Thursday, 30 November 2017

Shirley Anne Field

English actress Shirley Anne Field, 1961
East-German postcard by
VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, Berlin

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Monday, 27 November 2017

Pont-Neuf - Paris

Les arbres des quais avec le Pont-Neuf
(Dock trees with New Bridge)
Photograph: Brassaï - 1945

One of the mascarons of the Pont-Neuf in Paris
(on the northernest bridge pier)
Photograph: Tangopaso - 2011

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Larry Burrows

LIFE photographer Larry Burrows (attaching cameras
to helicopter Yankee Papa 13) Vietnam, March 31, 1965
Unidentified Photographer

Ammunition airlift during
the relief of Khe SanhVietnam, April 1968
Photograph: Larry Burrows

Friday, 24 November 2017

Herbert Huncke & Friends

New Waverly, Texas, June 1947
Photo: Allen Ginsberg Estate

Peter Orlovsky, Gregory Corso and Herbert Huncke,
during a photo shoot by Timothy Greenfield Sanders
for New York Magazine, September 29, 1995.
Photo: Allen Ginsberg Estate

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

French Barque ‘Vincennes'

Three-masted French barque ‘Vincennes’ aground on
Sydney’s Manly Beach, on the night of 24 May, 1906.
Half plate glass negative
Photo: Charles H. Kerry & Co.
(Powerhouse Museum)

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Antonin Artaud

Theatre director, poet, actor, and playwright
Photo: Agence de presse Meurisse

Gaston Ferdiere and Antonin Artaud
at the psychiatric hospital in Rodez, 1946

Monday, 20 November 2017


Singer Brian Johnson performing next to guitarists Malcolm Young and Angus Young of Australian legendary hard rock band AC/DC at the Palais Omnisport of Paris Bercy, on September 15, 1984 in Paris. - AC/DC guitarist and cofounder Malcolm Young has died aged 64, the band announced on November 18, 2017.  Photo: Jean-Claude Coutausse - AFP.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Ferdinand Schmutzer

Austrian engraver and photographer
Ferdinand Schmutzer in his studio in Vienna
Self-portrait, ca.1910

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Future Nightmares

The Nightmare of Future Wars
Workers of the World Unite!
Soviet School - 1920's
Lithograph on paper

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Navy Sailors

Somewhere in the Pacific, ca.1945 - Navy sailors at paint shop.
4x5 inch negative from the archives of Lt. Joseph Zinni,
U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Portrait with Pearls

A Woman with Pearl Necklace and Earrings
Photograph: Diane Arbus - N.Y.C. 1967
Gelatin silver print

Friday, 3 November 2017

National Socialist

National Socialist, Head of Department of Culture
Photograph: August Sander - ca.1938
Gelatin silver print on paper

Sander's 'Face of our Time' was published in 1929. It contains a selection of 60 portraits from his series People of the 20th Century, and is introduced by an essay by Alfred Döblin titled "On Faces, Pictures, and their Truth." Under the Nazi regime, his work and personal life were greatly constrained. His son Erich, who was a member of the left wing Socialist Workers' Party (SAP), was arrested in 1934 and sentenced to 10 years in prison, where he died in 1944, shortly before the end of his sentence. Sander's book Face of our Time was seized in 1936 and the photographic plates destroyed. Around 1942, during World War II, he left Cologne and moved to a rural area, allowing him to save most of his negatives. His studio was destroyed in a 1944 bombing raid. Thirty thousand of Sander's roughly forty-thousand negatives survived the war, only to perish in an accidental fire in Cologne in 1946. Sander practically ceased to work as a photographer after World War II. He died in Cologne in 1964.  (Wikipedia)

Thursday, 2 November 2017


"Sometimes life throws you in all sorts of directions. The most important part about life is to remember you are exactly where you need to be."
Jessica Milford, New Hampshire.

Posted 12 September, 2017. (theGuardian)

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Couple with Child

Couple with child, Brisbane, Australia
Photo: Tosca Studio - ca.1898
(Cabinet Photograph)