The Cut’s Guide to Taking Nudes

From tapping into the power of natural light to embracing spontaneity (instead of overtly staged works), The Cut’s five-step guide to taking a naked photograph aims to empower adults stuck inside and perhaps away from their consenting sexual partner/s. Whether or not one has a full-length mirror, the publication offers tips and tricks—make use of a bed or bathtub—that enhance the power of mood and …

The Real Thing at NYC’s Flowers Gallery

A group exhibition of four photographers gets the head spinning on gender constructs, relationships and more

This Thursday, the Chelsea, NYC location of Flowers Gallery opens “The Real Thing,” a group exhibition featuring photography from four different artists questioning social constructs of gender, identity, femininity and more. Most of the four have aimed the lens at themselves. Recent graduate Juno Calypso (who was named a winner of the 2016 British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Awards) stars in a series of …

SLMMSK Anti-Selfie App

Snag edgy imagery with CCTV filters and censor bar overlays

For the selfie-obsessed out there (and even those who aren’t yet into the craze), a new alternative is afoot and it’s carrying some Orwellian vibes. Glitché‘s latest iOS app SLMMSK uses face recognition software and the phone’s front-facing camera to take an image and mask the subject’s identity in a variety of clever ways. With 10 edgy filter options, the app can drop a censor …