Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Matt Jones @ Oblong Gallery

Published April 29, 2010 by Graham

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Star photographer Matt Jones comes from a clan of uber-creative visual artists– his father is Terry Jones, creator of I-D magazine, and his sister is fashion photographer Katy Jones– so it’s no surprise that he has a gifted eye. But he’s carved out a signature style that’s all his own, as evidenced in his images that will soon be on display as a part of his solo show at The Oblong Gallery in London. Included in those are some fantastic portraits from the set of Where the Wild Things Are. Don’t pass up a chance to see Jones’ photos up close!

Jamie Daughters

Published April 26, 2010 by Molly

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Jamie Daughters takes pictures that absorb broad vistas and condense them for maximum visual impact. The subject matter ranges from midnight waffle houses to haunting portraits to broad swaths of farmland. All of it is imbued with a tranquility and solemnity that’s uncommon in photography these days. Take in the views here.

LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls (the making of)

Published April 23, 2010 by Dallas

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Check out Tim Barber’s full coverage at Tiny Vices.

Daniel Weiss

Published April 22, 2010 by Molly

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Photographer Daniel Weiss has an eye for the elegiac (or straight-up bizarre) detail that makes a picture tell a thousand words. His photographs are witty, pretty and wise. Check out the New Yorkers series and the Street Scenes, both of which are spirited and immaculate. We love ‘em!

Weiss also keeps up a photoblog which actively documents his NYC adventures: a stroll down 9th Avenue, an encounter with a karate-chopping Frenchman named Jean-Pierre who claims a past friendship with Frank Sinatra and enjoys feeding squirrels in the park, buskers in the subway, and more. It’s a huge pleasure to scroll through, like taking an epic walk around the city with a pair of fresh eyes.

Brayden Olson

Published April 20, 2010 by Molly

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Whether shooting high schoolers, skateboarders, friends, the Golden Gate Bridge or fossils, Brayden Olson has an eye for the key detail that makes it all work. Browse his site (it’s minimalist! yet totally functional) and allow yourself to fall down a wormhole of photographic delights.

Aki Books

Published April 19, 2010 by Molly

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The world needs more independent publishers like Aki Books. Named after one of the founders’ dogs, the publisher aims to produce books of art and photography in limited (beautifully designed) editions, as well as zines and posters.

The outfit is pretty new— it was founded in 2009—and we’re eager to see its future output. We’re especially excited for an upcoming project involving a new edition of Robert A. Robinson’s 1958 classic collection of photography Captured by the Norwegians. Sounds rad, no? For now, a person could furnish a very handsome (if tiny) library with books from the Aki catalogue.

Children of Clay

Published April 16, 2010 by Molly

We love Jon Bocksel’s ten-minute long video “Children of Clay” for its perfect capturing of a set of skaters, a certain mood and a specific geography (New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and the highways and bi-ways of the Smokey Mountains). Shot on Super 8, the film is available in a limited DVD edition with a hand silk-screened cover. So lovely.

Anne Schwalbe

Published April 12, 2010 by Molly

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Anne Schwalbe’s photographs are often abstract, always mysterious, and occasionally puzzling. Visit her spare (but well-stocked) website for a tour of recent photographic projects and beautifully-produced art books.

Tim Macpherson

Published April 9, 2010 by Graham

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Tim Macpherson’s glimmering glossy photos of childhood imagination are a potent reminder that even against the aesthetically oppressive environment of a beige suburban carpet, you can do some serious dreaming.

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It’s Nice That #3

Published April 8, 2010 by Molly

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Ahoy! Looks like the new issue of our favorite art journal is out. It’s Nice That Issue #3 is 128 pages of brainy, eye-popping fun. Numero tres includes interviews with photographer Dan Tobin Smith, a feature called “Graphics vs. Poetry” by WLYS fave Geoff McFetridge, work by Adam Voorhes and Taizo Yamamoto (among others), and an interview with the esteemed graphic designer Milton Glaser (AWESOME.)

As eternal students of the creative process, we’re equally charmed by the Flickr set documenting each step of Issue #3’s production.

Three cheers to Will Hudson, Alex Bec, Florencia Soto and the rest of the team for their impressive contribution to bookshelves everywhere. Y’all should get your orders in swiftly!