video and photos: Downtown Divas (NSFW)

Photography // Thursday, October 16, 2014
In their series “Downtown Divas”, artists Gigi Ben Artzi and Loral Amir photographed Russian prostitutes from an undisclosed city in high end luxury fashion brand clothing. Paired with the images is a 16mm short film in which the artists conduct intimate interviews with each subject where they discuss terrible things that have been, what is their reality now, and what their hopes are for their future. 

"Scarti" by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin

Photography // Thursday, October 16, 2014
Scarti is a series of lithographs by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. These prints originated as scraps from the the printing of a book by the artists. The term "scarti di avviamento" is a term used by Italian printers for the sheets of paper that are run through the printing press between colors to clean ink from the drums.

365 Days In Infrared

Photography // Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Beginning on January 4, 2014, Cape Town-based photographer Kate Davies set out to begin an extensive project based on the 365 Project. In her current series “365 Days in Infrared”, Davies creates and posts a photograph everyday on her Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram taken in infrared. 

Gunther Holtorf's 23 Year Road Trip

Photography // Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Back in 1989, as the Berlin Wall fell, Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine set out on what was meant to be an 18-month tour of Africa in their Mercedes Benz G Wagon. Now, with more than 800,000km (500,000 miles) on the clock, Gunther is still going.

Fabrice Fouillet's "Colosses"

Photography // Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Fabrice Fouillet is a French photographer whose work tends to focus on the relationships been man and the environment. In his series Colosses, he takes a look large scale commemorative statues and the areas surrounding them. 

Canbra Hodsdon’s “Epic Personas”

Photography // Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In Canbra Hodsdon’s series of photographic portraits titled “Epic Personas”, she finds inspiration in her family and friends. Working from her own perceptions of why each individual is extraordinary, Hodsdon combines distinguishable elements of each person’s attire, lifestyle and personality when composing each image. 

The Open Road

Photography // Monday, October 13, 2014
On October 31, one of Aperture’s most recent photo books, “The Open Road”, will be released. The 336 page book visually discusses the act of the American road trip. The book is comprised of text by David Campany and photographic works by Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, Joel Sternfeld, William Eggleston, and Alec Soth that collectively cover over half a century of photographic practice. 

Marcie Hancock's "And The Creek Don't Rise"

Photography // Monday, October 13, 2014
Marcie Hancock is a photographer from Roanoke, Virginia currently making work in and about Southern and Central Appalachia. Her current in-progress series And The Creek Don't Rise is split into two narratives; Blues Jumped The Rabbit and Orange Blossom Special.

"I throw myself at men" by Lilly McElroy

Photography // Saturday, October 11, 2014
“I make work about the desire to form connections with others and how difficult it can sometimes be to actually do that. For the "I Throw Myself at Men" series I was thinking about romantic connections and how awkward, painful, and wonderful it can be to try and form an attachment to another person,” says Lilly McElroy when talking to the Huffington Post two years ago. 

"Improbabilita" by Giuseppe Colarusso

Photography // Friday, October 10, 2014
In his series "Improbabilita," Italian artist Giuseppe Colarusso makes everyday objects completely unusable. Each image becomes a bit of a puzzle to solve. In an interview, the artist mentions that the pieces that are not created in Photoshop, he fabricates himself. 

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