Renee Lilley on Venice Beach. photograph by Megan McIsaac
In many ways Schuman can be seen as the first “true” photographer of the digital age. His pictures are shot digitally, disseminated digitally, commented on digitally, and printed digitally. Keenly sought to lecture, shoot, exhibit, and attend the front row of fashion shows around the world, none of this would have happened before the internet. To celebrate the September publication of Schuman’s second Penguin book, The Sartorialist: Closer, Danziger Gallery will be mounting a two week exhibition concurrent with New York’s Fashion Week. The Sartorialist will be on view from September 7 to September 15, 2012, at Danziger Gallery, 527, West 21st Street, New York
In the annals of art history there have been a slew of great romantic collaborations – from Salvador Dali and Gala, Frida and Rivera, Lee Miller and Man Ray and more. Something about art and love brings out the muse. Now, Brooklyn based photographer Billy Kidd and his girlfriend haute milliner Heather Huey have joined forces for a collaborative photographic project called Billy Kidd Shot Heather Huey, which will see its premier at Clic Gallery in New York as part of Fashion Night Out. The series features a series of deep, erotically imbued black and white photographs by Kidd of Huey in some of her creations which include body cages, hats, and other accessories. In the following interview I got a chance to ask Billy and Heather a few questions about art, their relationship, and the their current project. See interview and more photos after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
Self portrait at the National Hotel, Nevada City, California. photograph by Adarsha Benjamin
a new photograph by Elvis DiFazio
Clark Phillips. photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Photograph with dried flowers, as part of a new series by Amanda Charchian
A discovery of a small number of copies of Brian Griffin’s extremely rare classic photobook Open, which features in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger’s The Photobook: A History, vol. I. is soon available by Dewi Lewis Publishing. Published in 1988 in an edition of only 350 copies, Brian found himself too occupied with other projects to be able to focus on selling all the print run and put the balance into temporary store. Over twenty years later he rediscovered them. Quirky portraits, enigmatic still lifes and landscapes in a similar vein, all appear in Open, which was self-published along with a number of other photobooks by Griffin under the imprint Black Pudding. These were projects of self-expression as well as being ‘calling cards’. Orders are now being taken and the edition will be released in November 2012.
Coming to the Tate Modern this October, an exhibition that explores the relationship between the work of William Klein (born 1928), one of the 20th century’s most important and influential photographers and filmmakers, and that of Daido Moriyama (born 1938), the most celebrated photographer to emerge from the Provoke movement in 1960s Japan. Taking as its central themes the cities of New York and Tokyo, it traces the influence of Klein’s landmark 1956 photo-book, Life is Good & Good for you in New York: Trance Witness Revels, on Japanese photography, using Moriyama as a focus. It brings together for the first time, vintage photographs from Klein’s New York work, as well as those taken in Tokyo and Paris, with work made by Moriyama in the same cities, including landmark projects from the 1970s such as Moriyama’s Another Country in New York, and Farewell Photography. In addition to exploring the central role of the photo-book in the history of avant-garde art, this exhibition examines the use of film and photography in the representation of urban experience and political protest. On view from October 10, 2012, to January 20, 2013, at the Tate Modern.
A pop-up exhibition and zine release by UK photographer Dan Boulton showing work from his long term project documenting the skateboards at London’s notorious rough and ready Southbank. On view for one night, August 24, at Book and Job Gallery, 838 Geary Street, San Francisco.