You can’t go wrong with pictures of clothed monkeys. You just can’t—the Internet is bound to eat that shit up. What otherwise sounds silly, has been tastefully executed by US-based photographer Hiroshi Watanabe, in an upcoming exhibit titled Suo Sarumawashi. I believe that Watanabe’s primate photography foray is not only eye-candy, but also matter for the creative mind too.
After You Left, They Took It Apart is the title of a series of images taken by the New York based photographer Chris Mottalini. Showing a collection Paul Rudolph-designed homes just before they were to be demolished, the series took Mottalini almost seven years to complete and presents a poignant picture of mid-century modernism at the end of its life.
Portrait photography is not something we feature all that often on The Fox Is Black. I don’t know why that is. Perhaps it’s just that portraits don’t quite capture me quite like images of distant lands or pictures that tell stories. That said, I recently discovered the portrait photography of Berlin-based photographer Hannes Caspar and was instantly drawn in. His images do seem to tell stories. The faces he captures are filled with emotions, personalities and mystery and I absolutely love them.
Started in 2011, Abandoned Houses in Rural Iceland is an ongoing project by R3 Radgjöf, Gláma-Kím architects and Stapi, which documents the discarded houses and farms of southeast of Iceland. The project also interviews local residents, finding out the history of the properties as well as developing ideas for future use of the spaces.
Behind the Levees is the name of a series of photos by the New York based photographer Jeff Enlow. Shot at the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the images document the meeting of California’s two largest rivers, as well as the meeting of many other things. Described by Enlow as “a place that exists in some distant past while being thrust into an uncertain future”, his images show the quiet spaces where man and nature meet and in doing this he creates a portrait of a place that may never exist like this again.