Self-taught anthropologist Patrick Cariou has captured surfers, Rastafarians, and inhabitants of the Trenchtown area of Kingston, Jamaica. The French photographer brings a new perspective of the Rom people in Gypsies, a series of stunning portraits and landscapes that captures the misunderstood ethnicity’s broad, multifaceted culture.
New York-based historian, photographer, and designer Joanna Ebenstein is the mastermind behind Morbid Anatomy, a blog that merges the seemingly disparate fields of art and science through a unique examination of death and medicine.
Dan the Automator, who frequently collaborates with a myriad of artists, is set to release his latest project, Pillowfight, with singer Emily Wells. With Kid Koala in the mix, and visuals by David Choe, the album should be as strong as anything else in his past.
While photographer Mick Rock has come to be known as “the man who shot the ’70s,” his body of work is much more than a collection of Nixon-era snapshots of a bygone music scene. After capturing early pop-culture gods like Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Syd Barrett, and Queen, the aptly-named Rock went on to take pictures of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Killers, and Lady Gaga.
Vintage pictures are interesting on their own, but they’re even better with monsters. Taking found photographs, old-timey maps, and other paper goods from the past, Matthew Buchholz customizes ephemeral images by adding delightfully frightful monsters, zombies, and other scary creatures, creating entirely new compositions called Alternate Histories.
These days, a decent tie is hard to find. Maybe you don’t care, and prefer whatever your father can lend you — or you just clip on the one you thought was so swell when you were nine. But some of us like a tie to reflect something about ourselves. Barring that, we just like ties that aren’t floral-patterned or covered in multicolored stripes, and the Cyberoptix Tie Lab has them. With style categories ranging from “audiophile” and “automotive” to spooky and subverted patterns, there’s bound to be something to catch your eye… and everyone else’s.
Whether they’re showing off their skateboards, sneakers, guns, dirt bikes, or big hair, these kids all know what it’s like to be raised in a community that’s neither rural nor urban, but a world unto itself.
If you’ve ever wanted to mush sled dogs through the wilderness of Alaska in the Iditarod but lacked the training, dogs, and funds to participate, maybe the Idiotarod is more your speed. You can take your own shopping cart (instead of a sled) and team of humans (instead of dogs) on a journey through New York City (instead of Alaska) in hopes of winning cash and infamy.