CBS News has a photo essay of real life "Rosie The Riveter's"! There's 85 pics of women working in the factories during WWII...The amazing thing is that these photos are COLOR...Here is the link to the CBS site:…Continue
Eva and yours truly finally present: Strangers' Journey.
You don't need to guess twice: it's a book, written in Russian, and the artist behind this cover art is Stefan. Actually, he created two…Continue
Horacio Coppola was an Argentine photographer and filmmaker, born in Buenos Aires. His formation was based on two trips to Europe, where he got in touch with the interwar Germany and studied in Berlin in the Department of Photography at the Bauhaus, with U.S. photographer Walter Peterhans (1897–1960).
The cover of a novel has to be special. The image has to catch the eye, fire the imagination, impel the potential reader to pluck it off the shelf -or in this modern world, click on it with their mouse. The font has to be readable and attractive. And it all has to look good in thumbnail size so that book browsers can see it online. Because that whole thing about not judging a book by its cover?
I’m not an artist, photographer, or graphic designer. Creating a cover is…Continue
Vale, Oregon. Five months and three days before the attack on Pearl Harbor:
Citizens take off their hats during the Pledge of Allegiance radio program.
This picture, made by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration and preserved in the Library of Congress archives, is brought to us by Shorpy. Here's some more, same location, same date, same photographer:…Continue
Last Saturday, my favorite photographer turned 100 years old.
His birthday was celebrated worldwide. The celebrations were led by Google, sticking a one-day doodle on their main page. Better later than never - let's celebrate too.
You can read Robert Doisneau's biography…Continue
I'm sure the building looks familiar to a lot of our friends, especially in Europe. But I've just found a good reason to show it here.
After an obligatory night shot (by christoph_bellin @ Flickr), a bit of info.…Continue
I'd like to present a remarkable lady photographer of the Diesel Era.
In Three Days of the Condor, a CIA agent played by Robert Redford says that photographic work of his new acquaintance (Faye Dunaway) epitomize desolation. When I look at Ilse Bing photographs, I remember this phrase. Some…Continue
“Eyes on Paris” is a photography exhibition currently shown in Hamburg. One featured photographer is Jean-Claude Gautrand (born in 1932). In 1972, he shot a series of images of the deconstruction of a famous market hall in Paris, the “halles de Baltard”. The series is…Continue
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No heavier-than-air flying craft can overshadow the majestic Luftschiff:
This Saturday, no monoplanes, biplanes or triplanes (quadruplanes were well represented here just recently). The Saturday Air Mail is celebrating the Zeppelin, displaying some interesting photographs made by Dr. Paul Wolff and Alfred…Continue
I received a startling email this morning from Noella1B@aol.com. My first thought was to post it as a photo album, but it tells such…Continue
Terrific photos printed from Library of Congress color slides. Full article from the Denver Post.
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No pulp today, sorry. But there is something in common between pulp covers and photographic art of 1930s and 1940s.
Max Dupain is one of Australia's most revered photographers. His work has been collected by most of the major galleries around Australia and as well by private collectors world-wide.
Born in Sydney in 1911, he lived there all his life, photographing the city from the late 1930s through to just before his death in 1992. There…Continue
Brandt (1893-1983) was born in Chemnitz as Marianne Liebe. She studied painting and sculpture at the Weimar Fine Arts School from 1911 until 1918.
In 1919 Marianne married Erik Brandt, a Norwegian painter, in Christiana. The Brandts lived in Norway and the South of France, before joining the Weimar Bauhaus in 1923. There she became a student of Hungarian modernist theorist and…Continue
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A lady and a car:
“Kiki de Montparnasse languishing in the passenger seat of Man Ray's Voisin 10 CV C7, 1928 (ca.) Kiki was Man Ray’s lover during the 20’s of the last century, and it is her back we see in Man Ray’s famous work ‘Le Violon d’Ingres’, 1924, (Getty Museum)." Well, Man Ray (who took this photo) surely deserves a special article, as well as his muse Alice Prin aka Kiki.…Continue
To conclude my short series on aerial photography and its use during the Great War, I give you this great high-resolution scan of British pilot/photographer testing his newest mount.
In this photograph (originally shot in 1915), the pilot is readying a custom built camera-rig bolted onto the nose of his FE2b pusher biplane.…Continue
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Last week on Knights of the Air, we introduced you to the 1910s version of Google Earth. This involved sending balloons, blimps, and more "experimental" aircraft loaded with as many old-timey cameras as possible over the battlefield.
When those airships returned from the front and landed safely in friendly territory, a slew of army technicians would develop the images inside their makeshift darkrooms (located in the back of tents, inside sequestered homes, or just out in the middle…Continue
The camera quickly became such a valuable tool for airborne observers that one contemporary writer called World War I "a war of lenses." Photographs taken from airplanes, balloons and dirigibles and developed in frontline laboratories (stay tuned in the next few weeks for more about those) disclosed minute details of enemy positions and movements. A picture taken from 15,000 feet could be magnified to reveal the footprints of an infantryman.
Technicians pieced the pictures…
There was a lot of action.
And turning the world upside down was so easy: