Alex Merola

Photography

A photographer's (NSFW) inquisition into the ethics of love

Hideka Tonomura's intoxicating new book comes with a warning: use love, but never too much.
Alex Merola
11.2.22
Photography

Photos of people posing with their art doppelgängers

Thomas Mailaender’s quirky album compiles the viral selfies of art history’s time travellers
Alex Merola
10.17.22
Photography

A photographer's portraits of his late wife over 7 years of marriage

Seiichi Furuya's life's work revolves around remembering his life spent with Christine Gossler, who died by suicide in 1985.
Alex Merola
9.28.22
Film

Sun-drenched nudist films from the 50s & 60s

Werner Kunz, the unjustly-forgotten pioneer of sexual liberation on film, is celebrated in a stunning new book.
Alex Merola
9.22.22
Photography

William Klein was 20th century fashion photography's 'creative freak'

The New York retrospective looks back at the groundbreaking career of the artist, photographer and filmmaker who passed away earlier this week.
Alex Merola
8.5.22
Photography

Photographing the everyday style & theatre of 80s Tokyo

An unsung master photographer, Issei Suda found mystery in the mundane and poetry in the prosaic. 
Alex Merola
7.26.22
Photography

Wild photos of youth culture in the 80s & 90s

Nick Waplington's 'Made Glorious Summer' takes in punk, protest and after-hours parties.
Alex Merola
7.18.22
Photography

A photographer hires an actor to be her cheating ex-boyfriend

Restaging her relationship through her camera roll, Karla Hiraldo Voleau flipped a tale of heartbreak on its head.
Alex Merola
6.16.22
Photography

A night porter’s wild, nocturnal odyssey through London’s hotels

Turning to photography to stay awake, Chris Shaw spent 10 years documenting his early-hours encounters with guests, clerks and sex workers.
Alex Merola
6.6.22
Photography

The Japanese photographer who became a cat

A new show in Kyoto presents a trilogy of projects exploring the late Masahisa Fukase's close relationship with his feline friends.
Alex Merola
6.2.22
Photography

Photographing the hidden lives of Yakuza women

Chloé Jafé’s series ‘I give you my life’ lifts the veil on the secret lives of women in the Japanese mob.
Alex Merola
5.4.22
Photography

A photographer shoots her mother's affair

Hideka Tonomura's 'mama love' was searing and shocking upon release. 14 years later, its images see the light of day again.
Alex Merola
2.22.22
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