Photographer: Agata Serge Photography
Model: Luca Hollestelle
Oxford Dictionaries recently announced that the 2013 word of the year is “selfie.”
And to celebrate this momentous event, we present to you the world’s first selfie! In 1839, Robert Cornelius went to his backyard and captured the first ever self portrait using the Daguerreotype.
via Lost at E Minor
spring night — one hour worth
a thousand gold coins;
clear scent of flowers,
songs and flutes upstairs — threads of sound;
in the garden, a swing,
where night is deep and still.
— su tung-p’o (1037-1101ce)
photos by atomiczen in new zealand’s lake tekapo and tazmania’s cradle mountain
Spring just happened OVERNIGHT this year.
Exhibition: Mika Ninagawa
Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, Denmark
Jan. 18 - May 4, 2014
Mika Ninagawa’s richly colored photos and movies often focus on magnifying details in extreme close-ups that provide an almost abstract image of reality. The particularly eye-catching aesthetics are kitsch in its exaggeration, but also poetic in its gentle and evocative images.
In a unique style, artist mixes a surreal universe with attractive visuals from the popular culture. For example by reference to older, Japanese geisha traditions and neoclassical films like “Kill Bill”. Both play with staging of sex, violence, weapons and beauty. In this manner, the works represent a special style that is particularly popular among Japan’s youth, but also within a wide international audience.
Mika Ninagawa (b. 1972) lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. She exhibited at Kunsthaus Graz, Austria; Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France; Mori Tower and Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan, amongst many other places.
[from the press release by Viborg Kunsthal]
IMAGE: Mika Ninagawa, “on air” (Chiaki Kuriyama), 2004
©Mika Ninagawa, courtesy Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne
I feel like I reblogged something identical to this.
nothing says hope quite like flowers growing through the cracks in concrete
Time Slice Series
Photographer Dan Marker-Moore’s latest project is a series of collages in which a single image is made up of slices of photos taken in a time lapse.
THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING ON TUMBLR GOODNESS
Denver-based photographer and art director Suzanne Heintz was fed up with people asking her when she was going to get married. From her mother’s direct plea, “Just pick somebody!” to others’ woeful sighs of pity, Heintz lived half her life wondering where she had gone wrong. After years of struggling to politely answer the question, she decided to procure the house, husband, and offspring everyone so desperately felt was the pathway to happiness. Purchasing a pair of second-hand mannequins, Heintz set about playing house to achieve the American Dream. From a Parisian holiday to Christmas cards of wildly escalating happiness, Life Once Removedis a sharp, witty critique on the archaic expectations of domestic bliss and fulfillment.
Modern day actors pose for 1860’s style tintype photographs. Images taken by photographer Victoria Will at Sundance Film Festival 2014.
"Most of my photos are grounded in people, I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face." - Steve McCurry
People are just so goddamn beautiful