Tag Archives: Photography

Outings

New York-based photographer Weston Wells presents Outings, a seventeen-panel collage piece that examines the places and characters he has captured between his travels and day-to-day encounters. Shot entirely on film, each saturated plate delivers a tableau with loose narrative. The collages’ often bucolic and adventurous spirit reflect the photographer’s wanderings, both near and far. Click [...]

Sarah Girner

In getting to know a person, separating them from their art becomes more and more challenging. So it is with a certain biased pleasure that I ask the German-American photographer Sarah Girner about the creative geyser from which her images spring. We are at a table at a Vietnamese place in New York City’s Chinatown. [...]

Matt Ducklo and Matthew Monteith In Conversation

When Gertrude Stein declared, “A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears,” she was challenging artists to shift their perceptions. The upcoming exhibition at the Fondation d’Enterprise Hermès, opening March 16, takes the assignment a step further, tasking not only the artist but also the subject of the work [...]

In Conversation with Lele Saveri: Incubi et Succubi

When at night we close our eyes, the ensuing darkness wraps us in a blanket of fear. Photographer Lele Saveri’s latest book, Incubi et Succubi, is about turning this notion on its head, bringing his most intimate nightmares to light through visual tales of fear—and love. Olivia Fincato: Why “incubi”? Lele Saveri: I wanted to [...]

January to August by Erik Madigan Heck

Erik Madigan Heck, the New York-based photographer who shot the cover of our soon-to-debut fall 2011 issue, is launching his first book, January to August. The book’s release will coincide with an exhibition of the same name at Ion Studio. Opening night is this Thursday, September 1, from 7pm-10pm and all are welcome. So stop [...]

Steven Sebring on Illumination

Entering the Milk Gallery exhibition Illumination: Who Are Poets by Steven Sebring, one is greeted by large canvases simply tilted against the walls, showcasing pixelated portraits of top artists, musicians, and, ultimately, poets. At close range, the images appear to be beautiful colors stacked upon one another. Further away, they transform into portraits of Philip [...]

Francesca Woodman: April 3, 1958 – January 19, 1981

Thirty years ago today, Francesca Woodman jumped to her death from the window of a Lower East Side Manhattan loft. A photographer, she was prodigious and original; she had been a star pupil at the Rhode Island School of Design and a contemporary of the Surrealists in Rome. She left behind 800 negatives and 120 [...]

In Conversation with Alessandro Zuek Simonetti

From NYC 08-10. All images by Alessandro Zuek Simonetti. I met Alessandro in Milan while he was preparing a photography exhibition. He’s a sort of Al Pacino-looking guy who grew up in Bassano del Grappa, a little Italian city near Venice, and moved to New York in his twenties, eventually finding his professional footing as [...]

Stanley Kubrick’s Photos

The tick of time has almost never failed to vindicate Stanley Kubrick. His films—sometimes plodding, sometimes maddening, always uncompromisingly singular—were popularly derided upon debut for their difficulty. Genius, apparently, is an acquired taste. In any case, each is now considered an indispensable pillar within one of the most celebrated and influential canons of cinematic history. [...]

Remembering Irving Penn 1917-2009: The Revolutionary Fashion Photographer

“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.””- Irving Penn Penn’s uncanny ability to make simplicity mesmerizing while glamorizing the “everyday,” transcended fashion photography into the realm of art. He revealed the importance of [...]