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Photos: Japan Day / Japan Tag in Düsseldorf, Germany

Today I met my friend Saskia at the annual Japan Day in Düsseldorf. The German city at the Rhine has the biggest Japanese community in Europe, and they do this special festival every year to show how great and multifacetted the Japanese culture is. The festival is very popular in the Cosplay community and I made an effort to photograph the coolest costumes today. Enjoy!
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AdieK84’s Art Contest 2012: Participate NOW and Win Big!

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Hi guys, the last art contest was a huge success, so it’s about time to have a new one!

You can participate by sending in a picture of your art work – ALL types of visual arts are allowed, no matter if it’s Photography, Graffiti, Mixed media, Digital Art, etc….

Send your submissions to adiek84@gmx.net or add them to my DeviantArt group or the exclusive Facebook group I made just for this contest!


1st prize: Publish your work on this blog for 6 months!

2nd prize: Publish your work on this blog for 2 months!

3rd prize: 1 article about you and your art

Deadline: December 31, 2012.

There will be a public voting. I will choose the 3 winners out of the Top 5 from the public voting.

Voting time: January 1, 2013 – January 15, 2013.

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Photographing Life and Death in Juarez

A young girl from Ciudad Juarez prepares for her 15th birthday party, a coming of age party known as a "quinceañera." Her family spent most of their savings on making it a happy occasion. Her father had recently lost his job and was making ends meet by making repairs to homes in the neighborhood. Photo: Dominic Bracco II

Juarez, Mexico is a war zone.

The war is being waged by two rival drug cartels, the Juarez and the Sinoloa, block by block for control of the city and its trafficking routes. The result is extreme levels of violence, corruption and intimidation. And for the past two years, photographer Dominic Bracco II has been covering the war’s effects on the border town’s residents. While he is working there as a journalist, Bracco can’t help but feel invested in the subjects that he’s become so familiar with.

“I want an American audience to look at my pictures and see how people are living on the border as result of American policies and Mexican corruption and take some responsibility,” he says.

Bracco, who grew up on the border in Texas and speaks fluent Spanish, says he doesn’t feel constantly threatened while working in Juarez but he certainly takes precautions. Even though he lives in Mexico City, no one knows his home address. And he only flies into Juarez when he’s working on his story or an assignment.

He regularly works with the same fixer who knows Juarez well and they both do their best to stay under the radar, like driving beat-up cars that don’t attract the attention of car jackers. Bracco says the flip side of this, however, is that the beat-up cars often break down, stranding them in some of the most dangerous parts of the city.

He never calls his subjects ahead to time to let them know he’s coming; he just shows up. for fear of who might be listening. He just shows up.

Full article and slideshow here…


Photo from Sasha Grey’s new book of photographs, Neü Sex (Vice Books, $30)

Porn star and all-around Renaissance talent Sasha Grey launched her new photography book, Neü Sex (Vice Books, $30), at Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles with back-to-back book signings this week, one for the A-listers and a second for the fans. Celebrities in attendance included Adrien Grenier, who worked with Grey in Entourage, and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, as well as lesser lights, who can be spotted in the Patrick McMullan photo shoot.

“She’s brilliant,” exclaimed Otero, who was prompted to hold the book-signings in her two-year-old gallery by comic artist James Jean, who had just had a show there. “She knows exactly what she wants,” Otero went on, “and is the kind of person who would be good at anything she wanted to do.” Continue reading SASHA GREY, PHOTOGRAPHER

Martha Cooper:Remix @Carmichael Gallery


invites you to


Photographs by Martha Cooper


Original remixes of these photographs in a range of media by Aeon, John Ahearn, Aiko, Bio, Nicer & B-Gee, Blade, Blanco, Mark Bode, Burning Candy, Victor Castillo, Cey, Cekis, Claw, Cosbe, Crash, Dabs & Myla, Anton van Dalen, Daze, Dearraindrop, Jane Dickson, Dr. Revolt, Shepard Fairey, Faust, Flying Fortress, Freedom, Fumakaka, Futura, Gaia, Grotesk, Logan Hicks, How&Nosm, LA II, Lady Pink, Anthony Lister, The London Police, Loomit, Mare 139, Barry McGee, Nazza Stencil, Neck Face, Nunca, José Parlá, Quik, Kenny Scharf, Sharp, Skewville, Chris Stain, Subway Art History, Swoon, T-Kid, Terror161 and more.

Opening reception

Saturday April 9, 2011

6 – 8 pm

Carmichael Gallery
5795 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

You must RSVP to rsvp at carmichaelgallery dot com

Please park in the Dunn-Edwards parking lot next door to the gallery.

Open for viewing April 9 – May 7, 2011


Carmichael Gallery is pleased to announce Martha Cooper: Remix, an expansive group show featuring highlights from Martha Cooper’s photographic archive and works by over 50 artists who have created their own unique interpretations of her iconic, historically significant imagery. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on Saturday, April 9 from 6 to 8pm with Martha Cooper and several of the participating artists in attendance. The exhibition will run through May 7, 2011.


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Special Art Post #5: Willie T.

Name: Willie Toledo
Art: Photography/Film
WWW: Blog
Artist Profile @ Known Gallery
Videos on Vimeo

I bet you’ve expected some graffiti artist! Well, this time it’s all about Photography! Willie T.’s “Special Art Post” has been a long time coming! If you are interested in cool events, like Art Basel, the premiere of Banksy’s “Exit Through The Gift Shop”, or just some private party with cool people, like 50 Cent, you just have to stumble upon Willie T’s photos one day. I saw his work for the first time when I was browsing Known Gallery’s website and I got really hooked on it, when I saw this picture he made of artist Push:

Next to Photography, he’s also active in filming. On his vimeo profile he writes:

Filming is something that I’m never thought I was going to be doing, I always thought I would end up with a career that I would in be happy with but filming is were I can express my Art, I feel that every moment I capture someone in front of my lens is a Memory they leave behind.. Someone told me once in my life what kind of legacy do you want people to remember you by! And I was like Wooooo do I have something to leave behind? That was my question to myself and now I do I think I do. I thank God everyday of my life for this chance and opportunity in what I call a Second chance.. So please take a look at my work and feel free to drop me a message or leave me a Comment.

So let’s take a look at his work!
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