Daily Dose Pick: Laurel Nakadate


Filmmaker, photographer, and de facto performer Laurel Nakadate takes on the thorniness of female adolescence and self-image in her funny, wistful, dark, and uncomfortable images.

Already enjoying festival-circuit acclaim for feature films The Wolf Knife and Stay the Same Never Change, Nakadate holds her first museum show in New York next month. The survey spans a decade of deadpan subversion that includes her runaway-chic panty-flags, provocative self-portraits in anonymous men’s homes, precocious teens aping American Apparel softcore, and her newest work, in which she documents her own daily crying jags.

Visit Nakadate’s official website, catch the exhibition at NYC’s P.S.1, follow the artist on Facebook, and keep up with her national schedule of shows and screenings.

Click through below for a gallery of images and videos by Laurel Nakadate.

Copenhagen Photo Festival Interview

Still from Stay the Same Never Change

Stay the Same Never Change Trailer

Still from The Wolf Knife

Still from The Wolf Knife

The Wolf Knife Trailer