Schwarzenegger Is My Idol is a series of juxtaposing photographs of Ukrainian body builders in the nude by twenty year old Ukraine based photographer Sergey Melnitchenko. The series harkens back to the male erotic imagery of 1950s pin-ups with a certain campiness that seems intentional. Melnitchenko says, “In these photos we can see boys whose main goal is to be the best of the best and they will do anything to reach it.” See more photographs after the jump. [SEE MORE....]
Iconic fashion photographer Steven Klein will be showing his work at CWC Gallery in Berlin until September 8.
Photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
A beautiful new series by Javier Ferrer Vidal. See more after the jump. [SEE MORE....]
Adarsha in the crystal blue waters of the American River, California, photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Josh Farria’s photograph is a candid diary of his life in San Francisco. His images include a plethora of beautiful women smoking weed, hanging out in laundry mats, eating cupcakes on the toilet, and teasing the camera. There is a certain amount of joie de vivre in Farria’s subjects as they interact with their surroundings that range from urban landscapes to intimate interiors. I got a chance to ask Farriah a few questions about his photography, art, and inspirations. Read interview after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
Horacio Coppola, whose black-and-white photographs of the cafes, side streets and neon-lit boulevards of Buenos Aires in the 1930s, and of ordinary objects like a typewriter and a doll, introduced avant-garde photography to Argentina, died on June 18 in Buenos Aires. He was 105.
Brad Elterman’s first photograph at the age of 16, of Bob Dylan performing on stage, started a life long love affair with photography. His images captured the last gasp of a bygone era of rock n’ roll – the 1970s – the days when glamour was rare and pure and stars were stars because they were elusive and unattainable. His classic images of Joan Jett hanging out in motels and flipping off the camera, David Bowie coming out of his studio, Playboy Playmates hanging out in his Hollywood apartment pool, and more, capture moments in a snapshot style instantly recognizable as Elterman’s own. And his photographs were published in every major magazine. Then he gave it all up. For three decades Elterman laid low. Over the last [SEE MORE...]