In my opinion, Paz de la Huerta is one of the most enigmatic and erotic American actresses. Not one to shy away from baring intimate moments in front of the camera, she collaborated with film photographer Alexandra Carr in a post-break-up project in 2009 and the progression towards healing is now a published photo book. Read on to peep more.
“This book, in a way, is about the end of suffering,” Paz said in an interview with the Cut. “I love myself for the first time of my life. So as David Bowie killed off Ziggy Stardust, I killed off [my past self], whatever you want to call her.” Shot using a 35mm Nikon camera by Alexandra Carr, the photo book is a collection of spontaneous portraits Carr has taken of de la Huerta all over New York since a bad break-up in 2009. The private photos are made even more personal by handwritten poetry by the actress which she said turned out to be therapeutic because one makes “something beautiful from suffering.”
Entitled The Birds Didn’t Die Over the Winter, Carr explains the story behind it: “[Paz] called one morning in the spring saying she had an idea for what we should call the book. She said she woke up and heard birds outside her window. She couldn’t believe they had survived such an abominable winter. It was a perfect metaphor for the book.”
Visit Alexandra Carr for more of the photographer’s work. See more photos from the book and read an interview with de la Huerta & Carr on New York Magazine.
The young artist and Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson published on his agency's website an awesome photo series, one of the images in it a great symbol of freedom, joy of living outdoors, purity, innocence, candor, and girlhood: the bare sole of a female lifted up, taken at the Central Park in New York. Like many other great Magnum photographers, Anderson explored this interesting body part through photographs. For this tribute, I chose a series of bare feet images I took along the promenade of the lake Como. Take a look!
Aside from photography, newcomer Dmitri Berenger enjoys a multitude of hobbies including gardening, watching movies, and discovering music. In this interview, he talks about his photographic style, his inspirations, choosing film cameras over digital gear, and many more.
'Snapshot' was our Tumblr keyword this week. We spent the past few days looking at troves of fresh samples from all corners of the globe. We got lured to the most effortless variety, everyday captures upgraded to showcase compositions. We invite you to look at the ones we bookmarked for future visits.
London based photographer Cat Stevens uses the softer, more subtle aesthetics of film photography throughout her work. Her shoots consist of the familiar light leaks and washed out tones that most film shooters will be familiar with. She has photographed artists such as Deerhunter, PJ Harvey and recently took a series of sun drenched beach shots which adorned The Charlatans' last album cover titled "Modern Nature."
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This article is dedicated to Bruce Davidson, one of the most important American documentary photographers and a leading figure of the Magnum agency. Recalling his photos of the Worcester Fire Department in 1999, I'll show you my coverage of Como Fire Department's public demonstration, an annual event commemorating St. Barbara.