If there is an American painter I absolutely adore, then it’s Edward Hopper. His unique landscapes and sceneries are as evocative as they are timeless. Richard Tuschman seems to feel the same way. He’s come up with a series of portrait photos inspired by Edward Hopper originals. He’s reinterpreted nearly all the classics in an […]
Seattle-based artist Christopher Boffoli’s Big Appetites series shows miniature people against landscapes of gigantic food, doing day-to-day things, like skiing across a dessert rink, rock-climbing walls of sugar crystals, and even making a car wash out of stringy carbonara. Five words: these pictures are really good.
In the summer of 2011, fine art photographer Julie de Waroquier – who has a twin brother – tracked down identical twins and shot portraits of them standing next to each other for her otherworldly photo series, Chimeras. As she noted, ‘The fact that two people look exactly the same whereas they are not the […]
Do tatts and books mix? With its Tattooed Librarians of the Ocean State calendar this year, Rhode Island Library Association recently celebrated 12 of its inked librarians and library staff by casting them as calendar pinups to raise funds for the association. Sadly, though, all copies of the calendar are now sold out.
‘My father passed away when I was six, when he was forty-two. This work is an attempt to rekindle some kind of relationship with him by visiting places he spent time in. My mum and I have been on ‘pilgrimages’ together to these places; allowing her to revisit and remember times with him, and for […]
How does photographer Shanna Allyn find it in her to serve up the hyper-real world of her Strange Beautiful series, where the faces of her human subjects are contrasted against outlandish elements like paper cutouts of manga eyes and noses made out of banana peels? Beat us. But we like it.
Accession is the latest kaleidoscopic photo series from Ben Thomas and was shot in New York, Tokyo and Melbourne. It’ll be exhibiting during 2014. Of the work, Thomas says: ‘The series what shot with various lens on a Canon 5d mark iii body. Available light was used for each of the images. Most of the […]
Moving to another country is one of the biggest life transitions you can ever make. It’s a very frustrating experience to say the least. Young Kiwi couple, Leon and Lilly Mackie, accumulated a lot of cardboard boxes after moving from New Zealand to Sydney and having a baby. With their social lives drastically altered, they […]
When photographer Phillip Toledano took these amazing portrait shots of individuals who have undergone extreme plastic surgery for his book, A New Kind of Beauty, he was able to somehow convey a great strength about the individuals, despite the stigma that is usually attached to those who go through such a massive lifechanging ordeal.
Cute cats, cute guys, same cute poses. This is the single-minded proposition of the Des Hommes et des Chatons (or Men and Cats) blog. It will either make you wince in pain or make you feel all fuzzy inside. Whatever rocks your boat, Internet. Whatever rocks your boat.
When Luna Coppola was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease back in 2004, she did what any photojournalist would do — document her illness. Needing dialysis treatment when ‘the disease reached its inevitable peak,’ it was then that Luna decided to document her battle. She named her series Connected to Self-life and Re-life, and this collection of photos presents the many moments in her life, ranging from ongoing therapy to the insertion of catheters, and ultimately, a self portrait with her new kidney.
Swole is defined as ‘to be big, with large muscles’. Everybody wants to be swole (well, at least me and my gym buddies.) Though can you imagine if everyone in the world had the body of a body builder? From the cleaning lady, to the little girl next door, to everyone in your family. If swole were the status quo – and I’m going to raise a philosophical question here – wouldn’t that make no one swole?
Anton Kusters is famously known as the first western photographer to ever have access inside the world’s largest mafia, the Yakuza. His photo series, which is compiled in a book and is currently on exhibit in Hong Kong, gives us a peek at the notorious and dangerous world of gangsters, tattoos, severed fingers, organized crime, […]
In 2011, the tsunami that hit Fukushima Prefecture forced many to abandon their homes and their hometowns. The places affected by the disaster are slowly picking up the pieces, not just economically, but also culturally. In a powerful series by photographer Noriko Takasugi entitled Fukushima Samurai – The Story of Identity, she documents how men with […]
Situated in Northwest of India, the holy Sikh city of Amritsar is home to the Golden Temple, the shining heart of the Sikh faith. The Sikhs have descended from a warrior clan with a proud martial history. Yet, despite this, Amritsar is an incredibly peaceful and serene city.