Posts tagged: portrait photography

Burly Arizona Fireman Stars in Sexy, Viral Photo Shoot



When Prescott, Arizona-based photographer Chad Castigliano of Chronicker Photography and his friend Tim the firefighter set up a fun, sexy photo shoot to benefit his wife’s non-profit organization Books To The Rescue Yavapai County, he thought it might be cool to have, say, one thousand Facebook shares. In the week since the sassy shots were first published, they’ve been shared more than 240,000 times and seen by tens of millions. Tim has become a sex symbol, and the photographer has been lost in a whirlwind of messages and media requests.

Enigmatic Self-Portraits by ‘A Girl Who Tried to Disappear’




Francesca Woodman famously wrote in her journal, “Am I in the picture? Am I getting in or out of it?” an appeal that is in some ways answered by Slovakian photographer Viktória Kollerová’s own self-portraits, images which appear collectively under a Tumblr titled A Girl Who Tried to Disappear.

Six-Year-Old Hawkeye Huey Publishes His First Photo Book

First shot with camera

Portrait of the artist


Tigerface © Hawkeye Huey

Seattle-based photographer Hawkeye Huey, age six, has camped in the desert, climbed mountains, encountered the free spirits of Slab City, and conferred with the citizens of Navajo Nation. His father Aaron, who happens to be a National Geographic photographer with a “very long and fancy” resume of his own, gifted Hawkeye with his first Fuji Instax two years ago before taking him on special father-son photo adventures throughout the Western United States.

Intimate Portraits of Sex Workers in Las Vegas



In 2004, Jonnie Andersen was working in a dive bar in downtown Las Vegas. She had taken a job that would allow her to make roots in the downtown community having recently finished an MFA at Yale with a renewed idea of the work that she wanted to make.

Powerful Moments from a Mental Hospital in Pakistan



At the Punjab Institute of Mental Health in Lahore, Pakistan, reports Venice-based photographer Marylise Vigneau, Bollywood songs and melodies of devotion and religious lamentation ring out through the facility’s 1400 beds. Here, she encountered agony and heartache, but she also uncovered moments of gentleness and delight. During her visits over three years, the residents blew soap bubbles, traded smokes, and listened as one older man recited John Keats in English.

Stylish Seniors Who Make ‘The Golden Years’ Their Most Fabulous

Roberta Haze, 78

Roberta Haze, 78

Joy Venturini Bianchi, 77

Joy Venturini Bianchi, 77

In his wonderful introduction Ari Seth Cohen’s new book, Advanced Style: Older & Wiser, a sequel to the original 2012 photo book and 2014 documentary, Simon Doonan names the photographer “the pied piper of glamorous oldsters.” Indeed, Cohen has spent the last eight years luring fabulous fashionable seniors out of the shadows and into the limelight.

Saying Farewell to the Last Great Underground Music Venue in NYC

R.I.P. D.I.Y. - Last Days of Death By Audio

Ty Segall

R.I.P. D.I.Y. - Last Days of Death By Audio

Anuj Panchal in his room

Brooklyn-based photographer Ebru Yildiz emerged from Death by Audio and into the crisp night of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was the fall of 2014, and the waterfront DIY venue would shutter it’s doors come November 23, 2014, but until then, its most loyal bands would play each night to a room for 100 people filled past capacity.

When Body Manipulation and the Female Form Collide



“Pain is the first sensation that I want viewers to experience,” explains Taiwanese photographer Yung Chen Lin, otherwise known as “3cm”, whose criticisms pendulate between beautiful and grotesque; “this is because the sensation of pain helps people empathize with the subject”. The most distinctive elements throughout the photographer’s series are body manipulation and the female form in its various manifestations. Bodies are seemingly distorted, flesh is mutilated; the female body is restrained and disciplined.

Delightful Photos of Dogs Eating Peanut Butter



It all started with Bailey, a velvety rescue dog who salivated at just the thought of peanut butter. Years ago, in an attempt to get her to take the perfect photograph, Bailey’s human, Cleveland-based photographer Greg Murray, bribed her with her favorite treat, and accidentally embarked on what would become the international sensation For the Love of Peanut Butter.

Vintage Photos Appropriated in the Most Absurd Ways



The ANTIHEROES were born by accident when Bilbao-based artist Susana Blasco was snacking on some nuts while making a collage out of antique photographs. One fell from her hand and onto the decades-old print, transforming the anonymous subject into a bizarre character, ripped from the pages of a whimsical storybook.

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