In this episode of Picture Perfect, VICE visits Patrick Brown in Bangkok to talk about the craft of photography and his forthcoming book, Trading to Extinction, which documents the illegal trade of endangered animals in Asia. We then travel with Brown to Guangzhou, China, where he finishes his decade-long project.
Support the book and find out more about Patrick Brown’s project by visiting his Emphas.is page.
For a few years now, Maurizio Cattelan (who just exhibited a retrospective at the Guggenheim that marked his “retirement” from the art world) and world-class photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari have been putting out a biannual magazine called Toilet Paper. In short, it’s a collection of the most deviant, funny, absurd, and stimulating images to grace the pages of any publication, ever. A while back we reached out to them, asking whether they would be interested in doing a shoot for VICE. They said yes, we peed our pants and a few months later they sent back seven images, one of which depicts a very realistic fake penis and graces the cover of this issue.