Juan Palacio (@cosmicold)
Juan Palacio’s work often hits you like a punch to the stomach: even if there’s nothing grotesque or truly obscene about his pictures, they can come at you like a scream. In many ways indebted to a punk essence, they bleed humanity and seem eager to share some of their secrets.
If you were never to meet him, you would still get the sense that his images are propelled by honesty, which can seem scarce in fashion photography. Surely his formative years in graphic design help, a field to which he initially veered fearing he couldn’t afford to live practicing what he really loved. Happily photography’s pull was strong enough to make him take the plunge. Yet the