vicemag:

An Objective Perspective – An Interview with VICE Photo Editor Matthew Leifheit Speaks 
Kathleen Hefty recently sat down with founder and editor of MATTE Magazine, Matthew Leifheit to get a unique perspective on independent publishing and curating. Not only does Leifheit produce each issue of MATTE largely on his own, he is also the photo editor of Vice Magazine and has an active photography practice. Since 2010, MATTE has dedicated each issue to one photographer; the current one—the magazine’s 23rd and largest yet—features photographer Rachel Stern. The following is a conversation on MATTE’s beginnings, what it means to be an “emerging” artist, and Leifheit’s exciting upcoming collaborations.
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Kathleen (Blonde Art Books): I think that the people that follow Blonde Art Books are really interested in gaining insight into the inner workings of small press publishers as well as individual artists’ and curators’ practices so thank you for taking the time. Can you tell me a little about MATTE magazine and how it began?
Matthew Leifheit: It started as a print publication; it was my college thesis. I went to the Rhode Island School of Design, and I worked with this agency one summer—a photo agency in New York— and it dealt with photography in a businesslike way, which is what they do. I feel like artists want to work with other artists, and I don’t think photography should exactly be sold as a product. I think there should always be something sacred about it.The program was very hands on. And especially now looking at [how] MATTE deals with emerging photography and so does Vice, and I feel like that’s like my area. So I pay a lot of attention to the schools. I think if I had gone to SVA or Parsons or something like that I would have come out of it with a much glossier portfolio and a lot more connections and stuff. But at RISD I learned to make things, which is important to me.
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vicemag:

An Objective Perspective – An Interview with VICE Photo Editor Matthew Leifheit Speaks 

Kathleen Hefty recently sat down with founder and editor of MATTE Magazine, Matthew Leifheit to get a unique perspective on independent publishing and curating. Not only does Leifheit produce each issue of MATTE largely on his own, he is also the photo editor of Vice Magazine and has an active photography practice. Since 2010, MATTE has dedicated each issue to one photographer; the current one—the magazine’s 23rd and largest yet—features photographer Rachel Stern. The following is a conversation on MATTE’s beginnings, what it means to be an “emerging” artist, and Leifheit’s exciting upcoming collaborations.

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Kathleen (Blonde Art Books): I think that the people that follow Blonde Art Books are really interested in gaining insight into the inner workings of small press publishers as well as individual artists’ and curators’ practices so thank you for taking the time. Can you tell me a little about MATTE magazine and how it began?

Matthew Leifheit: It started as a print publication; it was my college thesis. I went to the Rhode Island School of Design, and I worked with this agency one summer—a photo agency in New York— and it dealt with photography in a businesslike way, which is what they do. I feel like artists want to work with other artists, and I don’t think photography should exactly be sold as a product. I think there should always be something sacred about it.The program was very hands on. And especially now looking at [how] MATTE deals with emerging photography and so does Vice, and I feel like that’s like my area. So I pay a lot of attention to the schools. I think if I had gone to SVA or Parsons or something like that I would have come out of it with a much glossier portfolio and a lot more connections and stuff. But at RISD I learned to make things, which is important to me.

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21 Sep 2014 / Reblogged from vicemag with 100 notes





Zun Lee’s anticipated Father Figure book is being launched at the Bronx Documentary Center tonight.





adambellefeuil:

photo by David Simonton

adambellefeuil:

photo by David Simonton

17 Sep 2014 / Reblogged from photographsonthebrain with 211 notes / photography america nyc 





thisincentive:

Vincent

Anthony Gerace

thisincentive:

Vincent

Anthony Gerace

17 Sep 2014 / Reblogged from thisincentive with 79 notes / photography 





Brian Merriam

Brian Merriam





Liz Kuball

Liz Kuball





Edward Said On Orientalism

16 Sep 2014 / 15 notes / video theory 





Brian McSwain

Brian McSwain

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New photos by Graham Hamby





cengman:

b-side from my story in the new issue of Dazed&Confused with Esmeralda Seay-Reynolds.

Charlie Engman

cengman:

b-side from my story in the new issue of Dazed&Confused with Esmeralda Seay-Reynolds.

Charlie Engman

12 Sep 2014 / Reblogged from cengman with 106 notes / photography fashion 





Jean-Paul Vroom

(Source: 1109-83)

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Ammar al-Beik’s Aspirin and a Bullet

11 Sep 2014 / 6 notes / video film 





11 Sep 2014 / 7 notes / events 





mustafahabdulaziz:

Smokey Mountains, Tennessee, 2011.

mustafahabdulaziz:

Smokey Mountains, Tennessee, 2011.

10 Sep 2014 / Reblogged from mustafahabdulaziz with 18 notes / photography america 





priceyhot:

Eric Dowswell / FS Board Pop Out / Phoenix AZ / 2014
As Seen in PS118 Magazine

Photo by Matt Price

priceyhot:

Eric Dowswell / FS Board Pop Out / Phoenix AZ / 2014

As Seen in PS118 Magazine

Photo by Matt Price

10 Sep 2014 / Reblogged from priceyhot with 2,391 notes / photography skateboarding america