Thobias Fäldt’s Bizzare World

Photography // Monday, September 15, 2014
With an eye for the obscure and the ability to capture bizarre moments, Swedish photographer Thobias Fäldt is able to draw his viewers in by the pure confusion created by many of his photographs. By using a snapshot style of shooting with an often harsh flash, the photographs possess a candidness that only adds to their odd portrayals and seems to affirm their validity. 

"Rodeo Drive, 1984" by Anthony Hernandez

Photography // Sunday, September 14, 2014
Rodeo Drive, 1984 is a series of 41 images of shoppers on Beverly Hills’ infamous shopping highway. The subjects appear caught unaware, glancing up as they walk, or daydreaming as they wait to be served in its commercial landscape of shops and restaurants. Anthony Hernandez poses as a dispassionate observer, recording the big hair, wide shoulders and cinched waists of the 1980’s in sunlit photographs. 

Alejandro Cegarra's "The other side of the Tower"

Photography // Saturday, September 13, 2014
The Centro Financiero Confinanzas skyscraper aka the Tower of David, is the world’s tallest squat located in downtown Caracas, Venezuela. Abandoned for 20 years, the building serves as a home for over 3000 people, that is until this July after months of negations government officials have struck a deal to relocate the occupants into new social housing. For five months, three days a week, 24-year-old Venezuelan photographer Alejandro Cegarra documented the abandoned buildings inhabitants. 

Edward Colver's "Idle Worship @ Lethal Amounts, LA

Photography // Friday, September 12, 2014
Between 1978-1984, photographer Edward Colver documented the Los Angeles underground scenes and subcultures that included the adolescent beginnings of punk, hardcore, New Wave, Industrial, thrash, ETC. Photographing relentlessly, Colver shot thousands of bands that would later become the most iconic musicians of their generation and genres. On September 20th in Los Angeles, Lethal Amounts will be presenting Colver’s work in an exhibition entitled Idle Worship. 

Edward S. Curtis’s Native Americans

Photography // Thursday, September 11, 2014
At the end of the 1800’s into the early twentieth century, ethnologist and photographer Edward S. Curtis became known for is stunning portraits of Native Americans. In 1906, American financier and banker J. P. Morgan gave Curtis $75,000 to set out and photograph a 20 volume series of Native Americans across the continent. 

Art of Suspension: Gravity by Tomas Januska

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 11, 2014
Not only a beautiful series in terms of result and execution, but a fun series to just see how humans can be captured in an unnatural state. Tomas Januska is a Lithuania-born, London based photographer, and his final project at university was this series, "Gravity."

Dita Pepe: Self Portraits with Men

Photography // Thursday, September 11, 2014
Since 1999 photographer Dita Pepe has been staging self-portraits with men. Her posed ‘family album’ images encompass a myriad of archetypes. Often stood with children, in home surroundings that are typical of what one might expect to associate with each family unit, Pepe becomes a chameleon within each narrative.

Julie Blackmon's "Free Range" @ Robert Mann Gallery, NY

Photography // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Last week Robert Mann Gallery opened a new exhibition entitled Free Range, Julie Blackmon's third solo exhibition with the gallery. Blackmon's recent body of work, which includes new images that will debut at the exhibition, juxtaposes an enduring sense of nostalgia with keenly contemporary details to twist the artist's signature sly wit into strange, wry, and whimsical stories of family life. 

Jonny Briggs

Photography // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Photographer Jonny Briggs, described as the ‘lovechild of David Lynch and Ralph Eugene Meatyard’ hails from London with a roster of exhibitions and press reviews already under his belt. His imaginings are of the bizarre, creating a strange yet compelling otherness in his conceptualised imagery.

Canbra Hodsdon’s “Christian Dogma”

Photography // Tuesday, September 09, 2014
In her newest photographic series “Christian Dogma”, Canbra Hodsdon explores an Ursuline nun convent that has been deserted and left vacant in the wake of the Catholic Church scandal paired with dwindling numbers among Ursuline nuns in the United States. The scenes Hodsdon captures portray spaces that hold a haunting reminder of a way of life on the decline. 


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