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Hobbes Ginseberg is a 20-year-old Los Angeles-based photographer who doesn’t want to make a big deal about their gender but prefers the pronouns she or they. They moved to Seattle after completing high school, and a year and a half after that followed their dreams to Hollywood. We met when I was in LA visiting artists on official VICE business last month, and I was immediately struck by Hobbes’s alert, inquisitive presence. After having known each other for no more than five minutes, we decided we should work together on an issue of MATTEmagazine to be released at the New York Art Book Fair this week at MoMA PS1, and went to the roof of the hotel, where I made the above cover portrait. I only had four frames left on my roll of film, but somehow each picture turned out to be interesting. Hobbes is someone who uses their self-image as their art, so this wasn’t actually that surprising. A mix of politically engaged self-portraiture in photography in the tradition of Catherine Opie, Cobain-scented soft grunge internet phenomena, and something indescribably glamourous and completely their own, Hobbes’s Selfies made me want to find out more about them.

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26 Sep 2014 / Reblogged from vicemag with 1,185 notes

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'MATTE' Magazine Presents Ben McNutt

Check out Baltimore artist Ben McNutt’s queer perspective on wrestling in issue 24 of ‘MATTE’ magazine, available now.

23 Sep 2014 / Reblogged from vicemag with 154 notes

An Objective Perspective – Interview with Matthew Leifheit by Kathleen Hefty

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An Objective Perspective – Interview with Matthew Leifheit by Kathleen Hefty

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Kathleen Hefty recently sat down with founder and editor of MATTE Magazine, Matthew Leifheit to get a unique perspective on independent publishing and curating. Not only does Leifheit produce each issue of MATTE largely on his own, he is also the photo editor of Vice Magazineand has an active photography practice. Since 2010, MATTE has dedicated each issue to one…

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Vice Magazine’s Photo Editor Matthew Leifheit Talks Photography with M Daily

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Vice Magazine’s Photo Editor Matthew Leifheit Talks Photography with M Daily

2 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from vicemag with 100 notes

I interviewed Thomas Roma about his new book, The Waters of oOur Time, for VICE. 

I interviewed Thomas Roma about his new book, The Waters of oOur Time, for VICE

30 May 2014 / Reblogged from vicemag with 158 notes