meantime, we can verify that indeed, street, skate and fashion photpgrapher Ari Marcopoulos has shot some of the imagery for Jay's album. 

Jerry Hsu "The Observable Universe" @ Family Bookstore, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
A quick note to all our Los Angeles readers. Photographer and friend of the family, Jerry Hsu, will opening a photography exhibition at the Family Bookstore on Fairfax opening tonight, July 2 through August 1, 2013. Considering the show is called The Observable Universe, we can only assume that said show will feature observations of the universe. 

Photographs of the 1913 50th Gettysburg Anniversary

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
This week will be the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. In 1913, on the 50th anniversary of the battle, veterans from both sides arrived at the site to commemorate the war. These incredible pictures of the veterans, many of them in their 70s, bring us to a time and place that is hard to comprehend and imagine. 

By the Sea with Fran Dominguez

Erotica // Monday, July 01, 2013
Enjoy some more summer bliss with stunning Sophie in this gorgeous black and white series by Fran Dominguez for C-Heads. Dominguez is a Spanish-born fashion photographer based in Aarhaus, Denmark, and her steady lens captures model Sophie bathed in the most heavenly light by the glimmering, sunlit sea. If only all beach vacations could be so glamorous. 

Brittany Markert's Rooms of Shadows

Erotica // Monday, July 01, 2013
Brittany Markert is an analog photographer currently located in Brooklyn, New York. Her most current photography projects, "In-Rooms" and "The Hotel Haunting," utilize the confined and often anonymous space of a room to spotlight the emotional and surreal aspects of the human experience. Growing up, Markert had a fascination with abandoned buildings and hotel rooms, intrigued by the mysterious histories and various characters that had once occupied them. Her portraits and narratives similarly channel the history of emotion and multitude of personalities and residual spirits that exist within the walls of these deserted places.

Tropico by Fabiola Zamora

Erotica // Monday, July 01, 2013
For this summer's edition of 192 Magazine, Mexican photographer Fabiola Zamora lenses breathtaking model Kathleen Clark in a sizzling hot editorial called "Tropico." Zamora beautifully captures Clark's seductive charm and smoldering come hither glances as she poses nude against neon skies and floral backdrops in a photoshoot that celebrates the sweltering passions of summer.

The Work of Laurence Demaison

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
French photographer Laurence Demaison sometimes combines black and white photos with her own drawing, generating a ghostly finished product. "Taking full advantage of shwoing what the camera sees (sometimes over long periods of exposure) compared to what the human eye cannont or does not see, she pre-visualizes each photograph up to a certain degree, and then lets chance and intuitive performance intervene."

"Sacred Ink" Photographs by Cedric Arnlod

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
While working in Bangkok on assignment, British/French photographer Cedric Arnold met a shipyard worker who was covered head-to-toe in tattoos. The tradition, chronicled in a project that consumed four and half years of his life, attempts to cover the tradition in its entirety by documenting ceremonies that are only held in certain parts of the country. The tradition incorporates elements of Buddhism, Animism, Brahmanism, and Hinduism and is believed to date back to the 9th century. 

Dark and Dirty with Christina Noélle

Erotica // Sunday, June 30, 2013
Nothing says good morning like a provocative, slightly sinful photoshoot on a Sunday Morning. In this series of images, the sultry Christina Noélle (who also played the role of photographer and art director) acts out a dark and dirty array of poses and positions. Enjoy.   

Bela Borsodi's Everyday Object Alphabet

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
We spend a lot of time looking at all things art and it never ceases to amaze us how creative people are. We love this alphabet series constructed with everyday objects by Vienna-born, New York-based photogrpaher Bela Borsodi.

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