Farewell to Legendary Fashion Photographer Peter Lindbergh

The man credited with launching the era of the supermodel, fashion photographer and film director Peter Lindbergh has passed away at 74 years old. With an influential legacy spanning several decades, Polish-born Lindbergh began his career in 1971 as a photography assistant before opening his own studio just two years later. In 1990 he shot the iconic British Vogue cover featuring Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, …

Rose Aura Offers Access to Your Inner Spectrum

Founded by Evelyn Salvarinas, the Toronto studio provides artful insights

A specialized photographic setup capable of detecting “auras,” or color-coded translations of your energy, became widely available in the ’80s courtesy of inventor Guy Coggins. Today, the process of assembling an aura photograph remains largely the same: one Polaroid-like camera, a pair of hand-shaped electromagnetic sensors and the biofeedback and electromagnetic measurements you receive from them. Using that information, an algorithm assigns an array of …

Venice Biennale 2019: Darkness + Light

From doppelgängers to robots and holograms, some of the shadowy works on show

This year’s theme for the 58th International Art Exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale, “May you live in interesting times,” is oftentimes purported to be translated from a traditional Chinese curse—wherein a phrase that sounds like a blessing is actually said ironically. It makes sense that many artists involved in the show (curated by Ralph Rugoff) offered dark, bleak and downright strange works. Many pieces (films …