Posts tagged "photography"

Polaroid Film Is Back!

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…

By: Lily Q / March 23, 2010

Photographer Mom Dressed Baby Up Like Hitler And Other Dictators

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 17, 2010

Karl Lagerfeld Styles Designer Doppelgangers For Harper’s Bazaar

Karl Lagerfeld is the self-proclaimed king of the snooty, self-centered fashion world. At times, it seems like he lives to make aspiring fashionistas feel inadequate. (Maybe he does? Who knows.) But then there are those awesome moments when Uncle K pokes fun at himself. To wit: the Kaiser's spread for the March issue of Harper's

By: Leonora Epstein / February 23, 2010

When The Mirror Does Lie

This striking image by photographer Ross Brown explores the scary world inside the head of those with body dysmorphia. Do you believe (or know) that anorexics see such a drastic difference when looking at themselves? Is this the altering lens through with the fashion industry sees its models? [Stylefrizz]…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 18, 2010

Backyard Bill Is Your New Favorite Street Style Blog

Calling all voyeurs: Looking for a cross between The Sartorialist and The Selby? Yeah, we figured as much. Backyard Bill, which "features stylish folks in their own clothes," blends William Gentle's gorgeous photography with fashion in intimate settings. International in scope, there's Arpana Rayamajhi, a lovely Nepalese New Yorker (pictured); Christian Steen, a fascinating-looking Gothenberg-based…

By: Erin Flaherty / February 3, 2010

Reality Ad Campaign: Agyness And Orlando Couple Up

Leave it to Terry Richardson to create the most uncomfortable and awkward scenarios, only to capture them in a way that's grossly entertaining. That's what he's brilliantly done with a campaign for a Chinese clothing label called Me & City. In the shoot, he sets up Agyness Deyn and Orlando Bloom as a couple, catching…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 2, 2010

What A Girl Can Do

And sometimes she can even do more ... [Photo used with permission of Clark Maxwell]…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 29, 2010

Cute Alert: Inside Out Teddy Bears!

Adorable! Boing Boing points us to photographer Kent Rogowski's weirdly cute portraits of teddy bears that have been turned inside out. According to Rogowski, "These bears, which have lived and loved and lost as much as their owners, have suffered and endured through it all." In other words, they're just like us, "revealing their inner…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 29, 2010

Artist Katie Sokoler Keeps The Kid Inside Alive

In-flight magazines almost never hold my attention—more often than not, I lose interest in them once I figure out the crossword puzzle is already completed. After this, I usually find myself flipping through Sky Mall and picking out all the outrageous things I could buy for my cat if I had all the money i…

By: Kelli Bender / January 24, 2010

Wedding Photos: Kites Are The New Balloons

So, yeah, I'm getting married this year, but you knew that. As I'm trying to figure out what the hell to do for my wedding, I've been pouring over loads and loads of wedding photographer blogs for inspiration, ideas and a reprieve from the machine that is the got-to-have-the-most-expensive-everything wedding industry. Mostly, I'm not sweating…

By: Nina Carbone / January 16, 2010

Photographer Meg Wachter Dumps SpaghettiOs On Her Pal

In her series "Dumped!," Brooklyn-based photographer Meg Wachter pours everything from Pepto-Bismol to cottage cheese to Fruit Loops on her friends' heads and snaps their reactions. Is it wrong that I find these pics strangely erotic? [Meg Wachter Photo]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 15, 2010

Looking For A T-Shirt Not Everyone Has?

Rather than going for the seen-everywhere J.Crew or Urban Outfitters T-shirts this season, think about expanding your cotton-horizons: L.A. photographer Max Wanger (he's ah-mazing!) has turned some of his most beloved photos into adorable T-shirts. Every month he creates another design in very limited quantities and when you order, you get a postcard of the…

By: Nina Carbone / January 8, 2010

Lady Gaga Shakes Up Things At Polaroid

Polaroid has joined forces with Lady Gaga to revamp its brand, which is popular with hipsters but not most people in the digital age. The entities will develop a line of "imaging products." We really have no idea what that means, and Gaga is remaining vague on the subject. Here's what she said in a…

By: Annika Harris / January 7, 2010

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful

New York magazine proclaimed this "Crustiest Face" in their roundup of the best and worst from the November style glossies, but the look is the result of hours of work by renowned makeup artist Alex Box. According to Trend.Land: "The woman uses the visage as a canvas to which she applies layers of non-conforming technique…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 7, 2010

CameraBag App Turns Crappy iPhone Photos Into Works Of Art

This weekend I became a kick-ass photographer. Well, at least it looks like I did. I downloaded this super awesome app for my iPhone called CameraBag for $1.99 and it turns even the most dull iPhone photos into gallery-quality awesomeness (well, almost). Simply upload one of the images and then change the way it look…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 21, 2009

Women’s Magazines Shocked By Bald Women Photos

Milan/Paris-based photographer Enzo dal Verme (he's shot for Vanity Fair, l'Uomo Vogue, Marie Claire, Grazia, Elle, etc.) has shot a series of bald women in a new gallery called "Bald is Beautiful." All of the subjects have alopecia, have gone through chemo or are just happier without hair, says Verme, who interestingly goes on to…

By: Nina Carbone / December 21, 2009

Cover Up Your Dog’s Unsightly Butt

Tired of taking photographs of your dog or cat -- only to discover that your pet's unsightly butt hole is front and center? Well, worry about Mr. Brown Eye no more! The aptly named Rear Gear is a discreet patch designed just for concealing the most intimate portion of your favorite animal's booty. There's a…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 15, 2009

Photos Of Girls Twirling Their Hair

Around seven years ago, photographer Jeff Mermelstein started taking photographs of women twirling their hair. Walking the city streets with camera in hand, Mermelstein found he wasn't lacking for subjects. Over the years, he became an "expert" in female hair twirlers. Reportedly, women twirl their hair more in the summer, and women of all race…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 3, 2009

Bad Barbie! Bad, Bad!

Hey, the economy is hard for everyone, and if anyone knows anything about making career switches, it's Barbie. Her latest gig is as a dominatrix, or at least it is according to photographer Nancy Farmer, who created these set-ups with the dolls. We always knew Ken had to be into bondage. Click through to see…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 13, 2009

Nail Art As Real Art

Finally, someone looks beyond the superficial value of manicures. Photographer Molly Sorno focuses her work on nail art, salons, and manicure culture. Her pictures make you realize that your nails say a lot about you—concentrate solely on them, and you start imagining the person neon airbrushed tips belong to. Sorno's work is now on display…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 6, 2009
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