photography
PDN's 30: Our Picks

PDN’s 30: Our Picks

PDN announced their Top 30 emerging photographers for 2011 today. Below are five of our favorites from this year’s lineup. Based all over the world, each of these photographers brings an energy and movement to their work that I find incredibly inspiring. Amazing work all around. Be sure to click through to their sites for...
Impermanence and Simplicity via Singapore

Impermanence and Simplicity via Singapore

Underscore is a stunning Singapore-based magazine “attuned to a simple rhythm; quality of life.”  I was drawn to the Constant Issue (No. 2) and its varied content: from a “post-rock” band to Chernobyl, middle eastern fashion to the landscapes of northern China. The intro to this issue states that the editors ascribe to three simple...
Youth Shines in the Middle West

Youth Shines in the Middle West

Most young people fail at translating their passion and angst to us “grown ups”. It’s easy to roll our eyes and dismiss their efforts. Enter, Sarah Rose Smiley. A sixteen-year-old photographer from Madison, Wisconsin,  Smiley burst through the clamor of the web and impressed this former teenager. There is certainly room for her to refine...
"This is where my heart beats hardest."

“This is where my heart beats hardest.”

I can’t say enough about Dark Side of the Lens, shot for Relentless Energy Drink. This short film’s narration, direction, editing, and creative direction are impeccable.  It was shot on location in Ireland about renowned surf photographer Mickey Smith.  He worked with Allan Wilson from the Astray Collective to bring us this incredibly moving and...
Natural Light via Switzerland

Natural Light via Switzerland

A quick post just to introduce you to the work of Swiss-born, Italian Egyptian photographer Romina Shama. Enjoy her beautiful, authentic, cinematic work. “I only use lighting to recreate a window light. I believe in the feeling of light rather than its technique and I feel the same about photography.”
Twenty-Somethings in NYC

Twenty-Somethings in NYC

This summer, the New York Times asked thirteen young, emerging photographers to document the 20-somethings in their lives via their iphones as a supplement to Robin Marantz Henig’s article on ‘‘emerging adulthood“. The NYT consistently offers supplemental multimedia content on their site and this is no exception. Check out all the shots here. The photographers...

A Dark Youth Summer in Russia

Spotted: the work of Russian photography duo Dark Youth today on Platform (a London-based online mag). This collection of shots by Sasha Borodinova & Leyla Masharipova are an ode to a different kind of summer. Beaches and keggers are replaced by lush forests and reckless abandon. via Platform: They say being young is exhausting and they...

Fleeting Beauty

Artist Jim Denevan travels the world to create gorgeous massive-scale installations by drawing simple patterns and shapes within our natural landscape. These beautiful and magically temporary drawings are at the whim of wind, rain and snow. Brochure from Peter Hinson on Vimeo. Denevan is also responsible for a traveling restaurant without walls called Outstanding in...

American Families via California

I have long admired the work of California-based fine art photographer Roxann Arwen Mills. I know quite a bit about her creative process after being friends for nearly eight years, and never tire of checking out what she’s working on.  Mills manages to give the viewer a close-but-not-too-close glimpse at each of her subjects, especially...

Catalog Photo Redux

I am in love with this personal and creative approach to marketing. European clothing brand Edwin invites different photographers to interpret each of their seasonal collections.  The most recent SS11 release is just as beautiful as past iterations with work by photographer Benjamin Robinson*.  Although I do love The Selby,  I prefer Robinson’s approach to...

Music Photography in LA

Starting tomorrow, Project Space in Los Angeles will be featuring photographer Janette Beckman, marking the third installment of this experimental project by the always inventive and inspiring Arkitip. Beckman culls works from her time in London during the punk era through the hip-hop decade in New York and Los Angeles. The show will feature artifacts...

RIP Recession

Obviously The Recession isn’t over yet, but our fingers are globally crossed. Indeed. Meanwhile, photographer Brian Ulrich has been  shooting abandoned and defeated shopping malls, stores and pretty much anything formerly retail for the past seven years. Much of this time frame overlapped nicely with our current economic climate. Above are selected shots from this...