Lens Interview: Dominic Bracco II
Enrique Metínides Dominic Bracco II, an American photographer who lives and works in Mexico City has spent his career documenting cartel violence throughout the country. In his New York Times Lens Interview, Bracco discusses his determination to document violence in a way that exposes the emotional tragedy of innocent death in the region. Read the Interview: ...
"I Deactivated My Facebook for a While."
You’ve all probably had a friend or two who has said this to you in conversation. Hell, you probably have tried it at one point. But lo and behold, we all seem to come running back. We’re a very visual culture, and consuming images is a very easy way for us to feel as though we connect with people. The next day, you see someone in class and say, “hey I saw you went to so and...
tumblr and flickr you're bringing me down
It is hard to disseminate ‘good’ photographers from other ones in an age where everyone and their fucking parents have DSLRs. Digital images circulate everywhere, in every country, in every website. What particularly bothers me about this ‘era of photography’ is not necessarily the facts that everyone has the access to produce images of decent technical quality with the...
Cindy Sherman at MoMA
Left to Right: Untitled #360, Untitled #397, Untitled #399, Untitled #405 (All from Portraits, 2000-2002) Ignoring the parental warning guarding the glass doors, I entered a gallery dominated by ostentatiously wealthy, aging socialites. The women’s haughty expressions peered through reflective glass, their showy chromogenic color dulling everyone in the room. The many faces...
FEATURED ARTIST & GALLERY SUBMISSIONS have been extended for our FALL 2012 issue! The gallery theme is Rituals. Head over to the ISO website to read about the requirements and submit your images! All submissions are now due by March 25th. We look forward to seeing your work! Love, The ISO Staff
The Photographic Moratorium
Hosted by VICE Magazine, THE PHOTOGRAPHIC MORATORIUM is a blog dedicated solely to “things you should stop doing with your camera.” The weekly galleries mock cliché photographs; from well-dressed girls pretending to ride skateboards to women boasting unshaven armpits, no Flickr posting is safe from criticism. VICE writing is considered overly ironic and contemptuous, but some of...
What would you do with an extra day?
London-based photographer/blogger, Victoria Hannan, self-acclaimed “agent of whimsy”, Kevin McGlade, and graphic designer, Steve Wilcox collaborated on a photography project that started and ended on February 29th. Every four years, we get an extra day. An extra day to do whatever we please. These added days, aside from avoiding apocalyptic theories, can be used to accomplish something...
UNCLE TERRY, pt 2
Terry Richardson as a persona is very different than him as an artist, although each must be taken into account when considering either. As a very personable figure, one that is intimate with so many celebrity figures and high end models especially, he can set up subjects that are already very well suited for being photographed in a manner that utilizes his own aesthetic. This aesthetic which...