Bob Mizer’s Two-Volume “AMG: 1000 Model Directory”

Editor Dian Hanson whittles down over 250,000 images for Taschen's seductive new offering

Taschen’s forthcoming “Bob Mizer. AMG: 1000 Model Directory” two-volume tome is far more than a collection of over 1000 hunky, near-nude bodybuilders and celebrities. (Though, that’s definitely part of the allure.) Within both volumes, one bears witness to the incredibly important works of photographer Bob Mizer. Back along Muscle Beach in Venice, California, Mizer began snagging imagery of handsome men and soon founded both the …

Interview: Photographer Michael Muller

How he takes his mesmerizing, intimate shark portraits (hint: get out of the cage)

LA-based photographer Michael Muller has captured celebrities (including Rihanna for her album cover Unapologetic) to mutants and superheroes (the movie posters for “X-Men Apocalypse” and “Captain America: Civil War” to name a few), but the most fascinating subject that’s challenged him continuously over the past decade lives far from the hills of Hollywood. Since 2007, Muller has been swimming among the sharks, shooting in a …

Seven Beautiful New Books on Design

From packaging and storefront creations to waterside modern homes

With the prevalence of design imagery circulating the internet, and many people mixing and matching from centuries of aesthetic developments on their own Pinterest boards, sometimes we all need a reminder that there are experts out there. Nothing speaks to expertise on design like a beautiful book filled with imagery and insight. The following seven selections represent a broader look at design as a category, …