The Photo Issue 2014

From the 2014 VICE Photo Issue: Doubles

"The photos originated from these class portraits I started in 1999, taking girls who just got out of school and taking a class photo of them. And then it turned into this thing where, if they got their clothes on, I should shoot the exact same shot...
Richard Kern
crime & drugs

Alabama Murderer Says He’s a Mexican Drug Cartel Assassin Who’s Killed Dozens

Investigators found that information offered by Jose Manuel Martinez corresponds with a number of unsolved homicides across the country.
Max Cherney

Richard Kern Made a Music Video in Our Office

Featuring Babes Dancing to Indochine's Song, "Black City Parade"
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The Raised Up Right Issue

One in the Oven

Richard Kern and I drove out to the East Hampton family home of Jemima Kirke, the star of HBO's 'Girls,' to photograph her at eight months pregnant. I also chatted with her about the time we did key bumps together in a bathroom, dating assholes, and...
Annette Lamothe-Ramos; Photos by Richard Kern
Shot By Kern

Los Angeles

In part 2 of Kern's sojourn to Los Angeles, we head to the American Apparel factory.
VICE Staff

Los Angeles

Kern visits sunny Los Angeles and rounds up a bevy of California girls, including two soft-core porn stars who enjoy putting their tongues in between each other's toes.
VICE Staff
Shot By Kern


Chatting to Danish girls about erotic asphyxiation and masturbating with a shower head.
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Shot By Kern


Two of the bounciest girls in Russia make out in a pond while Richard reminisces about his indecorous adventures live on Russia Today.
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Richard Kern

Kern's Girl of the Week - Laura

Today's featured model is Laura, a Southern pothead who wanted a headshot.
Andy Capper
Shot By Kern

Gina and Leah

Two British BFFs hang out in the library. We've been accompanying photographic genius and connoisseur of the female form Richard Kern on his shoots and talking to both him and his models.
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Shot By Kern


Who knew that Brazilians were so uptight about the sex?
Richard Kern
The Talking Issue

Nayland Blake

This guy right here is an artist and a professor and a bear and a pipe man and an S&M switch and—what in hell does all that mean?
Jesse Pearson