Picasso drawing with light in a triple exposure photograph, Vallauris, France, 1949.
Maurizio Anzeri (b. 1969 Loano, Italy) - 1: Limited/Unlimited, Altaroma: The New Italian Landmark group show AltaRoma AltaModa , 2010 2,3: Herieth for Dazed and Confused, 2011 4: Giorgio, 2011 5: Bernard, 2011 6: Christoph for Dazed and Confused, 2011 7: Giovanni, 2009 8: Nadia, 2011. Maurizio Anzeri makes his portraits by sewing directly into found vintage photographs.
Audrey Tautou photographed by Thomas Leidig.
Beautiful astronomical illustrations by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, all based on observations made by the French artist-astronomer in the 1870s and 1880s. Fun fact: Trouvelot, also an entomologist, is somewhat infamous for the unfortunate introduction of the gypsy moth into North America. Those pesky things are known to feast on the leaves of over 300 species of trees, shrubs and plants. (New York Public Library)
Aliza Razell (USA)
Aliza Razell is a Massachusetts-based photographer. Her photography often depicts individuals alone in a natural environment. Inspired by the Finnish word ikävä, which means the feeling of missing someone or something, the series ikävä mixes photos and paintings to highlight the lack of the essential element.
Carleton Emmons Watkins (American, 1829-1916), Three Brothers, Yosemite, 1880, albumen silver print
Portland Art Museum
David Lynch & Isabella Rossellini by Helmut Newton
I just want to do a shoutout to this wicked awesome company SoleRebels which is a fair trade footwear company (world’s first!) based in Ethiopia. There are a number of things I love about this company:
- It was founded by a woman straight out of college as a way to accomplish a source of economic stability for the people in her impoverished community. Her employees are paid 4x the minimum wage and are provided with medical coverage.
- The product is made of recycled and locally-sourced materials including recycled tire, hemp, small farmed organic cotton, and artisan loomed fabrics with no carbon footprint.
- They have a whole vegan line with no animal-sourced materials (though they recently redid their site and those products haven’t all gotten back on that tab so here is a better link to look at those products)
- Their sizing is accurately measured in centimeters and after you order your shoes they are custom made in your size (which means you can make any changes you like to your order!)
- They offer free shipping, free returns, AND free replacements for as long as the soles of your shoes last. This means that although they may seem expensive at first (and not even that expensive, given that they are a fair trade company) you are able to wear and replace the shoes you buy for life :)
On top of all of this, their gift cards are on sale this week with the code PURELOVE10, so it’s the perfect time to get a pair :)
It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me
And I’m feelin’ good.