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New York Polaroids 1976-1989
Yard Press unveils a more personal perspective from the life of a downtown New Yorker with "New York Polaroids 1976-1989." Some 232 pages are held together with twist stitching and a faux leather cover, and within Swiss photographer and director Edo...
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Bob Dylan: NYC 1961-1964
Back in 1961, photographer Ted Russell started capturing a relatively unknown Bob Dylan when the young artist had just moved to NYC. Russell shot the 20-year-old songwriter, recently signed to Columbia Records at the time, hanging out in his Greenwich...
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Photography Visionaries
There's no shortage of beautiful, high-quality photography books on offer, but it's always a pleasure to leaf through a tome and be transported to the time and place each photo represents. It's rare for a photography book to consider the larger place...
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Going Out is Going In: Photography for a Cause
When Ansel Adams received his first camera at the age of 14, there was no telling the artistic legacy the American wilderness photographer would leave. Creativity aside, Adams' extensive portfolio was—and remains—an instrumental force in building momentum...
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Paul Koudounaris: Memento Mori
Photographed across 250 sites in 30 different countries and incorporating ten years of work, "Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us," by Paul Koudounaris reveals the cultural and historical relativity regarding the concept of death. With striking visuals...
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Photographer Jessica Yatrofsky's "I Heart Girl"
For a portrait photographer, mastering the finer points of three-point lighting is as important as bringing out the best in your subjects. Brooklyn-based multimedia artist and photographer Jessica Yatrofsky has clearly excelled in both; constructing...
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Openspaces: Cornwall's Shores in Photos
Recent years have seen England's surf scene earn more and more credit on an international level. With the growing popularity of cold water surfing (and the ability to quickly document and share one's sessions via social media) England's frigid yet...
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Sounds of Two Eyes Opening
Acting as a veritable time capsule into Southern California beach and punk culture from the late '60s to the early '80s, "Sounds of Two Eyes Opening" offers readers an unfiltered glimpse into a vastly influential time and place. Shot by music producer...
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The Photographer’s Playbook
In a time period in which people are taking (and sharing) an unprecedented number of photographs with ease and immediacy, the desire to take pictures has probably never been higher. A new book called “The Photographer’s Playbook"—edited by acclaimed...
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Interview: Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner
Starbucks isn't the place New Yorkers go to for art (or really coffee for that matter). However on one fateful night in 1998 at the East Village's Astor Place location, the coffee retailer was unsuspectingly turned into a guerrilla performance art...
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Pat Graham's Modest Mouse
In 1992, photographer Pat Graham took his first photo of his then roommate Isaac Brock—a man who would go on to front the rock band Modest Mouse and leave a lasting impact on the music world. Graham saw Modest Mouse perform for the first time in...
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Horn Please: The Decorated Trucks of India
From the mountainous city of Leh in the north to the palm tree-lined tourist-haven of Kerala in the south, India is a vast nation of rich diversity—whether it's landscape, language, food or even automobiles. The country's intricate and ever-growing...
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The Signs of Italy: Grafica della Strada
It's something of a rarity for a designer with such a storied career as NYC-based Louise Fili to trace the foundations of her career back to one single memory. The 2014 AIGA Medal-winner and self-described Italophile's career in book design and food...
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Dream Cars
Everyone's idea of their personal "dream car" is different. For some it's the latest supercar, for others it's an off-road adventure-mobile. However the dream cars of auto designers are in a category all their own. Sarah Schleuning (curator at the...
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Conventional Wisdom: International Santa Celebration
For over a year now, photographer Arthur Drooker has traveled the US, stepping into the wondrous world of conventions and meeting their passionate, engaged attendees. Drooker invited CH along, to peer inside every stop through his lens as he constructs...
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Various Creative: TWO
In the age of Instagram likes, retweets and reblogs, it's easy to get cynical about the motivation behind creating and sharing one's work online. If the internet has given us a platform for sharing, it's also given us a platform for ceaseless self...
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The New Heroes & Pioneers
Art books should have a certain allure, one that makes you want to open its cover and discover the story within. Many of the major book publishers, however, have found themselves in a rut. The same big name artists—both deceased and living—make regular...
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Conventional Wisdom: Military History Fest
Through his ever-present lens, photographer Arthur Drooker has taken CH on tours through the delightful, odd and evocative worlds of conventions and convention attendees. Drooker indoctrinated us into Brony culture, introduced us to over 150 Abraham...
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Interview: Chris Burkard
Photography is among the most competitive creative fields. With the advent of accessible digital SLR cameras and numerous social sharing outlets, it's harder than ever to wade through what's good to find what's great. Based in a small town on the...
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Dead Man's Hand
In the midst of two recent gallery shows, photographer and CH contributor Jonah Samson put out a new book titled "Dead Man's Hand." This self-published offering, with a run of only 200 signed and numbered copies (10 of which are special editions...
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A Record of Time: A Journal of Wanderlust
by Kohl Crecelius It wasn’t long after SoCal-based artist, designer, and craftsman Sean Woolsey (already a CH favorite) came across a quote by American author John Green, that he and his wife bought a 1987 VW Westfalia van and took off on a road...
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Various Creative: ONE
Firm believers in the future of print media are always excited to see creative endeavors jump from the screen onto paper. The latest independent print project to land at CH features the photography and visual art by some longtime favorites as well...
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The Macallan Masters of Photography: Elliott Erwitt Edition
The Macallan Masters of Photography projects have generated fruitful collaborations. In the first three iterations Annie Leibovitz, Albert Watson and Rankin explored the themes and culture of the famed whisky distillery with images focused on mystery...
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Etan & Me
Amsterdam-based photographer Viviane Sassen continues to traverse the creative worlds of fashion, documentary and contemporary art. And while she may be best known for her groundbreaking fashion photography, Sassen's early childhood in western Kenya...
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This is Mars
Eight years ago, the NASA space probe Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was fitted with the largest and most powerful camera (more commonly known as the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE for short) to ever be launched past Earth's orbit...
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