Already in his mid-thirties and as established figure in the Japanese creative world, Nobuyoshi Araki undertook a pseudo-photographic documentary project “starring” a girl he met in real life, whose character moves from the southern island of Kyushu to the bright lights of Tokyo. Look at more pictures and follow the photographic tale of one woman’s struggles in Tokyo, circa 1977 on We Heart.
I wish we’d still be sending those handwritten letters on carefully selected postcards, so personal and yet not-so-personal at the same time.
John Hinde is an Englishman whose career in photography began long before the days of Photoshop and airbrushing. He started off as a defense photographer during the Second World War. Later, along with his wife Jutta and a lot of passion for art and a flair for design, the couple went on to document stunning postcard scenes from around the world. Hinde was involved in every bit of his symbolic snapshots, right from conceptualising to printing. His previous work in printing helped him to create pictures with high colour saturation. Hinde went on to print more than 32 million colour postcards by 1966, which were sold all over the world.
Reminiscing through these pictures, a quaint, pure and nostalgic image of London conjures in my mind. That is why I love old photographs, as I’ve said before here and here.
FOUND is a curated collection of some stunning photography from the archives of National Geographic, most of which were never published or were hardly seen by people. These photographs uncover the cultures and moments of the past in true Nat Geo style, encapsulating beauty that was possibly lost to the outside world for ages. There is always something so beautiful about an old photograph that speaks silent incredible stories of a totally new world.
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. Here, I’ve shared some very beautiful vintage shots of pet owners and their dogs that are pulled out from Shorpy’s huge database. Thank you Miss Moss for sharing.
(All images © Shorpy.)
These are some of the most indispensable cars in automotive history, all in one place… – The Wall Street Journal
Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles is an exhibition of Art Deco automobiles from some of the most renowned car collections in the United States.
Inspired by the Frist Center’s historic Art Deco building, this exhibition features spectacular automobiles and motorcycles from the 1930s and ‘40s that exemplify the classic elegance, luxurious materials, and iconography of motion that characterizes vehicles influenced by the Art Deco style.
The exhibition runs through till 15th September, 2013 in Nashville and you can purchase tickets from the Frist Centre website.
Joni Sternbach’s is a New York born photographer whose solo exhibition, Surfland, captures portraits of surfers in tintype. Sternbach uses both large format film and early photographic processes to create contemporary landscapes and seascapes. Her photography has taken her to some of the most desolate deserts in the American West to some of the most prized surf beaches in the world.
All images © Joni Sternbach