The Beauty of Breaking Down. Stranded Motorists Photographed By Amy Stein.

Stranded Motorists By Amy Stein
above: Amy Stein captures a broken down vehicle and passenger on Route 84, Texas.

Thanks to the New York Times’ Wheels section, I have learned about photographer Amy Stein’s collection of broken down vehicles and their passengers. Read more

Inked Magazine Profiles Kat Von D with Stunning Photos by James Dimmock.

Tatted siren Katherine Von Drachenberg, aka Kat Von D, graced the cover of Inked Magazine accompanied by an interview and these stunning photos by celebrity photographer James Dimmock. Read more

The Swatch Fashion Challenge. "True Colors" As Seen By Editors and Bloggers


above image is a crop of part of VISION Magazine’s entry


above image is a crop of part of All Magazine’s entry

The Swatch New Gents Collection True Colors Competition

Swatch challenged fashion editors, bloggers and trend setters to style the Swatch New Gent Collection, shown above, and discover their “True Colours.” Editorial magazine layouts and video presentations were submitted by well known magazines like Wallpaper, Interview, and i-D, fashion and style related sites like Style.com and bloggers like BryanBoy and Diane Pernet.

Swatch is now asking readers to vote on the submissions. By voting, you are entered into a drawing in which you could win one of the colorful New Gent watches.


Below are the competing magazines and a sample spread from each of them, in no particular order:  

Kinki:
   

Hooligan:
   

Cleo:
   

Neo2:
   

Open:
   

All Magazine:
   

Interview:
   

Wallpaper:
   

Elle Greece:
   

Faces:
   

Gustav:
   

Milk:
   

Vice:
   

1626:
   

Pulp:
   

Yoho!:
   

Tom:
   

VISION:
   

L’Officiel:
   

WAD:
   

i-D Magazine:
   

style.com:
   

Sleek:
 

The accompanying videos seem to be a combination of “making of videos” of the editorial spreads and on camera explanations and pitches from those who received the Open Brief from Swatch. Some seem to be music videos or motion graphics. It seemed unclear as to whether or not the submissions upon which you are asked to vote will actually appear as editorial spreads in the magazine or not, but a reader tells me they are. To see the accompanying videos (and to vote), go to the Swatch YouTube channel, The Swatch Facebook group site or The Official Swatch site.

 

At the time of this post, the submissions from ALL Magazine, Kinki and Neo2 have garnered the majority of the votes.

The Unusual & Beautiful Photography of Shoji Uchida

Shoji Uchida photography

Photographer and cinematographer, Shoji Uchida, has an eye for the unusual. Born in 1969, he became an award-winning photographer in 1993 and creates commercial, editorial and advertising photography that is both striking and stunningly composed. He has shot for many well-known brands including Nike, Apple, Toyota, Uniqlo, Nintendo, American Express and Sony. Read more

Lindsay Lohan For COMPLEX magazine by Markus & Indrani

Lindsay Lohan, recently jailbait, now a jailbird, will be getting lots of press attention today. Not only does she begin her incarceration in a Los Angeles jail, but will be featured on Bravo’s Double Exposure, the tv series featuring famed fighting photographers, duo Markus Klinko and Indrani. Read more

Dennis Hopper Behind The Camera And The Canvas.

Dennis Hopper Tribute

By now you’ve heard the sad news. Actor/writer/director Dennis Hopper has finally lost his battle with prostate cancer and passed away on Saturday, May 29th at the age of 74. Read more

Model Iris Strubegger Plays Dress Up For Karl Lagerfeld & Harper’s Bazaar

Iris Strubegger Plays Dress Up For Karl Lagerfeld
above,clockwise from upper left: Iris as Karl, Donatella, Carolina, Vivienne, John, Sonia and Rei, shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

Karl Lagerfeld photographed model Iris Strubegger as a series of famous fashion directors, including himself, for an editorial titled “Designer Double Take” in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Read more

Exploring Feelings About Fur With Dolls And Fashion

The french site, Pure Trend explored people’s attitudes about wearing fur in an article accompanied by wonderful photomontages. The artwork features Pullip dolls in actual clothing by fashion designers such as Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon, Marc Jacobs and more. Read more