Taking Pictures of People Who Take Pictures of Themselves

Our exclusive pics from photographer Sidney Lo's new concept book of fashion portraits

Featuring an array of the Internet’s most devout fashion enthusiasts, “Taking Pictures of People Who Take Pictures of Themselves” is 23-year-old photographer Sidney Lo‘s self-published monograph. The San Francisco native traversed the world to capture a handful of the 60,000 people who responded to the question “What are you wearing today?” with photos of their daily threads on Superfuture‘s message board Supertalk. Often uploading images …

Reverse Trompe L’Oeil

Artist Alexa Meade's painted people make it big time

Artist Alexa Meade works in the medium of flesh. The Washington D.C.-based artist, 23, calls her style of portraiture and performance art “Reverse Trompe L’Oeil,” compressing a 3-D space into a 2-D plane by painting directly on models. The resulting photographs of the person within a painted still life makes the illusion complete, an effect that in recent weeks has swept the Internet and landed …

Artist Atsushi Takahashi

Graduating from Tokyo's Tama Art University in 2004, it wasn't until after working for several years as a caretaker that artist Atsushi Takahashi started painting his densely-worked portraits. Using a technique that involves building up layers of carefully-controlled swirls, Takahashi illustrates the faces of people he has met with the multitudinous looping lines symbolizing their stories. Recently on display with the Edel Gallery at Aqua …