Tracing the roots of Araki’s X-rated obsession, pictures from a post-soviet generation, coming-of-age images for the Instagram generation, and a woman who puts a camera in her vagina and takes photos of her lovers
Photographer Chloe Sheppard shared an intimate monologue that details her struggles with self-acceptance and self-love. Alongside a series of self-portraits shot on Polaroid, the photographer touched on how she hopes to be the body online that she wishes she had have seen.
Dani Lessnau makes tiny pinhole cameras and places them inside her vagina in order to take (consenting) photographs of her lovers. In an interview with Dazed Digital, the artist explored her impetus for the project alongside her influences.
It’s easy to shrug Nobuyoshi Araki’s work off as another male gaze, but as an exhibition opened of his work at New York’s Museum of Sex, we took a deep dive into the history of where his X-rated vision stems from.
Last month, Andreas Gursky’s exhibition opened at the newly designed Hayward Gallery. His large-scale works – a computer screen does not do them justice – piece together the ‘perfect’ image. That is, he takes multiple images of the same scene and digitally stitches them together for a ‘god’s eye-view’ on our planet. In honour of the show, we looked at the life and career of the artist.
Sumer is a collective pushing the human form in a surreal way to explore religion and existentialism as a way of bringing ancient mythology into a contemporary light. We spoke with them to find out more.
Mark Morrisroe was a contemporary of Nan Goldin and the unofficial leader of the famous The Boston School of artists. Tragically, he passed away from complications due to Aids at just 30 (in 1989), but he left behind him an incredible oeuvre of polaroids and images that cemented his legacy in the art world. With a show currently on at ClampArt, New York, running until the end of March, we spoke to gallerist Brian Clamp to help us shine a light on the enigmatic artist.
John Edmonds photographs have won him critical acclaim and now landed him alongside Carrie Mae Weems and Gordon Parks in a current exhibition. Pushing the boundaries of what black masculinity means, alongside his own experiences as a queer black man, his images explore the necessity of finding a support system that truly supports you.
Sarah Babbah’s artworks perfectly tap into our generation’s insatiable appetite for #relatable content. She crosses a coming of age aesthetic with cutting remarks such as “Feelings. Fuck them”. Read on for our interview with her.