Photography

Black Portrait 1, Xavier McFarlin

Xavier McFarlin | Selected works

The following selected works explore various performative poses as the artist becomes both model and creator, passive poseur and provocateur. McFarlin utilizes bold colors, costumes, props and different scenic designs to satirize the artifice of western culture—an artifice that we may recognize, but often ignore. By using his own image,…

Mascing, Xavier McFarlin

Xavier McFarlin | Q+A

In this interview, Xavier McFarlin talks about the process behind his artistic decisions as well as his experience growing up in Japan as a Mexican, Queer, Black, male and how the cultural difference has influenced his work. He also talks about his works, Black Portrait 1, and Black Portrait 2, in reference to the…

Fear and Loathing in GTA V | Morten Rockford Ravn

For his series of haunting photographs taken in Grand Theft Auto V, Morten Rockford Ravn embarks on a dérive to GTA‘s fictional state of San Andreas. Using in-game technology, he roams the city and produces beautiful, haunting, gritty street photography. He captures the emotional depths of poverty, of loss, of alienation, pain, and…

Eric Pickersgill | Removed (2015)

Removed | Eric Pickersgill

Removed avails performance, portraiture, and photography to question the physical utility of personal devices and the ways they influence society, relationships, and the body. The photographed scenes are derived from observations in my daily life. I ask the sitters to reenact my original observations of them and seconds before the…

Boundary | Wenqian Leng

Boundary is a series of photographs created by Wenqian Leng, expressing the feeling of being excluded from or being trapped by the boundaries in life. As a Chinese student studying in the U.S., Wenqian has experienced and seen many boundaries, including those between different ethnic and social groups, which are…

Flickr Friends | Kenta Murakami

I used to spend a lot of time on Flickr. It wasn’t until coming to college that I realized that not everyone lived so much of their teenage years online; at the time it seemed like everyone I knew spent their nights clicking through photostreams and scrolling through endless comments…