Photography
July Editorial Superlatives

July Editorial Superlatives

It’s the first day of the month of July, so that means July magazines are out! While we’re all for whimsical and visually-appealing editorials, sometimes you have to laugh at how serious fashion takes itself. Check out our favorite bests & worsts, as awarded by The Cut. Best Side-Eye A GIF is demanded!  Vogus Paris,...
The Darkroom

The Darkroom

  I learned three things at the Darkroom, a benefit auction held by the Columbia College’s Museum of Contemporary Photography on Thursday night. One: the MoCP can, most definitely, throw a party. Two: photo-booths are far more exciting when you’re surrounded by images up for auction by incredibly talented photographers, like Barbara Crane, Ross Sawyers...
My Florence

My Florence

If you haven’t heard of Art Shay, you’d probably recognize his work. For over six decades, his photographs have appeared in Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated – he’s the Chicago photo-journalist. And by his side, for nearly seventy years, was her.   Art met Florence at a summer camp in 1942, when they were both 20-year-old counselors. The photo above is...
New App Prints Smartphone Pictures For Free

New App Prints Smartphone Pictures For Free

As much as we love digging up old photos on Facebook from our awkward years (or more specifically, digging up old photos of our friends in their awkward years), actual printed photographs are so much better to have for those nostalgic moments. Call us old-fashioned, but there’s nothing like having actual prints that you can...
The Hideout

The Hideout

We arrive at around 10 to a DJ mixing entrancing tracks against a projected circle of blurry, psychedelic branches in the wind. A second opener goes up on stage, in patterned sweaters, jeans and sneakers. The crowd sways and nods in the little dark room swallowed by string lights. They sound a little like the...
Six Artists to Follow

Six Artists to Follow

Instagram is a portal into the art world, with networks of artists spanning the globe. Here are a couple standouts worth following: Charmaine Olivia, San Francisco. Olivia uses vibrantly pigmented oil paints to depict whimsical, tortured, hyper-realistic women that perfectly complement Olivia’s own majestic lifestyle. Guim Tio, Barcelona. Tio’s eye-catching portraits begin as photographs from...
Friday Links

Friday Links

Dress Up Your Digits Madewell’s Makeover  Workout Jams Hang It Up Menswear Bread French Girl Beauty Strangers Take a Nap (image via)
Prints Charming

Prints Charming

Anyone living in a dorm or a plain, white-walled apartment knows that decorations are critical for turing a bland space into your personal abode. One of the easiest ways to spice up boring walls is to add prints. They come in so many different varieties and are affordable so you can buy more than one...
NYFW: Street Style

NYFW: Street Style

MODA took to the streets at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week to catch a glimpse of the best-dressed in the city attending the shows.
Photographing New York

Photographing New York

Bright lights, big city: New York was late night taxis, monstrously tall buildings, happy afternoons in Williamsburg, bodega flowers, and one Brazilian restaurant where the food tasted like stars and the whole room blurred with dancing color. It was hard to photograph. I wasn’t sure whether to capture the quick moments, to try and filter...
A UChicago Ballerina

A UChicago Ballerina

From working out in Henry Crown to studying in the Reg, there are a few places a UChicago student will inevitably spend too much of their time at. Today I collaborated with my friend and beautiful ballerina Aixin Chen and shot a series of photos called “A UChicago Ballerina.”       All photos taken...
MODA Model Rehearsal

MODA Model Rehearsal

The first rehearsal for the MODA fashion show’s runway models took place yesterday night at Ida Noyes. I usually associate this building with film screenings and CAPS meetings, but this Thursday night, the west wing turned into a dimly lit multi-stage catwalk featuring three groups of leggy, simply-but-well-dressed, and, surprisingly well-coordinated UChicago and UChicago affiliated...