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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. Burdeny, a Vancouver-based photographer, explores the luminous textures and painterly geometric patterns of salt-making ponds in Australia, South America, and the United States. Originally trained as an architect, the artist employs a downward view as his starting point for understanding the relationships between spaces and objects. “Beauty is of course subjective, but when something as pedestrian is scrapping salt off the ground is as fascinating to watch as a Japanese tea ceremony, I think it should be celebrated,” Burdeny tells The Creators Project.

The inspiration for the Salt Series began with a fascination of the pink lakes, like Lac Rose in Senegal. Click here to see more work by David Burdeny. Related: 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. 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. 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. Using a strobe light and a super-fast camera, an ingenious photographer had the idea of capturing people at their most terrified state. 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

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. Boats. "We Want Beer" Parade. Favourited 391 times.

"We Want Beer" Parade

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.

Star Wars Stormtroopers Taking The Day Off Work Series

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. 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. L’histoire de ces photos est connue, bien que certains détails demeurent obscurs. Les radiophotos (2) WACS Operate Radiotelephoto Machine.

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