It’s crazy how a few snapshots can paint a detailed picture of a place. From everything I hear, the Eastern Congo is a pretty hectic place. Dealing with the fallout from the worst human conflict since World War II can’t be easy. In his latest collection, Quick, photographer Richard Mosse gives us a glimpse of military life in the Eastern Congo, along with some gorgeous shots of the surrounding landscape. Taking a novel approach, Mosse used Kodak Aerochrome infrared film to capture the scenes below, giving the images their distinctive pink tint. So no, they’re not photoshopped, in case you were wondering. Pretty impressive.
FROM PENCIL TO PAPER
As kids we all start off as artists, don't we? We draw, we paint, we make sculptures out of bricks, legos, really whatever we can get our hands on. As the years go on though, as the Picasso adage goes, we seem to get caught up in a vicious cycle of working more and creating less.
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN
"You've got to be able to hold your own," she tells me. A little while into our conversation at Grid Gallery, we're covering some familiar territory, since I just asked Queens D. Light one of those eternally basic, cliche questions female MC's tend to have to field too often.
An Argument for More Love
Before you think my chest cavity lacks a beating heart, I was in love once. At the time, the thought of being with anyone else was physically off-putting. But I was 15, and the only person to have given me an orgasm was me.
A RADICAL EDUCATION
He’s like the coolest person you’ve ever met. Mid-60’s, sleeve tat, just chillin. We meet on the outdoor patio of one of UC Berkeley’s favorite study hubs, littered with international students and finals tension.
LESS IS MORE
It's been almost eight months since we last checked in with Kristian Contreras. Lending his talents to our most recent group show FEELS, Kristian has amassed a dynamic body of work.