Hermes dress, 1952. Photo by Gordon Parks
Photography by Alex Profit
by dirk dallas
The beaches of Brazil must be counted as among the best in the world. Canada-based photographer Blake Smith strolled along Ipanema, Leblon, Copacabana and others in Rio with his trusty Nikon in hand photographing the beach scenes in 1978. source : trend land
They’re known as Kabangu, and they’re a group of hip hop grandpas who’ve been around since the 1980s — or so it appears.
This ultimate band of “true hip hop heads” allegedly double as security guards by night in Kariobangi – one of Nairobi’s informal settlements.
By day, the four men are said to educate and mentor up and coming talents within the hip hop scene. A Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia and stylist Kevin Abraham have created an imaginary supergroup of octogenarians. Known as Kabangu, the fictional band has proven so popular many believe they actually exist ! source : cnn
Zsolt Hlinka turns Budapest’s 100-year-old houses into tunnels to the sky. source : designboom
Photography by Daniel Jackson
1970 – Taken from Pierre Cardin’s St Tropez Bubble house
ROSE GALLERY presents SAUL LEITER: POST-WAR COLOR. Photographs from the late 1940s and 50s will be on view from 16 February through 16 March, 2013.
Featuring striking couture images of renowned photographer Cathleen Naundorf’s work with Polaroid photography, Haute Couture represents a series of images produced over six years of the artist working with some of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers.
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Fashion images from Erik Madigan Heck. These shots are of Junya Watanabe’s Fall 2015 collection.
Hamburg-based photographer Alexandra Lier has launched her book, ‘the world’s fastest place’. Her photographs bring the viewer to the Bonneville Salt Flats in the state of Utah, a unique setting where racers gather to show their incredible passion and powerful machinery. More records for absolute speed have been set at this location than any other place on the planet. Every year, devoted gear heads and adrenaline junkies from around the world descend upon the flats to add their names to the record books with their hot rods, streamliners, roadsters, motorcycles and belly tankers. Source : designboom
Sophie Gamand made flower headpieces and approached three rescue groups in NYC with the idea, all welcomed the project with enthusiasm.She set up a studio and photographed some of the pit bulls who were up for adoption. Eventually, word spread of Gamand’s initiative and she was approached by Hempstead town animal shelter to organize a ‘flower power ‘shoot for their most urgent dogs. Since then, Gamand has continued to photograph the breed in these shelters and for other rescues, and hopes to take the project to other cities across the world. source : designboom
London based-photographer, Paul Murphy, in his collection named “A New York Taxi Ride”, is offering a trip in the streets of New York through the window of the cab he took. His technique gives an original frame to the pictures, which are street scenes caught live, giving the impression to take part to the trip.
A collection of close-up images made by Alex Hammond and Mike Tinney document that most accessible of creative devices: the pencil. Their 52 prints, in various materials, will be shown in Paul Smith’s Albemarle store until 3 June, and auctioned online in support of Children in Crisis. Sir James Dyson’s is printed directly on aluminum, so is Peter Saville’s; Anish Kapoor’s pencil is carved: ‘like a little, one-off Anish Kapoor sculpture’ source : Wallpaper
Artist duo Lernert & Sander cut a variety of foods into 98 extremely precise 2.5cm cubes and photographed them for the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. via trendland
Shot at the le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa along the coast of Spain, ‘Poolside’ takes us back to the Mediterranean glamour of the 1960’s. Photographer Gray Malin has designed 1,000 inner tubes within the pristine pool waters, arranging them in eye-catching, neon-hued compositions. Candy-colored pink, hot orange, lemon yellow, baby blue and black striped lifesavers float in varied patterns, sometimes briefly interrupted by a sunbather or swimmer. source : dezeen