Tony Gleaton, Portrait Photographer Focused on Black Life, Dies at 67

Photography // Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Tony Gleaton, a portrait photographer focusing on black life, died on August 15th at the age of 67. Born in Detroit, Gleaton began his photography in the late 1970s in New York fashion photography, but quit to pursue what would become a decades-long exploration of what it means to be black. He photographed African Americans in the United States, but also traveled to Central and South America and Samoa for his portraits. 

Alex Garant is the Queen of Double Eyes

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 25, 2015
After looking at Alex Garant’s oil paintings, portraits swirling with extra eyes and lips, we’re actually a little nauseated. The paintings are beautifully executed but give the viewer a feeling that they’re drunk or disoriented. Garant calls herself “Queen of Double Eyes,” and intends the effects as an “exorcism of the soul,” her “protagonists trying to escape themselves.” 

Laurie Simmons' Dollers' Costume Portrait Series

Photography // Tuesday, August 25, 2015
In this striking portrait series, Laurie Simmons photographs women and men dressed up as dolls in the tradition of the Japanese subculture Kirigumi—a type of cosplay, or costume play. In these portraits, people wear latex doll masks and bodysuits, creating distinct characters.

Tomohide Ikeya's Underwater Portrait Series, Breath

Photography // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tomohide Ikeya just released a photography book of his recent exhibition and series, Breath. It's composed of underwater portraits, people struggling or embracing underwater. 

"Portraits of Protesters" Series by Seren Morgan Jones

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Portraits of Protesters, a series of paintings by Seren Morgan Jones, highlights the great efforts of Welsh women in the fight for women’s rights. Her work is based on documents she uncovered during her research along with her own contemporary voice, creating a delightful and authentic collection. Portraits of Protesters will run from April 3rd until May 2nd at Gallery Ten, Cardiff.  

Self-Portraits and Nature by Lina Scheynius

Photography // Wednesday, December 24, 2014
We have been following the career of Lina Scheynius for a few years, and there were a few updates recently that made us want to share with the Juxtapoz audience. We know we post a lot of nudes and self-portraits on the site, but few do it with the detail, connection to nature, and use of light quite like Lina. This work is only going to get better and better. 

Made of Money Portraits by Evan Wondolowski

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 28, 2014
We all want it, we all need it…$$$. Evan Wondolowski shows his meaning or shall we say obsession to money in these creative portraits. The bills are rendered into the likes of 50 cent, Denis Rodman, Ron Paul and Barack Obama, relinquishing the value from a medium of exchange to a medium of expression.

Money Is Material: Money Portraits by Mark Wagner

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
The Avant/Garde Diaries has done it again with a fantastic video that artistically documents the money portraits of Mark Wagner. The artist is masterful at arranging and re-arranging American dollars into elaborate portraits of politicians and famous works of art... this video does his work justice. 

Piracy: Using CDs to Make a Portrait

Music // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It has been a question that has dogged the Western world for nearly 13 years: what do we do with CDs? Look, we love Catch A Fire as much as the next gal/guy, but really, you can love that no matter what medium. Mirco Pagano and Moreno De Turco have taken the CDs of famous rock icons and made a portrait out of them. Of that particular icon to be exact. 

New Paintings by Andrew Salgado

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
We are enjoying new oil paintings by Canadian-born, London-based painter Andrew Salgado this morning, a very classical artist who creates beautiful portraits. Salgado says of his works, "I am interested in how my paintings might operate independently from their literal figurative foundation and engage with an exploration of color, reduction of forms, and triumph of substance as imbued with meaning and metaphor, overt, and suggestive."
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