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Charlotte Rampling photographed by Helmut Newton

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I know this is a re-post...

But god - this picture just fucking haunts me to look at.

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Rocco Morabito won the 1968 Pulitzer Prize for Spot Photography for this photograph - “The Kiss of Life.”

Apprentice lineman J.D. Thompson is breathing life into the mouth of another apprentice lineman, R.G. Champion, who hangs unconscious after receiving a jolt of high voltage. Morabito was driving on West 26th Street in July 1967 on another assignment when he saw Champion dangling from the pole. He called an ambulance and grabbed his camera.
Champion recovered.


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If Stars Left Trails by Null-Entity on deviantART

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Exhibition | models.com MDX

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KARL BLOSSFELDT: "URFORMEN DER KUNST" - Since 2008, AMERICAN SUBURB X | Art, Photography and Culture that matters.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Portrait Is One Of A Breathtaking Series Of Celebrity Photographs - Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design

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Kelly Slater

Illusions of the Body — Gracie Hagen

Illusions of the Body

"This series was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.

Imagery in the media is an illusion built upon lighting, angles & photoshop. People can look extremely attractive under the right circumstances & two seconds later transform into something completely different.

Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.

Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing."

- Gracie Hagen

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Easily one of the best art blogs I have seen in some time.

The first time photographer Angelo Merendino met Jennifer, he knew she was the one. They fell in love and got married in New York’s Central Park, surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones.

Five months later Jen was diagnosed with breast cancer. From Angelo’s blog: “I remember the exact moment…Jen’s voice and the numb feeling that enveloped me. That feeling has never left. I’ll also never forget how we looked into each other’s eyes and held each other’s hands. ‘We are together, we’ll be ok.’”

Throughout her battle, Angelo decided to photograph it. He wanted to humanize the face of cancer on the face of his wife. The photos speak for themselves.

This site and photograph are by Aso Mohammadi.

For some reason Categorian's HTML naming conventions didn't like his site name. Oh well.

Hot photo array of stunning plus-size models. About damn time.

Why did you stop taking these amazing photos?


The Lovers

American photographer David LaChapelle has created 'Earth Laughs in Flowers', a series consisting of the ten large-scale still life photographs.

He conceived the title for the exhibition from the poem 'Hamatreya' - by Ralph Waldo Emerson, in which the author
explores the notion of flowers being the expression of nature's hatred of human ignorance and desire to control the earth. Subsequently, each work is named according to the cycles of both seasons and life.

" [...] Where are these men? Asleep beneath their grounds:
And strangers, fond as they, their furrows plough.
Earth laughs in flowers, to see her boastful boys
Earth-proud, proud of the earth which is not theirs;
Who steer the plough, but cannot steer their feet
Clear of the grave. "



Maurice Doherty

Sarah-Jane Lynagh


Stolen from Zalmoxsis

Water Mite - Captured by Nicole Ottawa
Magnification: 700x

Stunning panoramic view of Bridal Veil Falls, near Raglan, New Zealand.

Just a mere 25 minutes from the farm....I'll try not to get all misty.

    San Francisco-based photographer Kerry Mansfield was diagnosed with breast cancer
    in 2005, and photographed this series of self-portraits during her treatment.


Dr. Igor Siwanowicz
Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology
Munich, Germany
Specimen: Frontal section of Phalangium opilio (Harvestman/Daddy longlegs) eyes
Technique: Confocal

Vivian Maier was a nanny who lived in Chicago for most of her life and passed away in 2009 at the age of 83. Little more is known about her, except that she was an avid street photographer. Her work was discovered at an auction in 2007, more than 100,000 negatives and undeveloped rolls of film, sold by a storage facility who were cleaning out her locker for delinquent rent. Here is a small sampling of Vivian Maier's stunning work from the Maloof Collection, spanning from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Charlie Chaplin and Helen Keller

Alice Cooper and Colonel Sanders

There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result
there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Stunning photography from Hengki Koentjoro - an amateur photographer from Jakarta, Indonesia.

The stunning, elegant trigger fish.
I had a huge saltwater tank for years, and collected all the rare and crazy
beautiful triggerfish I could find. They are amazing. And aggressive.
Just watch your fingers when they get a little bigger ;)

Good god - that could be me. I love laying like that with my legs up the wall.

(That is, if I was in some dodgy seventies-style
motel -after spending several hours with
disinfectant wipes making everything 'okay'.)

Rrrick - this is your next birthday present.
An Alligator-Horse Bike.
Who loves ya, baby.

Poisson Series - Edouard Martinet
Made from found metals

Haunting photo essay of abandoned, decaying ruins in Detroit.

Mold on a raspberry at 7x magnification.

Beaulieu 4008ZM from 1970 with Angenieux Lens


Noodle Philosophy - 2007
Lambda Print

Treatment 37 - 2010
Lambda Print

Harbinger 1 - Utah 2008
Cole Thompson

The stunning Oreo Dory.

I do not wish to lick it's gooey center.


You're all going to die.

One Cigarette, Two Lights (1950) - John Rawlings
(Mildred Orrick Gown)

Digital archival print
40" x 40"
Edition of 5

Apparently Scott Caan and Robert De Niro had a son and named him Marlon.

I love you, Marlon.

When you see the entire affected area - it's quite staggering.

Compelling, haunting and intimate images from Aaron Huey. Amazing work.

One of photographer Paula Bronstein's many heart-wrenching images of "bride burning" victims.

Bride-burning is a form of domestic violence practiced in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and other countries located on, or around, the Indian subcontinent. A category of 'dowry death', bride-burning occurs when a young woman is murdered by her husband or his family for her family's refusal to pay additional dowry. The wife is typically doused with accelerant (kerosene, gasoline, or other flammable liquid) and set alight, resulting in horrific injuries and/or death.

Bride burning has been recognized as an important public health problem in India, with a historical and cultural issue accounting for around 600-750 deaths per year. In 1995, Time Magazine reported that dowry deaths in India increased from around 400 a year in the early 1980s to around 5,800 a year by the middle of the 1990s.

(source: Wikipedia)

Baker(detail) Standard Fat Man type Mk 3A fission bomb, subsurface burst, -27.5 m depth, 23Kt yield

Test name: Baker, Operation Crossroads, 1946

Marlin Daley "bottleneck" handcuffs - patented in 1879.


Bean's handcuffs - patented in 1899.

These storm photos were circulating for several years before Katrina.

Designed for the study of exodus and for the research of modern incarnations of historical iconic figures.

The latest camera is named Yama, the Tibetan God of Death. In Tibetan Buddhism, Yama will see all of life and Karma is the "judge" that keeps the balance. The skull was blessed by a Tibetan Lama for its current journey and I'm working with a Tibetan legal organization that is sending me to the refugee cities in India.

Yama's eyes are cast from bronze and silver with a brass pinhole in each. A divider runs down the middle of the skull creating two separate cameras. A finished contact print mounted on copper is inserted in to the back of the camera to view what Yama saw in 3D.

Yama is made from Aluminium, Titanium, Copper, Brass, Bronze Steel, Silver, Gold, Mercury with 4 Sapphires, 3 Rubies (The one at Yama's third eye was $5000.00), Asian and American Turquoise, Sand, Blood, and 9 Opals inlayed in the Skull. The film loading system is pneumatic. A 300psi air tank in the middle of the camera powers 2 pneumatic pistons to move the film holder forward and lock it into place. The switch to open and close the film chamber is located under the jaw.

Designed for two photo series. First series is of my interpretation of the modern incarnation of Southeast Asians deities. Second will take place in the Tibetan refugee cities of India, a home coming through the eyes of a 500 year old Tibetan.

If someone told me they were getting butterflies tattooed on them, I'd slap them.

However....I will eat my words in this instance, as I think this is quite beautiful.

Ivan Navarro
Die, 2009
wood, neon, mirror, one way mirror and electric system
48 x 48 x 48 inches

I was looking up an old friend and accidentally found that he's now also a ridiculously talented photographer. Adam, you jerkface.
Anyone who drinks coffee out of a tea cup is a wanker.




Some of the most strikingly beautiful photos I have ever seen.

“It would be interesting to know what it is that (people) are most afraid of.”

—Fyodor Dostoevsky

For me: spiders and fanatics.



The haunting and ethereal work of Beth Moon.

Dimitry Sarnikov
Sony World Photography Awards 2009
Amateur competition
Portraiture category
Short-listed image

I Have Been Wrong





"Chicago's Marion Todd and Marge Kraus were ambassadors during National Hot Dog Month in July 1957 and toured the nation to promote the beloved frankfurter. Here, they posed with a plate of 60 hot dogs, which at the time represented what the average American ate in a year."

60 a year? That is truly disgusting.

Beth has an incredible eye.
Her portfolio has a central 'family' theme, but if that's
not your thing, don't let that stop you from looking -
there are some fantastic images here.
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John Dollar Emeka
Enugu, Nigeria 2008

"A photograph of John Lennon's spectacles, bloodstained from when he was fatally shot outside his New York apartment building, sold at auction on April 17 for about $13,000. This image entitled "Season of Glass" was taken by the musician's wife, Yoko Ono, in 1981 and is one of only six such."


Angela Lansbury, you little minx.

Who knew?

Don't be fooled.

This is The Devil.

And The Devil is currently shredding my curtains.

Edit: Today it's the couch and the blinds.

Edit: Today it was my left calf, and right foot whilst we showered together. Fucker.

God, Rrrick, stop making me copy everything you post.


So one of you whiny cuntfaces reported my blog to SU?


I'm sorry - I don't know why I have had a few penis' and vaginas lately, but they weren't 'actual' bits of tackle, just artistic representations.

But I doubt that's what this is about.

May I just say, before I slip into obscurity - that you, whiny cuntface, are spineless.



2004 Tsunami striking the coast of Sri Lanka

This is a natural color, 60-centimeter (2-foot) high-resolution QuickBird satellite image featuring the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Imagery was collected on December 26, 2004 at 10:20 a.m. local time, slightly less than four hours after the 6:28 a.m. (local Sri Lanka time) earthquake and shortly after the moment of tsunami impact.[Zoom into this image]

A veritable cornucopia of 80's badness.

Philippe Kerlo

All kinds of creepy and kitsch treasures.
I'm like a kid at Christmas in here.

Sarcoptiform is the business.

Artist's Comments

"No fucking description, what do you want me to write? The guy's son just died. And I took a picture of him, still mourning for him. And I feel like crap for having done that."

via Heritas
It really does have cavity search written all over it.

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Excellent reinterpretation of religion and iconology.

Get thee to a nunnery.

Wow. Just wow.

I think I would blog every one of her pieces. Just an absolutely incredible body of work.

So much to steal - so little time.

Incredible images from Bruce Silverstein.

I am too lazy to paste them all here, so go look yourself, damn it.
          I don't see Cherish getting out of the first round against Dr. Shasta Kielbasa considering the
          committee fought so hard for her sister last year. Keep an eye out for Muffin Lord to upset
          Glorious Johnson in the Bulltron Regional Second Round.

          Some strong #12 seeds here with Jazzario Barrios and Cherish Frankenstein in the Sithole
          Regional and Chrotchtangle Regional divisions, respectively.

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His incredible eyes remind me of my grandmother's butterfly-wing jewellery that I would stare at for hours when I was a wee bairn. So strikingly beautiful.

"Butterfly Boy"
Jerome Leibling 1949

"A case in point is Beth Loster, 24, a San Francisco writer and waitress who was a student at UC Berkeley when she met a young man who said, "Hey, we have tattoos in the same font."

The text of her tattoo - "clad in the panoply of love" - came from "Science & Health" by Mary Baker Eddy. "I like the way the written word looks on the body," she said. "And that phrase made me feel safe." His tattoo, also in a "typewriter" typeface, was in Latin. (She can't recall the translation.)

The text of Loster's next tattoo was written by that young man, who had become her boyfriend. Before leaving for South America, where he was going to study, he left a note on her refrigerator that began, "this is on account of my loving you forever."

That phrase - in the form of a tattoo - offered her comfort when he was killed in a car accident in Brazil."


These boobs were made for walkin'...

(Pfft. Philistines.)

One of the most haunting and beautiful portraits I've come across.

2006-04-23 Dr. med. Franz Leuffen

Detail of a grave at the Melaten Cemetery, Cologne. Dr. med Franz Leuffen is the author of a book concerning post-mortem examinations, written in the 1860s. He died in 1900.

Our lives appear strangely beautiful from afar. Change can give new and often compassionate insight into old and rigid preconceptions. Even the most difficult of of things soften and transform in the light of hindsight.

I have suffered pleasantly from those bouts of reverie and nostalgia on the emptiest of days. When I am still, life leaves a sweet aftertaste in my mind's eye, and I am carried away beyond my stupidity and frailty and ushered into my dreams ~

. . . unless Im on 30mg. or more of course.
I can't believe no one has told me about this movie.

Easily one of the best I have seen in years.

A touching and charming story; it's incredibly directed by Tarsem Singh (also did The Cell).
I definitely recommend it to anyone that is into highly visual film-making.
The beautiful story is amplified by the amazingly natural performance of the young female lead who steals the show. Perhaps the subject matter is what kept it off the radar, I don't know.

I'd give it 5 stars without hesitation.

"This image is 100 meters long (100 m x 78 cm). There are 178 people in the picture, all shot in the course of 20 days from the same spot on a railroad bridge in Warschauer Strasse in Berlin in the summer 2007."
"A re-creation of a medieval herb garden in what was the former prison excercise yard and although this can only be opened on special occasions, it can be viewed from the balcony. However, it is open on the weekend of the Rye Medieval Fair"

Stunning photo of Yosemite National Park. It is the world's largest panoramic photo at 17 gp.

Narcotics suspect, July 6, 1951. Miss Charlaine Sauder -- 20 years; Mrs. Joyce Brydon -- 21 years; Miss Lillian Goldfarb -- 23 years.


Lambda Print
52 x 80cm, edition of 7
85 x 130cm, edition of 5 +AP
Photographer: Louis Jules Duboscq Soleil (1850). Daguerreotype, hand-tinted.

Stunning Helmut Newton photos.


The remake of Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" (1893), made with ice cream. -Adriana de Barros

An incredibly alarming collection of photos - some are just heartbreaking.

And a very sober reminder of what is going on in the world.
After "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue 1999-2000

Ralph Ellison's 1952 novel "Invisible Man" is about a black man who, during a street riot, escapes into a forgotten room in the cellar of a large apartment building in New York and decides to stay there, living in hiding. The novel begins with a description of the man's home with its ceiling covered with 1,369 illegally connected light bulbs.


Anon, "Le Laboratoire de Satan," from Les Diableries, c. 1861, stereocard (detail)

"David Wojnarowicz" a 1981 photo by Peter Hujar.
Shark Tattoo, 2001
from Watercolours
Type C print

"...We can't stop here, this is Bat Country!"

More homesick photos - I hate being landlocked.

I really, really, really, really miss the ocean.

I just found this by accident - and I am going straight to hell for thinking it's hilarious.

Yeah, these aren't scary at all...
This is one of my favourite things when hiking....looking straight up into the tree canopy.

Because only boycotting the opening ceremony is the most ridiculous suggestion I have heard....

Very graphic photos of the 2008 Tibet March victims.
This wasn't funny or interesting the first 400 times I saw it.

I want to stab you in the face.
I normally hate these 360 photos, but this one is really striking.

Sorry, Frannyy, but you got me looking at it also - and I get 13 triangles, 2 rectangles and 1 circle. No one likes a jerkface pedant, but it's my OCD, I swear.

Edit: Argh! If you incorporate the railway sleepers there's more triangles. I need help.