littky’s celebrity portraits are iconic. but she also likes finding the polar opposite. this quest led littky to the deserts of baker, california and beatty, nevada, two towns that lay claim to the title “gateway to death valley.” she had noticed the phrase written on a water tank in baker on the way to las vegas, and she kept returning to the area over the next three years, meeting more and more people, shooting more and more photos. the stunning results can be seen in her monograph “vacancy.”
louisiana-based photographer frank relle captures the nighttime magic of new orleans in his ongoing series new orleans nightscapes. he uses long exposures to capture the feeling of the powerful, haunting beauty throughout his hometown.
not queer like gay. queer like, escaping definition. queer like some sort of fluidity and limitlessness at once. queer like a freedom too strange to be conquered. queer like the fearlessness to imagine what love can look like…and pursue it.
a chance encounter with an anthropologist in caracas led álvaro laiz to venezuela’s remote eastern edge, where an indigenous people known as the warao have lived for millenniums. he was intrigued when he heard about transgender women the warao call “tida wena,” or, twisted women.
flickr user stripper_polaroids says he bought a box of over 400 photos of strippers who auditioned for a southern california club in the late-60s and early-70s. he bought the entire collection for $10.