Thu May 22, 2014
Arts District

A Picture Perfect Life Is Easy With A Fiberglass Family

Suzanne Heintz's most recent installment in her photo series "Life Once Removed." The work, a satirical look at family, chronicles 14 years with a mannequin family.
Courtesy Suzanne Heintz

Suzanne Heintz’s husband Chauncey lay on the living room floor, dismembered. She, unmoved, applied makeup nearby. This is not the scene of a grisly crime. It’s the start of a typical day for the Denver-based photographer.

Read more


Wed April 2, 2014
The Picture Show

Scenes And Sorrows: A Portrait Of Weeping Mary

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 7:54 pm

Courtesy of O. Rufus Lovett

Texas is full of memorable town names — Blanket, Stagecoach, Domino and Paint Rock, to list just a few. Each has at least one tale behind it, and All Things Considered host Melissa Block has been telling some of them as part of the series Deep In the Heart Of (A Transforming) Texas.

Read more


Thu March 13, 2014
Arts district

A Man Of The Land, A Photographer In The Sky

The view from inside aerial photographer Evan Anderman's Cessna Turbo 206.
Carrie Saldo, Arts District

Evan Anderman understood the land around him differently than most growing up. He was after all, the son of a geologist. Years later, his perspective has grown increasingly distinct and separate from the ground.

That's because he's an aerial photographer.

Read more


Wed March 12, 2014
The Salt

Who Says Food Porn Has To Be Dominated By Junk Food?

Originally published on Wed March 12, 2014 3:51 pm

Relax with Food Porn Index's "melon meditation." Om ...
Courtesy of Bolthouse Farms

It's one of our guiltiest pleasures on the Internet, and though some of us may not like to admit it, chances are, we've done it. Some are even addicted. That's right, we're talking about the endless consumption and distribution of food porn.

Photos of fatty foods like grease-laced bacon and glistening donuts abound to satisfy our virtual cravings, yet their healthier counterparts — fruits and veggies – just haven't been getting as much love online.

But why should the junk food guys have all the fun?

Read more


Mon February 10, 2014
The Picture Show

'Life' Photographer Showed Africa Through A New Lens

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 10:05 am

Fon appliqué workers in 1971, Abomey, Republic of Benin.
Eliot Elisofon National Museum of African Art

Before World War II, many Americans got exaggerated ideas about Africa from movies like Tarzan the Ape Man — movies that were filmed on Hollywood sound stages.

It took time to change that view. But after the war, Life magazine photographer Eliot Elisofon sought to shed a new light on the vast and variegated continent.

Read more