“Dr. Ike” Padnose, Founder of <em>The Ponderosa Stomp</em> (“3 Days of the Best Music You’ve Never Heard Of”)

“Dr. Ike” Padnose, Founder of The Ponderosa Stomp (“3 Days of the Best Music You’ve Never Heard Of”)

Ira “Dr. Ike” Padnose is the founder of The Ponderosa Stomp, a three-day music festival and conference celebrating the “unsung heroes of American music.” Jennifer Odell sat with Dr. Ike to hear about how the Stomp developed and what to expect this year.

Liz Nord: Director & Multi-Platform Producer (Pt. 3)

Liz Nord: Director & Multi-Platform Producer (Pt. 3)

Part 3 of our interview with Liz Nord, where we discuss Jerusalem Unfiltered and Battle for Jerusalem, two projects that explore contemporary Jerusalem through the eyes of local political, social and cultural leaders.

Liz Nord: Director & Multi-Platform Producer (Pt. 2)

Liz Nord: Director & Multi-Platform Producer (Pt. 2)

Part 2 of our interview with Liz Nord, where we discuss how she came to spearhead MTV’s 2008 “Choose or Lose” presidential election coverage, as well as her experience filming a documentary in Haiti for Wyclef’s NGO.

Claudia Goetzelmann: Integrated Media Photographer, Director of Photography

Claudia Goetzelmann: Integrated Media Photographer, Director of Photography

Claudia Goetzelmann is an integrated-media photographer and director of photography who has gained international recognition for her work in the realms of Fashion and Advertising.

Daniel Power: CEO powerHouse Books, Co-Founder, The NY Photo Festival  (Pt. 2)

Daniel Power: CEO powerHouse Books, Co-Founder, The NY Photo Festival (Pt. 2)

Part 2 of our interview with powerHouse books Founder/CEO Daniel Power, in which we delve into his experience of founding the New York Photo Festival and glean some advice for aspiring creative professionals.


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“I Have Something To Tell You” – Adrain Chesser

“I Have Something To Tell You” – Adrain Chesser

When photographer Adrain Chesser tested positive for HIV, he knew that he had to break the news to his family and friends somehow.

Jessica Antola: Places & People

Jessica Antola:  Places & People

A sampling of travel photos from the extensive portfolio of Jessica Antola.

‘Kesh Angels by Hassan Hajjaj

‘Kesh Angels by Hassan Hajjaj

These playful and provocative portraits are part of ‘Kesh Angels, an exhibition by Moroccan-born, UK-based artist Hassan Hajjaj.

Ruby: Stop-Motion Face-Painting by Emma Allen

Ruby: Stop-Motion Face-Painting by Emma Allen

Ruby is an animated self-portrait by British artist Emma Allen. It explores the idea of rebirth and illustrates the transfer of energy from one incarnation to another. Allen painted this stop frame animation on herself over five 17-hour days, using face paints, a mirror and a camera.

Dysenterie Moleculaire – Illustrations by Lili des Bellons

Dysenterie Moleculaire – Illustrations by Lili des Bellons

These outlandish characters come courtesy of Lili des Bellons, an illustrator and animator from Paris, France.

Terrible Exaltation: Byronic by Boris Pelcer

Terrible Exaltation:  <em>Byronic</em> by Boris Pelcer

Byronic is a series of paintings by Boris Pelcer, created to capture “the dark mysticism of Byronic characters.”

Personalized Prosthetic Legs by Bespoke Innovations

Personalized Prosthetic Legs by Bespoke Innovations

Custom covers for prosthetic limbs—”fairings”—that elevate otherwise utilitarian accoutrements into personalized, wearable art.

“Yasiin Gaye – Inner City Travellin’ Man” – Mash-Up by Amerigo Gazaway

“Yasiin Gaye – Inner City Travellin’ Man” – Mash-Up by Amerigo Gazaway

Amerigo Gazaway’s latest mash-up is a gorgeous and surprisingly cohesive rework of Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey.

Alvi Silkchair by Alvi Design

Alvi Silkchair by Alvi Design

The Alvi Silkchair is the latest from Swedish furniture designer Åsa Kärner of Alvi Design. It is composed of silk thread tightened around a bearing oak frame.

Just the Two of Us: Cosplay Enthusiasts at Home

Just the Two of Us: Cosplay Enthusiasts at Home

Just the Two of Us is a series of portraits by Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler which provide a glimpse at cosplay enthusiasts in the intimacy of their own homes…in full regalia.

Deconstruction: Art by Sam Rodriguez

Deconstruction:  Art by Sam Rodriguez

Sam Rodriguez is a graphic artist based in San José. Originally self-taught through his experience as a graffiti artist, he later honed his skills at the California College of the Arts as well as through working in the fields of graphic/industrial design, public art and illustration.

As I Am: A Film by Alan Spearman & Chris Dean

As I Am:  A Film by Alan Spearman & Chris Dean

As I Am is a haunting and breathtakingly gorgeous meditation on life from the vantage point of a young man in one turbulent neighborhood in South Memphis.