Monday, 30 November 2020

Lucien Aigner

Coney Island, 1947
Photograph: Lucien Aigner
Gelatin silver print

Election Scene on the Grand Boulevard, 1930
Photograph: Lucien Aigner
Gelatin silver print

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Smoking Ladies

Arielle, Monte Carlo, 1982
Photograph: Helmut Newton

Grand Hotel de Milan, Milan, 2002
Photograph: Helmut Newton

Saturday, 28 November 2020

At the Table

An Angel At My Table, 2018

Breakfast with Violet and Adam, 2020
Oil on canvas

Friday, 27 November 2020

Lillian Boland

Lillian May Southwell Boland, criminal record number 553LB, 28 September 1922. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW.

Convicted of conspiracy to procure an abortion. Lillian Boland worked as a secretary for an illegal abortionist who operated out of a dentist’s surgery on Oxford Street, Paddington. Boland protested her innocence and ignorance of the 'doctor's' work; however, the court decided she must have had detailed knowledge of the business and handed her a suspended sentence of 12 months hard labour. New South Wales. Dept. of Prisons. Black & white glass plate negative.

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Lewis Wickes Hine

Worker pressing rubber bodies. Paragon Rubber Company and American Character Doll, Easthampton, Massachusetts, December 1936. Photograph: Lewis Wickes Hine. Gelatin silver print.

Hot day on East Side, New York, ca.1908
Photograph: Lewis Wickes Hine

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Tuesday, 24 November 2020


Bathing Children, 1897-1899
Oil on canvas

Two Women in a Landscape, 1897-99
by Edvard Munch
Oil on canvas

Monday, 23 November 2020

Turn Around

American Girl in Italy, 1951
Photograph: Ruth Orkin
Gelatin silver print

The Italians Turn Around, (Gli italiani si voltano) 1954
Gelatin silver print

Sunday, 22 November 2020


Entrance to Holland America Line piers
8 x 10 inch dry plate glass negative
Detroit Photographic Company

Saturday, 21 November 2020


Last inhabited building in Yur-Shor, The Vorkuta Ring comprised 13 settlements, each with its own mine. Photograph: Tomeu Coll, The Guardian.

Norms Coffee Shop, 470-478 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Photograph: Ashok Sinha. - The Guardian

Friday, 20 November 2020

Tony O’Shea

Good Friday, Seán McDermott Street, Dublin, 1983/84
Photograph: Tony O’Shea

25th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Derry, 1997
Photograph: Tony O’Shea

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Steam Yachts

The Nina, Calumet Island, St. Lawrence River, N.Y.
8 x 10 in. dry plate glass negative, ca.1893
Detroit Publishing Co.

The Steam Yacht Shearwater, 10 July, 1890
8 x 10 in. dry plate glass negative
Detroit Publishing Co.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Dennis Dinneen

Untitled (family portrait with doll), 1950's - 1970's
Photograph: Dennis Dinneen
Gelatin silver print

Untitled (women with fur and glasses), 1950's - 1970's
Photograph: Dennis Dinneen
Gelatin silver print

Monday, 16 November 2020

Werner Herzog

A love-hate relationship - Herzog and Klaus Kinski during the filming of Cobra Verde in one of many memorable moments captured in a 2001 Storyville documentary.

Touching the sublime, Herzog's 'The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser.' 
Photograph, TCD - Prod.DB - Alamy

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Ansel Adams

Photograph: Arnold Newman
Gelatin silver print

Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point, Winter
Yosemite National Park. ca.1940
Photograph: Ansel Adams

Friday, 13 November 2020


Objects in a Mirror, 2019
Photograph: Chris Donovan

The Irving Oil Refinery is the largest such plant in Canada and is seen here in the rear-view mirror across the Courtenay Bay Causeway in Saint John. This image is part of a series entitled The Cloud Factory.

As a child, I looked up at the smokestacks of the refinery and asked my dad if they made all of the world’s clouds. ‘No,’ he replied. ‘They make money.’ A city that I find challenging, ugly, beautiful, timeless, difficult and perfect all at the same time. Text Chris Donovan. (The Guardian)

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Writers & Lovers

Elisabeth de Gramont, French writer, 1889
Photograph: Nadar

Natalie Clifford Barney, American playwright, poet & novelist
Photograph: Frances Benjamin Johnston - ca.1900
(Photo Restoration by Ray Wallis)

Tuesday, 10 November 2020


Probably Winter 1514-15
Oil on canvas

St. George Fighting the Dragon
by Raphael - 1503-05
Oil on Wooden Panel
(Musée du Louvre, Paris)

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Wild Life

Peacock butterfly (Aglais io) on blackthorn
(Prunus spinosa) Otmoor RSPB reserve, 16 March 2014

Photograph: Alison Pollack

Saturday, 7 November 2020


A screenshot of the 1922 film, Nosferatu
Directed by F.W. Murnau

Dracula, 1931 -  (Title Lobby Card)
Directed and co-produced by Tod Browning

Friday, 6 November 2020

Asbury Park, N.J.

The Jersey Shore, ca.1910. Casino and boardwalk, Asbury Park, N.J. 
5 x 7 inch dry plate glass negative. Detroit Publishing Company. (Shorpy)

Thursday, 5 November 2020

True Crime

Phantom Lady, June 1948
Artwork by Matt Baker

Phantom Lady, February 1949
Artwork by Matt Baker

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Monday, 2 November 2020

Sunday, 1 November 2020