Lost Hills

Photography // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
In his photographic series “Lost Hills”, Sam Comen documents a town of the same name located in the southern end of California’s Central Valley. With a population that once consisted of migrant “Okies” in the 1930’s now is essentially made up of a new generation of migrants; primarily from Mexico. 

"Vertical Color of Sound": New Photographs by Ryan McGinley

Photography // Tuesday, June 24, 2014
This past month, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, presented “Vertical Color of Sound”, an exhibition by Ryan McGinley featuring a selection of twelve large-scale photographs taken from the famed photographer's annual summer road trip. The exhibition was McGinley’s first solo exhibition in China and his second show with the gallery.

The work of Uta Barth

Photography // Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Uta Barth wants you to look at the world differently. She initiates this goal by deliberately creating photographs that are blurry and undefined, forcing the viewer to question their perception of not only her own work, but also the world around them. 

Wayne Lawrence's "Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera"

Photography // Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Wayne Lawrence photographs urban communities linked to mainstream culture, but deserving of their own stories and limelight. His first monograph, Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera, is a collection of riveting portraits from a scene that was once “littered with broken glass, beer-can pull tabs, and soda bottle tops”, as described in the book’s introduction. 

Recreating the Dead

Photography // Tuesday, June 24, 2014
For the past four years, photographer Arne Svenson travelled to law enforcement agencies and coroner’s offices to locate and photograph a unique genre of sculptures. When an unidentified corpse is discovered, occasionally authorities will have a clay or plaster likeness of the deceased created to aid in their identification. 

Bob Mazzer "Underground" @ Howard Griffin Gallery, London

Photography // Monday, June 23, 2014
While working as a projectionist in a porn cinema in Central London during the 1980s, Bob Mazzer began photographing on the tube during his daily commute, creating irresistibly joyous pictures alive with humor and humanity. "Every day I traveled to King's Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt like the tube was mine and I was there to take the pictures” recalls Mazzer. 

Vilde J Rolfsen – Plastic Landscapes

Photography // Monday, June 23, 2014
With an underlying environmental message, photographer Vilde J Rolfsen has used lights and coloured backgrounds to create Plastic Bag Landscapes #1 and #2. Reminiscent of mountain-scapes, icebergs and glacial panoramas they interestingly remind of the natural beauty of our world and its importance. 

The work of Sarah Cwynar

Photography // Monday, June 23, 2014
Every now and again, you stumble upon an artist whose work feels like a breath of fresh air. It is encouraging, it is inspiring, and it is, above all else, motivation to keep on creating. Sara Cwynar is that breathe of fresh air. The Vancouver bred and New York-based photographer, illustrator, and graphic designer is known for her seemingly nostalgic images pushing the boundaries of the photograph and exploring multiplicities, color, and categorization.

"DubaiLand" by Aleix Paldemunt

Photography // Monday, June 23, 2014
DubaiLand is a tourism and entertainment complex currently being built in Dubai, with a proposed 64.3 billion dollar budget. This “regional and global tourism hub” was announced in 2003, with the global recession halting it’s construction from 2008 to mid-2013. In 2007, photographer Aleix Paldemunt, a technical engineer turned photographer, traveled to Dubai to photograph the park.

Another Look at Faces 5 by Ashkan Honarvar

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
If you have a light stomach, maybe this isn't for you? Utrecht photographer Ashkan Honarvar (Utrecht is a really nice town, by the way), has created this series called "Faces 5", where he has created a mutilated face and replaced the blood and injury with frosting, candy sprinkles, and what appears to be candy canes.


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