By now, everyone in the blogosphere has mentioned Shepard Fairey’s 20 year retrospective, and it is much deserved. We were extremely lucky in getting invited to the VIP opening this past Tuesday, an opportunity that allowed us to take in most of Shepard Fairey’s career works to date (although on a personal note, there were a bunch that the curator should not have left out, and one or two that had more than suitable replacements for). The beauty of visiting a Museum or Gallery for the first time to see a show is not knowing what to expect, which enables you to be surprised. With that in mind, we have decided to show you only a few shots of the work featured in the ICA. Running until August 16th 2009, you have plenty of time to see this in person.
Auroral Corona Over Norway.Credit: Frank Andreassen (nettfoto.no)more info
During their spare time before Friday’s public opening of Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand at Boston’s ICA, Shepard Fairey and crew have been hitting the town pretty hard. TWBE friend Delphine Ettinger (Ashes 57) has been along for the ride and shares with us some great process and finished shots. Enjoy.
The Smoking Gun has compiled a great slideshow of mugshots featuring recently cuffed Hookers working Tampa for the Superbowl. What a distinct line there is between the high-class hooker and that of the working man’s hussy.
Picture of the day by Andrea Galvani.
The future, primitive: party pictures in the form of animated GIFs. This lot are definitely on to something. We’re eagerly awaiting the inevitable Facehuntorialist.
The January issue of the British GQ featured a exposé on Trunk Archive, a photo Agency that dug into the vaults to resurrect a catalogue of rare and unseen treats. Featuring Kate Moss, Catherine McNeil, Anne Marie Candijk, Jan Welters, Greg Kadel, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Tesh and so many more. Enjoy. BTW if you’re looking for great photos, check out Trunk.
Our friends over at Defgrip recently put together a nice Q&A with Boogie, who happens to be one of our favorite photographers.
An accidental find, while looking for an innocent image of a stormtrooper I discovered the underground world of sex’d up stormtroopers. We threw in a few bonus extras and also want to call out Red and Jonny ,who seem to be really in to this kind of thing.
Double sun dogs. No this is not a photoshop filter.
“Typically seen to the left and right of a low-lying sun, sun dogs, or parhelia, can take a number of forms—from slightly brighter segments of a solar halo (as shown) to rainbow-hued horizontal streaks to blinding spots nearly indistinguishable from the sun itself.
The sharpness, movement, and orientation of hexagonal, cloudborne ice crystals determine a sun dog’s shape, sharpness, and color. Mottled, wobbling, or tall crystals, for example, generally result in more diffuse or colorful displays.”
Yet another freak fo nature involving ice crystals.