Posts tagged "photographs"

1920s Mugshots Are Way More Glamorous Than Today’s Mugshots

The Sydney Living Museum recently made public a series of mugshots taken from the 1920s. Yes, I know, I know, Australia's always had a rep for being an island of criminals, but these mugshots are actually super cool. The collection comprises both male and female convicts, posing artfully in both close up and full-body shots.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 24, 2013

These Half-Drag Portraits Will Make You Reconsider Everything You Know About Beauty

If you find T Magazine's Model-Morphosis as utterly transfixing as I do, then prepare to be stunned: photographer Leland Bobbé's incredible new portraits will blow your mind. The ongoing series depicts men who masquerade as women as one dichotomous (and, it must be said, beautiful) persona — half masculine, half feminine, neither male nor female.

By: Rachel Krause / August 3, 2012

A Twisted Girl In A Twisted World

Imagine reaching into the fridge for a soda and finding an ultra-bendy human being in there. In this totally-not-at-all-Photoshopped pic, Zlata, the most bendable woman in the world, shoves herself into a moldy fridge. Zlata can twist herself up into virtually any shape, and has done tons and tons of porn-y fetish-related magazine shoots. Thi…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 15, 2010

American Able Photo Series Spoofs Hypersexual American Apparel Ads Using A Disabled Model

Photographer Holly Norris says on her website, "Rarely, if ever, are women with disabilities portrayed in anything other than an asexual manner, for ‘disabled’ bodies are largely perceived as ‘undesirable.’" To combat that perception, Norris has chosen to spoof the highly identifiable American Apparel ads, which the company claims feature "real women," though only real…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2010

Jordan Matter’s Topless Photographs Liberate The Female Subjects

Photographer Jordan Matter's new coffee table book, Uncovered: Women In Word and Image, was just released, and it features more than 80 New York women baring their breasts in public (legal in NYC). The project came about after "Nipplegate" -- when Janet Jackson "exposed" her nipple on the Super Bowl halftime show -- and, "I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 28, 2009

Couples In Bed

Call me a snoop, but I've always been curious about couples' lives together. Yesterday's New York Times featured photos of couples in bed together, giving people with prying eyes (like me!) a glimpse at intimate moments in the bedroom. Taken by real-life couple James Frank Tribble and Tracey Mancenido, the "Pillow Talk" series might make…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 9, 2009

How To Take A Great Picture

Whenever I get on Facebook I feel depressed. I seem to spend most of my time untagging myself in pictures so my third grade boyfriend doesn't see me looking like I have four chins and a lazy eye. To make matters worse, it seems everybody else is beautiful, photogenic and having The Best Time Ever.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 24, 2009

Crave: Nikon Coolpix S60

It might be a bit of a splurge, but this new Nikon digital camera is so worth it. The Coolpix S60 (yes, the one in the commercials with Ashton) has a 3.5 inch touch panel LCD screen and you can use a handy little wand to write messages on the screen which display on the…

By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / December 23, 2008

Five Ways To Look Better In Photos

Here's the thing. I think I am an attractive girl. But I am NOT photogenic. Like, every picture of me that looks good is accompanied by 20 others where I look busted, no joke. And because I am a tad vain -- it's okay, I admit it -- I am always trying to figure out…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 23, 2008

Hollywood It Girls Go Pinup

Dita Von Teese, watch out. Check out this coffee table book of photographs by celebrity photographer Timothy White, starring Hollywood It-girls done up as retro-pinups. In the past, White's shot stars ranging from Harrison Ford to Will Smith, but this time around he went for old school Hollywood, girly glamor. His pinup makeover subjects include…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 4, 2008

Dating Don’ts: How NOT To Be Photographed For Your Online Personal Ad

As any savvy online dater knows, you can spend hours crafting the perfect combination of wit, sophistication, and charm, but all your pretty words won’t mean squat if your photo reeks. That’s not to say that you need to be a ringer for Angelina or J. Lo to get noticed (though, obviously that wouldn’t be…

By: Judy McGuire / July 3, 2008

Menage A Trois: A Man, A Broom, And A Dustpan

What really turns women on? The Cambridge Women’s Pornography Cooperative set out to create books of really sexy stuff by stripping away the usual conventions of the genre. In their SFW books with a sense of humor, Porn for Women and Porn For New Moms, you won’t find the typical tan babes wearing nothing but…

By: Simcha / May 7, 2008

Your Own Personal Paparazzi

While celebrities claim they hate the attention of the paparazzi, we’re sure they love the pictures. Who wouldn’t want to be glamorized for going to the supermarket? Well, now you can get that au natural stalkerazzi shot from your very own photog! Izaz Rony is offering to take candid surveillance pics of you or your…

By: Simcha / March 12, 2008

The Daily Hotness: Dominic Monaghan

Gotta admit, I wasn't necessarily the hugest fan of Charlie on Lost -- for starters, Dominic Monaghan played a Hobbit in those snoozeville Lord of the Rings movies (I have a similar prejudice against Elijah Wood for this reason). Second, Charlie's character was kind of predictable with the heroin addiction and the "Claire, what about…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 12, 2008