Citybirches photography works is a beautiful photographic portrait series about alternative rock bands on tour by Stephan Laackman. He is crowdfunding the production of the book right now, which features portraits of 150 bands like Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, R.E.M, Stephen Malkmus, Wooden Shjips, Future Islands, Explosions in the Sky or Lower Dens.The book will also feature a cd compilation with musical contributions by selected portrayed bands.
A 52 Week project: one photo every week for a year. Easy, right? Not necessarily. Outside my usual comfort zone with photography, my challenge of this project is to experiment with new techniques and be as conceptual as possible. These photographs explore my thoughts, inspirations and dreams.
Stephen Mallon’s superb compositions freeze otherwise uncelebrated tasks into extraordinary images. Stunning photos of old subway cars being dumped into the ocean, industrial scenes, roller coasters under construction, and the salvage of flight 1549 in the Hudson River … his pictures have a painterly quality that is rare.
Every time I’ve been hanging out with Agnes Thor and some American dude asks what her full name is, they all go ‘whoohaa, that is such a great name’. I know. It’s the name of a genius and a star. Thor’s photos are sort of like her name: first they come off as dreamy, girly and sweet, amost giving a hazy David Hamilton vibe.
The first time I ran across Sarah Morrison’s photography, I was perusing psychedelic bands on line. The photo that caught my eye was of a model in a very cool dress, flanked by members of The Electric Prunes.
Photography seems like such a challenging field to stand out in. Everybody thinks they can do it. Lila Lee proves herself time and time again through her work. These are images that are simple enough to stick with you and interesting enough to keep you looking.
Environmental artist and photographer Daniel Dancer’s new project Art of the Sky features a series of installations that can only be seen from the sky. His canvas is contrasting natural scenery, with the shapes created by up to 4,000 people (in some cases) and bucketloads of latex paint.
New York area photographers are invited to submit work for inclusion in Sea Change, a group show curated by Feature Shoot’s Alison Zavos as part of The Wassaic Project Summer Festival, to be held in Upstate New York between August 13-15. Through portraits, landscapes and still life imagery, Sea Change aims to examine our relationship […]
Close your eyes and picture the sprawling New York skyline for a moment. That’s it. Get a mental image locked in of the scale and grandeur of it all. Now open your eyes and stare at the photo in front of you. What do you see? A spindly collection of odds and ends or that very same skyline? The latter? Yes, Markus Georg has a remarkable ability to recreate legendary landmarks using the most benign of household objects. It’s all done for his brilliant series, Die Macht Der Bilder — or The Power of Photos.
Demolition Derby, a print by Toronto photographer Finn O’Hara, reflects his fascination with environmental portraits, which play off the experiences and the personalities of those who live or inhabit the space itself. Our friends over at Feature Shoot have the print available for purchase for $50.
Gabriela Herman uses long exposures, dramatic lighting, and unusually wide angles to great effect, capturing a lot of motion as well as the spaces around her subjects. Even her relatively static images seem to have a kinetic feel to them, very much emphasizing the fleetingness of the moments she captures.