Tag Archives: Photography

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!]

Allison Diaz

Collages by Allison Diaz.

Burak Erkil

Photographs by Burak Erkil.

Martin Usborne

“I was once left in a car at young age. I don’t know at what age or where or for how long, possibly at four years old, perhaps outside Tesco, probably for 15 minutes only. The details don’t matter. The point is that I wondered if anyone would come back.” – Martin Usborne on the inspiration for his project ‘Mute’ (a project completely comprised of dogs in cars)

[thanks Kathy!]

Lucas Foglia

“Since 2006 I have traveled throughout the southeastern United States, befriending, photographing, and interviewing a network of people who left cities and suburbs to live off the grid. Motivated by environmental concerns, religious beliefs, or predictions of economic collapse, my subjects build their homes from local materials, obtain their water from nearby springs, and hunt, gather, or grow their own food.

All the people in my photographs are working to maintain a self-sufficient lifestyle, but no one I found lives in complete isolation from the mainstream. Many of my subjects have websites that they update using laptop computers, and cell phones that they charge on car batteries or solar panels. They do not wholly reject the modern world. Instead, they step away from it and choose the parts that they want to bring with them.” -Lucas Foglia