Asger Carlsen "Hester" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
We like the way V1 Gallery wrote their press release, so we are just going to go with it: Hester is not easy to explain. It has to be viewed and experienced. Hester is not easily understood. Sculptures of amorphous human figures photographed in non descript spaces. A cross between a David Lynch dream, a Henry Moore sculpture and a Francis Bacon painting, mixed by Dr. Jekyll in Frankenstein’s lab. Surreal cubistic tableaus in black and white.

"China: Undercurrents" Photographs by Ian Teh

Photography // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
For his series China: Undercurrents, photographer Ian Teh took several 1000 km road-trips along the frontiers of Russia and North Korea along the Chinese border. "...this work is an exploration of the surreal lives that exist in these artificial places, special economic zones that have been created by governmental mandates."

KC Ortiz: Documenting Thai Prison Fights

Photography // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
As part of our ongoing series throughout the year, KC Ortiz steps into a world unseen for us as he documents South East Asia for Juxtapoz. This month, Ortiz brings us a raw reality in Thailand's notorious prison system where inmates fight for their freedom.

Photographs from 1969 of America's War on Drugs

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
With Colorado legalizing recreational Marijuana this year, we take a look back at the October 1969, LIFE cover story titled, "MARIJUANA: At Least 12 Million American Have Now Tried It. Are penalties too severe? Should it be legalized?" Fast forward 45 years and we are only now beginning to see real changes in the War on Drugs. 'Across 10 full pages, intermingling opinion, photography and reportage, LIFE took a hard look at pot smoking in the U.S., but waded deep into the debate -- already heated then -- of whether or not the country's Draconian marijuana statues were doing more harm than good.'

Pardee's Picks: Bonus Portraits

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
There's about 673 things about curating an issue of Juxtapoz that happen during its production process that I love, but one of the creative highlights is working with photographers and collaboratively art directing the portrait shoots with them...

Mads Perch for Fabric

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 04, 2014
Strolling around the interweb on this Saturday morning, we came across this fantastic photo shoot by Danish photographer Mads for music label/club, Fabric. According to the Mads' bio, "Today He works with a wide range of commercial, style, fashion, editorial and music clients. Mads photography encompasses clean, crisp, fresh and beautifully understated portraiture to more vivid imagery imbued with 'vibrancy, attitude and a healthy dose of colour'." And he smashes glass well. 

Photographs by Victoria Crayhon

Photography // Friday, January 03, 2014
'I place phrases on movie and motel marquee signs, many of which I find through research but also in the course of my frequent long distance travel by car. I use my own sign letters, installing them while filming the placing of the phrases and then leaving the scene with words left intact upon the sign. Afterward I make my photograph of the finished sign from the sidewalk or roadside, shooting from the vantage point of the driver or pedestrian.' 

IN L.A.: Women Who Ride @ Riverside Art Museum

Photography // Thursday, January 02, 2014
We recently stopped by the opening reception for “Women Who Ride” an exhibition of photographs by Lanakila MacNaughton, at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, California. The exhibition features the works of the Portland, Oregon based photographer, who documentts a new wave of modern female motorcyclists. More after the jump…

New Book: "California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties"

Photography // Tuesday, December 31, 2013
T. Adler Books in Santa Barbara makes and designs some of the nicest books around, with a subtle look that makes each topic fit into a larger project that is connected through the publisher's aesthetic. California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties is the publisher's newest release, with "the photographs in this volume include images of legendary surfers such as Joe Quigg, Tom Zahn, Dale Velzy and Renny Yater, in locations such as Rincon, Malibu, South Bay, Laguna and San Onofre...

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.

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