New Book: "Houston Rap" by Peter Beste

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
A great new book from photographer and former Juxtapoz featured artist, Peter Beste. (You know Beste for this series as well as his series covering Norwegian Black Metal). Houston Rap is an immersion into the everyday life of the Houston Hip Hop community. This hardcover 272 page book features the photography of Peter Beste who spent 9 years documenting the culture alongside writer Lance Scott Walker. 

Matt Sharkey's Good Clean Fun

Erotica // Sunday, October 13, 2013
Playfully romantic, capturing the human experience as it unfolds, photographing familiar subjects and lightly erotic situations Matt Sharkey creates a necessary balance in the naturally normal, sexual daily routine.

Leica M Camera for (RED) by Apple's Jonathan Ive x Marc Newson

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
Like 3 heavyweights in one project. Apple's Senior VP of Design Jonathan Ive and legendary designer Marc Newson teamed up to create this special Leica digital viewfinder camera for (RED), joining more than "40 other rare and diverse items in the (RED)Sotheby’s auction on November 23rd 2013." (via DesignBoom). From the looks of it, the camera is quite a stunning digital camera, and we wonder how much it will be auctioned for? The cause is great, with all proceeds going to raise money for the global fund to fight aids, tuberculosis and malaria.

Shrink-wrapped People by 'Photographer Hal'

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
In Tokyo-based photographer Hal's "Flesh Love" series, couples are blanketed in a plastic sheet to create a vacuum-sealed pack of love. As the result of probably seeing too many Law & Order episodes where victims are either discovered in plastic bags or murdered using one, these photographs are making us feel a bit uncomfortable...or maybe we just have a deep fear of suffocating.

The Photography of Vladimir Clavijo

Erotica // Thursday, October 10, 2013
Our colleagues at Juxtapoz Latin America tuned us into the the works of Vladimir Clavijo, and we wanted to share the work on our site today. The Russian painter and photographer graduated from the Moscow Academy of Graphic Arts, and in the past has worked as a photographer in fashion and magazine advertising in Europe. Since 1999, Clavijo works on personal projects: monochrome photographs inspired by sensual symbolism, Russian ballet and fairy tales.

"Dignity," Photographs by Bence Bakonyi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 09, 2013
This morning we take a look at Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi's "Dignity" series, a reflection on the artists' view of himself. "I cannot escape from the fact that I struggle with myself. It has always been a difficult question for me: do I know him? Who is he anyway" It's so alluring, sometimes as if the will of the body would want to swallow me, leaving my thoughts behind...

Photographs by Lee Materazzi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
The sculptural quality in the make-up of Lee Materazzi's photographs can likely be attributed to her degree in sculptures. Based on everyday life, the photographs transcend the documentation quality of life to elevated concepts about living. "The photographs take the mundane tasks and chores of our existence and express the way in which they affect our consciousness."

Philip-Lorca diCorcia "Hustlers" @ David Zwirner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
This exhibition, on view at David Zwirner New York, presents photographs from Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s Hustlers series (1990-1992). Taken just over twenty years ago in Los Angeles in the vicinity of Santa Monica Boulevard, it features male prostitutes posing for the camera for a fee loosely equivalent to what they would charge for their sexual services.

Zoe Strauss: 10 Years @ Intl Center of Photography, NY

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
'For a decade, Philadelphia photographer Zoe Strauss showed her phots once a year beneath an I-95 highway overpass in South Philadelphia. In these annual one-day exhibitions, Strauss mounted her color photographs to the concrete bridge supports and viewers could buy photocopies for $5. The self-taught photographer and political activist is currently having a mid-career retrospective at the ICP in New York.'

Photographs by Adeline Mai

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
Photographs of people taken underwater naturally have an otherworldy feel to them and it can be easy to twist and maneuver the body into unique and visually interesting positions. The photographs in Adeline Mai's series, "Weighlessness" series are distinctively different than most, utilizing warm colors rather than the usual blues and greens that we are used to seeing water as.

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