The annual Vice photo issue is always worth picking up, and the 2019 instalment seems no different.
Billed as a celebration of “the absurd, the light-hearted and the humorous” the 18th edition of the yearly, one-off features work by established names (Cindy Sherman, the Toiletpaper crew, Jerry Hsu) while showcasing some of contemporary photography’s rising stats (including Izumi Miyazaki, Todd Midler, and Alex Lysakowski).
The magazine’s editor-in-chief Ellis Jones says: “While brainstorming ideas for this year’s photo issue theme we thought a lot about how important it is to take a break from the real world. We spend so much of our time staring at screens, we can forget how to be creative or how to have fun. Yes, we need to be informed and engaged and aware, but we also need to laugh.”
Creative chuckles come in the form of Lysakowski’s monster-ish — but not monster trucks — trucks, Miyazaki’s pimple-popping perversity, and Lauren Servideo and Lula Hyers’ LA vampires.
Intrigued? The issue is out now.
- An angry doughnut faces off with a timid computer technician in Megacomputeur’s latest film
- Exploring the space between humans and computers: Coralie Vogelaar on bin-packing algorithms
- From South Korea, Ghana to Berlin, Alexander Beer captures the people of the world
- Natalie Keyssar captures Guyana on the cusp of dramatic change
- Nizar Kazan’s Lausanne typeface is a product of his analytical design approach
- Your chance to work with María Medem on an illustrated calendar for 2020
- "I felt I saw the world with different eyes": Jaimy Gail on photographing the concept of normalcy
- Let Salvador Dalí tell your future in a new edition of tarot cards
- Book of Roy: Neil Drabble photographs an American teenager over the course of eight years
- Fyre Festival’s digital designer Tokyo tells its story, two years on
- Ikea unveils its latest toy creatures based on kids drawings
- Fed & Watered is a new studio with a specific output: all things food, drink and hospitality