The Photo Issue 2012

    • 9.12.12

      Five Inches of Limbo

      These portraits are from Annie’s forthcoming self-published book, 'Five Inches of Limbo.' It was inspired by dolls found in junk stores and Margaret Atwood’s “Five Poems for Dolls.”

    • 8.22.12

      Self-Portrait as Yoda

      Unless we are all vaporized in the fiery doom of Quetzalcoatl’s return, stay cool till next summer.

    • 8.17.12

      A Better Place

      This selection of photos features shots of a spiderweb amid a backdrop of trees, a country landscape from an aerial view, and a home with a very active chimney.

    • 8.16.12

      Deflections from a Straight Path

      Photograher Peter Sutherland is a frequent contributor to VICE. This particular selection of photos captures colored light as it refracts, creating different patterns that make us feel at one with the universe.

    • 8.15.12

      Tough Love

      In this photo selection, Olivia Fougeirol captures what appears to be a rather stylish bum rocking sportswear and utility tape accessories outside of a gated storefront. Through the collage, which appears to be organized sequentially, you can see the...

    • 8.13.12

      What We've Got Is Gold

      This selection of photos from Romanian photographer Petra Herbert brings together portraits of strange Ed Hardy-clad dudes who wear tons of bling with inanimate treasures like bars of gold and trophies.

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    • 8.10.12


      Danish-born photographer Asger Carlsen continues to perplex and titillate us with his elegant, yet grotesque images. This selection features confounding images like a bum whose head is part alley cat and a member of Snoop Lion's entourage who literally...

    • 8.9.12

      L'Union Fait La Farce

      Thomas Mailaender is Paris-based multimedia artist who started out doing documentation work. His past creations were focused on toying with the concept of typology and depicting "incidentally grotesque moments." This selection of images features weird...

    • 8.9.12


      These photos are previously unpublished outtakes from Yumiko Utsu's "Out of Ark."

    • 8.8.12

      Fun People

      Photographer Lele Saveri hails from Rome, but now he lives and works between Milan and New York. In the following selection Lele photographs a big man on a little bike, a short order cook with a Bela Lugosi face-tattoo, and other incredibly strange...

    • 8.7.12


      Photographer Nick Haymes is known for his pictoral documentation of the troubled life of "Paranoid Park" star Gabe Nevins, which was collected into the excellent photobook "Gabe" in 2012. In this selection, Nick follows an androgynous subject named...

    • 8.3.12

      Mauvais Appétit

      Melchior Tersen is a 23-year-old photographer living in Paris. In his own words, he describes his photographs as "strange or unhealthy." Tersen says he is often inspired by music and "esotericism." He has an impulsive process, saying his work has "no...