Alexa Meade @ The National Portrait Gallery Museum, Washington, DC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Alexa Meade has long been a subject of our fascination and awe, as she transforms live models into living paintings in both gallery and performance settings. She brings paintings to life, so to speak. Tonight, June 6, at the National Portrait Gallery Museum in Washington, DC, Meade will create a pair of portraits with live models—one in a black-and-white scene and a second on a similar, but full-color set, with viewers being able to watch and interact with the process.

Deep Fried Gadgets by Henry Hargreaves

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 04, 2012
In an attempt to demonstrate a unique view on the fast-pace consumption of new electronic products and gadgets (and our rapid discarding of older technologies), Henry Hargreaves has taken some of the familiar products of the 20th and 21st centuries and deep fried them like a meal at your favorite fast food restaurant.

You Are Not Banksy by Nick Stern

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 02, 2012
You Are Not Banksy is the recreation of famed street artist, Bansky’s work by Los Angeles-based photographer, Nick Stern. Using models, props, and the recognizable works of the Bansky, Stern has brought the artist’s powerful imagery even further into the real world.

The Photography of Joanna Pallaris

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 02, 2012
If you need to spend some time mesmorized on a website for a bit, we suggest checking out photographer Joanna Pallaris' site. Almost ghostly and from a time long ago, Pallaris' works seem out of place in 2012, a spirit of Francesca Woodman or Man Ray as opposed to the more digital influences of today. Granted, we found these on Flickr. But the work still seems to come from a whole other time.

The Expanse of a Fact: Noah Doely @ Steve Turner Contemporary, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 01, 2012
Noah Doely's ambrotype and tintype photographs are full fiction and illusion. Harkening back to a time at the emergence of photography, Doely presents characters that are in a pursuit of knowledge, making, and understanding, a search that belongs just as much to the artist as it does to these fictional personalities. His exhibition, The Expanse of the Fact, opens tonight, June 1, at Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles.

Matt Shields Photography

Erotica // Friday, June 01, 2012
There is a definite softness and dreamy appeal in the work of Matt Shields. His photographs portray a lightly romantic use of exposure and natural lighting, creating a subtly provocative image, effortlessly. His portfolio varies between some beautifully double shots, more hard edged erotic portraiture and muses that are as fresh and innocent as new cotton linens.

Photographer recreates Familiar Bansky Images

Street Art // Friday, June 01, 2012
You Are Not Banksy is the recreation of famed street artist, Bansky’s work by Los Angeles-based photographer, Nick Stern.  Using models, props, and the recognizable works of the Bansky, Stern has brought the artist’s powerful imagery even further into the real world.

Bearded Ladies by Arvida Bystrom (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 31, 2012
The work of young photographer (like 20 years old-young) Arvida Bystrom consistently catches my eye. Whether its the dark erotic GIF's, or series of sexy bearded nudes- (hey, there's something for everyone) the appeal of her work is unavoidable. She's young and talented, and uses topics confronting gender, love, age and beauty stereotypes in her work. She has a couple editorials for Vice under her belt and with work like this, she will continue to stop me dead in my tracks.

Diary of a Smutographer

Erotica // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Elvis Di Fazio’s fine art background has served him well, with his artistic sensibilities freeing him from the technical boundaries that prevent so many young photographers from forging into new territory. Bright and ballsy, Di Fazio’s photos flash with kitsch erotica  and his style has quickly unfurled, dancing from precise and emotive portraiture with a classic bent to something distinctly modern in its appeal. 'I want to put the dick back into ridiculous...

Manuel Birnbacher's Civil War Portraits

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
In David Lynch's famed and well-loved television series Twin Peaks, Benjamin Horne re-enacts and reverses the outcome of the Civil War as a means of coping with a mental breakdown; by reversing the outcome of the war in the role of General Robert E. Lee, Horne is reverting the crisis that has troubled his own life. We're not sure if Manuel Birnbacher's reason for remixing and reworking these Civil War-era portraits has any similar connection to a personal crisis . . .

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