Filson: A Factory Tour

Design // Tuesday, September 17, 2013
In our October issue, out now on newsstands, we documented our recent trip to the Filson Factory in Seattle, where the great team took us around the factory floor and showed us how their heritage and artisan bags are constructed. We also got some sneak peeks into their new Seattle Life collection, some classic apparel and Filson advertising, and of course, some of the most beautifully made luggage and day bags being created today. Or 100 years ago. 

Photographs by Han Cheng Yeh

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Taipei-based Han Cheng Yeh has a fantastic ability to capture the mood of a scene. Paired with an eye for color and composition, the photographer's visual style is on-point.

Chas Ray Krider's Park and Ride

Erotica // Monday, September 16, 2013
Check out this sensual masterpiece from modern pinup master Chas Ray Krider, a summer story entitled "Park + Ride" featuring curvaceous bombshell Samantha Gradoville, all dolled up in the season's hottest satin and silk under-pinnings. With animal magnetism and erotic panache, Gradoville portrays a wanton mistress lounging in her plush, retro flat, awaiting the clandestine arrival of her very married lover.

Photographer Clint Lofkrantz

Erotica // Monday, September 16, 2013
Clint Lofkrantz is a fashion and erotic photographer based in Vancouver, Canada. He has a great interest in capturing beautiful images to film and treasures the artistry found in tiny flaws and mistakes, which only add to the allure of his photographs. Lofkrantz enjoys thrifting for old cameras and using them in his work, precisely because he has no idea what the outcome of his pictures will be. Imperfection and uncertainty may inspire his image-making, but when it comes to the end result, his photographs possess a raw artistic vision and a polished touch. 

Pink Narcissus by James Bidgood

Erotica // Monday, September 16, 2013
Born in 1933, James Bidgood is an American artist, filmmaker, and photographer currently living and working in New York City. In 1971 he released his arthouse film Pink Narcissus, a dialogue-free fantasy centered around young, muscular, and often naked men. The film took seven years to make, filmed in small increments in Bidgood's small apartment using sets and costumes fashioned by Bidgood himself. He later removed his name from the film due to a conflict of vision between the director and his editors, which resulted in it being misattributed to other directors, such as Andy Warhol, for many years. 

The Photography of Roger Ballen

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Roger Ballen's name may be familiar to you if you are a Die Antwoord fan. Ballen directed the "I Fink U Freeky" video for the South Africans and recently had an exhibition featuring photographs of the group at Mouche Gallery in LA. Here is a collection of his always intriguing work, mostly from his 2009 series Boarding House.  

Isabel Martinez' "Quantum Blink" Series

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
'According to quantum mechanics we have forty conscious moments per second, and our brains connect this sequence of nows to create the illusion of the flow of time." The photographs in Isabel Martinez' series Quantum Blink consist of two exposures taken one after the other. With in-camera masks, the photographer achieves the striped pattern and allows her to blend two images together and at the same time 'keep them from fully fusing into one another.'

Kincaid Blackwood Photography

Erotica // Saturday, September 14, 2013
Kincaid Blackwood writes erotica and takes erotic photos. He shoots kinky stories that seem both dreamed and real, and doesn't shoot what he thinks will turn someone else on, but rather "whatever story is inside." Blackwood lives in Atlanta, GA, but claims that "no place is really safe from my images." We love the narrative power of his images. NSFW!

Derek Paul Boyle

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 13, 2013
Derek Paul Boyle is interested in the "power of contradiction, the lure of anticipation, and incompatible states of the self. What was once bound is made free, the known made unknown. In a wavering step between angst and serentity, fear and pleasure, I want to give form to anxiety, a shape to tension."

Beautiful Shots from Joel Sossa

Erotica // Friday, September 13, 2013
Exceptionally gorgeous, airy nudes from Mexican photographer Joel Sossa, who specializes in day-to-day delicate portraits of skin, light and subtle emotion. There is a sense of innocence and adventure in his work that is seductive and appealing... call it wanderlust.

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