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11.23.09 Will Sherman

Using techniques she picked up with the Miami Forensic Imaging Bureau, photographer Angela Strassheim captures black and white bloodstains. After a violent incident at the college where she taught, the Manhattan-based photographer began researching crime scenes and convincing new residents, some oblivious to the unpeaceful past, to let her photograph their homes. Sprayed down with […]

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11.20.09 Will Sherman

Over the summer, Swoon’s Swimming Cities of Serenissima successfully crashed the Venice Biennale in what art critic Jerry Saltz calls “the most moving moment I had.” Hosted by Anonymous Gallery, a retrospective of this hand built boating expedition takes places at Collective Hardware tonight. Named after the Italian villagers bestowed on the project, “Pankabestia: Punk […]

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11.18.09 Will Sherman

Printing flesh on fabric, Elia Alba sews her work with wire to turn photographic portraits into sculptures. Poised on pedestals to “emulate presentations of classical art and artifacts,” these eerie life-size images will be exhibited by the artist next month. “Busts,” featuring 30 of these wired works, will open at Chelsea’s Black and White Gallery […]

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11.12.09 Will Sherman

Purple magazine founder and editor Olivier Zahm is taking his fashion porn offline and into the gallery. Through December, Chinatown’s Half Gallery will host the Parisian photoblogger’s first exhibition, much of it presumably culled from his Tumblr, Purple Diary. Without many details about the show, it’s a safe bet it will feature a similarly explicit […]

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11.11.09 Will Sherman

Fittingly, “Beautiful Freaks,” a retrospective of recent London nightlife, lasted no longer than the parties it culled its photos and performances from. Photo by Tony Hornecker […]

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11.10.09 Cajun Boy

Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed may be a legendary New York City rocker person, but that doesn’t mean the old Greenwich Village icon doesn’t have an affinity for the tranquil beauty only found in the sticks. Thus, he’s been taking photos in rural/remote locations since he and Andy Warhol were buddies in the 1960s, and […]

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11.09.09 Will Sherman

In spite of a department-wide order to stop harassing photographers, the NYPD continues to do so, detaining a pair in Brooklyn last week. Photographer Steve Kelley reports that he and shooting partner Chetan.S were stopped in Brooklyn Heights for snapping a photo of a so-called “sensitive subject”: the street-side door of a MTA subway vent, […]

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11.06.09 Will Sherman

Fred Lebain recently revealed a series of photographs capturing New York locales with chameleon-like disguises. After shooting the scene, Lebain returned with a large-format print that he then photographed again using tripods and other ubiquitous poster-holding techniques. The result, “A Spring in New York,” highlights a good form of low-tech camouflage, perfect for those in […]

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11.05.09 Will Sherman

Armed with a powerful telephoto lens, Michael Wolf captures the unknowing inhabitants of Chicago’s skyscrapers. The voyeuristic project grew out of an ongoing series of cityscape shots, tightly cropped so as to lose all points of reference besides the building’s geometry. Recently published as “The Transparent City,” Wolf’s collection of photos, an invasion of privacy […]

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Will Sherman

Through constructed scenes, seemingly of a timeless era, Luke Smalley explores feminine and masculine ideals. His final body of work, “Sunday Drive,” tells the surprisingly beautiful story of three women prepping to see their boyfriends in jail, followed by the prison trio killing time until their arrival. The exhibition, held in memory of the 53-year-old […]

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