March 2010

This month I sit down with poet David Groff to discuss the achingly beautiful anthology he co-edited, Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS. I felt strangely close to David as we talked of death, God and art in a winter-dark radio station. His candor and insight made this interview one of my favorites.… More

Michael Massaia

Michael Massaia is one of an ever-shrinking group of photographers who still strictly use old-school methods. In our modern, digital, quick-fix world, it’s refreshing to come across a photographer with a honed process and an abundance of patience and skill.

For Afterlife, Michael used 11″x14″, 8″x10″ and 4″x5″ view cameras coupled with traditional black and white film… More

Michael Massaia

For Chinatown Nights, Michael used 11″x14″, 8″x10″ and 4″x5″ view cameras coupled with traditional black and white film to capture the highest possible resolution and dynamic range. After the image has been captured and the film developed, Michael hand-makes Platinum/Palladium prints utilizing a unique damp processing technique he developed. More

Alexa Meade

Acrylic on Flesh – Yes, these are living, breathing humans, stunningly painted and composed to look like portraits. More

Women Are Heroes

This beautifully produced video shows the process and mixed reviews of a massive temporary art project by French artist JR. The fleeting work depicted enormous images of woman from around the world displayed along the river banks and bridges in Paris. The work comes on the heals of previous installations by JR in Africa, Brazil,… More