Ahhh just found this lovely photo of me and Matt that Georgie took in 2011!
When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau, La Perle (1894)
Beautiful painting that I’ve never seen before 👌
Cute dog swim with a wonky horizon
This makes me feel so uncomfortable.
Which makes me more excited for it to start.
Don Siegel’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956.
Missy Prince’s film-fundraising print sale
It’s that time again. I am going to Mississippi in October and I need film. I have assembled a few one of a kind sets of signed 5x7 darkroom proofs, based on various series I’ve worked on over the past couple of years. Sets of twenty are $75 (two packs of film) and sets of ten are $40. I’ve also added a few new 16x20s. Check them out on Big Cartel.
It’s funny how a certain set of colours, an object and even the way that light is falling can set your brain down the path of remembering everything about a specific time. Everything down to the feeling, the atmosphere, the smells but often never what was said. Only how it was being said. It happens that way for me anyway.
Tbf this is probably just a well boring photo of a shower curtain.
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
One of my favourite songs ever and certainly right now. Stevie Nicks writes beautiful lyrics and has such an amazing voice on it.
1. Make yourself vulnerable with your subjects.
2. Be thoughtful about when you press the shutter. Spend far more time studying and waiting than shooting.
3. Use small cameras, with foldout screens. Making eye contact and
being engaged goes a long way to establishing intimacy – and thus good
4. Show people the pictures you take on the back of your screen (if
you’re shooting digital).
5. Don’t get too comfortable with your successful pictures. Always
keep pushing your eye forward.
Wise words from the impeccably talented Peter Van Agtmael as seen on Ideastap.
I am going to write these down in every notebook I carry to always be reminding myself.
Polaroids by Jeff Riedel as seen on TIME Lightbox
1) Bobbie Nudie, widow of the great Nudie The Rodeo Tailor, Arleta, CA, 2001
2) Buck Owens in original Nudie Suit, Bakersfield, 2000
3) Young 4-H Club member, Kingston, NY, 2002
4) Colson Whitehead, New York City, 2000
5) Ernie K-Doe and wife Antoinette, New Orleans, LA, 1999
6) David Hasselhoff as “The Swimmer”, New Canaan, CT, 2001
7) Rosario Dawson, Santa Monica, 2000
8) Scarlet Johansson, New York City, 2000