Posts tagged: portrait photography

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.

Poetic Nudes Compare the Human Body to Fresh Fruit



French photographer Marwane Pallas identifies as an atheist, but he can’t help but be enamored with the notion behind the Doctrine of Signatures. Hundreds of years ago, medieval muslims and christians alike wandered the earth, believing ardently that God placed in their paths suggestions and symbols.

An Up-Close Study of Kisses Shared Between People in Love


Montreal-based photographer Nastia Cloutier-Ignatiev calls it the “bubble.” When people are in love, she explains, it’s as if an invisible film surrounds just the two of them, insulating them from all the goings on around them.

Youth, Beauty, and Torment Permeate Photos of Adolescence



New York-based photographer Isabel Magowan spent much of her girlhood and adolescence on stage, dancing the ballet at Lincoln Center until she left it all behind at seventeen, just as she approached adulthood. Cygnets, her operatic exploration of youth, beauty, and torment, is both a return to the theatricality of the ballet and an exodus from its imposed perfection; like dancers from a Tchaikovsky gone wrong, her young heroes and heroines struggle to define themselves in a grown-up world.

Portraits of Dogs Reveal Just How Ridiculous They Think Humans Are


Yeah Right



For German photographer Elke Vogelsang, dogs can be just as expressive as humans, but unlike mankind, they don’t posture for the camera. Dogs questioning the photographer’s sanity is a collection of candid bloopers taken over the course of her many canine photo shoots; in her own words, it’s her “homage to dogs” and to their sense of humor, their curiosity, and most of all, their quintessential dogginess.

Celebrities Get Silly in ‘Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book’

Dutch actress Audrey HEPBURN. 1955.

Dutch actress Audrey Hepburn. 1955. © Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos

USA. New York City. Halsman's studio. US actress Marilyn MONROE. 1959.

American actress Marilyn Monroe. 1959. © Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos

In the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe, Richard Nixon, Salvador Dali, Sophia Loren, and hundreds of the world’s elite—politicians, entertainers, scientists, artists—all took part in a psychological study, conducted by photographer Philippe Halsman (1906-1979). This new field of enquiry was called “Jumpology,” and Halsman hypothesized that every celebrity he photographed would abandon pretense and the veneer of their public persona if only he could convince them to leap into the air. Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book was out of print for decades, but this forgotten photography gem has been resurrected in a new edition by Damiani.

‘Childhood in the Raw’: the Poetry and Pain of Growing Up




“My memories are of running barefoot, building tree huts, and raiding our veggie garden,” says New Zealand-based Niki Boon of her early years coming of age on her parents’ farm. Now a mother herself, she makes her home along the a rolling ten acres of bucolic hinterland, through which her children dance in tandem with the steady flow of nearby rivers.

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