Over 300 gruesomely fascinating murder victims, at the NYC Archives.
Of course, the 800K+ other shots are pretty cool as well.
Paul once posted about a camera that looked like a gun
. This does that one better. It's a camera AND a gun. Pull the trigger and it simultaneously takes a picture of and shoots a bullet at whomever you're aiming the gun at. It was created and used in the late 1930s in New York City. [via petapixel
Philippe Halsman became famous as the photographer who took photos of people jumping. In 1959 he published his Jump Book
, which was a collection of photos of famous people jumping. He called his technique "jumpology," arguing that the act of jumping helped his subjects temporarily cast aside their reserve and show their true selves.
After the publication of his book, jumpology became a popular fad for a while. People would use polaroid cameras to take photos of each other at parties jumping. Reminiscent of the more recent planking
Some examples of Halsman's jump photos are below, and you can find more of them over at Iconic Photos
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor
Apologies in advance for the crappy post. I'll let the artist, Gabriel Morais
, explain his project:
The idea behind this project, is to show how much the food we ingest affects our body, therefore the colour of each poop was not manipulated on photoshop. To achieve the result, the quantity I ate for each picture was:
4.5kg of beet root in 36 hours.
3.5kg of Froot Loops in 30 hours.
4kg of sweet corn in 36 hours.
So in the photos below, he shows what he ate first, followed by what eventually came out the other end.
The University of Washington Library staff posted this mysterious image on their flickr stream
. Why is this naked woman lounging in a box of rabbit fur? No one knows. The only info the UW staff has is that the image was taken around 1930 by photographer Vern Grost, perhaps in Washington state. They speculate it may show some kind of promotional event for the Angora rabbit fur industry.
From her website
Rather than creating representational paintings on a flat canvas, Alexa Meade creates her representational paintings directly on top of the physical subjects that she is referencing. When photographed, the representational painting and the subject being referenced appear to be one and the same as the 3D space of her painted scenes becomes optically compressed into a 2D plane.
Photographer Wes Naman
has a series of portraits of people with scotch tape wrapped around their face. I think I've found the appropriate way to pose for my facebook photo. (via eleven acres
I am officially dumb-founded by the incredible images in this video.
Click on the "x" to enjoy this in full screen.
Brad Goldpoint combines over 7000 images to create this work of art.
Here's his website.
Great images of the Milky Way and the Aurora Borealis, plus mysterious lights which streak across the screen. Meteorites? Airplanes? UFO's? Car headlights? Satellites?
Way cool, whatever they are.
Yesterday I went to eBay and searched on the string "vintage photo." I got 417,368 hits. The first item in that catalog is reproduced above. So many of the subsequent ones
were almost as bizarre.
Happy viewing! Please report back here in the Comments with your own best finds!