Illustration by Vald’Es for La Vie Parisienne magazine, 1926
British actor Nonso Anozie.
OH NO HE’S HOT
aaa he’s cute
‘Cause people seem to only post the 20-something Audrey Hepburn.
Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money for the dutch resistance against the nazis, and spent her post-film career as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, winning the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts.
…and history remembers her as pretty.
AND HISTORY REMEMBERS HER AS PRETTY
this is the first time I have ever seen a picture of her older than 20 and I think that’s scary
Ashley Kolodner’s GAYFACE exhibition showcases queer and/or trans people
"Jolie Madame 91", Glamour France, December 1990
Photographer : Pascal Chevallier
Model : Johanna Rhodes
David Klocker Ehrenstrahl
Sweden (c. 1660s)
oil on canvas
122 x 145 cm.
Gripsholm Castle Collection, Sweden
One of the more frustrating things I encounter in my research is images are often photographed in a manner where the settings and light are such that light-skinned subjects show up, but dark-skinned subjects’ features are obscured with high contrast. For example, the scan or photo for this piece at the Bridgeman Art Library website is small and the central figure of the painting is barely discernible.
Another image I had to manipulate in order for the dark-skinned figure to be discernible at all.
I’ll go ahead and show you all the image from the link so you can see what I mean:
They’ve taken a better photo of the painting for the gallery’s website since you originally posted this! wow!!
They did! The image at the link for Bridgeman Art Library, which used to be the one above, is now this one:
The Magnificent, Marvelous, Mad Madam Mim by Milt Kahl (source)
when kai fagerström happened upon an old cottage in rural suomusjärvi, finland, abandoned decades ago, he began to document its new residents.
there were badger cubs born under the floorboards, who now used the fireplace as an entrance. there was a raccoon dog pup who would drop in every night at the same time. there was a pygmy owl who would try to catch the home’s voles. there were red squirrels who had built their dreys inside the house. and there was a fox pup, seen peeking out from a cat door, that had taken up in the dilapidated shed.
"there’s consolation in the idea that nature is reclaiming the places it has lent to people," he says, adding that when enters the house “it’s like stepping back in time. the past lingers in the corners.” it’s not just the animals that interest him, but the people no longer there. “who were they? what was their daily life like?”
to get his shots of these human weary animals, fagerström typically envisions an image first and then plans it out. he’ll set his camera at the perfect angle, throw out peanuts as bait, and wait patiently for wildlife to wander into the picture frame. “sometimes you get lucky, but often it takes all night,” he says. “every so often a shot is pure happenstance.”
Sometimes the world is just too wonderful for adequate words.
▣ Frozen (2013) visual development, by Lisa Keene
Scans from The Art of Frozen
I will not see this movie but I WILL reblog awesome paintings
Always see “real women” posts so here’s one for the dudes.
this says so much. I wish there were more posts like this. please.
Fuck I wish there was more of this in stuff targeted at men attracted to men :(
I’ll just casually reblog this again
Cyberpunk 1990 by Steve Pyke : Part I
Steve Pyke MBE (b. 1957) is a British photographer living in New York City. From 1981 to 1984, he worked for diverse publications including The Face and NME. Pyke has been a staff photographer at The New Yorker since 2004. (Wikipedia)
” Cyberpunks, a small subculture, influenced by the work of the author William Gibson and particularly the film Bladerunner, existed in London in the early 1990s. I became interested and photographed a series of about fifty portraits in my studio over a short period.”
I know that this is Cyberpunk, and not Cyberpop, but I just thought this was awesome and needed to be shared.
these guys were so much better than steampunks goddamn
why can’t this be the subculture everyone goes nuts over
just gonna reblog this here
just look at this lighting
this was too cool not to reblog
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