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[Update] Photographer Claims DKNY Stole His Photos For In-Store Display

Street Style Toddler
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Brandon Stanton is the photographer behind “Humans of New York,” a collection of street style photos from around the city. His website, also called Humans of New York, aims to be a “photographic census” of the city’s inhabitants.

A few months ago, Stanton was approached by the clothing company DKNY, who wanted to use his photos as part of a store display. They were willing to pay $15,000 for 300 of Stanton’s photos — a rate of $50 a photo. Stanton wanted more money, but DKNY balked, and the deal never went through.

Cut to this Monday, when a fan of Stanton’s site sent him a photo of a DKNY display window in Bangkok, covered in “Humans of New York” photos. Keep reading »

Asleep At The Chateau Shows A Sleepier Side Of The Chateau Marmont

"Chateau Marmont"?
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Long before Lindsay took up unauthorized residence, the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard played host and home to a multitude of eminent eccentrics and bold-faced names (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marilyn Monroe, Dennis Hopper, Jim Morrison, Hunter S. Thompson, Heath Ledger, Led Zeppelin, Britney Spears, Howard Hughes, and beyond) who all had one thing in common: they loved to party, and hard. In fact, the founder of Columbia Pictures once said, “If you must get in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont.” It’s no wonder, then, that when we think of the infamous hotel, the last thing that comes to mind is sleep. (Well, unless it’s forever sleep, as in the tragic case of John Belushi, who met his untimely end in the Chateau’s Bungalow #3.) Fashion photographer Jork Weismann’s new portrait book, aptly titled “Asleep at the Chateau,” pays quiet homage to that legendary place of celebrity refuge and relapse by showing a number of familiar faces in repose within its walls. Among them are Bret Easton Ellis, Orlando Bloom, Juergen Teller, Usher, Eva Longoria, and Patti Smith (shown). Check out a couple more after the jump, and pick up Asleep at the Chateau via Artbook. [T Magazine] Keep reading »

When Penises Become Works Of Art (NSFW)

Meet Pricasso
He paints with his penis. Watch »
Erotic Art
The collection from the Erotic Heritage Museum. Read More »

From what I can glean with my limited grasp of the Spanish language, this story on Anatomika says photographer Armin Morbach works with the penis as his subject. I think it says he gives personality to penises, but I’m really not sure. I think that Edvard Munch would be proud of this adaptation of “The Scream” featuring a dickhead. (The uncensored version is after the jump.) But really, this is nothing compared to the penis puppets. Spoiler: one of them is smoking a cigarette. What a rebel! Morbach’s extremely NSFW, but MIND-BLOWING penis art after the jump. [Anatomika]

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Visit A Brothel Without Ever Setting Foot In One

Photographer Marc McAndrews spent five years photographing 33 of Nevada’s brothels, which are featured in the book Nevada Rose: Inside the American Brothel.  McAndrews says the project started with curiosity and evolved into an impressive body of work:

“I had all these preconceived ideas running around my head about what they were like and what went on inside a desert brothel … The women had final say if they wanted to sit for a portrait, and if they said ‘no’ that was that: no asking twice, no cajoling, no pressuring …  I approached the brothels the same way I would any other project or assignment, and when I photographed the women (or owners or customers, for that matter), I didn’t want to demonize them for what they did, but I was also careful not to glorify them. I think the fact that I became and remain friends with many of the women that work or have worked in the houses speaks to the honesty of the project.”

Click through to see a few of McAndrew’s images from the inner sanctums of American brothels. [Slate]

Proud Male Prostitutes
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Mustang Ranch
It will the the Ritz Carlton of brothels. Read More »

“Leaf Blower Faces” Will Crack You Up And Creep You Out

Humans have a lot of talent, like creating the most hilarious Oprah impression ever. But there is one thing humans can do that reigns at the top of funniest abilities; ladies and gentlemen, we are capable of producing belly laugh-worthy leaf blower faces.

What the heck does that even mean? It’s simple: take a leaf blower, point it toward someone’s mouth, crank the thing on and voila– the result is a nightmare-inducing expression that cracks us up just thinking about it. People look totally distorted and creepy, and the folks over at Tadao Cern captured this hysterical moment with really awesome photographs.

Some pictures are weird while others are weirder, but all are strangely entertaining. Check out a few more here!

The 10 Most Instagrammed Things Of Every Year Ever

So, the list of the most Instagrammed places in the world for 2012 has been released. The Bangkok Airport came in at #1, and the rest of the spots–Disneyland, the Eiffel Tower, Times Square–are pretty predictable, but focusing on the most popular places leaves out some really iconic Instagram photo subjects. I mean, where are the freshly manicured hands, adorable cat faces, and triumphant stacks of pancakes? Obviously we needed to compile a companion list of the 10 Most Instagrammed Things Of The Year (and every year for all eternity, most likely) — and nearly every single one is accompanied by pictures from our Amelia’s own Instagram account. Here we go…

Instagram Parody
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Instagram Scandal
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