I had no idea that bodybuilder competitions have been around for so long. Apparently the very first muscle-man competition took place in 1901. Weird, right? Here’s a super old-school video of Eugen Sandow performing ‘muscle control’ shows. I guess that’s what they called it back then. If I had to rate these guys, I’d definitely cast […]
Does owning a cat make a person more creative and successful? Quite possibly. Don’t believe me? Just ask Andy Warhol. He owned 25 cats named Sam. Just take a look at these portraits of famous artists and their many furry pals. Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, Gutav Klimt, Salvador Dahli, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso … they’re all […]
The late Juan Rulfo (1917-1986) is known as one of Latin America’s literary greats. But not many people are aware that he was also a photographer, whose 6×6 film work of difference places in his homeland in the 1940s and 1950s gives us a glimpse of the Mexico of a bygone era.
These black and white photos capture the true English spirit. Half of them leave us scratching our heads in confusion, but that’s the beauty of it all. The series is called Only in England after all. Thanks to the British documentary photographer Tony Ray-Jones we can get a insiders view of the quirky, strange, seedy, humorous, every-day […]
These incredible historic events never really hit home for me as real life until I saw them in colour. It’s so easy to think that black and white photos come from an alien world. Thanks to the subreddit niche r/ColorizedHistory, we can view historic event in full color. Here’s just a few that caught my fancy. […]
Laura Collins creates a whole new layer of meaning for these vintage photos by overlaying a second or third photo, carefully chosen to slightly skew the overall meaning of the piece. These collages give insight into the yesteryears of our parents and grandparents. Some of them are innocently pretty, while others seem to have a heavier […]
Do you remember the film Amélie? There was a craze for collecting old discarded photographs from photobooths at the time. Way before that, in 1973, Katherine Anne Griffiths took her first photobooth picture at the age of 11. Since then, she’s been documenting her life through photo booth pictures. Photobooth Journal is both her personal photographic journal and a blog for lovers of photo booth photography, with many gems from the past.
Can you imagine making a living out of sniffing armpits? Well, probably you can’t. Yet there are people who do that: they are called ‘odour judges’ and they’re among us, just like condom testers, dinosaur bones dusters and other unbelievable but real jobs. Photographer Nancy Rica Schiff sought them out and captured them in action for her book Odd Jobs – Portraits of Unusual Occupations. Flip through the pages and I’m sure you will want more of your boring office life.
Gary Isaacs takes moody analog photos using original equipment from yesteryear. In his opinion, ‘photography isn’t about cameras and lenses … [and] your taste is a lot more important than technique’. His photos are treasures for lovers of vintage photography.