This is exactly what my figure drawing class is like.

Antoine d’Agata began shooting digitally and in color a few years back, I think.  Since then, I’ve found his vision of the world even more compelling.   I have a very dark imagination, and d’Agata’s color pulls me closer in.  Somehow, it’s more immediate, more ugly, more vulgar, and more difficult to turn away from.  People become voracious, lustful monsters, hurting and pleasing in equal measure.

Good morning, #Chicago.


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In the rain. Riot Fest, Chicago, IL, USA

“A crisis of authority is not for the faint of heart. It can be scary and weird and ambiguous. But it can be a lot of fun, too. The best and most authentic cultural products of our time manage to be all of those things. They imagine a world where no one is in charge and no one necessarily knows what’s going on, where identities are in perpetual flux. Mothers and fathers act like teenagers; little children are wise beyond their years. Girls light out for the territory and boys cloister themselves in secret gardens. We have more stories, pictures and arguments than we know what to do with, and each one of them presses on our attention with a claim of uniqueness, a demand to be recognized as special. The world is our playground, without a dad or a mom in sight.”


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by Josh Wool 

(via fractionmagazine)