FUCKING NEW YORK PRESS & UPDATES

FUCKING NEW YORK PRESS & UPDATES

The FUCKING NEW YORK Kickstarter campaign has been an incredible ride and a runaway success: with another three days to go, the book is over 200% financed! This means that the book is now definitely going into production, and you can expect to receive your copy of the book sometime in September 2016!

This means that you have only three days left to pre-order your copy of FUCKING NEW YORK. Don't miss out! The book may be available later, but at a signficantly higher price.

The press about the book has been uniformly ecstatic. Keep reading for some of the best quotes!


“Ecstatic, orgasmic communion with the city.”
Fucking New York offers a thoroughly exciting, provocative and playful take on the absurd relationship between New Yorkers and their city. With a subtle sense of humor and seductive play of light and shadow, the empty streets of New York themselves become protagonists of this magnificent book.”
“Que se passe-t-il quand les villes font l’amour? Fucking New York est l’aboutissement d’une série de photos où les femmes prennent leur pied dans la ville du tout possible.”
“A striking tribute to the passion and hustle that makes the city tick.”
“We’re just as sexual as men and our desire for pleasure is just as important. Nikola Tamindzic knows this; he’s created a work of art that speaks volumes and comments on a social stigma that needs to be destroyed. The heart of the matter is that women like to fuck… and some of us like to fuck New York.”
“Millions of citizens’ throbbing lust buried under traffic lights and newsstands and coffee chains. Fucking New York has a manicness to it reminiscent of American Psycho.”
“New York is a disgusting, dirty, rude, unpleasant city, and we who live here and love it want it in us, on us, and about us. At once an epithet, an exhortation, a desire, and an active state, Fucking New York is a dizzy swirl. The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down, and the women are humping concrete all over town.”
“Every once in a while someone comes out with something that makes you bite your lip in both attraction and envy, like goddamn, thank you. This is how we feel about Nikola Tamindzic’s newest book Fucking New York.”
“Sometimes you just want to grab hold of those buildings, throw yourself at the sidewalk and ugh, ugh, ohhh. Fucking New York is about fucking New York, that powerful appreciation for whatever it is that makes you tolerate this city’s many flaws and fuck-ups, that love manifesting itself physically as a series of poised sexual abstractions. It helps that Nikola’s photos are always beautiful. He makes pressing your breasts at a window look eloquent, enchanting. Hmm. Hmmmm. Hmmmmmm.”
“Take-charge, don’t-give-a-fuck women coping a feel, licking, sucking, and writhing against fire hydrants, on police cars, with brownstone lions, along grungy sidewalks, and against filthy windows — all gorgeously shot and styled. The fucking, which plays on the city as a voyeuristic candy land, is abstract, playful, strange, beautiful, ecstatic, and occasionally downright possessed.”
“Unprecedented is the word. A dreamlike trance of celebratory sexual solidarity. A silent, organic declaration of female empowerment. As if the term ‘male gaze’ had been buried definitively in a time capsule for a 100 years, to be mocked and laughed at a century later, along with the countless galleries and magazines across America who serve up feminism as a commodity on a daily basis in order to cash in and sell product to a hyper-charged, fad-obsessed, click-bait addicted, super-sensitive swath of confused, guilt-ridden consumers.”
“Distant, architectural, slightly removed from reality, quietly sensual photographs — their flow broken up by in-your-face closeups and an occasional overtly humorous shot. The uncanny/unreal city feeling the images evoke are reminiscent of surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico’s plazas, punctuated with Lynchian humor.”
“He's certainly nabbed our curiosity.”

Flavorwire article on Fucking New York

New York City is a stern mistress, but there’s just something about her that we can’t get enough of. Fine art fashion photographer Nikola Tamindzic brought together New Yorkers of all ages, shapes, sizes, social/ethnic backgrounds, and states of undress for an ongoing narrative about living in this fine city... and fucking it.

His series FUCKING NEW YORK, a cheeky spin on the relationship the city’s denizens have with the metropolis, captures take-charge, DGAF women coping a feel, licking, sucking, and writhing against fire hydrants, on police cars, with brownstone lions, along grungy sidewalks, and against filthy windows — all gorgeously shot and styled. The fucking, which plays on the city as a voyeuristic candy land, is abstract, playful, strange, beautiful, ecstatic, and occasionally downright possessed.

Tamindzic is currently seeking support on Kickstarter to turn his saucy series into a hardcover, large-format coffee table book, featuring an appearance by writer/adult performer Stoya, with words by writer Sasha Frere-Jones and artist/writer Molly Crabapple.

Read the entire Flavorwire feature by Alison Nastasi. Buy FUCKING NEW YORK on Kickstarter.

PAPER MAGAZINE FEATURE ON FUCKING NEW YORK

"It's quite a relationship we have with New York — unhealthy, frustrating, often abusive (especially when rent is due), and yet so irresistible. New York is like that bad boy or a girl you always wanted to make your own, and never quite could, but man, the sex was always amazing," says photographer Nikola Tamindzic. That myth that every New Yorker's greatest relationship is with the city itself inspired his series of photographs, FUCKING NEW YORK, which takes women and their love affairs with the city to their natural, carnal ends. A fashion photographer who got his start shooting nightlife for Gawker, Tamindzic's been working on the project for four years, and has launched a Kickstarter to bring it to final book form.

The series glories in women who have a sexy, borderline pornographic rapport with the five boroughs. They bare it all on city streets, penetrate pipes, and wrap themselves around fire hydrants in ecstatic, orgasmic communion with the city. "It became this expression of reverse voyeurism," Tamindzic explains. "These private moments were happening in public, and all the power of the voyeur was taken away, because clearly, these women couldn't give a fuck whether you see them or not, or what you think of them."

Stoya in FUCKING NEW YORK.

Stoya in FUCKING NEW YORK.

"Most of the participants are writers, artists, magazine editors, entrepreneurs, and political activists," Tamindzic says of his casting, which features a whole host of women, including recognizable New Yorkers like porn star Stoya or writer Rachel Sklar. "There are people from their early twenties to mid-sixties, many different body types, people from all kinds of cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds. A real cross-section of New York, I hope."

There are still some elusive, perfect "fucking New York" shots still out there to be created, though. "The bull on Wall Street, covered in lighter fluid, and set on fire," Tamindzic shared, when asked for one of them. "Since we couldn't really make that happen, my friend Candice rubbed her ass in Trump's face—and that was pretty much perfect."

Read the entire feature on papermag.com. Buy FUCKING NEW YORK on Kickstarter.

THE FUCKING NEW YORK KICKSTARTER IS LIVE

It's finally here: you can buy your own copy of FUCKING NEW YORK, exclusively through Kickstarter!

Financing the project through Kickstarter means that this book needs your support!

if you're interested in buying the Standard Edition, or even one of the Collector's Editions, that would be amazing. And if you'd like to spread the word, that would mean a lot as well! Just share fuckingnewyork.com or http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nikola/f-cking-new-york-sex-with-the-city-art-photography!

And if you're only vaguely familiar with FUCKING NEW YORK, here's a great introduction for you:

FUCKING NEW YORK: THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION UNBOXED

There will be 100 deluxe signed and numbered Collector's Edition copies, produced with an alternate cover featuring Stoya, and presented with a original signed 8"x10" art print, in a gorgeous debossed clamshell case featuring the FUCKING NEW YORK logo. Signed and numbered by me personally.

Available worldwide starting tomorrow, May 16, exclusively on Kickstarter and fuckingnewyork.com.

"OH, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?" FASHION EDITORIAL FOR BEAUTIFUL SAVAGE, INSPIRED BY DAVID BOWIE

"OH, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?" FASHION EDITORIAL FOR BEAUTIFUL SAVAGE, INSPIRED BY DAVID BOWIE

You know you had a great day at the studio when you end up with enough great & diverse photos to make up at least two distinct fashion stories — that's what happens when you work with a model as gifted as Hannah Vandermolen, and a team to match her talents.

Two editorials, you say? It's true — this take on the story is out now, and we've put together a completely different 12-page spread for the upcoming print issue of Beautiful Savage as well.

Last but not least, David Bowie's Love Is Lost was the hidden inspiration for this story — put it on & enjoy.

Photographer: Nikola Tamindzic
Model: Hannah Vandermolen @ Trump Models

Art Director: Lexie Coon
Stylist: Valissa Yoe
Make-up: Kavita Kaul
Hair stylist: Niko Weddle
Fashion assistants: Mia Darrow Tarley & Aarron Ricks
Photo assistant: Monicka Patterson

Retouching: Eye Candy Studio

LIAR MAGAZINE COVER AND 12-PAGE “SOUND OF SILENCE” FASHION EDITORIAL

LIAR MAGAZINE COVER AND 12-PAGE “SOUND OF SILENCE” FASHION EDITORIAL

The brand new second issue of LIAR magazine just came out yesterday — I had the pleasure of shooting rising fashion star Tina Veshaguri for the cover of the new issue, as well as the 12-page fashion editorial inside.

Track this issue down — I'm predicting it's going to be a collectible; I'm naturally very proud of my piece, but the rest of the articles and editorials in the magazine are excellent, and absolutely worth your time & attention.

The cover & the full fashion editorial:

CASTING DIARIES

Casting diaries, no makeup, no retouching.

COVER & FEATURE STORY IN HARPER'S BAZAAR SERBIA, JUNE 2015

COVER & FEATURE STORY IN HARPER'S BAZAAR SERBIA, JUNE 2015

I had the pleasure of photographing supermodel Marina Cooper for the feature fashion story in June 2015 issue of Serbian edition of Harper's Bazaar, styled by Harper Bazaar's fashion director Gordana Manojlovic.

The issue is out on the news stands now — grab a copy if you can, and if you can't, here's the full 12-page editorial:

Styling: Gordana Manojlovic
Makeup: Claudia Lake
Hair:  Braydon Nelson
Post-production: Eye Candy Retouch

“A WORLD OF MY OWN” FASHION EDITORIAL IN PREMIERE ISSUE OF LIAR MAGAZINE

“A WORLD OF MY OWN” FASHION EDITORIAL IN PREMIERE ISSUE OF LIAR MAGAZINE

About nine months ago, creative director and founder of LIAR magazine, Christine Be, approached me to make a fashion editorial inspired by my ongoing Fucking New York project. We had a blast doing this shoot on the streets of New York City, and after the kind of delays ambitious magazines often face with their first issues, I'm finally able to share the full editorial with you. You can buy the premiere issue of LIAR at newsstands in NYC, and you can also buy it directly from their website.

Styling: Ray Oliveira
Makeup & hair: Sylvia Dimaki
Model: Clara Settje at Trump Models

“THE CLASSICAL ELEMENTS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION” SHOW

“THE CLASSICAL ELEMENTS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION” SHOW

Come join me this Tuesday, March 24, at 6pm at the opening of “The Classical Elements: A Photographic Interpretation” exhibit, at Kinfolk Gallery in Williamsburg.

The Foundation for Art In Motion and The Shooting Stars Photography Workshop for Teens at Risk are hosting a photography exhibition honoring the classical elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire. My 2009 piece “Blindness” will be shown alongside works from Spencer Tunick, Marco Gallotta, Erica Simone, Shae DeTar, Ryan Keeley, and other talented artists. Music by DJ Valissa Yoe. Edible chocolate installation by Culinary Harassment. $10 suggested donation at the door.

Join the event on Facebook. Hope to see you there!

“ABBY BROTHERS: AGAINST THE WALL” FASHION FILM

“ABBY BROTHERS: AGAINST THE WALL” FASHION FILM

First of all, can I tell you how fantastic, fun, glamourous and bullshit-free supermodel Abby Brothers is? Whatever you dreamt up as a photographer, she’ll simply take it and make it ten times better.

So! Today is the official launch of print edition of LA’s fantastic Live FAST magazine. There’s a photo spread I did with Abby in the print issue, but me & my team thought we’d go one better, so we put together a fashion film as a surprise gift for founder and creative director of Live FAST, Vivianne Lapointe. Have a look at the uncensored version above, and if for some reason you'd prefer a safe-for-work version, YouTube will take care of you.

Superstar supermodel: Abby Brothers. Editing: Vuk Mitrovic. Cinematography: David Fitt. Stylist: Lindsay Nizolek. Makeup: Alexa Gould.

 “BEAUTIFUL SAVAGE X FUCKING NEW YORK” FASHION EDITORIAL

“BEAUTIFUL SAVAGE X FUCKING NEW YORK” FASHION EDITORIAL

Sometime last year, Chad Saville — the founder & editor-in-chief of Beautiful Savage magazine — approached me with the idea of turning my ongoing Fucking New York art series into a fashion editorial. Chad already had some great things to say about my work in the past, and Beautiful Savage is one of the best art/fashion magazines out there at the moment, so saying no to Chad's offer was never an option.

For those of you still interested in seeing the story in print, you'll find it in the current issue of Beautiful Savage, available at better newsstands in your city, or directly from the magazine.

My excellent team: model India Charmain, fashion stylist Rowshana Jackson, makeup artist Logan Slaughter, assistant Maureen Pitz, and retouching by Eye Candy Studio.

MARINA, OCTOBER 2014

Unretouched previews from a fashion shoot with Marina, styled by Elena Nikolaevna.

“STRUCTURE”: FASHION AD CAMPAIGN

Fashion advertising campaign I did in October for Tamara Jaric's new Fall/Winter 2015 collection called Structure, featuring Women Management's Jelena Jankovic. Post-production by Eye Candy.