Photographer and artist JJ Levine of Montreal’s series “Alone Time” is just one of his many collections of ‘intimate portraiture.’ “By doubling a single body within one frame,” Levine tells BuzzFeed, “I celebrate the human capacity for gender fluidity and call into question the idea of authenticity of gender.” Read more
Van Lawson and her fiance Josh Morden, both from Parry Sound, Ontario, have a great sense of humor – albeit a sick one. For their engagement, instead of posing for clichéed, gooey-eyed, cheesy photos, they posed for a series of 26 photos taken by professional Toronto photographer Brandon Michael Gray, that emulate a Friday the 13th horror film. Van even painted the Crystal Lake sign herself. Read more
Co-creation by Olaf Breuning is a new photo campaign for the Pernod Ricard 2012/2013 annual report in which 18 employees create a fresco for the cover and pose for pages with personal quotes scattered throughout the 168 page annual report. Read more
Nicholas Nixon, who teaches at Massachusetts College of Art, is one of the most celebrated American photographers of our generation. Among the most compelling of his series of photographs are the portraits he has made of his close-knit family which, taken over time, explore the nature of long-committed relationships. His Brown Sisters series features an ongoing sequence of celebrated portraits of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters; Heather, Mimi and Laurie. Read more
“The men under the influence…” is a series of portraits by photographer Jon Uriarte that address the recent change in roles in heterosexual relationships and how those changes have affected men in particular. The project consists of full-length portraits of men wearing the clothes of their girlfriends or wifes, taken in the space shared by the couple.
The photos attempt to capture men’s sense of loss reference, now that women have taken a step forward and have finally come into their own as equal partners.
Below are all of the images from the project.
Carlos wearing Nina’s clothes:
Victor wearing Ana’s clothes:
Santi wearing Sabela’s clothes:
Javi wearing Gabi’s clothes:
Guillermo wearing Beatriz’ clothes:
Nick wearing Reiko’s clothes:
Marcos wearing Lucia’s clothes:
Matias wearing Sarah’s clothes:
Steve wearing Fonlin’s clothes:
Lastly, the photographer himself, wearing Ainara’s clothes:
photos and project description courtesy of Jon Uriarte
A special thanks to Feature Shoot for bringing this project to my attention
Haruhiko Kawaguchi, who goes by the name Photographer Hal, is a Tokyo photographer and artist whose project FLESH LOVE literally vacuum packs couples of all types in 100x150x74 cm plastic bags. The idea is to keep love fresh forever. Once the air is sucked out of the bag by a vacuum cleaner, Kawaguchi only has about 10-20 seconds to take his pictures. Any longer and he would risk causing harm to his subjects. Read more
The Carpoolers in Mexico is a project by photographer Alejandro Cartagena that takes a peek into the world of flatbed trucks that carry Mexican workers to their jobs. Shown last week at Kopeikin Gallery’s booth at Miami Project (and earlier this summer at the Kopeikin Gallery), the photographs reveal intimate glimpses of laborers in the beds of the trucks, heading to or from the massive, low-quality housing complexes being built close to the country’s border with the U.S. Read more