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Converse & Union present Michael Shields: The Anatomy of LA @ Martha Otero Gallery

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 11, 2013
Known for his photographic examinations of the City of Angels’ geography and infrastructure, Los Angeles-based photographer Michael Shields is set to open his latest solo exhibition at the Martha Otero Gallery later this month. Presented by Con...

Jay-Z Commissions Ari Marcopoulos for ‘Magna Carta…Holy Grail’ Imagery

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 3, 2013
Jay-Z’s forthcoming drop Magna Carta…Holy Grail is set to hit stores July 4 — with the first million Samsung Galaxy users already enjoying the 13-track LP courtesy of Samsung’s priority campaign. Promotion leading up to the al...

Vivian Maier: The Secret Street Photographer Pt. 1

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 3, 2013
Hailed as one of the greatest street photographers of all time, Vivian Maier’s photographs (and story) had remained a mystery for decades after she first picked up a camera. While working as a nanny in Chicago, Maier shot over 100,000 photograp...

YONE’S GIRLS: MOOK Shanghai

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 2, 2013
MOOK Shanghai recently invited Yasumasa “YONE” Yonehara to produce a special edition photo book for the popular night club based on his signature YONE’S GIRLS series. The finished product – featuring an array of young girls and models set...

Element 2013 Fall/Winter “Hopping Trains In Seattle” Lookbook

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 2, 2013
Longstanding skateboarding imprint Element delivers a selection of well-executed imagery under its 2013 fall/winter lookbook. Aptly titled “Hopping Trains In Seattle,” the photos show Chad Tim Tim, Nick Garcia, Levi Brown, and a group of...

“This is Shanghai” Time-Lapse Video by Rob Whitworth and JT Singh

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 2, 2013
Arguably one of the most important cities in the very near future, Shanghai joins the long and exhaustive list of time-lapse representations through a piece by Rob Whitworth and JT Singh. The video involves several of Shanghai’s most notable la...

Nike SB Presents “Under the Radar” #4 Heel Bruise & Stussy Photo Exhibit

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 25, 2013
Presented by Nike SB this past Friday on Go Skateboarding Day, the Heel Bruise and Stussy “Under the Radar” photo exhibit made its way to Chicago to be included with the day-long, city-wide festivities taking place throughout ‘The Windy City.&#...

A Photo Essay of West African Barbershops

LifestyleComments ⋅ Jun 20, 2013
The relationship between barber and customer has long been an intimate one. It comes as only natural when he consistently puts the straight edged razor to work or provides the opportunity to share confidential information. Thirty-four-year-old Nigeri...

Jonathan Mannion’s Never-Before-Seen Photos of Kanye West from the Early 2000s

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 18, 2013
Long before Yeezy Season, a burgeoning Chicago producer-turned-rapper was building energy and momentum for his inaugural full-length debut. Shortly after minting a deal with Roc-A-Fella Records, acquiring his first official publicist Gabe Tesoriero, ...

THROUGH THE LENS: Evan Tetreault

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 11, 2013
The modern photographer must rely on digital formats in order stay relevant. Film has become overshadowed by digital in recent years, but by no means does this signify that film is becoming obsolete; especially with enthusiasts like Evan Tetreault in...

f-stop: ‘Life in Focus’ with Scott Serfas Discusses the World of Snowboard Photography

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 7, 2013
American outdoor gear brand f-stop showcases professional photographer Scott Serfas in their newest episode of Life in Focus. The short clip sheds some light on the requirements, routines, hurdles and unexpected changes that photographers must go thr...

Arto Saari: The Skateboarder Turned Photographer

LifestyleComments ⋅ Jun 6, 2013
As a skateboarder, Arto Saari has been one of the most influential leaders of our time, starring in countless video parts for his respective sponsors, progressing with each one. Arto’s career as a photographer though is just beginning to blosso...

YONE’S GIRLS: Sayaka Araki

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 5, 2013
In this series of YONE’S GIRLS, Yasumasa Yonehara chooses another attractive muse for his subject of photography. Sayaka Araki is a Japanese fashion model turned DJ, and now an entrepreneur. Her creative career began as a common face in Koakuma...

“Hat Dogs” by William Wegman for Acne Studios

LifestyleComments ⋅ Jun 2, 2013
Best known for his work with Weimaraners, American photographer William Wegman has teamed up with Acne Studios on a humorous collection of photographs showing Wegman’s long-term accomplices clad in Acne 2013 spring/summer attire. The slew of im...

Discussing 20 Years of Music, Skateboarding and Photography with Mike Miller

VideosComments ⋅ May 30, 2013
For over 25 years Mike Miller has cultivated a portfolio that offers some of the most recognizable photography across a slew of creative artistries including Parisian couture fashion and early ’90s gangster rap. Influenced by legends like Lindberg, R...