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.
Photographer Ian Derry shot a stunning series of French freediving champ Guillaume Nery doing his thing underwater — and by that, we mean taking a deep breath and diving up to 125 metres underwater sans diving equipment. Yep, Nery belongs to that rare breed of free divers — the only other ones we know of […]
Drawings by Kids with Serious Health Conditions Turned Into Magical Photographs – Starring Themselves
In this ambitious and heart-wrenching project, Shawn Van Daele takes drawings done by children born or living with serious health conditions, and brings them to life as real photographs – starring the children themselves, showing them that Anything Is Possible. Indeed.
When they said, ‘less is more’, I don’t think they meant reducing your drawing to one unbroken stroke. French graphic designer, Quibe, specializes in drawing portraits of famous people and characters using only one line of pencil. ‘One Line Masks and Helmets’ is his latest series of one liners featuring the masks and helmets of characters like Magneto, Iron Man, Judge Dredd, and Dr. Doom.
By Elliot Knox in New Photography on Thursday 20 February 2014
Photographer Chris Fitzgerald has created a series of striking portraits of discarded mattresses on the streets of Los Angeles. I asked him about his inspiration behind the series: ‘I began photographing mattresses after seeing an abundance of old, used mattresses lining the curbs. On our dog-walking route alone I must have seen eight over a […]
Brazilian visual artist Butcher Billy took his passion for pop culture and mixed and matched it in his series about post-punk and new wave music stars as superheroes. We interviewed him recently about his roots and influences in pop culture, as well as his views on art and superheroes. Also, he tells us if he’s a DC or a Marvel guy.
Be endeared. Be fascinated. Be disturbed. Yeah, mostly be disturbed. ‘Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits’ is a 224-page book by photographer Matthew Rolston, in which he features a rarely seen collection of ventriloquist dummies over at the Vent haven Museum in Kentucky. Rolston was reading the ‘New York Times’ one day and happened to see a story by Edward Rothstein about the dummies of the Vent Haven Museum.
This is my photo project, The Bonnie Days. I started this adventure when my daughter was five weeks old as a birthday gift to my husband. Some of the props I made myself, some I already had at home. I never added or subtracted things in Photoshop, everything was taken naturally. The process is quite simple: I set […]