DeChazier Stokes-Johnson emailed recently me about a site he recently started called The Marma Spot. It’s an on-going archive of his interviews with creative people – Stefan Sagmeister, Geoff McFetridge, and Soft Gold USA, to name a few. His latest interview is with Mike Mills. Read it here.
Men in the Mexican town of San Juan de la Vega wield sledgehammers loaded with homemade explosives, in this series of intense photographs by American photographer Thomas Prior.
Part of an annual festival honouring St. John the Baptist, residents take part in the exploding sledgehammer ritual, dodging deadly shrapnel to commemorate a time when the town’s namesake was able to triumph over some gold-stealing bandits! See more images from “Bomba” below, available now through Dashwood Books.