August 18, 2014

Jessica Tremp

Formalities

Formalities is a series which plays with the style of structured, formal portraits of times gone by, offsetting the carefully modeled and concrete intentions of these sittings with a hint of the unexpected. Where once a staged photograph was to be a record of a major event or life moment, Formalities only gives us a part of the story. The subjects may have been sitting in wait for a long time, but now their stories have changed, as if the modern world has caught up with them while they were waiting to be a document of their own pasts.

August 16, 2014

Sophie Wedgwood

Untitled Project

Via

August 16, 2014

Krista Long

Website

August 15, 2014

Nicholas Hawker

Observations

Via

August 15, 2014

Martin Kollar

Nothing Special

Website

August 15, 2014

Richard Billingham

Ray’s a Laugh

In 2000, photographer Richard Billingham released a book of his photographs titled “Ray’s a Laugh”. The images document the everyday life of Billingham’s mother Elizabeth and father Ray. The series reveals Ray’s severe alcoholism and Elizabeth’s obsessive collecting of pets and cheap chachkies paired with the poverty they have been forced to live in as a result of Ray’s addiction. Billingham chose to shoot the images on the cheapest film he could find and used a harsh flash to add to the rawness and candidness of the series. 

text by Canbra Hodsdon

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August 14, 2014

Simon Weller

South Africa Township Barbershops & Salons

August 14, 2014

Kate Nicholson

Quickie Weddings, Big Business in Las Vegas

August 12, 2014

Christopher Dydyk

San Francisco Impressions 1

August 11, 2014

Cornelia Hediger

Doppelgänger