While the photographer Jocelyn Bain Hogg was cleaning out his mother’s house after her death in 2014, he found a shoebox of old negatives from his time at Lancing College, an upper-class boarding school in West Sussex, England. Brushing aside decades of grime and dust, he found hundreds of frames taken between 1976 and 1981 that revealed forgotten friendships, crushes, and fights from his teenage years.
Click here to see what life was really like at one elite school — roughhousing, crushes, and spliffs included — in this feature story on TOPIC.
“A Dog Called Money,” a documentary from Seamus Murphy on British pop musician PJ Harvey, is premiering at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival this February.
Writer and musician Harvey and award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy, hatched a collaboration. Seeking first-hand experience of the countries she wanted to write about, Harvey accompanied Murphy on some of his worldwide reporting trips, joining him in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington, D.C. Harvey collected words, and Murphy collected images.
Back home, the words become poems, songs, then an album, which is recorded in an unprecedented art experiment in Somerset House, London. In a specially constructed room behind one-way glass, the public — all cameras surrendered — are invited to watch the five-week process as a live sound-sculpture. Murphy exclusively documents the experiment with the same forensic vision and private access as their travels.
By capturing the immediacy of their encounters with the people and places they visited, Murphy shows the humanity at the heart of the work, tracing the sources of the songs, their special metamorphosis into recorded music, and, ultimately, cinema.
Franco Pagetti shot the cover for Vanity Fair Italia’s latest issue featuring Tommaso Paradiso. Click here to see more photos from this shoot.
Sometimes life imitates art, and sometimes art mirrors the subconscious. When documentary photographer Maggie Steber embarked on a personal project, The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma, she didn’t realize the surreal world borne of her imagination would lead to an artistic rebirth in her waking life. Click here to read this profile of Maggie in PDN.