Photographer Todd Anthony took pictures of Bolivia’s indigenous female wrestlers for his new project, Flying Cholitas. This unique group of athletes wear more than stylish dresses and beautiful petticoats — they come together to demonstrate pride in their history. Once colonized by the Spanish and rejected as lower-class citizens, pejoratively known as “cholita,” they have since […]
We take pictures intending to show someone else — whether it’s our Instagram followers or our family and friends. But the illusion of infinite shelf space keeps so many pictures on the phone, gone and long forgotten. Photos should not be stashed away in the closet or hoarded on the hard drive for safekeeping. Even […]
“The first taste is always with your eyes.” Everything is contrived, from the glowing burger buns, fresh lettuce and tomatoes, to the juicy fresh meat. Video takes food advertising even further, making it come alive from its static state. Table top advertising or food marketing is no different than any other product marketing: the illusion […]
Vladimir Lagrange took artistic photos of ordinary Russians for the “Soviet Union” Magazine. He also captured a bunch of personal photos that never saw the day of light because of Moscow’s censorship. In reading up on Vladimir and looking at some of his pictures, it reminded me of this Bertolt Brecht line from War Primer […]
The quietest people have the loudest minds. That’s why introverts are more active than extroverts on social media. It’s easier to speak through screens than it is face-to-face. But showing up offline is the only way to get anywhere. No one’s going to marry or hire you because you speak well on screen but not […]
These algae prints were misattributed for more than a century before art historian Larry Schaaf discovered that they were the work of British botanist Anna Atkins. As a pioneer of cyanotype photograms, a process in which sunlight (not a camera) imprints over objects on a piece of coated paper, Atkins produced the blueprints for a […]
There’s a compelling story everywhere you go. But some places (e.g. New York) are more content rich than others. All you need to do is walk a few blocks and observe with the cerebration of your senses. The graffiti scrawled on the outside of million dollar apartments, the street smoke billowing out from the sewers, […]
RIP photographer Michael Wolf, who’s photography of mega cities like Hong Kong and Tokyo continue to amaze. Thanks Eileen Chengyin Chow for the beautiful Twitter thread honoring his work.
John Baldessari, Tips For Artists Who Want To Sell (1966 – 1968) Glad to see that the mind’s eye remains changed.