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I know at least a dozen people who fetishize war paraphernalia, military outfits, religious fanaticism and the parallels to S&M. With the neat order, rigid structure, extreme power, and eventually the delight of pain, it is not difficult to see why.
These lustrous photos by Finland’s own Juha Arvid Helminen, exhibit a Nazi-esque “Invisible Empire”. Like the invisible man these soldiers are faceless, giving a menacing presence. Placed in an all dark back drop with as little light as possible, the effect is un-romanticized, empty, gritty, and provokes a kind of loneliness only felt amongst the unidentified.
May 20 13 @ 5:32 PMTom Petty & the Heartbreakers
May 21 13 @ 5:23 PMMoMA's Annual Party in the Garden
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX