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 […]
One Day You Will Be My Child is a series done a few years ago by Paris-based photographer Malo featuring his daughter wearing different career uniforms/outfits. He uses the series of adorable photographs to reflect on the possible careers his child might possibly take once she grows up. Some of the costumes the then 3-month […]
Vancouver-based Hana Pesut had us laughing and reflecting on society’s standards on sexuality with her quirky project called Switcheroo. What started innocently with a few friends has blossomed into something that’s taken her places and introduced different people in her life. In this interview, she tells us the inspiration for the series, her self-published book, and her possible next project.
Photographer Rosie Holtom uses positive imagery instead of the usual poverty porn in her photographs featuring homeless individuals. A long-time volunteer at a local homeless shelter in London, Holtom wanted to depict these people as ‘ordinary’ and without the stereotype we usually associate with homeless people. Through these simple but powerful images, we see that […]
I’m a bit of a fan boy for Charles Fréger. His photography is always brilliant in concept and perfectly realised. Recently, he travelled to 19 European countries over two years in an effort to unearth Europe’s ancient past and its obsession with Paganism for his book Wilder Mann. It turns out that Pagan traditions are […]
Sebastian Schramm knows that people are weird. So instead of hiding his subjects’ true nature, he picks very specific objects to enhance and showcase the weirdness. His portrait series is bizarre yet elegant and thoughtful. Though you might expect each piece to be loudly odd, like some sort of old-fashioned freak show, somehow Schramm creates a […]
It turns out that dogs aren’t the only creatures who look good decked out in trench coats, fur collared jackets, or denim shirts. In Miguel Vallinas’s series, Second Skins, we see all sorts of beasts – from deer and zebras to owls and roosters – modeling the best of contemporary fashion for us.
Pink Paper Circus’s illustration work is full of wonderful raw accidents and textures. I really enjoy the mixture of patterns with observational drawings. It reminds me of how fun sitting down with a paper and a box of new pencils can be.
Masha Mel is an amazing fashion photographer based in London. Mostly shooting women, Mel has a way of capturing the inner (and outer) beauty in each of her models. Her work spreads along a spectrum of Spring Breakers (the movie) looking girls to serious runway model attire.
Michael Shindler in San Francisco has to date welcomed more than 3,500 people who walk into his tintype portrait studio to pose for portraits. He prepares each tintype plate by hand for a single exposure, processes the tintype immediately, and gives his subjects the only copy of their portraits. They possess an unbeatable timeless quality […]
Tightrope walkers. Sad clowns. Strongwomen with bulging biceps. Acrobats. And yes, even a diving horse. These may be black and white photographs, but there’s no denying that circuses in the early 20th century were a colorful affair.
Photographer Austin Tott, who hails from Seattle, has a thing for staging portraits of people surrounded bizarrely by repeating and otherwise inanimate objects. Whether it’s an army of beach balls or light bulbs floating about in mid-air like feathers, these are all so cool.
Photographer Caspar Claasen has an eye for capturing just the right moment. He has a way of quarantining people within the frame, creating the sense of being alone in this world, but not in a bad way. In fact, most of his photos are really quite funny.