Araki in Switzerland, Tom Waits, Johnny Depp, Juice Box Camera: Daily Photo Feed 11/23

Posted by David Ozanich — 23 Nov 2010


  • Nobuyoshi Araki, the notorious "enfant terrible" of Japanese photography, has a major exhibition up at the Museo d'Arte de Lugano in Switzerland. 2,000 photos and 3,000 polaroids make up the show "Araki: Love and Death." It's on view until February 20th, 2011.

  • The singer Tom Waits is teaming up with photographer Michael O'Brien to create a book of poetry and photography tackling the issue of homelessness. Says the Guardian:

    O'Brien has spent 30 years as a photojournalist, winning prizes for his portraits and returning several times to the theme of homelessness. For the new book, he and Waits sought to communicate the "common humanity" of people who live on the streets, letting words and images "communicate on their own terms, rather than merely illustrate each other". Hard Ground is modelled on the 1941 classic, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, which combined James Agee's poetry and Walker Evans's photographs of Depression-era farmers.
  • Photographer Albert Watson says it's impossible to take a bad picture of the handsome Johnny Depp. Page Six has the scoop.
  • Los Angelenos in love with the Hollywood Bowl will be interested to know that scores of vintage photos of the cultural institution are hitting the auction block.
  • This Juice Box Camera seems like a perfect Christmas gift for the juice-loving photographer in your life.

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