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Posts tagged photography.

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Emmet Gowin

1. Edith. Danville. Virginia. 1971

2. Edith and Elijah. Pennsylvania. 1974

3. Edith. 1971

4. Edith. 1971

5. Family. Danville. Virginia. 1970

6. Nancy. 1969

7. Edith and Ruth. 1966

Emmet Gowin is the greatest.

lickystickypickyshe:

After hearing the same question over and over from friends and family — “Why aren’t you married yet?” — art director Suzanne Heintz got tired of it and set out to do something about it. She got herself a little family…of mannequins.

Over the course of 14 years and 10,000 miles of travel, she took her fake family everywhere and took all kinds of “family” pictures….

I loved the comment of Laura:

 She’s underlining the fact that for many people, a family seems to be little better than a trophy or badge to prove that someone has succeeded at fulfilling society’s expectations of them. How many families look great in photographs but are actually empty inside? The point is not to condemn family life, but to refuse to accept that a good life is simply one that looks good to other people.

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The Headleys, 1905. by jack_mord on Flickr.

Fantastic.

odditiesoflife:

Incredible Cosplay

In his ongoing series of portraits titled Just the Two of Us, photographer Klaus Pitchler gained access to the homes of Austrian costume play (cosplay) enthusiasts where he photographed the elaborately costumed individuals against the backdrops of their everyday life. Artist statement:

Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for awhile? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behaviour can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else. ’Just the Two of Us’ deals with both: the costumes and the people behind them.

While the costumes are incredible, terrifying, and laughable, it’s the strange juxtaposition of ordinary home life and the unknown identities of each individual that create such great images. See much more here. All images courtesy Klaus Pichler.

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

sisterwolf:

Julie Cockburn - Green Tattoo, 2011

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Jim Dow showing up on my Tumbls.

wandrlust:

Jim Dow: American Studies

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tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1900, [albumen portrait of Cherry Kearton standing on his brother Richard’s shoulders to take a picture of a bird’s nest]

The brothers were pioneers of wildlife photography, and in 1892, took the first ever photograph of a bird’s nest with eggs. In 1899 they published “With Nature and a Camera”, illustrated with 160 photographs. Richard went on to develop the ‘photographic hide’ after a series of experiments, one of which involved hiding in a stuffed ox in order to obtain better pictures.

via the National Media Museum, Royal Photographic Society

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