Sunday, March 1, 2015

Summer of North Carolina in 1975

Joel Sternfeld is a fine-art color photographer noted for his large-format documentary pictures of the United States and helping establish color photography as a respected artistic medium. He has influenced a generation of color photographers, including Andreas Gursky, who borrows many of Sternfeld's techniques and approaches.

Below is a collection of color photos from his photo series Nags Head, which documents the eponymous beach town where Sternfeld spent the summer of 1975. With these images, he attempted to visually achieve a sense of temporal and spatial fluidity.

30 Amazing Photographs Showing Everyday Life in France in the Early 1930s

"Le Monocle" - Special lesbians cabaret in Montmartre. Paris, 1930. Photo by Albert Harlingue.

Swimming lessons, 1930. Photo by François Kollar

The brooms seller in Montmartre, Paris, 1933. Photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, ca. 1930. Photo by André Kertész.

Greta Garbo Poster by Ilse Bing, Paris 1932.

Seventh Street at Second Avenue, facing North, New York City, 1976

Photo by Will McBride.

27 Beautiful Portraits of Norma Shearer from the 1920s and 1930s

Norma Shearer (1902 – 1983) was a Canadian-American actress, who was one of the most popular actresses in North America from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Her early films cast her as the girl-next-door, but for most of the Pre-Code film era, she played sexually liberated women in sophisticated contemporary comedies. Later she appeared in historical and period films.

Norma Shearer sailing, 1932.

Norma Shearer photographed by George Hurrell for Let Us Be Gay, 1930.

Norma Shearer as a cigarette girl in After Midnight, 1927

Sofia Loren in Portugal, 1956

Sofia Loren in Portugal, Pávoa de Varzim, 1956. Photo by Agnes Varda.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Exercising with Household Utensils, ca. 1940s

You don't have to spend a fortune on a gym or fancy equipment. Look around your house and you should be able to find common household items you can use as exercise equipment.

25 Beautiful Black and White Portraits of Sybil Saulnier in 1963

Sybil Saulnier, the girl who looks like Marilyn Monroe, is a French actress, known for The Meteor Hunt (1966), Anatomy of a Marriage (1964) and The Lovers of the France (1964). Here's a collection of 25 beautiful black and white portraits of Sybil Saulnier in 1963.