Last week I posted some amazing photographs of Transgender youth in NYC, pulled from this site I am now semi-addicted to, TIME Magazine’s LightBox. This week they’re featuring work from the renowned photographer, Kimiko Yoshida. The piece is entitled Ceremonies of Disappearance: Kimiko Yoshida’s Critique of Identity and it is breathtaking and mind-blowing and all things brilliant and artistic. Check out photos, along with Yoshida‘s story inside.
Posted under: 'LightBox', Time Magazine
'In The Dollhouse'
Dina Goldstein is a photographer known best for her 2009 project, Fallen Princesses where she re-created your favorite Disney princess and placed them in semi-depressing contemporary settings. Dina‘s just released the images to her latest project, In The Dollhouse, and they are utterly fantastic– a real sight to see. Check out her re-imagining of Ken and Barbie inside.
Posted under: Barbie, Ken
Pink Is The New Obsessed
Dear French Vogue’s Givenchy Galerie
Je t’aime, Je t’aime, Je t’aime! So why must you and Vogue.French torture me with your beautiful images alongside lovely-looking words I cannot understand (or… um je ne comprend pas)? With each new post you remind me of that gloriously difficult time I spent with the French language– eight intense and invigorating months of verb conjugations that I can barely remember.
June Is The New Pride
LightBox is a blog where TIME magazine’s photo editors share new projects and works in progress. Recently, they published these brilliant black and white photographs by Samantha Box, whose project is called Invisible Youth. Samantha‘s a documentary photographer based in Brooklyn and her images of homeless transgender youth in NYC are as poignant and beautiful as they are gritty and unflinching. See the pictures and read more of the story inside.
Posted under: 'LightBox', Time Magazine
Oldies But Goodies
Life Magazine has released a series of beautiful, rarely-seen photographs of three American icons. I’m a total sucker for a good black & white, so I was all over these. The shots of Marilyn Monroe surprised me the most, as I know little about the actress-turned-sex-symbol — aside from what I learned watching Michelle Williams‘s brilliant performance in last year’s My Week With Marilyn. Wikipedia articles are great and I’ve been browsing through the one on Marylin Monroe (the bits about her childhood are, of course, really fascinating), but these Life pictures are worth a thousand words.
In the Flesh
Previously we’ve seen sexy incarnations of some of our beloved Disney Princesses … we’ve even seen real life celebs all dressed up as Disney Princesses. Today we get to see a series of photographs taken by Ryan Astamendi that bring a few Disney Princesses to LIFE in real life models. Belle, Jasmin, Aurora, Snow White … they’re all here … in the flesh. Check out the fun photos below. More »
The TV Guide
Today is the first day of February and it with great pleasure that I announce the start of the #29Days Photo Challenge on Instagram. Back in December, my friends Tamar, Rob, Ollie, Travis and Eileen got me hooked on a 31 Days photo challenge that was taking place on the mobile phone social network Instagram. A list of 31 topics was released and participants snapped a photo each day of their interpretation of each topic. We all had so much fun with the game that Tam and Rob decided to come up with a new game for February. More »
Posted under: #29Days
Often Imitated, Never Duplicated
Last month we learned that Lindsay Lohan will be “channeling Marilyn Monroe” in her upcoming nude pictorial for Playboy magazine but today we learn that the actual nude photographs of Monroe (that have proved to be inspiration for countless wannabes) will soon be available in a new hardcover book. While other starlets have tried to make a career imitating Marilyn Monroe and her work, the actual object of imitation herself will soon be available to own by fans … so why go for the fake when you can have the real thing? Norman Mailer, Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe will be available in a limited edition tome that will feature Monroe‘s final collection of nude photographs … click below to see what the book has in store for collectors. More »
Photographed by Marilyn Manson
Back in April, actress Evan Rachel Wood opened up about her romantic relationship with ex-boyfriend Marilyn Manson revealing that she lived “50 lifetimes” during her 4 year relationship with MM. Among those 50 lifetimes was, apparently, a stint as a topless model … ‘cuz new photos of ERW (and her bare breasts) taken by MM have made their way to the Internets. More »
The End of the World can Be FUN!
As you may know, yesterday was said to be the End of the World by a few nutty folks and altho the majority of sane people did not take the Rapture seriously, many folks did use the opportunity to have some fun. As I mentioned before, our friends Tam and Rob hosted a Judgment Day BBQ and decorated their front yard with clothes that made it look like they were Raptured into Heaven. Rob posted a photo on Twitter and caught the attention of news media around the world … including the Daily Mail in the UK which featured his photo in a report on Rapture Day. Check out Rob’s world famous #RaptureBomb photo below. More »
Posted under: Rob Sheridan