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Vogue. Jet Airliner. A Bewitching Compendium of Victorians Letting their Hair Down. Ivanguilbert. Généalogie de la Playmate. Le dépliant central de Playboy est-il un fantasme ou une image ayant un quelconque rapport avec la réalité?

Généalogie de la Playmate

Pour ceux qui conservaient quelques doutes, la preuve est désormais établie que les formes sculpturales des célèbres “Playmates” sont le fruit d’un travail de l’imaginaire beaucoup plus que le produit de l’appareil photographique. Tirages chromogènes, épreuves préparatoires annotées avant retouche pour le dépliant central, magazine Playboy, 58.2 x 28.2cm: (1) Barbara Moore, Playmate décembre 1992, photo: Stephen Wayda. (2) Kelly Wearstler, Playmate septembre 1993, photo: Arny Freitag. (3) Melissa Holliday, Playmate janvier 1995, photo: Richard Fegley. (4) Rachel Jean Marteen, Playmate août 1995, photo: Richard Fegley. These Aerial Photos Make Salt Ponds Look Like Abstract Art. All images courtesy of the artist.

These Aerial Photos Make Salt Ponds Look Like Abstract Art

Untouched by man, natural landscapes bloom with color in the Salt Series by photographer David Burdeny. Aerial images of vibrant salterns blur the line between documentary photographs and paintings featuring an explosive array of colors. Intersected images of fine art and architecture form clever compositions. Jan 08, 2016.

intersected images of fine art and architecture form clever compositions

The far-out sci-fi costume parties of the Bauhaus school in the 1920s. Bauhaus school costume party, 1920s As we get ready to tell yet another year to kiss our collective asses on its way out the door, that also means it’s almost time for that annual liver-killing bacchanal known as New Year’s Eve.

The far-out sci-fi costume parties of the Bauhaus school in the 1920s

But no matter what you have planned this year, I’m fairly certain that your party will not even come close to the costume parties thrown by students and teachers of Germany’s Bauhaus school back in the 1920s. Sadly, there are not many surviving photographs of the costumed shindigs thrown at the school, which was founded by the revered German architect Walter Adolph Georg Gropius. It has been said that attendees of the costume parties took the preparation of their costumes as seriously (if not more so) as their studies at the school and the results were a spellbinding array of imagery created by the upper crust vanguard that made up Bauhaus’ academic population.

Definitive proof nobody did costume parties like the Bauhaus. Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2014 and has been updated with the most recent information.

Definitive proof nobody did costume parties like the Bauhaus

Most people attribute Germany's Bauhaus school with the following: being on the vanguard of minimalist design, the paring down of architecture to its most essential and non-ornamental elements, and the radical idea that useful objects could also be beautiful. What may be overlooked is the fact that the rigorous design school, founded by modernism's grandsire Walter Gropius, also put on marvelous costume parties back in the 1920s. If you thought Bauhaus folk were good at designing coffee tables, just have a look at their costumes—as bewitching and sculptural as any other student project, but with an amazing flamboyance not oft ascribed to the movement. Making-of.

Quatre sœurs photographiées tous les ans pendant 40 ans. EN IMAGES - Nicholas Nixon a photographié quatre soeurs chaque année depuis 1975.

Quatre sœurs photographiées tous les ans pendant 40 ans

Cette série troublante sera présentée à Paris par la Galerie Fraenkel pendant Paris Photo au Grand Palais. Début octobre, le New York Times publiait la dernière photo d'une série débutée il y a quarante ans. Avec une constance remarquable, Nicholas Nixon a photographié chaque année les sœurs Brown aux États-Unis. En août 1974, il photographie pour la première fois sa femme Bebe avec ses trois sœurs mais il n'est pas satisfait du résultat, il récidive l'année suivante et obtient cette fois ce qu'il recherche, un portrait réalisé au grand format, intime et tendre où les modèles se livrent sans fard. Robert Cornelius. Robert Cornelius's self-portrait.

Robert Cornelius

The back reads, "The first light picture ever taken. " Robert Cornelius (1809–1893) was an American pioneer of photography. With his own knowledge of chemistry and metallurgy, as well as the help of chemist Paul Beck Goddard, Cornelius attempted to perfect the daguerreotype. Around October 1839, Cornelius took a portrait of himself outside of the family store. The daguerreotype produced shows an off center portrait of a man with crossed arms and tousled hair. Cornelius would operate two of the earliest photographic studios in the U.S. between 1841 and 1843, but as the popularity of photography grew and more photographers opened studios, Cornelius either lost interest or realized that he could make more money at the family gas and lighting company.

More Hilariously Frightened Faces From a Haunted House. Just in time for Halloween, we thought we'd show you a new round of hilariously frightened faces caught on camera at Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada.

More Hilariously Frightened Faces From a Haunted House

(See last year's photos here.) Though the attraction is open year-round, checking out these photos during this particular time of year makes them all the more enjoyable. The Vandenberg - Life Below The Surface - by Andreas Franke. Des accidents à l’ancienne. Playing Catch with Dogs Underwater. My Modern Metropolis Playing Catch with Dogs Underwater Although there are countless photos of dogs circulating around the web, Seth Casteel stumbled upon a perspective that you've probably never seen before.

Playing Catch with Dogs Underwater

Playing catch with adorable pooches in a pool, he uses an underwater camera to capture the exuberant, funny and ferocious facial expressions of the dogs as they do what they love to do best. Hilariously Ferocious Underwater Dogs. Photographer Seth Casteel (website seems to be going up and down, so here’s Facebook as well) captured these wonderful photographs of dogs underwater, doing what dogs do best: playing, fetching, and swimming.

Hilariously Ferocious Underwater Dogs

But the underwater currents mixed with Casteel’s high speed camera have transformed these lovable pups into truly savage aquatic beasts. Still pretty cute though. (thnx, john!) Boats. "We Want Beer" Parade. Favourited 391 times. Star Wars Stormtroopers Taking The Day Off Work Series. Although they are villains by nature, Stormtroopes are one of the most iconic, beloved characters from the Star Wars franchise. The elite soldiers are essentially marines working for the Imperial Navy under the control of the evil Sith Lord and commander Darth Vader among others.

Wearing all white protective uniforms, the Imperial Stormtroopers are built to kill, but they can’t be fighting battles each and every day, can they? Of course not, which is exactly why artist Stefan of Flickr created his ’365 Days of Stormtroopers’ series, which depicts exactly what activities these soldiers participate in during their days off. The series includes everything from using Google to find what they are looking for online to eating pizza just like us common folk.

Check out some of our favorite photos after the jump, and view the entire collection here. 21 superbes macro-photographies de flocons de neige. 21 superbes macro-photographies de flocons de neige Le photographe russe Andrew Osokin réalise de superbes photographies macro de flocons de neige très détaillées qui nous permet d’admirer la fragile complexité de ces structures d’eau solidifiée… Winter is coming !

Andrew Osokin / via. Les fameuses "Magnificent Eleven" de Robert Capa. Les premières publications des photos de Robert Capa sur le débarquement en Normandie. Le 19 juin 1944, le magazine Life publie plusieurs pages de photos et commentaires sur le débarquement en Normandie. Intitulé Beachheads of Normandy, l’article comporte deux parties: sept pages de photos prises par Robert Capa à Omaha Beach le 6 juin, puis six pages de clichés pris par d’autres photographes ainsi que des cartes. (1) Life, 19 juin 1944, page 27 La première partie de l’article et les 10 photos de Capa retenues par Life sont reproduites sur le site de l’ICP (International Center of Photography, recherchez la référence 2991.1992); l’article dans son ensemble peut être retrouvé dans la collection de Life numérisée par Google.

Ces images sont désormais emblématiques du débarquement en Normandie. La première photo de la page 27 présentée ci-dessus, parfois décrite comme The Face in the Surf, est l’une des photos les plus célèbres de Capa.

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