Adam Wiseman - Moving Portraits
A few days ago, Adam Wiseman, a very talented and clever photographer, sent us his video “Moving Portraits” here’s what Patricia Mendoza former Director of the Centro de la Imagen of Mexico City wrote about it: Moving Portraits is a series of approximately one minute filmed portraits that capture a moment of un-guarded introspection. Interested in how modern technology can...
IPG project - In Search of the Crying Lady
In Search of the Crying Lady is a poetic and dark tale about a search for a tradition that never gets found. The Crying Lady refers to the term Plačky who were professional mourners in Slovakia. Plačky used to be an essential part of the Slovak death ritual and were hired by the family of the deceased. The tradition was believed to still exist in certain areas of the country. Despite the...
Youngsuk Suh - Wildfires
The Wildfire series was initially started by my need to revisit and reevaluate some of the subjects explored in my earlier “Instant Traveler” project. The common thread running through the two projects is my perception of nature as a highly engineered and civilized institution. Through the images in the “Instant Traveler” series I intended to contemplate on the failure...
Tom Griggs - Medallo
In 2010 I immigrated to Medellín, Colombia, my wife’s hometown. The photographs that form this project weave a personal and lyrical vision of the city together from the people, experiences, and spaces that have defined my life and experience here. The images come from backyard family asados and hospital vigils. They include portraits of students made during a break in class or in their barrios....
Douglas Ljungkvist - Middletown USA
In 2007 I started a personal photography project, Middletown USA, which is still ongoing. During research I learned there are 16 US states that all have a town named Middletown. Pennsylvania actually has four in four different counties. Having grown up in Sweden I’ve always been fascinated with how, why, and where American’s live outside of New York and other major cities. I was also...
Bryan Schutmaat - Grays the Mountain Sands
“I wonder what my father saw in his most secret sight of the righ life. It’s my guess he wanted to live out his life surrounded by friends and children and fertile fields of his own designing. I think he wanted to die believing he had been in on the creation of a good sweer place. Those old pilgrims believed stories in which the West was a promise, a far away place where...
Antone Dolezal - Ghost Town
Traveling through the High Plains of Oklahoma instills an immediate sense of loneliness. The very nature of this landscape cannot hide the abandoned homes and dying communities that have long plagued this part of the country. Flea markets are in abundance, offering a clear sign of the future for towns located in what is geographically referred to as No Man’s Land. Ravaged during the Dust Bowl,...
Jesse Chehak - Fool's Gold (Vol. I)
A promise of possibility has become myth in a vast expanse of land rich with natural resources and existential opportunity. The landscape speaks to the dissatisfaction of the rugged and strong-willed. Progress almost always requires staking new claims. Our extractions have realized big dreams and produced ineffable nightmares, as failure outweighs success here. This is a scarred and brutal...
Shaw & Shaw - Sunday Morning
This series of images shot in Spain, Austria Germany and the England are a lament on the stillness of a Sunday morning and the tranquility of a day waiting to happen. All images © Shaw & Shaw
Emily Shur - Untitled Japan
I first visited Japan in 2004. Since then, I’ve returned at least once or twice a year solely to take pictures. I had no intention of beginning a project of any size when I first went to Japan, let alone a life-changing one. This project is not conventional or linear. There’s no beginning, middle, or end. There’s not just one motivation behind making these photographs, but many. This...
Daniel Farnum - Young Blood: Michigan’s Urban...
In recent years, the FBI has repeatedly designated my hometown Saginaw, Michigan as having the most violent crimes per capita in the country. Flint and Detroit are also frequently listed in the top ten. These photographs investigate young people raised amidst a backdrop of mass exodus after years of economic decomposition in the region. Primarily I focus on the disenfranchised, the...
Shiftless review on Paesaggiocritico
We’re very happy and honored for the beautiful words Francesco Tonini wrote on Paesaggiocritico about or work Shiftless. Thank you!! Check out the article in italian or the english translation.
Kenny Hurtado - Day Passing
Day Passing came together after picking up and leaving California without a destination in mind. I got on I-40 and drove east, landing in Memphis, TN. I was not looking to do a project on the South per se. Although, I was interested in the experience of transplanting myself in a place I knew nothing about. By the third month of living in Tennessee I began to dislike where I was. This experience...
Piero Turk - Nowhere is Home
“Nowhere is home” started as a project to explore a peculiar area, “Quartiere del Piave”, next where I live, north east of Italy. The landscape there is totally different from what you can usually see in that region that is completely covered by industrial buildings, houses, factories, without any order and any aesthetics, with a lot of traffic and activities. There you...
Tina Hillier - In Passing
In Passing is a collection of images taken in different places over a period of years. For the most part they are taken during a journey of one sort or another, often whilst travelling to or from a commission or project. While the destination would be the job itself, I was also keen to respond to the moments that happen in between that were more personal. I think when you travel alone you are...
Alan Hunter - We are here
This project - tentatively titled We Are Here - is a collection of images taken over the last couple years during various road trips and travels around the U.S and my home state of Washington. Like much of the country, finding myself a bit lost, struggling with my chosen path and next steps, it is part literal road journal and part examination of my existential crisis. These are the fleeting...
Our book Shiftless was finally published!!!
After so many months of waiting our book Shiftless was fully funded and published by Crowdbooks! We’re very proud of it and can’t tell how happy we are. This couldn’t have been possible without your support. We want to thank each of you: Rocco Rorandelli, Emanuele Volpi, Massimo De Angelis, Dario Caregnato, Nadia Rubano, Daniel George, Cristiano Lucarelli, Chiara Mazzone,...
Brian Kaplan - I'm Not On Your Vacation
This project is about Cape Cod, which is essentially a narrow spit of sand that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. For most people, the Cape is a place to go for a summer vacation at the beach. I’m fascinated by the “other side” of life on the Cape: What happens in the off season, when the population plummets and it’s quiet, lonely and raw. The characters who are drawn to “end-of-the-road”...
Shiftless book update: t-shirt printing!
Finally our t-shirts, proudly designed by our hawaiian brother K2 got printed and ready to get to you!!! Thanks to the guys at Pubblicarrelllo.com and thanks to you guys for you patience :) Keep you updated!
Heidi de Gier - A Falling Horizon
“I have difficulty with the idea that humans are superior and can construct nature. Should you really manipulate nature, or design it the way you see fit? Because in order to do that, you have to remove something valuable as well.” For years, Hannie de Vos and her children had a sheep farm on the Sophiapolder, a small island in a river in the Netherlands. Every morning they would row across the...
Cynthia Nudel - Crisis
If we pause for a moment to contemplate our lives, we’ll see a frantic succession of changes. These crises, both personal and collective, are like milestones that mark a turning point in the road. These are the moments when we abandon everything we know to get into an unknown state. We are afraid of being spectators of the deterioration of our bodies, we become paralyzed when we are left behind....
Shiftless book production started!
Yesterday the guys at Crowdbooks started Shiftless book production! Here some backstage shots! It’s hard to describe how exciting it is for us to see our “creature” coming to life! At the end of this week it will be finished and ready for shipping. STAY TUNED!!! :)
Lucas Foglia - A Natural Order
I grew up with my extended family on a small farm in the suburbs of New York City. While malls and supermarkets developed around us, we heated our house with wood, farmed and canned our food, and bartered the plants we grew for everything from shoes to dental work. But while my family followed many of the principles of the back-to-the-land movement, by the time I was eighteen we owned three...
Jeroen Hofman - Playground
Playground portrays Dutch training grounds where the Fire Department, the Police and the Military are trained in realistic scenarios. In surrealistic ghost towns the emergency services try to prepare for what is factually unknowable: the future. Within the boundaries of this ‘playground’ the chaos seems controllable for a moment; even if only for the duration of the...
Michael Itkoff - Between Two Lakes
To develop a relationship with a specific place, with a piece of land, with a view, with local trees and animals is a profound experience that unfolds over time. Although I have lived in many different places over the years I have managed to return to the same cabin in Pennsylvania for most of my life. The cabin sits between two lakes in Northeastern Pennsylvania and all of the photographs in...
Salvi Danés - Dark Isolation, Tokyo
There is an undeniable nucleus of initial interest, a question that from the occidental perspective is easy to think about. How does a society really live, each of its members, in a human and social organization which is apparently exemplary and with an enviable lifestyle? There is a feeling that despite enjoying all the comforts of a modern society, the inhabitants of Tokyo are far away from...
Lex Thompson - Mahalo
In his nineteenth-century travel essay, Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands, Charles Nordhoff describes the landscape of Hawaii: “these great rocks, thus adorned, reminded me constantly of the rock scenery in such operas as Fra Diavolo, the dark green being of a shade which I do not remember to have seen before in nature, though it is not uncommon in theatrical scenery.” Hawaii...
Yaakov Israel - The quest for the man on the white...
As per the Orthodox Jewish tradition the Messiah (the Prophet) will arrive riding on a white donkey. A few years ago, as I was photographing near the Dead Sea a Palestinian man rode past me on his white donkey and I took a picture of him. It was after having developed this plate that I’ve realized that I had encountered my “Messiah”; it was this chance encounter which brought me to initiate...
Jordi Huisman - Close, but not really
The serie ‘close, but not really’ focusses on the development of an area some 20 km from Amsterdam. It’s an addition to the city of Almere, where I was born. The area is called Almere Poort and construction began around 2005. In a few years, thousands of people will live, work and recreate there. In the series I follow the construction, but more importantly the way people...
Gianpaolo Arena - My River
A resurgent river that winds for about 100 kilometres, shaping springs, little lakes, marshy areas, peat-bogs. The main features of this river and lagoon territory often remain indistinct. The space is not only the background of an action but it often becomes the main character. The perception of it seems confused, indistinct and the limits of the visible become more noticeable. The river is...
Shiftless on Dude Magazine #1
Our work Shiftless published on Dude Magazine #1 Many thanks to all the dudes around! Check out our tearsheets or Dude Magazine website
Chris Jordan - Midway
“On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. Returning to the island over several years, our team is witnessing the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times.” A wonderful work by Chris Jordan More info on the...
Thomas Wieland - City River
The Bavarian capital of Munich, Germany, is located on the river Isar which crosses the city at a length of 13.7 km. Up until the end of the 19th century, the river was an important trade route supplying the growing city with timber, chalk, and other goods. In addition, it provided freshwater and water power. Today, the Isar is of little economic importance for the city. Instead it serves...
Zhang Kechun - The Yellow River
The Yellow River Surging Northward Rumblingly Saying that it is a song might have been a popular joke. Saying that it is our mother river or the root of soul might have been a deliberate oblivion. Indulging ourselves in the turbulent pleasures of modernized world day after day, we might have put the winding river out of mind, and would not like to give any more calm gaze on it, even a...
Daniel Gentelev - Home and Identity
While studying at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, I have been particularly drawn to express myself through visuals including photography and video. In this body of work I deal with questions of identity and home. Through a series of portraits and spaces i was an attempt to process the nested sense of alienation both in my parents and this country. here i am trying to convey...
FIRST YEAR OF DP MAG!
Today is DP Mag first year anniversary!! We really wanna thank all the contributors who submitted their wonderful works giving us the opportunity to share them and create awareness about contemporary photography here in Italy and throughout the web. Most of all, we wanna thank you for having followed us through this year long, sharing ideas and opinions, that’s the best we could hope. ...
Ying Ang - You Think You're Safe Here
Gold Coast, Australia. Touted as the crime capital of Australia and also referred to by the Financial Review as “a sunny place for shady people”, the Gold Coast is an example of a modern Westernised battlefield. The crimes that lurk beneath its façade are sinister. Attempted kidnappings at local primary schools, prolific drug use, many starting from 13 years of age, sexual abuse,...
Joshua Dudley Greer - Point Pleasant
The West Virginia Ordnance Works was an explosives manufacturing and storage facility constructed during World War II just outside Point Pleasant, West Virginia. After only a few years of operation the site was repurposed into a wildlife management area and a system of ponds and wetlands was constructed in its place. Today the site is a popular destination for hunters and fishermen despite the...
Emil Kozak - Big Black Nothing
Most of my photographs are made in open nature. I grew up surrounded by fields and forests in Denmark, and now I live in a hectic big city (Barcelona). So I guess i have some kind of longing to wide open spaces. I love feeling small and insignificant, and when that feeling sneaks up on me photograph it. Often i also provoke situations like that. In my project ‘Big Black Nothing’ I...
Phototalk with Roberto Schena
SP67 is definitely one of our favorite work. Off course we’re italian and very proud of our countryman, we believe Roberto has done a terrific photogrpahic work. He got deep in his surrounding, lived the places, the moods, the atmosphere and after several years brought back these wonderful pictures of SP67 road. We asked him a few questions and he was so kind to answer. 1)...
Rasel Chowdhury - Desperate Urbanization
When we are celebrating 400 years of Dhaka City, River Buriganga is fighting to survive. Today, it is nearly dead, can’t run on its natural way. It seems that people of Dhaka are killing the river for their insensitivity. In Dhaka, people are growing day by day. Working places and various factories are booming constantly. Buriganga River is the one of the most popular way to communicate with...
Pierfrancesco Celada - Japan, I wish I knew your...
During a brief visit to Japan I was soon fascinated by the isolation and loneliness I was feeling in the streets. It started as a personal journey, a foreigner traveling in an alien environment. Language and cultural differences were only augmenting this distance between the locals and me. However, while observing people, it was clear that even indigenous were not able to interact successfully. I...
Anoek Steketee - Dreamcity
During a trip through Iraqi-Kurdistan in 2006, we found ourselves in the amusement park in Duhok, an unexciting town near the border with Turkey and Syria. Reports of attacks, kidnappings and sectarian violence filled the newspapers on a daily basis. Meanwhile, we ate ice cream, rode on the Ferris wheel and talked to the park’s diverse visitors. In the park’s pleasant but equally surreal...
Brian Finke - Flying Attendants
Flying the friendly skies, Brian Finke crisscrossed the United States photographing flight attendants on Delta, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Hooters Air, Southwest, and Song airlines before going abroad with such carriers as Air France, Qantas, and British Airways. In London, Finke visited a flight attendant school complete with emergency rafts and billowing smoke, and then, continuing east, he traveled...
Vasantha Yogananthan - Far from the madding crowd
Piémanson beach, in the heart of the Camargue Regional Nature Reserve, welcomes thousands of summer visitors every year from all over France and Europe. These ephemeral visitors, who are far more than mere campers, set themselves up on the sand for several months, then move on at the end of the summer, leaving no trace. This tradition, perpetuated for more than 30 years, has contributed to...
Jason Reed - Three Palms Inn
Three Palms Inn is an ongoing series of photographs about Presidio, Texas and the surrounding Rio Grande region along the Texas/Mexico border. For most of its life the Rio Grande was crossed without thought, particularly in the Presidio area, which has been inhabited for more than a thousand years. Yet over the last few decades this natural resource, vital to sustaining life in this...
Daniele Mattioli & Girolamo Marri - The Graft
The work attempts to portray the condition of the emigrant/immigrant and the process of settling in a new environment, made somehow more complex nowadays by global communication, which allows one to linger in between different cultures without ever making precise choices. This prolonged transition often gives birth to a sort of schizophrenia, a state of incoherence where one tries to absorb...
Amanda Boe - What I Hold Dear
These photographs are part of an ongoing series titled What I Hold Dear, which explores my relationship between my native home in South Dakota and my present life in California. After leaving the Midwest over a decade ago, I developed a deeper appreciation for the places that influenced my life and felt inspired to revisit them with my camera. Between 2009 and 2011, I made a series of trips back...
IPG Project - The Switzerland of America
The Switzerland of America challenges the notion of a true visual representation of a place. The collection of images that makes the project was taken in the state of New Jersey. The name “The Switzerland of America” was given to the state of New Jersey by the first Dutch settlers because of the large cliffs that line a portion of the Hudson River. New Jersey is no longer known to be the...
Ernesto Tedeschi - Everybody has their own
“Everybody has their own” is the desire that everything surrounding us could disappear from our conscience. It’s the moral of the city and at the same time the opposite of city essence. It’s the cement desert where human being makes its appearance as an object. “Everybody has their own” happens in Rome, capital of Italy and broken dream of culture and...