Nothing But Diamonds

Erotica // Monday, August 12, 2013
Diamonds really can be a girl's best friend, or maybe her best naked accessory. Take for instance this steamy and luxurious photoshoot from photographer Gilles-Marie Zimmermann for Numéro china, featuring the alluring Elena Melnik decked out in extravagant jewels clinging against her bare skin.  Simple, expressive, and sensual, this diamond-laden pictorial radiates the power, beauty, and opulence inherent in the clear blue gemstone and the glamorous lifestyle it represents.

Juxtapoz @ Outside Lands 2013, Day 1 in Music

Music // Friday, August 09, 2013
Juxtapoz is on the ground at the annual Outside Lands Music and Art Festival held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park each August (and that would be Aug 9-11 this year), and again for the third year, we have curated the art portion of the event. This year, we have Mike Shine, Dennis McNett, and Camille Rose Garcia created site-specific installations, but of course, there is a ton of music, and today we are showcasing some of the best music that we might be seeing today... let's gander... 

ERIK SÆTER JØRGENSEN "All Watched Over" @ Reed Projects, Stavanger, Norway

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 08, 2013
It gives Reed Projects great pleasure to introduce this exhibition and in particular, this artist to the gallery. Erik has been on our radar for quite sometime and when we first saw this series, knew immediately that it was right for Reed Projects. Erik is a self taught artist and a recognised (often outspoken) creative force in the regions visual art scene, unafraid to confront and challenge traditional fine art institutions, including those established to support fellow artists, Erik has successfully fought to be formally recognised as a professional artist. 

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Winners

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 08, 2013
The annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest has picked winners from what we're sure was a huge amount of submissions. Now we really want to travel...Take a look at the winners and some of favorite other entries after the jump...

Photographs by Matt Black

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 08, 2013
This morning we take a look at the photographic work of Matt Black. Matt Black grew up in a small town located in the vast agricultural areas of Califorina's Central Vallery. Matt's photos are wonderfully composed and both visually intense and emotional, documenting the farming life in rural California and southern Mexico.

Matthew Albanese's Diorama Photography

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Using everyday, simple materials, Matthew Albanese meticulously builds small-scale and detailed models of landscapes and outdoor scenes. He then photographs them, transforming the diorama model into a realistic-looking world! The first world he created was by accident in the kitchen. He was playing with some spilled paprika and it turned into Paprika Mars!

Photographs of Paint Underwater by Mark Mawson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
These otherworldly looking splashes of color and plumes of exploding smoke are the result of plunging ink into water and photographing it. The sunken mushroom clouds, jellyfish-like figures, and dripping electric liquid were created by British photographer Mark Mawson by mixing, dropping, and spinning colored liquids in water. The project is titled "aqueous II - the sequel."

$500 Reward

Graffiti // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
This reward poster for the snitching of graffiti vandalism was of interest for the celebrity photographer, Terry Richardson, who posted it on his photo blog.

Experiments in Photography by Lucas Simões

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Lucas Simões is an artist living and working in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Through a combination of both geometric and organic shapes overlaid, he's been able to use cut out photographs of close friends to explore identity and cultural individualism.

Photographs by Louis Draper

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Over the last 25 years, historians and curators have been digging into previous generations of photographers who were marginalized and pushed into obscurity becuase of their color, gender, geography, or class. One of their discoveries has been Louis H. Draper, who luckily had preserved much of his archive and has recently gathered visiblity and much esteem. Take a look at some of his wonderful photos after the jump...

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