Becoming Hemingway by Henry Hargreaves

Impersonators pose as "Papa" in the curious Kiwi's latest photo project

Back in 1957, photographer Yousef Karsh asked an aging Earnest Hemingway to sit for a portrait. In what would become an iconic image, the author stares to the right of the camera, white-bearded and gruff. More than any other image, the portrait is the one most in tune with the romantic image of Hemingway as a stern, imposing genius—not to mention, it made famous the …

Conventional Wisdom: World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships

The second installment of Arthur Drooker's photo series on convention attendees

We recently took you to the Association of Lincoln Presenters annual assembly, by way of photographer Arthur Drooker‘s camera lens. Drooker has been dropping by some of the convention industry’s most eccentric gatherings in an effort to capture never-before-seen moments. Inspired by the passionate dedication and camaraderie of these attendees, Drooker is trekking along a path toward his new book and, once again, we’ve been …

Conventional Wisdom by Arthur Drooker

An exclusive sneak peek at a new photo series about convention attendees

We’ve been following photographer Arthur Drooker‘s work since his 2010 American Ruins gallery show and book. The Mill Valley, California-based artist’s infrared imagery mystifies with its modern approach to capturing mythic, decayed structures. We caught up with him recently and he briefed us on his new project. This time, people are the focus of his lens for “Conventional Wisdom.” Drooker plans on attending conventions across …