Cellar Door

Cellar Door

Taking all of the hard work done regimenting society for the greater good and throwing it in the trash can in the name of productivity, success and happiness.

Urban Exploration by Lucinda Grange.
Sorry for the DailyMail link, but it’s the best collection of her work in one place that I could easily find. Yes, even better than her own portfolio. Unfortunately.

Urban Exploration by Lucinda Grange.

Sorry for the DailyMail link, but it’s the best collection of her work in one place that I could easily find. Yes, even better than her own portfolio. Unfortunately.

Another view on Iran. by Hossein Fatemi

Gorgeous photos from modern Iran, a side we don’t see too often.

Another view on Iran. by Hossein Fatemi

Gorgeous photos from modern Iran, a side we don’t see too often.

Years ago, prior to their total marketing ubiquitousness, I created a bunch of vinyl stickers of oversized QR codes as a street art project. My first, and so far only, flirtation with the medium was short-lived but fun.

Each large code, when scanned, would provide the viewer with either:

  • A quote about technology or futurism from a famous science fiction author, such as William Gibson’s classic “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.

  • A meta-referential street art phrase like ‘POST NO BILLS’ or ‘MADE WITH ANTI-GRAFFITI COATING’

The smaller code in the lower right, visible in some of the photos, was a simple signature block.

I had a friend who worked in a print shop make them for me cheaply, figuring that vinyl stickers would make for easier removal without damaging the property underneath. Instead of where I originally planned to place them, I wound up placing most over advertising posters on construction sites and abandoned buildings around town. Kinda made that pointless, but whatever.

I really like street art.

Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

Incredibly dark & haunting photos of domestic violence. I also highly recommend her ‘Closer to Heaven' series, which centers on a heroin addict.

Her style is very unflinching & hard to look at, it’s pretty amazing.

Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

Incredibly dark & haunting photos of domestic violence. I also highly recommend her ‘Closer to Heaven' series, which centers on a heroin addict.

Her style is very unflinching & hard to look at, it’s pretty amazing.

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Gaye McDonald in The One Magazine
Photographed by Pieter Henket
Hair by Ben Skervin

UNF! The movement of those clothes is flawless!

These all look like different aspects of the same great and powerful Goddess and I am so ready to be her devotee

Quite purty

This is some seriously amazing work; Credits above.

Inland by Cody Cobb
Really simple landscapes that make the ‘great composition’ portion of my brain go nuts. They’re all quite simple, but the tones & composition are just beyond anything I could achieve. They’re so well done.
You can follow him on tumblr too.

Inland by Cody Cobb

Really simple landscapes that make the ‘great composition’ portion of my brain go nuts. They’re all quite simple, but the tones & composition are just beyond anything I could achieve. They’re so well done.

You can follow him on tumblr too.

Motherland Chronicles by Zhang Jingna
Immensely beautiful and surreal photos of women, generally in elaborate costumes.

Motherland Chronicles by Zhang Jingna

Immensely beautiful and surreal photos of women, generally in elaborate costumes.

The New Gypsies by Iain McKell
British fashion photographer Iain McKell documents the people in an ever-evolving group of modern gypsies in the UK, travelling the countryside in horse-drawn wagons.

The New Gypsies by Iain McKell

British fashion photographer Iain McKell documents the people in an ever-evolving group of modern gypsies in the UK, travelling the countryside in horse-drawn wagons.

Last week I shot my first concert photography in just over a year, covering The Dream at The Commodore Ballroom for Lords of Dogwood.

I love doing concert photography; It’s the perfect mix of that high-strung can’t-miss-the-moment style of photography and patient, predictive sniping. The anticipation is the same as for an act I desperately want to see live, but the trance I fall into when they hit the stage is different. Not completely, but there’s an efficiency and fierceness where there would normally be ecstatic uncontrolled joy.

…I may get way too excited about concerts; Just ask anyone who saw Anamanaguchi at XOXOFest.

This was my first non-festival show & first shoot at the venue. So, on the advice of a fellow photographer, I prepared for the venue to not have a concert pit in place. Naturally, this meant I arrived to find a proper barrier and a sparsely populated photo pit. It’d be a dream come true, except that I’d brought the way-too-damn-long 70-200mm f/2.8 IS as my main lens.

I spent the last ten or so minutes of the opener’s set panicking quietly on a chair nearby, trying to figure out how I was going to manage this. Thankfully, I’d just picked up the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens that afternoon and had wisely stuffed it in my pocket. So fuck it, let’s jump in the deep end with this thing & hope I don’t sink too deep.

As soon as The Dream slowly strutted out onto the stage, my panic vanished and I dropped right into that fierce efficient trance. I shot the first two full songs with the 40, making full use of the fact that there were only 3-4 other photographers in the pit.

For the third song, I quickly broke out the 70-200mm & shot from the edges of the pit horizontally across the stage for a couple minutes. Finally, I ditched out of the pit completely, hoping to get the classic from-the-balcony shot that Melissa Guzman always closes out her Commodore photosets with.

Sadly, the upstairs was closed; I had to make do shooting from the wings near the sound booths. Song three wrapped up & I made a break for the door.

Half-Drag: A Different Kind of Beauty by Leland Bobbé
Spectacular NYC drag queens done half-in & half-out of costume; All done with hair & makeup, not digital composites.

Half-Drag: A Different Kind of Beauty by Leland Bobbé

Spectacular NYC drag queens done half-in & half-out of costume; All done with hair & makeup, not digital composites.

Aerial Fashion by Joseph Ford
Clever & beautiful mashups of aerial photography & clothing.

Aerial Fashion by Joseph Ford

Clever & beautiful mashups of aerial photography & clothing.

Waiting by Jana Romanova
Photographs of couples sleeping in the early mornings, during the late stages of a pregnancy.

Waiting by Jana Romanova

Photographs of couples sleeping in the early mornings, during the late stages of a pregnancy.

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Photos of the Cards Against Humanity panel by Andrew Ferguson.

This panel was incredible, one of the funniest and most emotional experiences of my life, and a worthy celebration our friend Ryan Davis. I only wish he could have been there.

Thanks to our guests Anna Davis, Jeff Gerstmann, Mikey Neumann, John Vignocchi, Dave Lang, Khahil White, Graham Stark, John Drake, Eric Pope, E, Stepto, Brad Muir, Will Smith, and our videos from Vinny, Brad, and Drew.

Yay my photos!

Bound For Success by Shaul Schwarz
A really spectacularly shot photo essay of BDSM porn giant Kink.com

Bound For Success by Shaul Schwarz

A really spectacularly shot photo essay of BDSM porn giant Kink.com