John Malkovich As Your Favorite David Lynch Characters


John Malkovich as David Lynch

“He inspired me to pick up a camera, to shoot things that are different,” photographer and filmmaker Sandro Miller, who was in his late teens when Eraserhead was released, says of David Lynch.

Playing Lynch, created in collaboration with John Malkovich, Sandro’s longtime collaborator, offered him the rare opportunity to step into Lynch’s shoes and see the world through his eyes. Two years in the making, the project stars Malkovich in a series of vignettes directed by Sandro, each meticulously recreating a memorable scene from Lynch.

Fat Cats Star in Irresistible Photos

luigi-4273“Luigi’s a short-haired tabby that I’ve had for over 9 years, and he’s been in a bad mood for most of that time.”

evie“Evie is a mild mannered cat who enjoys chasing shadows and eating the finest pate.”

Cats can be difficult to photograph. Pete Thorne learned that the hard way.

The first cat to sit in his portrait studio fled behind the washing machine and refused to come out; the second squeezed under his couch. From that point on, the photographer understood: he could photograph cats, but he had to do it on their own terms.

Revealing the Beauty and Destruction of the Somerset Floods



For her Rising Waters series, British photographer Venetia Dearden focuses her lens on her hometown in Somerset, a county situated in the Southwest of England. During the winter of 2013–2014, heavy rainfall brought extensive floods affecting over 600 houses and 17,000 acres of agricultural land. “I was motivated to photograph the Somerset floods,” says Dearden, “as I live here and many people I knew were affected.” Though Dearden herself was not directly affected, all of these images were taken in the flood zone around thirty minutes from the photographer’s residence.

Shedding Light on the Struggles of Schools in Northern Pakistan

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Travel 650 km north of Islamabad, along one of the world’s most treacherous roads (the Karakoram Highway), and you eventually reach Northern Pakistan – the focus of Australian photographer Andrea Francolini‘s project My First School, where electricity shortages pose a daily problem.

Francolini first visited the region in 2008 to photograph the annual polo tournaments, as part of a project focusing on traditional sports. A year later, he returned to do a story on women working in Islamic society, and after interviewing a woman who had started a school over twenty years ago, he was invited to her school. On visiting, Francolini says he was both fascinated and shocked by what he saw. “The children were children: happy, joyful, shy and naughty at times. Everything appeared normal at first,” he says, “but when I entered a classroom, my heart just sank.” Among the things that stood out, he recounts what he saw in flashes: “a slab of cement, one light bulb, no seats or desks, one ancient blackboard, and the children sitting on the floor sharing second-hand books.”

Tender Photos of the Bond Between Children and Animals



Ana Rosenberg isn’t interested in the “rules” of photography. Her coming of age story, starring her two children, is at once timeless and fleeting.

Painful But Unforgettable Portraits of Life on Skid Row


Los Angeles Street near Winston St: Jerry has been on Skid Row for years. Despite his devastating facial injury, caused by a rifle shot to the face as he sat at a bus stop over a decade ago, he’s very easy to talk to and joke with and is very honest about his life. He’s routinely bullied and has his belongings stolen regularly. He’s in very poor condition physically, and I haven’t seen him in months.


Spring Street between 5th and 6th: Larry first saw Rebel being beaten brutally by his owner on Skid Row around San Pedro Street. He implored the guy to allow him to take the dog, because he knew that the dog wouldn’t survive much longer. He was given the dog, named him Rebel, and they are now inseparable life partners

“Get the fuck out of the car already, because if you don’t, you’ll never forgive yourself,” photographer Suzanne Stein told herself as she passed by Jennifer’s tent on Skid Row. She’d been photographing the faces of the area since October of the previous year, but this block could be unpredictable, and she was frightened. Still, Jennifer was worth the risk.

A Peek into the Lives of an Eccentric Couple in the Netherlands

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Emmy and Ben, Arles

Emmy's World

Egbert and his underpants

In a period of quiet following the completion of her redhead project MC1R, Netherlands-based photographer Hanne van der Woude met a man named Ben. “From the beginning on, there was a very close connection,” Van der Woude says, and when she asked Ben if she could photograph him at home, he agreed. While visiting Ben’s home for the first time, she was introduced to his wife Emmy, who was busy at the time sorting through her collections in one of their five attics. “It was an unusual introduction, but I knew immediately that Emmy was a remarkable person,” says Van der Woude.

Quirky Observations of Japan from a Free Climber’s Perspective


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One day, when returning back from climbing… I realized I wasn’t viewing the environment with the climber’s eye after a certain point. I became curious of the ‘border line’ — and decided to approach the city with the climber’s eye. — Ryota Kikuchi

Japanese free-climber stroke artist Ryota Kikuchi uses his camera to present a unique perspective of the city in his latest project Respectablandscape. Covering areas of Chiba and Tokyo, the artist utilizes his skills and perspectives as a free­-climber to explore these public realms and question the ‘invisible borderlines,’ in his quirky observations of the city. In the following images, the city becomes Kikuchi’s solitary playground, where signs, bridges and lampposts all become on which objects to climb.

Heart-Stopping Photos of the Void That Is Turkey’s Salt Lake



The Salt Lake, known as Tuz Gölü in Turkish, haunted Peter Edel for two years after his first visit to the Central Anatolia Region until at long last he was able to return to make the pictures that previously existed only inside his head.

Colorful Compositions Found in the Streets of Burano, Italy



Different people have different theories about why the island of Burano is so colorful. Some, Italian photographer Mirko Saviane admits, believe the bright buildings are meant to guide the fisherman as they make their way back home. Others suggest that once upon a time the houses were painted to signify which family owned the property; as the artist puts it, “different family, different color.”

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