Thursday, 29 April 2021

Lexi & Jade

Lexi, Lindenhurst, New York, 2012, from American Girls

Ilona Szwarc has documented dolls and their owners in streets and homes across the United States.  The dolls are customisable with variable skin tones, hair colours and styles to match their owners. Photograph: Ilona Szwarc/Redux.

Jade, Farmingville, New York, 2011, from American Girls

The project raises questions about the defining and categorising of identity, along with who gets to be represented and how. Photograph: Ilona Szwarc/Redux.

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Brooklyn, NY

When day is done in Brooklyn (boys in advertisement-covered subway car filled with passengers). June 25th 1949, Gelatin silver print by Angelo Rizzuto. (Shorpy)

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Look Sharp!

Musician Joe Jackson, for Look Sharp!, London, 1979

"Noticing the bright sunlight shining through the gaps in the walkways above, I asked Joe to stand in a patch of light, and that was it – I got my shot. The whole thing took five minutes"  Photograph & Text Brian Griffin.

Saturday, 24 April 2021


South London (Train To Hastings) 13th ‎July, ‎2020
Photograph: Ray Wallis

Friday, 23 April 2021

Street Scenes

Scène de rue à Montmartre (Impasse des deux frères et le Moulin à Poivre), by Vincent van Gogh, 1887.
Oil on canvas.

Street scene, 2002
Oil on canvas

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Weslaco, Texas

Weslaco, Texas. Farm Security Administration camp (Mercer G. Evans farm workers' community). Return from Saturday shopping. FSA client Nathan Drake at right. Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein. February 1942. (Shorpy)

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Japanese Ceramics

Large Karatsu, madara glazed vase. Glazed stoneware, ca.1955,
17 1/4 x 15 5/8 in, by Kitaōji Rosanjin.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Vessel, Anonymous Artist, stoneware with ash glaze, early 19th century (Edo) Height 12.3 cm (4.8 in.) Collection: Walters Art Museum 

Monday, 19 April 2021

Studio: Louis Wagner

Portrait of a young woman
Germany - Carte de visite, ca.1875
Studio: Louis Wagner - Wiesbaden

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Saturday, 17 April 2021


Sick Mood at Sunset. Despair, 1892
Oil on canvas

Despair, 1894
by Edvard Munch
Oil on canvas

Friday, 16 April 2021

Norfolk, Virginia

Overcrowded Navy towns, housing in Norfolk, Virginia. March 1941. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. (Shorpy)

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Monday, 12 April 2021

Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester, New Hampshire. Boy with bare arms, Fred Normandin, 15 Bridge Street, has been working in Amoskeag Manufacturing Company mill No.1 for several months, May 1909. Photograph: Lewis Wickes Hine. (Shorpy)

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Grant Hargis Covers

Dime Detective Magazine, February 1951
Artwork by Grant Hargis

Dime Mystery Magazine, March 1941
Artwork by Grant Hargis

Friday, 9 April 2021

Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of Aleftyna Gościmska née Jerasiewicz
by Józef Oleszkiewicz - 1830
Oil on canvas

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the North Carolina coast on Jan. 1, 1999.
Photograph: Tech. Sgt. Howard Blair, U.S. Air Force.

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Identical Twins

Sandro Miller’s photograph of John Malkovich,
a tribute to the work of Diane Arbus, 2014

Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967
Photograph: Diane Arbus

Monday, 5 April 2021

Naked Art

Nude sitting with a green drape, 1927
by Alfred Lombard
Oil on canvas

Woman Combing her Hair, ca.1885
Pastel on paper

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Face to Face

Irek Mukhamedov (Romeo) and Viviana Durante (Juliet) in Romeo and Juliet, 1992. Photograph: Tristram Kenton.

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Eyes Closed

New York City, 1954
Photograph: Elliott Erwitt
(Magnum Photos)

New York City, 1948
Photograph: Elliott Erwitt
(Magnum Photos)