Photographer Stacy Kranitz recently journeyed to Skatopia, a famed 88 acre skate park/commune in Ohio which was founded in 1995, documented in the 2010 film of the same name, and once described by writer Kevin Duffel as “a demented mess that meets halfway between an anarchistic Mad Maxian Thunderdome and a utopian skateboard society.” Goddamn if it isn’t one of the best things we’ve ever seen.
He’s pretty damn good for someone who was born after Legends of the Hidden Temple was cancelled.
Daniel has been all over Thailand and along the dangerous and porous border with Burma taking photos and documenting stories. He spent a week hanging out with migrant workers who were building a police station, and passed by a lawless village where police won’t even go. Here’s his latest stories and photos from the adventure.
“I got the e-mail when I was in Tulsa, Oklahoma, saying I had just won $10,000 and the award for Best New Photographer,” Brodie says. “I thought it was junk mail and I deleted it.”
His online portfolio jumps between a few prominent themes: giant potatoes, deformed human shapes, amorphous organic blobs, bearded human creatures, people with wooden legs, and bug eyed creepy, sexual images.
Devin Yalkin is NYC based photographer living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. His work is entirely in black and white film and seems to pull on some long lost strings of the Futurist movement of the 1920's in a manner that feels unrefined and alive, and his photos are generally just really impressive. I got a chance [...]
Several unattributed photos have leaked online showing the bleak lives of the people who use Krokodil, Russia’s most notorious drug.
Daniel just attended the Foundry Photojournalism workshop in Thailand and sent back some instagram shots to preview the photos he’s been taking.
The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Catholic chapel in the Czech Republic which houses the bones of some 70,000 people. The bones are arranged decoratively, forming monuments, patterns and even chandeliers. French photographer Emilie Barret took these stunning photos of the Ossuary. Much of the other work on her website relates to dead things; eyeballs, [...]
Our homie Xavier Veal is a nightlife photographer who has been around since the very early days of Superchief. He’s been taking shots of Ninjasonik crew and our homies since the Chief Bodega days, and even before that. (Which means he’s faaaaam to infinity.) I crawled through his blog and grabbed some of my favorite [...]
Our friend Daniel Tepper just left for Thailand to take part in the fifth annual Foundry Photojournalism Workshop. Foundry gathers some of the top photojournalists and documentary photographers in a different country each year, where they teach classes to an international collection of students. Basically, it’s a panel of 20-30 grizzled war photographers who teach the younger generation how to hit the ground running in a foreign country and do photojournalism right- hands on.
I’m still not sure exactly where it is, but it’s somewhere out in the inaccessible steaming wasteland of outer-Brooklyn. Its seclusion as well as its reputation as an Italian Mafia body-dumping ground make it one of the most intriguing weird neighborhoods in New York City.
It’s the general consensus of today’s art students that the Austrian figurative painter Egon Schiele is the fucking man. Mention his name to any kid who was an art major at LaGuardia and they’ll eagerly start nerding out about how his twisted, contorted figures evoke death, sex, intensity, the grotesquely erotic part of the human [...]
A rare annular eclipse – a ring of sunlight as the new moon, passing between Earth and sun, blocks most, but not all, of the sun’s disc.
From the base of the quarry, deep, deep below street level, all sounds and sights of civilization seem to melt away; it feels like a mixture of Jurassic Park and Mars.
Bay area native, Andrea Sonnenberg knows how to capture SF’s vibe better than anyone else. Her photographs encompass all your favorite vices, while mobbing and bombing the mission, à la Nan Goldin.
Words and photos from Levi Mandel I’ve got a friend named Carly who lives just across the water in Copenhagen. I met Carly in New York a few years ago. Although I adore my Scandinavian friends met here in Malmö, there is an element of comfort that can only be found in a familiar face, [...]
Antonio Bolfo was a photographer before he was a cop. Once he was put on the beat in South Bronx projects, Bolfo began bringing his camera to work in hopes of documenting the job and capturing images of the emotional and physical strains that come with it.
It’s too hot in the house, too late to go anywhere, and god knows you can’t drink in the streets with the boys in blue constantly on the prowl- so rooftops are the best place to hang out.
Photographer Adam Krause has just released a portrait series of self-identifying nazi skinheads in Greenpoint. He says he met one of them at a gym, recognized the swastika, gained their trust and shot the project.