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MASS APPEAL PRESENTS: WATCH X WITNESS

October 7 |

For the first episode of this new series, Mass Appeal hooked up with Jason Goldwatch and 13thWitness two geniuses behind a lens. The two photographers embarked on a road trip through Detroit. The city is the largest in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy and as a result many buildings have become abandoned and is a prevalent site of urban decay. Read More

ESTEVAN ORIOL AND DAVID CHOE IN AFGHANISTAN

July 29 |

Visual artist David Choe and photographer Estevan Oriol recently joined forces on a trip to wartorn Afghanistan. Needless to say the two gentlemen, renowned for their sense of adventure and risk, made excellent use of their time travelling together. The result is featured in the latest issue of Juxtapoz magazine.

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A$AP ROCKY X TERRY RICHARDSON

July 29 |

Harlem Hip Hop phenom A$AP Rocky made an appearance at Terry Richardson’s photo studio recently. Of course Mr. Richardson couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to photograph “Pretty Flacko” on his own signature style. The two even traded shades and steez for the iconic and last parting shot.

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MANHATTAN IN THE GRAND CANYON

July 25 |

Swiss photographer Gus Petro knows a thing or two about space. His native land is literally full of it. Which is why a recent trip to the Unites States and a personal encounter with the density of New York City and the vastness of the Grand Canyon provided the inspiration for his Merge series. With some stellar shots and a little Photoshop magic Petro shows us how the dense urban borough of Manhattan would look if it existed in the canyon.

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VIVIAN MAIER: THE SECRET STREET PHOTOGRAPHER

July 3 |

Unbeknownst to many, Vivian Maier was perhaps the most prolific pioneering street photographer of her time. She was a nanny by day, but in between her travels she would make use of her capturing skills. Her legacy wasn’t truly appreciated until recently, when her archive of over 100k photos was bought and revealed in 2007. The following BBC documentary sheds more light on her clandestine story. It’s a mustwatch for any photographer, as Maier may have very well been the godmother of modern street photography.

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THOMAS PRIOR’S STUNNING FIREWORKS PHOTOGRAPHY

June 25 |

Photographer Thomas Prior made it to Tultepec, Mexico to capture the epic firework festival that takes place annually. The event is a yearly feast that brings out all of the locals and sets up an illustrious display of fiery visuals. The photo results are breathtaking! Check out his entire gallery here.

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NIGERIAN BARBER SHOP TOUR

June 22 |

34 yearold Nigerian photographer Mr. Esiebo has a fascination with his country’s barbershop scene. So much so that he decided to document their colorful existence via his lens. The result has attained him (and the barbershops) attention half way across the world thanks to a NY Times feature on the subject. Read the entire piece here and find out what makes them so captivating to both the visual and cultural imagination.

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GEORGE CHRISTAKIS’ SURREAL PHOTOGRAPHY

June 10 |

The photography of Greek shutterbug George Christakis is the kind of work that inspires movies. No seriously, it’s the kind of surreal landscapes and juxtaposing that makes the sober (or tempoarily lifted) viewer much more prone to imagine the immense possibilities of an infinite universe. Whether abstract airplane bodies or minute human figures, the work challenges our normal scope of news office comprehension. Trust us, you’ll thank him later.

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INSTAGRAM STUDENT DOCUMENTARY

June 3 |

What started off as a mock film trailer for a school project about Instagram has now snowballed into the real thing for university student Paul Tellefsen. His endeavor has resulted in a 25minute long short about the social media photograph platform and how its digital means has brought together a communities in a very analog way. Check out Instagram Is and explore the depth of the Instagram phenomenon.

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URBAN ZOOM PHOTOGRAPHY

May 22 |

No, your not hallucinating. What you’re seeing is the longexposure results of German photographer Jakob Wagner. In his Urban Zoom series the creative shutterbug has devised a way to create beautifully surreal photos of city backdrops with threedimensional light trails. This must be what teleportation looks like in firstperson!

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