Inside Gosha Rubchinskiy’s Russian skate gang, how to take your own nudes, meeting a sadomasochistic prostitute named John, and exploring female emotion with Petra Collins
London photographer Polly Penrose’s self-portraits create a dialogue between her nude body the abandoned spaces that she puts it in. Last month we spoke about how to go from Ewen McGregor’s PA to shooting herself naked.
Bruce Davidson is about as legendary as they come. As the Magnum luminary prepared to release his biography with Prestel, we looked back on his unique and thoughtful methods of working and, of course, asked him for some advice for young photographers.
Gavin Watson’s name is synonymous with British photography – notably for his documentation of punks and skinheads. In an incredibly insightful interview – ahead of his talk at Dalston's Doomed Gallery last month – the photographer shares memories of some of our country’s most-loved (then-hated) subcultures.
Anything Gosha Rubchinskiy seems to touch turns to gold, so it was to artist Julian Klincewicz’s pleasure that he find himself in Russia amongst the artist/designer/photographer’s inner circle, camera in hand and documenting it all... and obviously sharing it with us.
In the 70s, photographer Steve Schapiro stole some time with a then-on-the-rise David Bowie... four decades later we got the stories behind these rarely seen pics.
Unlocked is a new book released by ATOPOS cvc and one helluva book it is. Over 500 pages that detail artists working predominantly online with the naked body, we spoke to the book’s curator Vassilis Zidianakis about how the internet is changing the way we present ourselves.
Take a break from scrolling long enough to immerse yourself in the printed page. And because time offline is precious, we curated the top five photography magazines publishing today.
With the announcement that London’s Tate Modern will host Tillman’s retrospective early next year, we dug deep into our archives to unearth this 2010 interview where the artist discusses his journey to abstraction.
Last year, we published artist/designer Julia Fox’s book Symptomatic of a relationship gone sour: Heartburn/Nausea, which was a documentation of three toxic and brutal relationships that she experienced a few years previously. Her follow-up PTSD recalls memories of another relationship, an all-consuming six-month love affair with a sadomasochistic prostitute named John. However, this time, she shows the other side too – that of love, even if it is about an unconventional as they come.
Petra Collins tackles female emotion in 24 Hour Psycho, a series full of coloured reflections and close-up portraits that glow with the sweat, tears, and imperfections that make us universally human.