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3wings:

Head and Hand, 1925 Margaret Watkins
aleyma:

Fragmentary head of a king, made in Egypt, c.1400-1390 BC (source).
mojamoja:

newyorker:




Nobody knows how old the Russian-born photographer Nina Leen was when she died, in 1995. Judging from her obituary, information about Leen is scarce. She lived in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland before moving to the U.S., where she became one of Life magazine’s first female photographers, in the nineteen-forties. She shot countless assignments for the magazine, including more than fifty cover stories, and produced fifteen photo books. Her most well-known subjects were animals (including her dog Lucky), American women and adolescents, and the Irascibles, a group of abstract artists, including Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. Though many of Leen’s assignments were quite pedestrian—her photos have titles like “A Couple Looking for a House to Buy,” “Children Attending a Birthday Party,” and “American Women Playing Bridge”—her images are packed with as much violence, sexual tension, and mystery as any David Lynch film. Her photos wouldn’t look out of place next to Cindy Sherman’s on a gallery wall. But, unlike Lynch or Sherman, Leen found tension in the real world, and her subjects weren’t actors—they were just everyday people living out their lives. And while a quick search on the Internet will turn up photo captions, why bother? After all, sometimes knowing less is much more interesting.



—James Pomerantz on the photography of Nina Leen. Click here to view additional photos: http://nyr.kr/NWEGWY
 
aboyscloset:

Yvonne Georgi and Harald Kreutzberg, 1960s
shelterpress:

Félicia Atkinson / exhibition view 
Muca Roma, Mexico city, until late july 2013
shelterpress:

Shelter Press at Muca / MEXICO CITYjune 13 - july 28, 2013Curated by MUCA & Umor Rex
gacougnol:

Anna Sokolov   in the studio Early 1950’s
showstudio:


Christopher Shannon S/S 2014 (by Cathrine Raben Davidsen)
Erdem Pre-Spring 14 - Behind the scenes
Glenn Brown
isolated-pleasures:

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