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07.23.09 Will Sherman

Whereas artist Steve Ellis paints crumpled magazines, Nigel Tomm shoots them. Folding and wrinkling glossy photos of models and porn stars, the self-proclaimed “most popular photographer” appropriates the poised shots into grotesquely beautiful images. Click above for a sampling and see the full collection of crinkled covergirls here. […]

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07.22.09 Will Sherman

The varied collection of weapons photographed by Simon Menner share one trait: they were all used to kill. With permission from Berlin police, the German photographer shot the grisly murder weapons: rusty knives, old guns, nail-studded clubs, a brass statue, and other improvised bludgeons. Check the photos above and “Murder Weapons 2009” for the full […]

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06.30.09 Will Sherman

Yesterday, an MTA employee and transit buff who was arrested for taking photos in a Bronx subway station filed a $2 million lawsuit against the city for his wrongful arrest. In February, 31-year-old Robert Taylor was arrested and held for three hours for the nonexistent crime of taking photos in a Bronx subway station. Since […]

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06.25.09 Will Sherman

Stuyvesant Town security has found a new way to harass residents: enforcing some so-called rule against taking harmless candid photos, citing the need for permits or a complete ban on photo-taking. Perhaps they don’t want anyone documenting the guarded complex’s garbage piles, pest problems and general disorder. |Lux Luving| […]

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06.22.09 Will Sherman

Legally embattled artist Shepard Fairey will be releasing a print tomorrow in collaboration with both the subject, legendary skateboarder Tony Alva and the photographer who shot the original image pictured above, Wynn Miller. The $80 print is available in two colorways limited to an edition of 250. |Poster District| Images by Shepard Fairey and Wynn […]

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06.17.09 Will Sherman

In addition to their regular showcase of slender women, Playboy is also revealing their slimmed down editorial budget. Their newest issue features an Olivia Munn cover shot that looks like it was ripped straight out of Complex’s February/March issue with the Attack of the Show host. It’s just the latest in Playboy’s attempt to transform […]

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06.15.09 Will Sherman

Reminiscent of the murdered models Wrangler enlisted to sell jeans in France, these photographs by Pascal Felloneau depict a model dragged and dumped in swamps, woods and river banks. But in spite of appearances, she is not dead, just a “Sleeper.” Photos by Pascal Fellonneau […]

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06.05.09 Will Sherman

While some photographers spend months, years, even lifetimes, shooting enough photos for a book, David Bailey has a quicker method: 130 photographs of art star Damien Hirst in one 8 minute photo shoot. The former skull bedazzler simply makes silly faces for the camera while Bailey snaps away. Resisting the look of “formulaic over-designed coffee-table […]

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06.04.09 Will Sherman

Photographer Matt Lingo is releasing a new book called This City Can’t Swallow Me. The self-published photographic essay features 40 pages of black and white, strobe lit shots of local fixed gear cyclists by the San Diego-based bike rider. With this latest body of work, Lingo attempts to capture their “unique style of riding through […]

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Will Sherman

NYPD cop turned EMT Mark Musarella was fired last month for taking a cell phone photo of a dead woman while responding to a crime scene, then posting it on his Facebook page. Now the 49-year-old necrophotographer is being charged with misdemeanor official misconduct and facing up to a year in prison. |NYP| […]

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