We're endlessly interested in the work of artist Kingsley Ifill. He has a punk aesthetic and an undeniably fascinating way of taking a valueless image and manipulating it into a complex visual arrangement or painting.
The Los Angeles-based photographer is a preserver of the "old", harnessing her arsenal of cameras to document and portray the beauty in old signage, storefronts, buildings, and the people that inhabit the ever-changing landscape of Southern California.
Photographer Olivia Jaffe is rock and roll. Not the seemingly glamorous, groupie-love type of rock and roll, but the true guts and grit of rock and roll; the sweaty, bloody, ugly, and yes, at times, hairy, side of rock and roll.
"A Trip to the Badlands" takes you into a desert bungalow revealing it’s unique old-fashioned character, while displaying the sort of intimacy only found in friendship, and the isolated feeling of being deep in the hot desert of Southern California, right by the Badlands and Salton Sea.
It’s hot. Sticky. It’s August in Brooklyn and the sounds and smells hang on each other in the humidity like a reverberating smog. Great day to sprawl out on the beach, actually. Ward Roberts sits across from me, his latest published series, “Flotsam,” a stunning peach-toned coffee table book, open in front of me.