A ladybird flies through the air on the back of a dandelion-stalk broomstick. Young photographer Jagoda Cholacinska, 19, captured the charming scene in a poppy field near her home in Poland.Picture: Jagoda Cholacinska/Caters (via Pictures of the day: 26 September 2013 - Telegraph)
Self Portrait with Children, 1947
gelatin silver print, 8 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches
Vintage Photo Booth pictures c. 1930s-1960s
Some selfies are more thought-provoking than others. Amazing what you can see in the reflection.
The Sounds of Pink Floyd, Daft Punk and James Brown, As Expressed by Flying Paint
By Joseph Stromberg
Photos © Martin Klimas
Most of us are content to hear music. But last year, German photographer Martin Klimas decided he wanted to see it.
“I was listening to lots of minimalist music—contemporary classical and free jazz—and I started looking for imagery that could express it best,” he says. “Then, soon afterward, I came across the research of Hans Jenny and his Study of Wave Phenomena.”
In the sixties, Jenny, a German physician and scientist, began experimenting with and photographing the effects of sound vibrations on a variety of materials—fluids, powders and liquid paste. By setting these substances on a rubber drum head and making it vibrate, he found that different tones produced different spatial patterns in the materials: Low tones led powders to gather in simple, straight lines, while deeper tones produced more complex patterns.
“It gave me an idea,” Klimas says. “I wanted to take these two things—the effects of vibrations, and music—and bring them together.”
Over the next year, he spent countless hours capturing what he calls “sonic sculptures” of a variety of musicians—everyone from Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd to Philip Glass and Johann Sebastian Bach. “I use an ordinary speaker with a funnel-shaped protective membrane on top of it,” he says. “I pour paint colors onto the rubber membrane, and then I withdraw from the setup.”
Continue reading about Martin Klimas’ unique art and see more photos at Smithsonian.com.
have we taken flower crowns too far???
Men And Women Disrupt Gender Norms In Striking Photography Series ‘Modern Dandies’
"The dandy life is a life of self-sculpted independence, eschewing the heteronormative goals of marriage and children. Wallace’s subjects, with crisp collars and strong posture, reveal how beauty and strength are not at odds if approached creatively."
Are you sick of art history’s obsession with the gentle beauty of a female muse? Enough of these beautiful women with coy glances, flowing locks and milky soft skin — we’re ready for the men.
Nir Arieli's portrait series “Men” places men in traditionally feminine spaces and postures, illuminating the human characteristics that have, over time, become decidedly feminine traits. The following male muses are making us wish men felt free to explore their feminine sides more often. Behold, 11 reasons men should get in touch with a softer self.
this photoset gives me the vapors
i held my shit together until the cherry blosson guy omg
This is so great! These are really beautiful! Oh man.
If you like these, can I really strongly recommend the music video for The Knife - A Tooth For An Eye to you? It does a really similar thing but in a very different way.
Red Building in Forest, Hale County, Alabama, 1973-1984, Chromogenic dye coupler print, archival pigment print, c-print, various dimensions
Red Building in Forest, Hale County, Alabama, 1984-1985, Balsa and basswood, plywood, tempera, paper, and red soil, 12 3/4 x 23 x 21 inches