Photo Flo Kohl
READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST VITO ACCONCI, ICON OF THE NEW YORK UNDERGROUND ART SCENE, IN PURPLE FASHION#21 NOW ONLINE
"Seedbed might have made my career, but it also destroyed it, because nothing could live up to that, especially once you bring shock… People got to know me as someone who masturbated under a floor. During the show they could think that they heard me come, but I could have been faking it." - An except from our interview with Vito Acconci by Jeff Rian. Photo by Ari Marcopoulos.
"Yes, to do iPhone pictures! Self-portraits. There’s one photograph in the ICA show. I got so excited about it. But I really discovered the possibilities of digital photography while I was shooting food created by the chef Antonio Guida for a book for the Il Pellicano hotel. I couldn’t get close enough, and I was dissatisfied with what my camera could achieve. I had this cheap digital camera. I tried it, zooming in on the plate, and I was like, oh my God, this is amazing." - Juergen Teller in an interview by Olivier Zahm and Lily McMenamy in Purple Fashion #21. Photo Juergen Teller
At 26, Ren Hang has already published six photography books, continually trumping conservative Chinese culture with his use of the nude. In a country where censorship extends to all aspects of life, Ren brings a dose of innocence to the task of irreverently awakening Chinese sexuality. Photo Ren Hang