Just saw that my post count was at 999, I got really nervous that I would fuck up and post something super dumb for my 1000th post. So I decided to share this iconic image of a true badass: barrier-breaking photographer Margaret Bourke-White atop the Chrysler Building gargoyle in 1934. The photo was taken by her assistant, Oscar Graubner.
If you don’t know much (or anything) about Margaret Bourke-White, you should really investigate her. She’s a fascinating lady. (Fun Fact: she was the first female war correspondent & the first woman allowed into combat zones in World War II.) You can find some interesting info online, but I highly recommend checking out some books from the library, where you’ll see plenty of her photos alongside the details of her incredible life.
There you have it. Post 1000.
Photo from a series called 214 Trans4M by Daniel Kusner and Bryan Amann. The series places transgender models in iconic places or scenarios (in and around Dallas, TX). The exhibit is at the Kessler in Dallas.
(Image credit - Daniel Kusner and Bryan Amann)
I posted this on my art/inspiration blog. I thought it was worthy of reblogging over here. Cool photo project idea indeed.
"Likability may be the currency of movie stardom, but most actors agree that the juiciest, most memorable roles often belong to the villains. The 13 performers featured in this year’s portfolio have distinguished themselves in 2011 by playing nice, noble, tragic and heroically patient characters — as well as many who defy easy description — but as a rule they have not impersonated monsters, killers, thugs or other figures of malevolence."
-NY TIMES MAGAZINE (Photo - Alex Prager for The New York Times)
Pictured - Jessica Chastain as the “Fire Starter”. Check out the whole slideshow at link above! SOOO GOOD!
if you are one of those people that posts a lot of stuff about how Penn State student protesters are rape apologists, but you also post a lot of Terry Richardson photography, I’m just not going to take your moral position seriously.
Let me say again. Terry Richardson is a known sexual abuser.
Decrying the actions of student protesters while simultaneously promoting the work of a misogynist sexual abuser is both hypocritical and entirely ignorant.
P.S. - His photography is downright shitty. For actual beautiful black and white photography of famous people, start here.
This is outstanding. I always wonder why people want photographers to provide them with free portfolios to get their fake modeling career started on model mayhem.
(h/t - twentytwowords)
"With their heads firmly planted in dark spaces, Fauxtographers seem to think that all of the wisdom of the photographic universe was bestowed upon them when they opened up their DSLR on Christmas morning."
Seriously, pay extra for good photography and put fauxtogs out of business.