moshita:

Morgue Work

He explores the question of sex and death, as well as the notions of transgression, transformation and transcendence. Active since the end of the 60’s, he has been accumulating series on extreme subjects: a morgue, brothels, a community of transvestites

Jeffrey Silverthorne

odditiesoflife:

Amazing Abandoned Places

Urban explorer, Odin’s Raven, captures some of America and Europe’s most beautifully haunting abandoned places. The above photos are just a few examples of hundreds of stunning photographs in the collection:

  1. Morgue
  2. Bowling Alley
  3. Swimming Pool
  4. Amusement Park Ride
  5. City Hall
  6. High School Auditorium
  7. Church

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odditiesoflife:

Victorian Postmortem Photography

Painting the dead was a common occurrence for centuries, so it’s no surprise that in the Victorian era, postmortem photography became standard practice. 

The beginnings of memento mori photography can be traced back to the invention of photography. During the 19th century, postmortem portraits were used to announce and mourn the death of a loved one, especially a baby or child. All social classes engaged in the practice, which became more widespread after the introduction of the daguerreotype photo in 1839. The subjects of the photos were generally arranged to appear as if asleep or even in standing positions. 

For the poor during this era, many peoples only photograph was taken after they died. Families would scrape together enough money to have a memorial photo of the deceased family member with surviving members. For many, these staged photos were the only family portraits ever taken. These photos were kept in the family’s memorial album.

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ryanpanos:

Half Abandoned | Camilo José Vergara | Via

Physically conjoined by separately sold upon construction, the lives of paired buildings (ones that share a common wall) can diverge dramatically as this photo series poignantly illustrates. In various cases, one half is occupied by squatters, filled with trash, burned out by a fire, boarded up, simply deserted or even entirely demolished.

This approach epitomizes a theme common to his work, which frequently focuses on showing change over time. Like twins separated at birth, these dual buildings (once mirror images of each other) are uniquely illustrative of change. They are found particularly often in Camden, a place with a long history of struggling against decline.

somethington:

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Postcards From The Future - Francesco Romoli

Unique postcards from Italian artist Francesco Romoli.

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photojojo:

NYC-based photographer Phillip Toledano felt completely overwhelmed when his daughter was first born. 

So he did what he knew best—photographing as many special moments as he could. The result is his beautiful book, The Reluctant Father

The Reluctant Father - Photographing Parenthood

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moshita:

Post Mortem

Patrik Budenz

photojojo:

For the past four years, photographer Victoria Will has been covering the iconic Sundance Film Festival.

This year, Victoria decided to capture her portraits using the challenging and unpredictable tintype method.

Tintypes of Famous Stars at Sundance

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Pastel Icebergs by Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman perfectly masters drawing with pastels. Recently, the artist reveals works representing icebergs. An impressive record, discovered in a series of beautiful images.

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photojojo:

Old photographs of yourself have this remarkable ability to transport you to that very moment in time. 

In her series Imagine Finding MeChino Otsuka splices photos of her present self into portraits of her from the past. 

The Time Traveling Photographer

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photojojo:

A classy way to display your prints is in a coffee table photobook. Making one might seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually simple! 
Joerg Colberg wrote this fantastic article on how to take your own work and create a one of a kind photobook.  
Tips on How to Create Your Very Own Photobook
Image from Lick Creek Line / via La Pura Vida

photojojo:

A classy way to display your prints is in a coffee table photobook. Making one might seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually simple! 

Joerg Colberg wrote this fantastic article on how to take your own work and create a one of a kind photobook.  

Tips on How to Create Your Very Own Photobook

Image from Lick Creek Line / via La Pura Vida

somethington:

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Carra Sykes. Mother + Daughter.

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somethington:

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This body of work is an exploration of the extent of cultural appropriation and encourages a discussion about it. I give the appropriator and the appropriated the opportunity to defend themselves and create a dialogue between them, while maintaining a neutral stance myself. I am not attacking those who appropriate, merely educating and creating awareness. I’m also exploring appropriation myself, and discovering the carying degrees of it within this visual conversation.

I’d like to make this a long term exploration, with a lot more participants as a form of generation-wide debate. If you’d like to be photographed to add your point of view, please do not hesitate to pop me a message here or an email at sanaahamid@yahoo.com and we could work something out!

odditiesoflife:

Stars Become the Night

Australian photographer Lincoln Harrison captivated the world with his first Star Trails collection with surreal swirls of stars in the night sky, created using long-exposure techniques. Recently, Harrison added a new collection titled Nightscapes to his gallery and it’s just as breathtaking. In this series, the stars seem to be just out of reach, shining like suspended diamonds in a colorful night sky.

Harrison uses the same technique of long-exposure frames to capture the brilliant movements of the stars. He shoots the night sky separately with a creative zoom technique, and then layers the images in post-production. His entire collection can be viewed at his site.

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autremondeimagination:

RMIT University lecturer Dr. Claudia Diaz’s senior anatomy students get an interesting hands-on lesson by painting the human musculoskeletal system on a live model 

thought this was elaborate SNK cosplay

This is so cool

I once tried to do this for a photography project. Glad I didn’t, because it would look like shit compared to this.

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