Tag Archives: Photography

Raincoats

Because it’s raining in New York, and this is too sweet to go unposted:

“Dedicated keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Nairobi Elephant Nursery in Kenya protect baby Shukuru from the cold and rain, and the risk of pneumonia, with a custom-made raincoat.

{via kelzuki}

Gjon Milli

In 1940 photographer Gjon Milli attached lights to the boots of ice skaters and photographed their routines with a long shutter speed. Nine years later, while on assignment from Life Magazine to photograph Picasso, Milli showed him the ice skater photos. Picasso was so taken with idea that he immediately grabbed a light pen, and the two men created a series of their own.

{via Kathy Akey and Light Painting Photography}

Bianca Passarge

“Seventeen-year-old Bianca Passarge of Hamburg dresses up as a cat and dances on wine bottles in June 1958. Her performance was based on a dream. She practiced for eight hours a day to do this. So we’re told.”

{Photo by Carlo Polito - via Fieldguided}

The Burning House

The Burning House is a website that poses the question, “If your house was burning, what would you take with you?” Above are a handful of photo responses from readers around the world. Each photo is accompanied with a descriptive list. In some cases, the value or sentimentality of an item is explained (ie. a gift from a girlfriend or a hand-me-down from a parent.) In other cases, we are left to our imaginations (ie. the glitter barbie head and toy gun pictured above.)

I definitely recommend a look around – I for one have spent the last couple hours there!

{via Poppytalk}

Amy Stevens

Colorful cakes by Amy Stevens. I have always loved baking, but I’ve never gotten into decorating my creations. Amy Stevens has made me STRONGLY reconsider. It’s taking a lot not to run out the door and buy the supplies right now!

About her cakes she says: “This series [...comments] on my intense desire to strive for perfection and beauty, while embracing the absurdity of the results.”

{via short story design and babyology}

Jennifer Booher

Jennifer Booher collects artifacts found on the beach, organizes them, and photographs them. I already wanted to run away to a beach, but this makes it absolutely necessary.

{via The Jealous Curator}

Yusuke Suzuki

These photographs by Yusuke Suzuki make the 5-year-old in me so jealous. And yes, that last photo is a book bed.

Ormond Gigli

Girls in the Windows:

“In 1960, while a construction crew dismantled a row of brownstones right across from my own brownstone studio on East 58th Street, I was inspired to, somehow immortalize those buildings. I had the vision of 43 women in formal dress adorning the windows of the skeletal facade.

We had to work quickly to secure City permissions, arrange for models which included celebrities, the demolition supervisior’s wife (third floor, third from left), my own wife (second floor, far right), and also secure the Rolls Royce to be parked on the sidewalk. Careful planning was a necessity as the photography had to be accomplished during the workers’ lunch time!

The day before the buildings were razed, the 43 women appeared in their finest attire, went into the buildings, climbed the old stairs, and took their places in the windows. I was set up on my fire escape across the streeet, directing the scene, with bullhorn in hand. Of course I was concerned for the Models’ safety, as some were daring enough to pose out on the crumbling sills.

The photography came off as planned. What had seemed to some as too dangerous or difficult to accomplish, became my fantasy fulfilled, and my most memorable self – assigned photograph. It has been an international award winner ever since.

Most professional photographers dream of having one signature picture they are known for. “GIRLS IN THE WINDOWS ” is mine.”

-Ormond Gigli

{via Mermaid Contradictions}

Rebecca Cairns

Self-portraits by Rebeca Cairns.

Dan Mountford

Double exposure photography and digital illustration from Dan Mountford. I can’t stop looking at the first one.

[via Kelsey!]