Photographer Kate Ballis’ “Hypercolour Fantasy: Infra Realism” at Garis & Hahn

Palm Springs and the Southwest colored with intense neon hues in a new series of images

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick For locals and visitors, much of the appeal of places like Palm Springs and neighboring southwest regions is the beauty—the remoteness, and the subsequent tension between the naturally barren and the highly stylized touch of humans. Photographer Kate Ballis has captured this strikingly in her new body of work, “Infra Realism,” currently on display at LA’s Garis & Hahn in her …

The Swimming Pool in Photography

Over time, the role of the swimming pool has changed; from ancient rituals of private baths to the status symbols of artistically-designed pools in certain backyards today, and beyond. With “The Swimming Pool in Photography,” Hatje Cantz surveys the power of the pool, its associations around the world, and how it’s changed over time. Of course attention has been paid to the suburban pool—and hotel …

Christelle de Castro’s “Citizens of the Bowery” on the citizenM Bowery

62 black and white photos across 22 floors from the LES-based activist, director and photographer

The citizenM Bowery rises many stories above its neighbors on the iconic Lower Manhattan street. With this height, the latest hotel in the citizenM portfolio pays tribute to the community around it—one of artists and shopkeepers, students and multi-generational residents. The Bowery is beloved and ever-changing. And both of these factors get honored with the hotel’s first large-scale public art exhibition, Christelle de Castro‘s “citizens …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Antarctica's first-ever Pride celebration, Olafur Eliasson's debut building, underwater data, lawn flamingoes and more

1. Microsoft’s Underwater Data Center One cylinder comprising 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage has been dropped by Microsoft off the coast of Orkney in Scotland. The goal is to see if the tech giant can save energy by cooling in the sea. And the location was chosen as the French-built cylinder will draw power from an undersea cable and the Orkney’s renewable energy …

How to Take Honest iPhone Photos

During the recent Adobe 99U conference, Brooklyn-based Aundre Larrow discussed his work as a portrait photographer and the immense importance of “honest photography.” What he means by that is “pictures that don’t rely on editing or retouching and portray people as they really are,” and the trick to that is understanding just how essential light is. Larrow says, “Photography is painting with light” and because …