Category Archives: Photography

Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize

Contour for Getty Images asked us to let our readers know that they are accepting applicants for the first annual Getty Images Portrait Prize. The winner will be determined by a panel of distinguished judges, led by photographer Peter Lindbergh. The winner will receive a grant of $10,000 and a exhibition of their work at Polka [...]

Hippie Hill

On a recent expedition in search of that moment in life when nothing is sure and everything is transient, I ended up in San Francisco on one of the city’s favorite holidays: 4/20. I was greeted by thousands of people who had flocked to Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park to spend the day enjoying [...]

The Portrait Machine Project

Carlo van de Roer has spent the last several years photographing people with an aura camera. Developed in the 1970′s by an American scientist, the attempt is to record what a psychic might see. The subject is connected to the modified Polaroid Land camera by sensors measuring electromagnetic biofeedback. Readings are generated, which are translated into a [...]

Santa Rosalina

Photographer Linda Brownlee and native Sicilian stylist Aisling Farinella spent Easter creating a portrait of Palermo using models, street cast from local women, and fashion from the archive of designer Simone Rocha. The characters they’ve captured are strong and feminine, steeped in religion and confidence. Above image: Giorgia wears SS12 pattern lace and net frill [...]

Escapes From Paradise

At Dossier, we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Elle Muliarchyk a number of times on fashion editorials. Each time, the result has been a complex and highly saturated tale—both in color and character. So when Elle wrote me with news of her latest project, “Escapes from Paradise,” with a subject line reading: My most [...]

The Wild West

Rachel Libeskind recently dreamed that her teeth were dissolving in her mouth, coming out every time she tried to breathe “life puffs of dust.” For those familiar with Rachel’s work, it should come as no surprise that she has anxiety-ridden dreams. In fact, it’s impossible to ignore the similarities between her dream and the title [...]

Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie’s current exhibition at Regen Projects in Los Angeles shows a marked progression and change in the artist’s work. Though Opie is best known for her portraiture of LGBT subjects, this show includes portraits as well as landscapes (which she has produced in the past, notably in her freeway series) visibly engaged in psychology [...]

Crystal Dyer in Conversation

Crystal Dyer’s studio is made up of a several small rooms, one leading into the next like a series of dimly lit caves. The ceilings are low and many of the walls are ripped up, exposing puffy insulation and thick metal wires. A large black sheet of peeling wallpaper hangs off the wall; this is [...]

New in Stock in Stock Photography

For the last three weeks post-internet fashion mag DIS has camped out in art-world-baby Suzanne Geiss Company’s downtown gallery. The collob between the former, a mix of well to do fashion names (Patrik Sandberg, David Toro, Solomon Chase) and hipster artists (Fatima Al Qadiri, Nick Scholl) and Geiss’s company, trendy in its own right, has [...]

Advanced Style Finds the Sun

Ari Seth Cohen’s street photography has been repeatedly (and rightfully) credited with debunking ageist perceptions of who constitutes a ‘tastemaker’ in the realm of fashion. Since launching his blog, Advanced Style, in 2008, the San Diego native has captured countless members of New York’s well-heeled senior set. Wrapped in fluorescent coats, wearing all-over plaids and [...]