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Photographer Kenneth Willardt: The Beauty Book
Back in 2003, photographer Kenneth Willardt purchased a corner building in the far west of NYC's Chelsea neighborhood, a hub for the arts and creative industries. Over 10 years later, the space still functions as both his 558 Gallery and a personal...
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North Korea: Anonymous Country
North Korea may be a familiar figure in international news headlines, but even in the age of the internet, the little we know stems mostly from rumors, accounts from defectors who risked their lives to escape and bizarre YouTube videos. Though Korea...
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Conventional Wisdom: Anthrocon
“This is the highlight of my year,” Thumpie Bunny Eve shared with photographer Arthur Drooker, while sat atop a piano, wearing high heels, exuding sexuality—and wearing a rabbit costume. This was just one scene at Anthrocon, the world's largest convention...
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Photographer Cole Barash Presents "Talk Story"
The North Shore of Oahu—quite likely the most photographed surfing destination in the world—is the go-to reference point for big wave-riding for both surfers and non-surfers. It is home to world-class breaks, sees some of the cleanest swells and...
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Ormond Gigli's "Girls in the Windows: And Other Stories"
In 1960, photojournalist Ormond Gigli assembled 43 women, dressed them in refined, colorful garb and situated them in 41 windows across the facade of a building. Over 50 years later, the image born of that shoot stands as a triumph within art photography...
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Smithsonian's "Great Design" Book
Only the Smithsonian Institution could compile a survey of design from the 1860s onward and somehow land every major milestone. Their new book, released this month by DK Publishing, is as comprehensive as it is beautiful. Covering design from across...
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Open Book: Christian Patterson + Paul Schiek
In our third and final installment of interviews surrounding art book publishing, which leads into the New York Art Book Fair this weekend, we talked to Christian Patterson—the artist behind one of the most successful photographic books in years...
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Edward Burtynsky: Water
The importance of water in our lives and the development of civilization cannot be overstated. In his new series "Water," prolific large-format photographer Edward Burtynsky explores the ways in which industry and people shape it in the natural environment...
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Conventional Wisdom: Fetish Con
Where photographer Arthur Drooker has gone, we've followed. We were in awe of the openly eccentric and colorful BronyCon, but his latest venture into the world of convention attendees delivers an entirely different wow factor. This next stop—en route...
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Open Book: Taj Forer of Daylight Books
Like so many businesses today, the publishing industry is facing new challenges due to rapidly changing technologies. With the New York Art Book Fair taking place on 20-22 September, we chatted with three art book publishers about how they do what...
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Interview: Elliott Erwitt
Even if you are not familiar with his name, you've seen his photography. Elliott Erwitt's work captures historic moments, famous faces and breathtaking landscapes. For over 50 years the NYC-based photographer has been amassing culture defining imagery...
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Conventional Wisdom: BronyCon
BronyCon, the annual convention for fans of Hasbro's animated television series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," took over the Baltimore Convention Center for four days this August and photographer Arthur Drooker was there with his camera in...
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"Sleep" by Ted Spagna
Teacher, filmmaker and photographer Ted Spagna was as engrossed in the sciences of sleep and technology as he was in creating art. His sleep project depicts a shift from the conceptual side of science to a more human one; exploring the intimacy...
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Conventional Wisdom: 37th Vent Haven Ventriloquist Convention
Photographer Arthur Drooker has already taken us on eccentric adventures within the World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships and the annual assembling of the Association of Lincoln Presenters. Drooker's been swinging by a hand-picked selection...
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Conventional Wisdom by Arthur Drooker
We've been following photographer Arthur Drooker's work since his 2010 American Ruins gallery show and book. The Mill Valley, California-based artist's infrared imagery mystifies with its modern approach to capturing mythic, decayed structures. We...
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"Market Hotel" by Adam Krause
Photographer Adam Krause has lived in Brooklyn since 2007 and is well-versed in the young artist lifestyle that the borough so often invites. Growing up in the punk rock scene himself, his new series on Bushwick's Market Hotel is the perfect addition...
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Touching Strangers: Photographs by Richard Renaldi
Photographer Richard Renaldi has been working on his latest project since 2007. In creating the "Touching Strangers" series, Renaldi invites total strangers on the street to pose together—touching—and captures a fleeting moment of intimacy, turning...
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Shot by Kern
The thin line between fine art and explicit material has been tiptoed by adventurous artists for generations, but few contemporary photographers expose the alluring and complex nature of the naked female form quite as well as NYC-based Richard Kern...
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