Eerily beautiful, midway between Norway and the North Pole, Svalbard discovered by the Norse as early as the 12th century literally means cold shores. See more fantastic images from Chicago based photographer Reuben Wu here.
This country enjoys a long history of desperate parents seeking to entertain their little ones by bringing them to sit on the laps of costumed strangers. Right on point with our “Creepy Santa” post a few years back, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite furry little friends in their most exquisite human form. Hide your kids, hide your wife – the Easter Bunny’s in town.
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Ryan Schude is a Los Angeles based commercial photographer with a refined style that pushes the limits of photo realism. His moody, meticulously staged scenes are reminiscent of works by the great Gregory Crewdson with multiple narratives that the viewer can translate in their own way. The images are highly compelling visually with the allure of trying to solve the narrative pushing the images into a happy haunting.
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Circa 1983 is the work of Owen Perry. I came across his work last week and haven’t been able to close the tab on my browser window. Every time I come back to his images, I can’t stop scrolling as if I’m in a dream state. Being from the mountains, and longing for escape from LA at least a few times a week, these images make me happy. See more of Owen’s stunning work here.
One of the best editorial shoots I’ve seen this year. Steven Lippman blows us away with Odland, featured shockingly beautiful Malibu Magazine (I know right?). Horses and girls, far from cheesy, sculptural and on trend, from gorgeous tattoos to Tarantino frame grabs. See more of his stunning work here.
Nicholas Routzen has been shooting New York for years and it shows. His appreciation and love for the city spreads thick, from fashion week to snowy streets. I spent an evening with Nicholas cruising Williamsburg and his favorite drink spots and quickly found how much he lives in a world of details. Every cocktail is dissected and a meal doesn’t go down without sophisticated critique and appreciation.
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It’s impossible to ignore what Justin Sullivan is doing with his camera. Justin is LA based and shoots fashion, lifestyle, and still life’s that are bold, clean, impactful and sexy. His color palette seems to channel an edgier part of LA, where deep set eyes, eerie with missed nights of sleep, stare vacantly at the camera and it’s a mystery as to how the six packs emerged from gym-less, cigarette smoking bodies. His work is diverse so make read more >
Dora Kontha’s photographs feel strangely clinical even though her subjects are open, free, and majestic. Her grand landscapes somehow feel like intimate studies of our planet, a stunning, powerful waterfall through Dora’s lens seems to be delicate and quiet. When looking through Dora’s series titled Wanderlust I come across an image of a road heading straight into the side of the mountain, the scene is carefully framed, as if she painted the landscape with oils. The read more >
Photo courtesy of Burning Man Blog All other photos courtesy of Michael Garlington.
Words and Interview by Kari Hendrick
A hundred different eyes stared back at me. Their black pupils seemed to be from another time, as if they were spirits lost in the transition from our world to theirs. “Who are these characters?” I wondered, as I looked up at the steeped walls of “The Chapel” – covered in black and white photos.
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