Photographer Walter Schels was terrified of death, so much so he refused to see his mother after she passed away. Upon entering his 70s, Schels finally decided to overcome his fear through a bold, bizarre project – photographing individuals before and directly after their death. [This post originally ran on Feature Shoot]
A couple of weeks back we ran a revealing series of photos by photographer Robyn Twomey, who took beautiful portraits of former Playboy Bunnies at the Former Playboy Bunny Reunion (yes, there is a such a thing!) in Las Vegas. We just came across these portrait photos by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz taken at a reunion […]
Let’s face it, musicians are pretty cool. Whether they’re sophisticated types with classical instruments and nimble fingers or rock’n’roll sensations with tattoos and sunglasses, it seems that a career in performance music lends people a certain cool-ness.
When all that remains from a relationship is the dingy t-shirt, what happens to the memories, the stories and the sentiment? This is what photographer Carla Richmond and writer Hanne Steen manage to uncover in their collaborative portrait and written word series Lovers Shirts. Photographed wearing their ex-lover’s clothing, the subjects are nameless and their stories are anonymous.
Photographer Robyn Twomey took these beautiful portraits of former Playboy Bunnies at the Former Playboy Bunny Reunion (yes, there is a such a thing!) in Las Vegas. Of the series, Twomey says: ‘It is the result of my interest in the women of Playboy and where they are now. The tight frame and non-retouched images […]
Female photographer imagines how different her life could have been with dozens of different male partners
Who do you want to be? Or, more accurately, who could you have been? Czech photographer Dita Pepe takes these musings quite literally, re-imaging her life in a hundred different scenarios in her series Self Portraits with Men. Pepe’s photographs are disarming in their nonchalant subtly, the artist possessing an uncanny ability to become a seamless member of each family. [This post originally ran on Feature Shoot]
Started in 1986, Burning-Man is perhaps the most famous festival of its kind in the world. Based around values of community and self-expression, the week-long event is hosted in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA. Championing radical artistic expression and self-reliance, Burning-Man has ever been a haven for like-minded people who strive to live by a certain set of values.
For Float On, Hawaii-based photographer Brigette Bloom soaks her film in urine, creating ethereal bubbles over a desert landscape in Hawaii. Before shooting, she will steep her film canister in a cup of her own pee, allowing the fluid to break down portions of the emulsion.
Dutch photographer and art director Patrick Van Dam grants us ultimate voyeur access in Playboy Behind The Scenes, his first photo book published in 2011. Van Dam pulls back the curtain just long enough to capture intimate moments on Playmate photo shoots in snapshots that as the photographer says, record “unexpected, undirected and natural responses—humor, disillusionment, absurdism and vulnerability in an erotic setting.” [This post first ran on Feature Shoot]
The transformation of these, er, adult entertainment stars when they have their make-up applied is jaw-dropping
Makeup artist Melissa Murphy take a bow. The sheer artistry of her work is very apparent in this before-and-after photo series featuring some of the porn industries’ biggest names, captured initially in their full glory prior to Murphy’s magic touch being applied. It’s a remarkable transformation.
Well, I guess you could call this titillating. Photographer Lucy Hilmer has kept up a tradition for 40 years of taking a self-portrait on her birthday wearing nothing other than her ‘white Lollipop underpants, shoes and socks’. Not quite a birthday suit, but close enough. Her first Birthday Suit self-portrait was taken in Death Valley, California, in 1974.
Which one came first? Donuts or people? We don’t know. And frankly, it doesn’t mater anymore now that we’ve seen this series of portraits of people who look like donuts. These were done by photographer Brandon Voges, Strange Donuts and The Marlin Network as a teaser for an event. That food styling — or folk […]
These days, when we look at laughable ‘police sketches’ that fail so bad we can’t help but wonder if even the boys in blue have had to take a blow to their budget at times, we think, not everyone has the luck of hiring an artist like Lois Gibson, who has basically put more than 1,000 crooks behind bars with her crazily accurate pastel paintings… we mean, police sketches.
If you don’t know by now, we love anything that involves a bit of playing with food. Which is why we adore New York-based illustrator and photographer Sarah Rosado’s cornflake portraits of both dead and alive music personalities. Slash, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Lauryn Hill and Army Winehouse are among those honored by Rosado in […]
I don’t have a tattoo. I probably never will. It’s too much commitment, too forever, but more importantly it’s a huge statement to make and I don’t have the guts. Having a tattoo in the first place says a lot about somebody, and you can glean so much from a person depending on what their tattoo is.