Archive for the ‘photography’ Category

Revolutionary Branding

April 21, 2009


I remember the first time I saw that famous photograph of Che Guevara.  It was in the liner of notes of a Rage Against the Machine album.  I was 15 or so and had no idea who he was, what he had done, why he was famous, but I immediately liked him.  There’s just something about that photo that makes you idolize–and idealize–him without knowing anything about what he stood for, what he meant.   I’m older now and I know better, but sometimes when I see that image there’s a part of me that still feels a little bit of that old romantic revolutionary spirit, that tingle –especially when it’s giggly down a runway on Giselle’s rear end.


In Che’s Afterlife, Micheal Casey “traces how Korda’s photograph became one of the most widely disseminated images in the world, how Che went from being a symbol of resistance to the capitalist system to one of the most marketable and marketed brands around the globe, how the guerrilla fighter became a logo as recognizable as the Nike swoosh or McDonald’s golden arches.”

(from NYT)


two wheels all summer.

April 20, 2009


Photo: Onexposure

aaron ruell photography

April 14, 2009

picture-20aaron ruell does some wonderful things with a camera. he also played kipland ronald dynamite in a very well known independent film.

This Pretty Much Sums It Up

February 11, 2009


cavalli by thierry le goues

January 29, 2009


Fashion photography at it’s very best Thierry Le Goues.

polaroid calendar

January 29, 2009

polaroid-calendar Photo: Mark Brubaker

Bout to do this. Who got polaroid film left?


January 29, 2009


julia fullerton-batten

January 12, 2009


No need to write much in this post. Go here and see for yourself.

ralph goings

January 8, 2009

An American Photo Realist Painter


I have always been fond of  the aethstetic in classic diners and no not fucking waffle house or tee jay’s or whatever. In any case, Ralph Goings is a realist painter who has exhibited in the United States, Europe and Japan. He is credited with being “one of the original members of the Hyper-Realist or Photo-Realist group of the late 1960’s…”

exactitudes dudes

January 6, 2009


Exactitudes spawned 14 years ago when Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek noticed that the city youth were expressing their mass nonconformity by wearing nearly identical outfits. (The name is a mash-up of exact and attitude.) The project grew exponentially from there, now you get to see how cool and different you look when you go out with your friends.