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Photography: Kimber Beck’s Self-Portraits

The photography of 25-year-old Kimber Beck takes the form of self-portraits with a retro feel. Her work might be better described as body portraits that explore intimacy with the body of the self, and with the bodies of other women. Captured in whole or in part, female bodies are often found in surreal contexts and contortions. Intimate and dreamy, the subjects of her pieces are often faceless and unclothed—or wearing only underwear.

Thank You, Bill Cunningham, For Capturing The Magic Of Fashion And Uniqueness of Everyday People!

"Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life," said Bill Cunningham. The 87-year-old photographer—who pioneered "street style" photography—passed away yesterday, June 25, after suffering from a recent stroke. In the fashion world as much as in the streets of New York, his independent spirit, smile and blue eyes will be profoundly missed.…

“I think humans are just a part of nature” – A talk with Chen Chong

Spirituality. Nakedness. Environment. Life. When one contemplates the exposed human body in relation to nature, it’s easy to forget about the ego. In Eastern philosophy, humans are attached to nature. Here, Chinese photographer Chen Chong has combined the two in his series "About Eternity," creating a seamless vision of nature’s relationship with the human body.…

Book Review: “Kill City” by Ash Thayer – Life As a Resident of See Skwat in New York in the 90s

Lady Liberty, The Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge. These are just a few examples of what one might visualize when asked about New York City. With five boroughs, eight million inhabitants, glitz, glamour, guns and gangs, it holds true that the city undoubtedly never sleeps. Manhattans Lower East Side, once a heavily populated immigrant neighborhood…

Photography: Molly Strohl “Star Dust”

Molly Strohl's Star Dust series is a collection of dreamy, hypnotic images that remind us that there is more to us than meets the eye. Based on the premise that we are made up of the same energy as stars, the images are manipulated to appear as though the subjects are bathed in gentle starlight.…

Artist Liz Barr Talks About Celebrity Culture, Religion and Selfies

Liz Barr is a multi-disciplinary artist and art student living in Philadelphia.  Her artistic interests include the concept of relationships and the politics surrounding so-called ‘selfie culture’. She also works as a freelance designer for local bands and clubs. We caught up with Liz to find out more about her thoughts on celebrity culture and religion, and the implications of the 'selfie culture.'