April 24th, 2013
March 20th, 2013
“Refinement and Elegance.” All Images © Caleb Cole.
What is it like in someone else’s shoes? Caleb Cole’s series, “Other People’s Clothes,” brings us a step closer. This collection of non-traditional self-portraits are a product of Cole’s exploration, wondering what someone else’s life is like. Each photograph in the series is a constructed scene that begins with an outfit or piece of clothing (either bought, found, or borrowed), then a person Cole imagined to fill those clothes, and then a location is chosen. In a statement on Cole’s website he says, “they are portraits of people I have never met but with whom I feel familiar, as well as documents of the process wherein I try on the transitional moments of others’ lives in order to better understand my own.”
The book, “Other People’s Clothes” is available through Cole’s website in a limited edition of 250. As a winner of the Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial, Cole’s images are currently on view in the atrium at the Hearst Tower through August 31st. (more…)
February 17th, 2012
© Steven Lippman
Steven Lippman shot these self-portraits (gnarly, right?!) using the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition. Surfing with a camera attached to your arm or board takes some getting used to. It’s all about personal preference on what type of angle you want…GoPro has done a really great job of making the camera small, lightweight and versatile.
Lippman loves to surf in Malibu during the winter, but also enjoys traveling and surfing in remote parts of Indonesia. “The best time [to surf] is when all the elements come together – wind, swell direction and tide.” Follow his adventures on Instagram @stevenlippman.
Moments: Surf Culture by Steven Lippman opens March 21st at 5th & Sunset Studios in Los Angeles. GoPro donated equipment for the show which will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to A Walk On Water. Lippman is represented by Stockland Martel. (more…)
February 9th, 2012
"Untitled Film Still #6." (1977) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder in memory of Eugene M. Schwartz © 2012 Cindy Sherman
It’s been 15 years since influential artist and photographer Cindy Sherman has had a major, comprehensive exhibit—and luckily fans of her work don’t have much longer to wait. Beginning February 26, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City is presenting a “retrospective survey” of her artwork, which will feature over 180 photographs made from the mid-1970s through the present.
July 19th, 2010
© Bastienne Schmidt.
Bastienne Schmidt uses self-portraits to explore female gender identity in popular culture. She photographs herself in the role of a “housewife,” challenging our visions of a domestic utopia by re-staging many disconcertingly familiar scenarios and circumstances. Working in her own home environment of Long Island, Schmidt explores suburban fragmentation and loneliness with the presentation of her housewife character as a wandering, rootless protagonist.
This exhibition was on display at the Southeast Museum of Photography in the fall of 2010 and is currently available as a traveling exhibition organized by SMP. Her book “Home Stills” was recently released by Jovis Press. -courtesy Southeast Museum.
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All Photos © Kimiko Yoshida/ Courtesy of Paco Rabanne. Painting (Maria Magdaleina by Titian). Self-Portrait, 2010
By diverting objects of everyday life and fashion accessories, fragments belonging to the haute couture, or to the history of art, Kimiko’s “Paintings” series transform the works of Tiepolo, Watteau, Fragonard, Boucher, Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso, Matisse, Gauguin, and Delacroix. Kimiko Yoshida recreates hairstyles or archaic masks she finds in museums and stages behind them her own disappearance. To see more of her work click here.