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Posted by Jez Burrows,

A fantastic collection of photography by Amy Stein. Pictured is an extract from Domesticated, a series of interactions between human and animals inspired by local news, examining our new natural history and our relationship with ‘the wild’.

Posted by Jez Burrows

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    Alina Negoita has been commissioned by AnOther, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and i-D, and one scroll through her website makes it clear why. Powerful black and white images of faces, movements and exchanges work together to create a captivating blend of fashion photography and documentary photography. “Although my background is in fashion photography – my goal is to subtly use a fashion approach in my work but with a much stronger sociopolitical impact drawn from human rights and subjects I am passionate about,” Alina explains.

  2. Vincent-chapters-int-list

    Vincent Chapters’ photographs are so firmly rooted in London life it’s almost hard to imagine his work in any other setting. A born and bred Londoner, Vincent’s casual pictures taken of friends soon turned into shooting anything and everything the city has to offer. Capturing both passers-by and friends, architecture and the medley of characters that make up some of the capital’s different scenes, he is carving out a niche with his particularly urbane style, and his fast-growing portfolio shows everything from rap battles to the eccentrics you might find on the underground.

  3. Pip-siam-int-list

    Pipatra Banpabutr has been photographing day-to-day life and street culture in his native Thailand for the last six years. Gripped by the way in which the country is being reshaped by western influence, the photographer has turned his fascination into a self-published personal project titled Siam So Chic. The vibrant series is mostly rooted in Bangkok but includes work shot all over the country, capturing feverish slices of metropolitan life in the tropics and pitting colourful street scenes against quieter moments at the barbershop or the zoo as old-world Thailand meets new.

  4. Jay-giampetro-itsnicethat-list

    Street photography has changed irrevocably from the days when photographers used to take to the streets clutching a small Leica camera, blacked out with gaffer tape, to steal shots of their unsuspecting subjects from the hip. These days iPhones have made everybody a photographer, which makes the ability to nail that shot – the one that captures the essence of a place and its inhabitants, all the more precious.

  5. Nan-goldin-4-int-list

    Last year Nan Goldin happened across a box of photographs taken in Boston in the early 70s when she was moving studios from the Bowery to Brooklyn. 50 of these images – which have remained largely unpublished until now – make up a new show at Guido Costa Projects in Turin. The exhibition looks back to Goldin’s Boston era as a turning point in her career, marking her first steps into the decade of work she coined The Ballad of Sexual Dependency.

  6. Kitty_crowther_017-jake-green-its-nice-that-list

    Jake Green is an old chum of the site, and recently we’ve been enamoured with his look at London’s Evangelical churches. But it’s the church of illustration he’s been bowing down to recently, and all our prayers have been answered in the form of The Bookmaker’s Studio. The sweet little tome brings together beautiful photographs shot inside the studios of children’s illustrators, and features text by another old chum of It’s Nice That, James Cartwright. “It’s not often you get the chance to go and hang out with some of your heroes, so the images we’ve created capture our excitement at being allowed into these otherwise unseen spaces to witness such a variety of personalities, styles and techniques,” says Jake.

  7. Thomas-prior-itsnicethat-list

    Never having actually met him, I picture Thomas Prior as a particularly light-footed kind of person, able to jump from shadow to shadow something like a superhero in a Marvel comic does to get his shot. Why? If you have a browse of his newest body of work, a collection of images snapped on his recent travels in Asia, you’ll see; he seems to inhabit the quiet spaces that most people wouldn’t rest their eyes on for more than a split second, capturing photographs of situations so fleeting you wonder how he spotted them at all.

  8. Madlen-hirtentreu-trash-bin-its-nice-that-list

    They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. For one Estonian photographer, trash isn’t just treasure, but a rich, and possibly stinky font of creative inspiration. Madlen Hirtentreu got in touch recently with a simple missive: “I usually capture images with [an] analog camera and lately started to photograph trash bins in the early mornings… have a look.” There’s not too much more to say about the project really, but have a look we did, and found something oddly compelling about these pictures of dustbins. Each overspilling vessel tells a story go what once was: the parties, the shared pizzas, the lunches grabbed on the go, the mop cast aside for a newer, shinier number. It’s rather poignant in a way, but rather comical too. Essentially though, it’s just pictures of bins, and there’s nothing really too wrong with that.

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    The relationship between music and photography is a giddy and restless union, like a wild friendship where all the greatest adventures happen. The glamour, electricity and the emotion music photography can elicit is powerful and it’s why it resonates with so many of us. With the dawn of the digital age, the way we see these images has changed slightly and closed the gap between us and the stars we admire and it’s this progression that curator Diane Symth was keen to dissect when putting together We Want More: Image-making and music in the 21st Century, on now at The Photographers’ Gallery.

  10. Alexander-coggins-street-its-nice-that-list

    Alex Coggin’s no stranger to It’s Nice That, we’ve long been enamoured with his knack for casting a sci-fi light on domestic scenes and having very hot friends. Now, we’re celebrating his street photography, which demonstrates his skilled eye for finding the uncanny in the everyday, and for two women wearing matching all-over leopard print outfits. He manages to be there for those tiny moments that most would miss – the embarrassed little kid wishing he was somewhere else while his parents make a tourist spectacle of themselves, a woman’s turquoise trousers somehow making her seem part of a theme park’s architecture. The colours are great, the content bizarre and the execution coolly nonchalant, and we’re hooked.

  11. Maggie-shannon-itsnicethat-list

    “I’ve always loved the flower district, it’s a tiny oasis of green in Manhattan,” Maggie Shannon tells us. “I really loved that contrast of natural beauty in such a grey city. Like most of my other projects, I was curious to see what the whole process was and how it works, so I spent a couple days waking up at dawn and photographing the district and the people working in it.”

  12. Daniel-arnold-street-photography-its-nice-that-list

    On Sunday, Dalston’s Gillett Square was overrun with very excitable teenagers falling over one another for the chance to meet “YouTuber” Latoya Forever. Many commented on the strangeness of seeing people totally lose their shit Beatlemania style about someone famous simply for being on the internet. But YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and the like are indeed worthy platforms for talent, as image makers like the photographer Daniel Arnold prove. Our very own art director Jamie McIntyre describes himself as a big time Daniel “Instagram fanboy” and even the most cursory glance at the photographer’s site shows why. Daniel’s street photography may not be revolutionary in subject matter, but it’s so incredibly well done that it manages to stop you in your tracks and see almost through his eyes, such is the immediacy of the shots. Street photography may be ten a penny, but a photographer with such a knack for spotting that perfect shot and capturing it so well is a rarity. Daniel, you deserve every single one of those 108,000 followers.

  13. Martin_parr_nice_2015_int_list

    Since 1985 Martin Parr has been capturing the kitsch culture of seaside resort towns the world over. Starting with the tattered charm of New Brighton near Liverpool in his famous photo essay The Last Resort, the photographer’s anthropological take on beach culture has moved from Englands’s north-west coast to Italy, Spain, and as far as Peru and Argentina. A comprehensive travelling exhibition of his beach photography Life’s a Beach has been making international rounds and is currently on show at Le Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image in Nice.