Posts tagged "photography"

Paris, For Less Than The Price Of A Plane Ticket

I am much too obsessed with Paris for my own good, especially considering that I’ve never been there. I’m enamored of the idea of it, so when I do eventually go (and, by God, I will), there is a decent chance that I will be hideously disappointed. With that in mind, I’m significantly less interested…

By: Rachel Krause / September 5, 2012

Flying Babies Will Make Your Spirit Soar

Try to be mad at the world after looking at a picture of a flying baby. Just try. Yup. It’s totally impossible. It’s a BABY! And it’s FLYING! This delightful image is part of an an ongoing series by Rachel Hulin. Flying Babies are so life affirming that the collection is being published as a…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 13, 2012

A Picture Of James Dean Pissing Can Be Yours

We’ve seen many photos of James Dean looking sexy and stoic. But we’ve never seen any like this. I didn’t know he was such a multi-tasker. Talking on the phone while taking a wizz is no easy feat. Most remarkable was that he left the door open so celebrity photographer Frank Worth could snap a…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 10, 2012

Project Unbreakable Sheds A Different Light On Sexual Assault

I don’t think I’ve ever been so moved, and yet so disturbed, by a series of photographs than I am by Grace Brown’s “Project Unbreakable.” Totally enveloped by each and every image and accompanying text, I could not hold back a few tears, or the goose bumps. “Project Unbreakable,” a photography project created in October 2011,…

By: Daley Quinn / July 6, 2012

Dive Into This Beautiful Photograph

I’m drawn to art that evokes a strong emotional reaction, and when I look at this beautifully simple picture, a feeling of calmness and freedom washes over me. I’d love to hang this in my office and look into those endless ripples of water whenever I get stressed out. [$60 for 11″ x 14″ print,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 25, 2012

Photographer Dina Goldstein Imagines Barbie’s Life If Ken Liked Men

Back in the day, Ken was always a hot commodity whenever my friends and I fought over whose Barbie would be the lucky lady that day. Turns out, Ken might not even be into plastic boobs, anyway. In a four-room set she built in an art gallery for a piece called “In The Dollhouse,” photographer Dina…

By: Daley Quinn / June 16, 2012

10 Popular Photo Poses That Need To Be Retired

Thanks to Facebook we’re all looking at photos of our friends and family pretty much constantly. In some ways, this has made people better at taking and posing for photos — most of us know which side is our good side and which activities we probably shouldn’t document online — but it’s also highlighted some…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 31, 2012

The Work Of Renowned Illustrator René Gruau Gets Reinterpreted For Real

I am a well-documented believer in the life-changing (or, at the very least, day-changing) potential of makeup. Many girls are completely cool with going au naturel, while others like myself are just not that into it. It’s not that I feel like I need to wear makeup to be presentable, or like I’m hideous without…

By: Rachel Krause / May 28, 2012

The First High Fashion, Internet-Inspired Instagram Photoshoot, Brought To You By Nick Knight

Instagram is the latest billion-dollar craze, but you probably won’t see me hopping on the bandwagon. I am biologically averse to anything that leads millions of middle schoolers with iPhones to believe that they are, in fact, skilled photographers. The pictures aren’t terrible, but I hesitate to call anything produced by a smartphone app “art.”…

By: Rachel Krause / April 25, 2012

Michael Fassbender Goes Head-To-Head With Natalia Vodianova In A High Fashion Stand Off

Our love of Michael Fassbender is well-documented but even we were surprised to see that he’s such a damn good editorial model. The Irish actor boasts a feature in the May issue of Vogue, starring alongside serious supermodel Natalia Vodianova in a series of stunningly gorgeous Jazz Age-inspired photographs shot by the legendary Craig McDean, and take my…

By: Rachel Krause / April 24, 2012

Creepy Real Life Barbie Girls

Photograher Hayden Wood spent a lot of time as a retoucher and graphic artist, which is probably why his photos of models posed as Barbie and Ken are so eerie. His series, Living Dolls, transforms real people into plastic dolls, sans expression, emotion or proper proportions. [Flavorwire]…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 19, 2012

Proof That People Have Been Dressing Up Cats Since Forever

In 1915, Harry Whittier Frees published a book called The Little Folks of Animal Land. In it, Frees dressed up kittens and puppies in a bunch of human scenarios and created comical scenes. Because people have generally always loved laughing at animals in people clothes — long before ICanHazCheeseburger figured it out. Click through for…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 19, 2012

Sarah Haney Casts A Troubling Dark Shadow Over Barbie And Ken

Barbie is recognizable for many reasons, not the least of which is her long blonde hair and warped 39-18-33 measurements, but photographer Sarah Haney has taken that impenetrable plastic smile and put an entirely different spin on it. The photo series presents the familiar doll in some frankly unfamiliar situations, like being apprehended by the…

By: Rachel Krause / March 22, 2012

Kate Moss Poses For Terry Richardson

You would think that with the level of universal fame Kate Moss has achieved, she … wouldn’t deign to be photographed looking lascivious by her friend, the seedy predator otherwise known as Terry Richardson. However, I have to give it to Kate — all one needs to do is give the girl a cigarette and…

By: Rachel Krause / March 13, 2012

Flesh Love: I Don’t Think These Vacuum Packed Couples Could Get Any Closer

Getting close to another person requires giving up some of your personal space. Coupledom can be wonderful, but it can also be confining at times. Japanese artist, Photographer Hal explored the too close for comfort dynamic in his photo series “Flesh Love,” featuring vacuum-packed couples. Spooning has never looked so uncomfie. How are they eve…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 16, 2012

Check Out The Hottest Guys Of The 19th Century

If you’re a photography enthusiast you might know that the daguerreotype was the first widely used photographic process, invented in 1839. If you’re a cute boy enthusiast you should probably know that the Tumblr blog “My Daguerreotype Boyfriend” documents some of the hottest dudes ever captured on copper plates. With substantial mutton chops and swagger,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 10, 2012

Inez And Vinoodh Won’t Work With Underage Models

Photography team Inez and Vindoodh (pictured) have worked with virtually all of the top names in the fashion biz — Kate Moss, Christy Turlington and Gisele Bundchen, to name a few — but one thing they absolutely won’t do? Shoot underage girls. The talented pair, who have a new book out called Pretty Much Everything,

By: Julie Gerstein / December 15, 2011

Smoking Kids Are Startling Art

Holy disturbing, Batman! These little nuggets are much too small to be sucking on the cancer sticks! Thankfully photographer Frieke Janssen didn’t give the children real cigarettes or cigars — they are “smoking” cheese. The artist was inspired, apparently, by that two-year-old boy in Indonesia who smoked 40 cigarettes a day. The depressing thing is,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2011

Patti Smith, When She Was Just A Kid

If you were a fan of Patti Smith’s moving memoir Just Kids, then you’ll probably be really into this great book of photographs by Judy Linn. But even if you haven’t read Smith’s incredible elegy to her friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, you’ll probably want to check out Linn’s work. She and Patti developed a…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 24, 2011

Nature As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Yeah, yeah, nature is beautiful, and all that … but have you really seen it up close? The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, according to their website, “honors the world’s most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects,” and extraordinary they are. This year’s winner, Charles Krebs, photographed the feeding of Rotifer Floscularia ringens, with…

By: Rachel Krause / November 17, 2011