In 2009, Belgian photographer Anton Kusters went to Japan and gained the trust of high-ranking members Japan's organized crime families, known as the yakuza. He was allowed to photograph them for two years, giving Westerners a revealing glimpse into the secretive underworld syndicate. He published a book in 2011, called Odo Yakuza Tokyo. Earlier this month The Economist produced a short film about Kusters' project, called Japan's Yakuza: Inside the syndicate.
What better time to grab a camera and head for the outdoors than in the dead of winter? Even the simplest "props," like bubbles and spiderwebs, are transformed into spectacular photo subjects with just a little frost and patience, as shown in yet another stunning video by photographer Jens of Another Perspective. Although a macro… READ THE REST
We've all tried fun forced perspective photographs to give the illusion that we're holding up the St. Louis Gateway Arch or crushing someone's head between our fingers, but Lisbon, Portugal-based photographer Hugo Suíssas elevates the technique to fine art. "What inspires me in life as an artist is to know that art and ideas are… READ THE REST
Legendary music photographer Mick Rock, known as "the man who shot the 70s," has died at age 72. Rock captured iconic images of Lou Reed, Queen, Debbie Harry, the Ramones, Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne, Joan Jett, and, of course, David Bowie, including directing Bowie's videos for "Space Odyssey," "Life on Mars," "Jean Genie," and "John,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There's something incredibly appealing about walking into your favorite coffee shop for a delicious cup of joe on your way to work or before a morning of errand-running. But if you… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The winter is upon us, but it with its chilly charm comes an array of annoying problems, like leaky roofs, icy windshields, and blistering cold temperatures. But one of the worst… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Collectively, we spend 6 billion hours per month watching Netflix. True, the streaming giant has some hits, but there's somewhere else to turn when you're in the mood for a stellar… READ THE REST