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Robert Ascroft is known for clean, stunning images – his photographs embody the perfection of color and shadow, complex placement of shapes, and masterful manipulation of light.
Andy Partridge, the main vocalist and songwriter for the English band XTC (active from 1977 to 2001), has been a touchstone of musical excellence for me since 1983.
Fiction I hid my charcoal-stained fingers behind my back as I walked to the table. She stood up when she saw me, shook her head at my tardiness and planted a sticky kiss on my cheek. She pulled me through the other girls sitting in the booth so I could sit beside her and immediately shoved meRead more
on being in an enviable position As sins go, envy is one of the more confounding, pulling us out of ourselves and forcing us to pine impotently for we believe we cannot have, or cannot be. It’s an imaginary realm, dislocated and disturbing – and most cruel in that the object or status we desireRead more
on going faster to be slower According to Christian tradition, sloth is the indifference and inaction of an individual given the gift of life. Laziness was considered sinful for its shunning of god-given talents. To illustrate my concept for Spirit & Flesh, I combined this definition with the attributes of the animal called the sloth.Read more
a tribute to PHILIPPE HALSMAN Philippe Halsman changed photography with his profound understanding of human psychology and unique use of space and light. Decades later, Robert Ascroft carries the torch, tapping into his own genius to pay homage to Halsman’s legacy in Spirit & Flesh’s “Jump.” From the iconic image of Albert Einstein gracing Time’sRead more
on how to make greed look good Therese Öhrvall and Joel Jägerroos, the photographers behind the fine-art photography team Therese + Joel, describe their style as dramatic, suggestive, a bit cold, and rather dark. Shooting “Greed” for Spirit & Flesh in a Staten Island mansion, they worked with cats, dogs, models, and thousands of dollars’Read more