RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOO

Prison Storytelling, Subcultural Anthropology and the Allure of Darkness.  by Maria Popova In the 1970’s, while American hippies were busy inking themselves with peace signs and psychedelic rainbows, Danzig Baldayev, a guard at St. Petersburg’s notorious Kresty Prison, began documenting the far less Woodstockian body art of Russia’s most infamous criminals. For 33 years, Baldayev used […]

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Donna Santisi

LA Punk Scene in the 70’s Donna Santisi was one of the very few and lucky photographers who were able to capture the new punk rock craze and scene that had spread from New York to Los Angeles. On any given night Donna would be at The Whisky A Go Go, The Starwood, or any […]

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Warhol’s Bio/Recent Movie Deal

Above: Andy Warhol and Victor Bockris, New York Mudd Club, 1978©Marcia Resnick Interview with Victor Bockris Following my review of Andy Warhol’s biography by Victor Bockris, I was pleased to know that the author himself was kind enough to grant me an interview regarding the book itself as well as the recent deal that was made regarding […]

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Warhol

The Biography by Victor Bockris   It is actually the 4th book I have read that was written by Victor Bockris and the third one about Warhol. I have never been deceived by Bockris in the past but I have to say that this one, written in 1989, must have been a very hard and complex task […]

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Perverse Portraits

Tokyo People Photographed in their Bathtubs For his series Couple Jam, Tokyo-based Photographer Hal visited underground Tokyo bars in the Red Light District. These hidden places in Shibuya and Kabukicho, were more than influential for the photographer, as there he often finds models to pose for his perverse but interesting photographs. From strippers to businessmen, Hal […]

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Justine Tjallinks

Mirrored Emotions Justine does not consider herself a photographer by definition, but an image-maker carefully curating elements to communicate a feeling. Tjallinks tries to mirror her own emotions in her work. She calls herself “an image-maker carefully curating elements to communicate a feeling.” 47 Chromosomes   ARTIST STATEMENT It’s amazing how a mother-to-be today can determine […]

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Rest in Peace Billy Name!

The Silver Factory  Darkroom  Ghost By Nate Freeman William Linich (February 22, 1940 – July 18, 2016), the primary architect, foreman, lighting designer and archivist at Andy Warhol’s Factory,  film-maker and photographer, who used his camera to immortalize its denizens, has died at age 76. To look through the snapshots taken by Name in the 1960s is […]

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