Teun Hocks – Aperture Books

Dutch photographer/painter Hocks creates amusing and bizarre painted photo images. Portraying a generic “everyman” Hocks highlights the absurdities of life. Standing on an ice-flow, his everyman looks concernedly at his briefcase and hat as they float away. Standing on top of a ladder, he shoves …

Underworld Sites of ConcealmentPeter Seidel and Manfred Sack

Seidel’s photos are a creepy, otherworldly collection of underground sits in Germany. The most benign include art vaults and wine cellars. More common, however, are shelters, prisons and command centers built to withstand war after war – including Hitler’s own bunker. Fantastically beautiful pictures, regardless …

American ProspectsJoel Sternfeld

American Prospects is a nifty collection of photos from the 70s and 80s by a master photographer. Sternfeld focuses on contrasts of human objects placed existing in nature – a huge rock obstructing the view of a business office, towns dotting empty prairies, a rotting refinery in the …

Part Asian - 100% HapaPortraits by Kip Fulbeck Forward by Sean Lennon

I saw this little gem in the pop culture rack a few weeks ago and couldn’t resist snagging it, despite my already precariously towering heap. Fulbeck’s collection is a photo essay of hapa – people of part Asian, part “other” descent. The …

Inside HavanaEduardo Rodriguez, Andrew Moore, Andy Grundberg

Once, years ago, our friend Rebecca asked us to come out and look at her recently deceased grandmother’s house. It had been built during the civil war and had received its only wallpapering at that time – which was still hanging in black shreds …

Andy Goldsworthy

The artwork of Goldsworthy is about nature and impermanence. Like artist Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty), Goldsworthy’s works are meant to erode and disappear over time. The only records are photos. Working with whatever is at hand, Goldsworthy sculpts and creates with leaves, rocks, ice and twigs. Short commentary …

Loretta Lux

Whoooo, creepy! Remember that little kid that was supposed to be Scully’s daughter in X-Files but everyone hated her because she was so creepy? Well, that little weirdo has nothing on Lux’s models. Lux’s children are how I imagine seraphim would appear – beautiful forms, but also terrible, …