The Wombat Art Box No. 38 packages a number of Stanley Kubrick’s photographs from Prizefighter as well as an incredible black and white photograph of Rocky Graziano showering after a workout.
Information about the new book is here.
It’s fair to say that a large number of photographic artists appropriate contemporary source material to bend, fold, and mutilate into an expression of their personal vision. David Pace & Stephen Wirtz start with source material produced almost 100 years ago. They use wirephotos from the late 30’s and 40’s and they’ve created a collection of fascinating images published in their new book, "David Pace and Stephen Wirtz : Images in Transition – Wirephotos 1938-1945"
Information about the new book is here.
Years ago, a friend (who is not necessarily a photoweenie) mentioned that he was a huge fan of Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s photographs. I had to admit that I was unaware of his work, as was most everyone I asked about him. I had to search far and wide to see any mention of his work and very few other friends were aware of him. Since then, his work has gained substantial awareness and he has become a cult hero.
Information about the new book "Ralph Eugene Meatyard - Stages for Being" is here.
Young New York presents Ethan James Green's black and white portraits of young people transitioning from adolescence into adulthood, many of whom are in the process of gender transition. The images are all shot using natural-light and his subjects stare straight into Ethan’s lens. Ethan’s images succeed in being both intimate and confrontational at the same time.
Information about the book is here.
As many of you know, I’ve lived a life split between a love of graphic design and a love of photography. These worlds, with few exceptions, rarely collide. One place they come together is in book form. I’ve seen countless beautifully designed books with lackluster photography and countless poorly designed books with outstanding photography.
My friend Jason Landry, previous owner of Panopticon Gallery in Boston, introduced me to the work of Helsinki-based photo duo Atelieri O. Haapala and let me borrow a copy of their new book, The Fantastic World of Atelieri O. Haapala.
Images and information about the book is here.
Betsy Karel began to photograph Times Square in 2014 and has over the last several years amassed a portfolio of black and white photographs exploring the chaotic five blocks that make up one of the most interesting and unique parts of the world. Every photographer that I know that has spent time in Times Square has confessed that they would like to spend time documenting the turbulent street theater.
Images and information is about her new book is here.
My good friend, and brilliant graphic designer, Steven Jurgensmeyer, introduced me to the work of Daniel Efram. You will see that they are black and white, phantasmagorical images – my personal passion.
These images are from Dan’s soon to be published book titled “Curiosities”.
Nicole Blackman sums it up quite well in her introduction. She states that “his photographs feel like a single frame, selected from a movie reel. Choose one and you see a romantic comedy. Choose another and it’s clearly a tragedy.”
Images and information is here.
My friend Gus and I were both shooting at Boston Boxing & Fitness in Brighton Massachusetts one day early this year. The boxers were in the middle of a Team Training workout. Gus set up his equipment and shot the series of photographs posted here. My job was to corral as many of the boxers as I could to stand in front of his lens. He captured the boxers in the middle of a very hard workout, sweaty, fatigued, and unpretentious.
It isn’t common that a new book coexists at the intersection of graphic design, photography, and a major astronomical event. “And light followed the flight of sound” beautifully incorporates all three.
Sometimes (very rarely in my case) you see work that stops you in your tracks. That is exactly what happened when I first saw Rick Ashley’s work he creates with his brother-in-law. The images certainly provoke a strong immediate response, but immediate responses can be incorrect. Work this broad and complex can be easily misunderstood. More >
The reunification of Germany, the war on drugs, the launch of the Hubble telescope, Jurassic Park, Goodfellas, “Ice Ice Baby”. Ahhhh… 1990. Truly a suitable year to help put behind us the tumultuous decade of the 80’s. While the world was going through massive political and cultural changes of the 80″s, Jack Pierson was producing a series of highly personal photographs documenting his life and the life of his friends. Jack Pierson: The Hungry Years contains 43 color images from that series. More >