Cameras and social networking go hand-in-hand. Both make it possible to take your friends on your journey with you, even if they’re across the country. But for some moments of creativity or inspiration, a simple smartphone camera just won’t do. Instead, you need something that packs a stylish technological punch. Enter Diane Von Furstenberg‘s limited-edition Canon G-12. Not only is this super haute camera decked out with DVF’s iconic Andy Warhol-designed lip print in Swarovski crystals, but it also makes it really difficult to take a blurry picture. That’s a win-win for the true photographer and style maven! But you only have one day to snag the DVF camera on AHALife. Now before you ask, find out what exactly AHALife is after the jump. Keep reading »
Iconic photographer Cindy Sherman made a name for herself by doing self-portraits in fabulous disguises. In the September issue of Pop magazine, Sherman had the opportunity to use the Chanel archives as her costume supply, from which she sampled classic vintage looks made by Coco herself, as well as Karl Lagerfeld‘s contemporary designs. While Sherman has been known to channel stereotyped glamour, she also goes for the grotesque, yet her photos for Pop are a hilarious balance of the two. While she dresses up in high-fashion, her poses communicate disgust. Keep reading »
This clip from a 1922 Kodak color film test is one of the earlier color films in existence. Watching it, I can’t help wondering about the actresses shown. What were their lives like on the heels of women’s suffrage and the cusp of the flipper era? Were they married? Did they go on to have families? Did they leave this world with dreams fulfilled? One thing I know: They looked lovely in 1922. [via Kottke.org
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As if we weren’t inundated with enough Kate Moss images on a daily basis, London’s Phillips de Pury Auction House and the Saatchi Gallery will be playing host to 18 life-sized, Mario Testino-shot Moss images come July 5. The photos, all shot by Testino in 1996, have been blown up enormously and will sell for as-yet-unreleased prices once the two exhibitions are over. Tell us, what’s a huge Kate Moss poster worth to you? [Elle UK] Keep reading »
We love a cute camera as much as the next girl, but we’re particularly infatuated with cameras that are as functional as they are adorable. Cue Lomography’s Fisheye 2 Camera. It’s tiny and cute as hell, but also packs the punch of multiple and longtime exposure buttons, extra flash, and a fish-eye viewfinder. Bonus points to anyone who can use the fish-eye subtly enough to convince a friend that, yes, her nose does look enormous in that shot.
Ca-yute! Anni Rapinoja creates fashion replicas with materials from plants. For all the nature girls out there. [TrendLand]
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As far as editorials go, few things are more fun than a good jump shot. And while Caroline Trentini’s Vogue leap (pictured) has epitomized the jump shot for the past several seasons, she owes her inspiration to photographer Phillipe Hallsman, the man who more or less invented the technique. Hallsman captured everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn in mid-air long before Caroline was even a fetus, and for this adorable posing style, we thank him. Hallsman’s airborne work is currently on display at Laurence Miller Gallery in New York, but you can also check out a sampling of it on the internetz right now. Better yet, grab a camera and jump around a little yourself; it’s what Anna Wintour would want. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Polaroid film, which disappeared from the market when the company stopped producing it a couple years ago, will be for sale once again on Thursday. After the sad news about Polaroid’s disappearance surfaced, The Impossible Project bought an old Polaroid plant and vowed to make the film once again and better than ever. That they seem to have succeeded may sound like a mere moment in whimsical kitsch, but it’s actually awesome news for anyone who likes to look really good in pictures. We don’t know exactly what it is about Polaroid film, but it’s basically the most flattering medium ever conceived. Think back on the Polaroids of you that are floating around and we think you’ll realize there’s nary a bad one in the bunch. Recapture your photogenic side at the-impossible-project.com this Thursday. [NYLON] Keep reading »
I like art a whole lot. And I love living in a country where people can create any kind of artwork they want without fear of being thrown in prison or killed. I’m guessing Nina Maria Kleivan, a Danish-Norwegian photographer, feels the same way. Eleven years ago, Kleivan created a series of photos of her infant daughter dressed as the world’s cruelest dictators, like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Idi Amin, Benito Mussolini and Saddam Hussein.
It begs the question: why, oh why, would a mother dress her baby up like Hitler? Keep reading »