As we all do, but particularly as a black and white film photographer, I walk a fine line between acute nostalgia and the uncomfortably intimate. My images meld the artistic voices of Ray Metzker and Elliott Erwitt to explore the stark familiarity of our shared life-wanderlust.
Grab your carboys and gather the empties my friend, because we have work to do. Beer Craft, the new book by William Bostwick and Jessi Rymill, aims to bring the lost art of home brewing to the design savvy 21 century. Ripe with minimalist charts and vibrantly rendered histories of the craft of brewing, Beer Craft has everything an aspiring young chap or lady needs to embark on the long road of creative living.
What’s that you say? Former major leaguer Dock Ellis pitched an LSD addled no hitter and narrates the tale with relish in No MAS and James Blagden’s animated psychedelic short? Yeah, you’ve got that right.
What does Teddy Roosevelt, the tireless champion of the wild lands and the harbinger of railway commerce, have in common with Big Foot? Nothing, but the art of SharpWriter shows us a glimpse of another universe in which the feared stalker of the forest and stealer of campfire bites meets a Teddy with a little [...]
How would Carl Sagan have responded to this recently documented edifice of cosmic wrath? Would he have offered a poignant and grandiose insight into the ephemeral nature of the human psyche? Unfortunately, we’ll never know. It shouldn’t be too hard to dream up a fitting answer after seeing your first twister on the sun, though.
Urged to remain an amateur and take up truck driving early in his photographic career, Leonard Freed thankfully bucked the recommendation and went on to become one of Magnum Photo’s most prolific and underrated photographers. A selection of his work documenting the ‘sometimes boring, sometimes corrupting, and sometimes dangerous lives’ of 1970s New York police officers is currently on display at the Museum of the City of New York.