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    Dana Lixenberg: Puff Daddy (detail)

Strange places and famous faces captured by the extraordinary eye of Dana Lixenberg

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Not often does a photographer’s entire back-catalogue of images hit you harder in the face than that of Dana Lixenberg’s. We were bewitched by her work just by the image of the pink curtain flying out into a garden in her “Set Amsterdam” series, but to find out that she has taken some of the most extraordinary portraits of people ranging from Tupac to Taryn Simon to Biggie Smalls is just phenomenal. The Michelangelo-esque shot of P Diddy that captures him sprawled in a fancy hotel, God-like, surrounded by old school mobile phones and remote controls is perhaps one of the best celebrity photographs I have ever come across.

With aesthetics that are almost the visual love-child of Hitchock and Lynch, Dana’s images are vivid to the point of terrifying.

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    Dana Lixenberg: Het Jaar 2602

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    Dana Lixenberg: Set Amsterdam

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    Dana Lixenberg: Portraits, Biggie Smalls

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    Dana Lixenberg: Portraits, Tupac

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    Dana Lixenberg: Portraits, A Tribe Called Quest

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    Dana Lixenberg: Magic Kingdom

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    Dana Lixenberg: Magic Kingdom

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    Dana Lixenberg: Set Amsterdam

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    Dana Lixenberg: Het Jaar 2602

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    Dana Lixenberg: Puff Daddy


Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.