Araki needs no introduction, however, the Japanese photographer hopes that a new body of work will cast him in a new light. Titled Blue Period/Last Summer: Arakinema, the book features images from Araki’s little-known film series, Arakinema, which ran from the late-80s until the mid-00s.
The man who turned celebrity photography into an art form, David LaChapelle last month released two tomes of his work, Lost and Found (Part I) and Good News (Part II). While he was in London, we caught up with him to talk about Lady Gaga, the problem with art today, and his advice to young photographers.
George Nebieridze’s upcoming book, 16’, is a sweaty, emotional and sexual documentation of a year of his life, spent living in Berlin. All the wonderful codes of youth included; kissing, nudity, and freedom.
Children of Graceland is a two-year-long project that saw Hayley Louisa Brown trip to Memphis twice to get to the heart of the city. What she found was contrasted against her preconceived notions and the series allowed her to get to know the real people of Memphis.
At the time of his death in 1987, Peter Hujar was hardly known outside of the New York Downtown scene. However, in three decades since, his influence and legacy have grown immensely. Over the summer, Aperture released a compendium of his life and works, titled Peter Hujar: Speed of Life, and on the 30th anniversary of his tragic passing, we reflected on how he helped to shape the art world – from mentoring David Wojnarowicz to his artist-muse relationship with the drag performer, playwright, actor, Ethyl Eichelberger.
While we can never have enough Mama Ru, we are also aware that the world of drag deserves endless appreciation. Last month, Gregory Kramer released a new book, Drags, which takes inspiration from Irving Penn’s Small Trades – a series of black and white photographs of skilled trades people. In Drags, Kramer called upon New York’s drag community to come and pose in front of his camera. In celebration of its release, we asked each of his subjects to tell us what makes them stand out.
Name an icon and it’s likely that Albert Watson has photographed them. From Naomi Campbell to Alfred Hitchcock, and even King Tut artefacts, Watson has spent the past four decades documenting history. Recently, he released an XXL limited collector’s edition book, titled KAOS, so we caught up with him to talk about his career milestones and the lessons he’s learned along the way.