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Contours Of The Invisible By Ward Roberts

Contours Of The Invisible By Ward Roberts

Melbourne-based Ward Roberts’ new photographs merge abstraction and portraiture into a variety of landscape with the weather of metaphor. "Figures with uncomfortably lovely porcelain skin confront instances of apparently total emptiness along a fluid continuum of matter and air expressed as pure color. The chromatic registry contains the both the traces of the dissolved and …

Everyday Archaeological Occurrences By Thomas Kalak

Everyday Archaeological Occurrences By Thomas Kalak

German photographer Thomas Kalak is a close friend of mine and among his most famous photo books is the urban study Thailand: Same same, but different!, a collection of oddities from the streets of Bangkok that show the cheerful imperturbability of the Thai people, the masters of improvisation. Thomas Kalak was the photographer and author …


Swimming Pools By Franck Bohbot

Swimming Pools By Franck Bohbot

The French born, New York based artist Franck Bohbot focuses mainly on places and people. In his series Swimming Pools Bohbot’s images capture the souls and architecture of pools in his homeland’s capital. The pool is a place of longing for coolness, refreshment, vacations or even luxury. Looking at the images you can smell the scent of …

Targets By Herlinde Koelbl

Targets By Herlinde Koelbl

With her new, international art project Targets (Prestel, ISBN 978-3-7913-4848-0, roughly $75) one of Germany’s most widely discussed photographers Herlinde Koelbl deals with military training and the cultural differences that are reflected in the targets used for shooting practice in the different countries. The photographs, which were taken over a period of six years in …

An American Odyssey

An American Odyssey

An American Odyssey (Taschen, ISBN 978-3836542104, $200) is rediscovering the first color photographs of The New World. Majestic color photochroms of American life and landscapes around the turn of the 20th century from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Rockies to the Tropic of Cancer, the North American landscape is as diverse as it is …


A Ruined Set Of Film From India

A Ruined Set Of Film From India

Currently residing in Chicago, Nicole Lane is a pop singing, horror reading, analog photographer who finds solace in the depths of the darkroom as well as other disciplines. Her work involves issues relating to identity and the loss of it through various processes and techniques. Nicole Lane is a recent graduate from Guilford College where she …

Underground Skateparks Documentary

Underground Skateparks Documentary

This book DIY/Underground Skateparks (Prestel, ISBN 978-3-7913-4943-5, $50) by Irish photographer and skateboarder Richard Gilligan is the re-edition of the first publication by 19/80 Editions. Gilligan spent four years travelling through Europe and the US to photograph DIY skateparks. DIY can be described as a movement within skateboarding which operates outside civic and societal norms. …

Tap And Dye’s Legacy Porter Shoulder Camera Strap

Tap And Dye’s Legacy Porter Shoulder Camera Strap

Tap & Dye camera straps are for style conscious individuals who are passionate about photography and gear. The company specializes in gorgious handcrafted leather goods with a focus on camera straps. The new addition to the Legacy line of camera straps is being called Porter (can be cut from 34" [86 cm] up to 52" [132 …


Luxi Light Meter Attachement For iPhone 5/5s

Luxi Light Meter Attachement For iPhone 5/5s

Luxi Light Meter ($35) is a diffusion dome for accurate light and color metering that clips over your smartphone's front-facing camera. When used with the App, Luxi enables the iPhone to serve as a professional-quality light meter and gets you get in the game for less than a tenth the cost of a traditional one. …

Photo Book Features 55 Of The Most Important Women Photographers

Photo Book Features 55 Of The Most Important Women Photographers

"In a profession like this it is both an advantage and a disadvantage to be a woman ... From time to time, I have been able to take photos where my male colleagues had failed ... Not many women work as photo reporters, a profession that requires absolute health, patience, and curiosity, as well as …

Alone By Rebecca Toh

Alone By Rebecca Toh

Singapore based commercial and editorial photographer Rebecca Toh is hugely influenced by the ability of a film to tell moving, layered stories, and thus works to inject this sense of the cinematic - the emotion, the life, the warmth - into the images of her short series Alone. Toh explains, that "when I think back …


Annie Leibovitz's Sumo-Sized Book

Annie Leibovitz’s Sumo-Sized Book

Annie Leibovitz has been a working photographer for 40 years. She was the chief photographer for Rolling Stone and then the first contributing photographer for the revived Vanity Fair. In addition to her editorial work at Vanity Fair, and later at Vogue, she has created several award-winning advertising campaigns. She has been designated a Living …

Stand By Robert Longo

Stand By Robert Longo

Stand (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3775738149, $50) is a documentation of an site-specific multimedia installation by American artist Robert Longo, which activated the architecture of the Capitain Petzel gallery in Berlin. The building was shrouded with an enormous depiction of the American flag in black and white. Longo uses the polemic: “American’s conviction that the inalienable …


The Story Of A Photographer And His New York City

The Story Of A Photographer And His New York City

At the close the of film noir classic The Naked City, the narrator famously proclaims: 'There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them.' The film took its title from Weegee's seminal book of New York photographs published in 1945. In our time, an equally compelling presence roams the …

Animalia By Kevin Lee

Animalia By Kevin Lee

The word "animal" comes from the Latin word animalis, meaning "having breath". In everyday colloquial usage the word incorrectly excludes humans. Kevin WY Lee’s street photography Animalia is a unique piece of visual documentary, a short poem. In Animalia (disambiguation) the founder of The Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) gives a imaginative view on the taxonomic …

The Imaginative World Of Puzzleman Leung

The Imaginative World Of Puzzleman Leung

Imaginative Taipeh-based photographer Puzzleman Leung captures mysterious, humorous and blurred scenes that the young talent creates in his mind. Influenced by Guy Bourdin and Rinko Kawauchi the resulting unique images radiate something timeless as if Puzzleman captured a fleeting moment that might not even took place in real life. With a tendency to "off color" …


Polaroids From The Middle Kingdom By Lukas Birk

Polaroids From The Middle Kingdom By Lukas Birk

These Polaroids from the Middle Kingdom are a series of images from contemporary China from 2008-2010 but captured on expired film from the 1980s. Compiled as Polaroids from the Middle Kingdom: Old and New World Visions of China (Glitterati, ISBN 978-0-9881745-6-6, $45), the photographer’s second book, Austrian-born multimedia artist Lukas Birk once again peeks behind …

Elad Lassry: Redefining Known Visual Codes

Elad Lassry: Redefining Known Visual Codes

Elad Lassry’s work is characterized by a reflection on the ubiquity of the image in contemporary society and the possibility of redefining known visual codes and interpretative habits. Lassry’s multi-media practice explores the current status of images as the point where multiple modes of production and reception merge. In just a few years Lassry (b. …

Light Fall By Guido Baselgia

Light Fall By Guido Baselgia

In the course of the past six years, Swiss photo artist Guido Baselgia has realised an extraordinary monograph entitled Light Fall (Scheidegger & Spiess, ISBN 978-3-85881-420-3, roughly $90), accompanied by essays by Andrea Gnam, lecturer and photo critic, and photo publicist, Nadine Olonetzky. In Ecuador, Norway, Tierra del Fuego and the Swiss Alps, his large-format camera …


Limited Edition: Leica x ONA Berlin Camera Bag

Limited Edition: Leica x ONA Berlin Camera Bag

Created in celebration of Leica‘s 100th anniversary, the Berlin camera bag is a limited edition bag designed by ONA for the Leica M-System. The Berlin ($369) is handcrafted with full-grain leather that will develop a rich patina over time. The signature Leica red interior is fully customizable, padded with premium closed-cell foam, and can accommodate one …

White Trash Uncut By Christopher Makos

White Trash Uncut By Christopher Makos

Glitterati Incorporated releases White Trash Uncut (Glitterati, ISBN 978-0-9891704-6-8, $50), Christopher Makos' cult classic redux from 1977 as a Deluxe Edition. This raw, beautiful book chronicled the downtown NYC punk scene, interspersed with portraits of Uptown Boldface names like the designer Halston and Andy Warhol, who called Makos the "most modern photographer in America" and …

2150 Square Meters Photo Installation By Bettina Pousttchi

2150 Square Meters Photo Installation By Bettina Pousttchi

The Wolfsburger art prize 2014 Junge Stadt sieht Junge Kunst is awarded to the German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi (see portrait above by Norman Konrad). The award is coupled both with an exhibition in the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg and with a considerable publication and and included prize money of 80,000 euros. Furthermore there will be an acquisition …