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Photo Series: Streets by Leigh Merrill

Photographer Leigh Merrill has created a series of images that waver between reality and fantasy. While exploring the urban environment of the San Francisco Bay Area, she became fascinated by its complexity. Says Merrill, "Motivated by curiosity about the architecture that surrounds us and how it reflects larger ideas of beauty, class, romanticism and even perfection—I started to photograph homes, and eventually photographed thousands. I then digitally assembled and reassembled these photographs to create new images; each is typically made from several photographs of individual houses combined with tens to hundreds of smaller bits and pieces from other photographs of houses in the region. At first these images might look plausible; but closer inspection reveals that they are fabricated, and in fact illogical."
May 30, 2013
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Reflexiones by Matthias Heiderich

Matthias Heiderich—you might have heard of him. We first debuted the self-taught photographer with his Berlin snaps, then most recently, his work of the UAE. His latest endeavor—Reflexiones—beautifully shines the light on contemporary architecture in Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Avilés, and Bilbao.
May 29, 2013

Mobile App We Love: Instagram

Join Instagram launching co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom for a #Nofilter conversation this Thursday at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California. What to expect? Their recent $1 billion dollar acquisition by Facebook, controversial policy-change announcement back in December, and perhaps what's next for the two. Riding the same wavelength, we've gathered up a few of our favorite Instagram picks that our editors snapped around the world. And be sure to follow us here!
May 29, 2013
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Photographer Focus: Chloe Aftel

Chloe Aftel is an editorial photographer and an old school polaroid artist, and she's lovely enough to teach you how to work that old look (sans Instagram filter) too. It's the Impossible Project workshop, which focuses only on impossible project film and none of the older, expired stocks. Usually you can only find out about it through her email list or Tumblr, where you can find out when the next one is and how you can get on the list. The class is on how to use impossible film and how to find a way to work with models that gets the emotional reaction you want in shots. It's a three-hour intensive with a small group. She has two models who each person has time to work with and they go over the film and how to use it extensively. Aftel teaches how to work with the film, from seeing how it handles light and how you want push or play with it, to the basics like how to use your flash and what it means that different films shoot at different speeds. Her favorite film to use is from the impossible project but she also uses expired 35mm and 120 mm film. The two models, each one for an hour, are also there to help people understand how to talk to models and direct them in order to get the emotion you want out the image. "You want your subjects to trust you, but you don't want a flaccid image, so you have to figure out how to interact with the talent to get what you want. And more over, you have to have an idea of what that is."
May 24, 2013
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Photography Focus: Jeannette Montgomery Barron

Jeannette Montgomery Barron found her way into some of the most socially renowned 1980's NYC underground artist culture and turned those infamous artists into her subjects. Scene is a new book—more like an album—of her portraiture of such personalities as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, and Keith Haring, to name a few. The artists who she captured are all famously known for their art, so to see them as a subject in someone else's work makes it so much more surreal. Barron's black and white portraits are not of the underground Factory scene, but of the calm nature of the musicians, painters, writers, actors, and filmmakers who changed our culture and the way we know art today.
May 23, 2013
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Photographer Focus: Ward Roberts

Empty sporting courts and fields have never looked so beautiful. Photographer Ward Roberts travelled the globe to shoot this pastel-hued series Courts. While being completely devoid of life and people, Roberts’ photographs prove striking for their linear properties and architectural contexts. These color-drenched images are worth looking at!
May 22, 2013

Friday Finds 05.17.13

Amidst Ship Week (where our editors, designers, and production team hurriedly sent and shipped out our upcoming July/August issue), see what they had stumbled upon this time around. Happy Friday!
May 17, 2013
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Photographer Q&A: Derek Shapton

This was Derek Shapton's first shoot for Dwell and it will certainly not be his last. The Ontario-based photographer impressed us with every image he shot for The Treanor Residence. He made it difficult to select photos for the story, but that is something never to complain about! Read on to learn a bit more about Derek and his first Dwell photo shoot experience.
May 17, 2013
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Tumblr of the Week: Ryan Panos

In his eponymous Tumblr, Ryan Panos offers a cool selection of high-contrast black-and-white photographs that depict the abstract and geometric side of architecture. These aren't your warm and cozy interiors—just structure at its most steely. We like that Panos frequently answers questions from visitors, which gives a more personal feel to the collection. For example, someone asks: "What do you love most in architecture?" Panos replies: "I suppose I love the variety in it, that it simultaneously represents culture, society, the contemporary world we are constructing. The way light hits a facade, a detail is expressed, how one commission can turn the economics of a city." Well said.
May 16, 2013
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