Subjects Pose As Both Male and Female In Transgender Portraits by JJ Levine.

Transgender Portraits by JJ Levine

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

The Emerging Photographic Talent of 21 Year Old Kyle J. Thompson.

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Last year I introduced you to the astonishing photographic talent of then 18 year old Alex Stoddard. Well, he’s got some competition in 21 year old Kyle Thompson. Read more

18 Colorful Employee Portraits by Olaf Bruening Add Creativity To Pernod Ricard’s Annual Report

Co-creation by Olaf Breuning

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

Photographer Christian Tagliavini And His Unique Paper, Plywood and Cardboard Dressed Portraits.

Christian Tagliavini Dames di Cartone

Recently, artist and photographer Christian Tagliavini completed a stunning series, ‘Cartes’, an artful take on playing cards using models clad in his paper fashions and decorative accessories. Read more

Cross Dressing Portraits Make A Point In The Men Under The Influence.

“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

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The Beautifully Ethereal, Surreal Work Of Artist Chiara Fersini aka Himitsuhana.

Surreal Work Of Artist Chiara Fersini

If Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Julia Margaret Cameron, Maxfield Parrish and Mark Ryden had a baby (or spliced their genes together), it would be Chiara Fersini. Read more

Photographer Alejandro Cartagena Captures Car Poolers In Mexico.

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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

Absolut Exposure Puts Model Lydia Hearst Shot by Johan Renck On 3 Bottles In A Unique Traveler’s Exclusive Limited Edition.

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above: image of Lydia Hearst by Johan Renck, courtesy of her twitter feed

The press release:
A unique Traveler’s Exclusive limited edition flavor celebrating the arts of photography and illusion, in creative collaboration with visionary artist Johan Renck.

On the eve of 22 October it was introduced for the first time at a glamorous sneak preview cocktail at Restaurant New York New York in Cannes — ABSOLUT EXPOSURE, the new eagerly anticipated and sensational Traveler’s Exclusive limited edition flavor from the world’s leading premium vodka brand.

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ABSOLUT has pioneered the market with its previous Traveler’s Exclusive limited edition launches. ABSOLUT EXPOSURE crosses new boundaries. A new-generation flavor crafted with honey melon and lemongrass, ABSOLUT EXPOSURE is presented in a bottle with an innovative and groundbreaking technique of incorporating photography — for the first time — in bottle printing, with stunning result.

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”We’re thrilled about the ABSOLUT EXPOSURE launch,” says Anders Olsson, Director of The Absolut Company Global Travel Retail. ”Both the product itself, the packaging and the campaign represents some of our core brand values — premiumness, innovation and cutting edge creativity. For a frontline brand as ABSOLUT, it’s all about constantly pushing boundaries. This launch is also yet another tribute to the brand building qualities of our global duty free/travel retail market and a proud successor of our previous groundbreaking Traveler’s Exclusive launches.”

Visionary Swedish director, photographer and artist Johan Renck has photographed actress and supermodel Lydia Hearst guised in a number of different ”personas”. Three of these characters — called Carter, Trojan and Dimitty — were selected to illustrate the multifaceted nature of every individual, adding diversity to the product offer as well as an intriguing illusory effect to store displays. By purchasing all three bottles, the consumer acquires an instant ABSOLUT limited edition collection. In addition to the images of Lydia Hearst, the bottle décor also features a bowler hat (a trademark of Johan Renck) and hands ”holding” the image, symbolizing the dual role of the artist — powerful in presence yet invisible in the work of art itself.


above: Instagram image courtesy of Lydia Hearst (that’s Johan Renck with the bowler on)

”That’s the complex and schizophrenic nature of the photographic medium — being the observer, a voyeur, yet ultimately commanding the position of deciding what reality or perception of reality to project,” says Johan Renck.

ABSOLUT EXPOSURE will be launched throughout the global duty free/travel retail market in January 2013. ABSOLUT EXPOSURE will be supported by a powerful and innovative marketing campaign in all available media, including unique in-store brand installations.