Fantasy Photography (10 photos)

Called one of the most influential photographers of all time, Philip-Lorca diCorcia has had a long and varied career. He’s shot everyone from his friends and family to prostitutes and drug addicts and even some of the biggest supermodels in the world. With a Masters in Fine Arts in Photography, diCorcia knows how to construct scenes that have a heightened sense of drama. His photos are a beautiful mix of reality and fantasy, where emotionally interesting characters take center stage.

“I think of these people as characters and every character has a psychology,” diCorcia has said. “I don’t photograph models in the usual way, with all that prancing and jumping, so inevitably they ask me what to do. I don’t want them standing there looking glum; I want them to understand the narrative arc of what we’re trying to get at even if we don’t understand it ourselves.”

Over the course of 11 years, Philip-Lorca diCorcia completed 11 photographic portfolios in collaboration with W magazine’s creative director Dennis Freedman. DiCorcia’s fashion stories have been collected for the first time in a 252 page hardcover book called Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Eleven which will be released in April.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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