Half a year ago, I found myself involved as the director of photography in a short video production. The project was called Musa, directed by WCP collective, and the aim was to transpose feelings and emotions such as love and rage. This video is the story of a woman who interacts with, and expresses her feelings […]
When Garbage and Screaming Females team up, they can rip guitar solos and belt out choruses right on par with Patti Smith. This black and white music video is primo. What begins as a shaky, DIY, handheld camera home video picks up as these girls begin to sing and play Because the Night. Like what […]
Jon Damaschke is a Chicago animator-turned-photographer whose work blows us away. He has an incredible vintage aesthetic, which is easy to love, and a unique photographic perspective. Considering how amazing his work is, it’s stunning that he’s only been pursuing photography for a few years.
Sheffield street artist Phlegm is at it again. His long-legged, spidery creatures are stalking the streets and hitch hiking right before your eyes. These fantastic black and white creatures are well placed to interact with their environment. and posses a well though out quality. I love their hand drawn feel. And guess what? Phlegm is releasing […]
Sam Brooks is an artist and illustrator from England. His incredibly detailed pen work creates images that are richly detailed and visually striking. Taking influence from artists like Breugel and Bosch his images are populated with beautifully grotesque characters and explore themes of psychoanalysis and mentality. His surreal, nightmarish portraits are particularly intriguing.
My new EP, The Sudden Stop, was released worldwide on February 14. I use songs to tell myself things I need to hear. As a kind of therapy, I guess. I see two versions of myself with different characteristics. These two guys are at it most of the time, constantly arguing. I kind of write […]
Queue forever, fight to the bar, squeeze onto the dance floor and try not to throw up in the taxi on your new found soulmate. Techno and ecstasy has had a formal replacement of chart music and jagerbombs. A sure-fire winner if you need to blow off a bit of steam because the bartender at […]
By Jessica Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 12 March 2013
With the increasing technology and many with a decent camera at the convenience of their mobiles, almost everyone can claim to be a ‘photographer’. It is in this digital world that Paulius Rudokas challenges this orthodox. At only 18 years old, he is unlike many of his age; prefering to use black and white film […]
Based out of Denver, Colorado, Nick Sparks is an editorial and art photographer. After picking up a film camera at age 20 and shooting landscapes on Kodak Tri-x film for a few years, Sparks decided to ditch film and start shooting editorial work using digital format. He composes vivid, emotionally charged portraits, drawing the viewer […]
During the turn of the 19th century, China was home to a lovely clash of East-meets-West culture. And lucky for us, Louis-Philippe Messelier, a French wool trader turned photojournalist, was there to capture the energy of the period in this series of black and white photos. Anything from unusual street performers, pristine countryside, film studios, […]
The Time That Remains is a double channel, black and white film from Australian-based sister duo, Soda Jerk. Forming part of their series, The Dark Matter Cycle, The Time That Remains explores the concept of hauntology and it’s related social theories. Joan Crawford and Bette Davis move in and out of dream states during the […]
This “innovative” attempt at reducing fatigue on long flights was the future of flight back in 1949. The design was meant to help air force pilots withstand the stress of a strong gravitational pull which would minimize blackouts. The caption of the photograph reads: ‘United States Air Force pilots are finding it much safer and […]
Ana De Orbegoso is fascinated with the concept of walls. We build walls to create separation, to give privacy, and to protect things. We build personal walls for the same reasons. We want to build barriers between ourselves and the rest of the world. These invisible walls hide our deepest fears and greatest aspirations. Ana […]
When was the last time you sent a paper airplane love letter to a complete stranger? Well, maybe you should take a hint from Paperman and try it out. It seemed to work for him. Paperman is a short film that came about when director John Kahrs began to wonder if his interactions with strangers […]
Yuchen Chiu is one of my favorite New York City street photographers. She shoots most of her photos with black and white 135 film. Her photos are not only poetically beautiful but also carry the weight of history and fact and reflect the versatile facets of place, such as New York City, Havana, and Rome, […]