These color photographs were all taken in the Russian Empire between 1909 and 1918.
Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii was a Russian photographer born in 1863. After studying chemistry with Mendeleev and later with Adolf Miethe, Gorskii started developing his own techniques and processes of color photography, giving it a quality that impresses even today.
In 1909, he convinced the Tsar Nicolas II to send him on a trip across the Russian Empire to document its impressive diversity. It was a 10-year project, during which Gorskii took over 10,000 pictures.
The diversity of the people, and the shockingly modern colors of their portraits, make them impossible to forget. They are our contemporaries, now that they stopped hiding between the unfocused black-and-whiteness.
They are almost too present. [via]
Quintessentially Asia Magazine
Photographer: Akif Hakan Celebi
Fashion Stylist: Ice Cheung
Hair Stylist : Jean Tong
Make- Up Artist: Marian Woo
Photographer’s Assistant: Misue Yaya
Hair Stylist Assistant: Dennis Tsui
Stylist Assistant : Yoko So
Models: Wu Ting Ting ( Style Mgt ) , Julien , Daniel, Tatu ( Synergy )
Walking the Streets of New York, 1946. Photography by Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine.
Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression (2012)
Tokyo is world-famous for its urban density. Wolf’s candid series captures the daily grind, the exhaustion, discomfort, overcrowding and annoyance of city life.
Charles Ebbets shooting his famous “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” shot on the 69th floor of the GE Building, 1932
Skater girls seen in Vanak Square in Tehran, Iran. [photo cred: Nooshafarin, Humans of Tehran]
László Moholy-Nagy, At Coffee, c. 1920s
Harlem Style 1930’s via Waheed Photo Archive
Trans* activists in Mexico City, protesting violence against the LGBTQ community.
unknown photographer, a spot of december sun filtering onto the platform of victoria station, 1934
from london: portrait of a city by reuel golden; p. 164-165
Korean artist Jiyen Lee has created a series of hypnotizing digital collages that present people going up and down stairs, as seen from a bird’s eye view. Each puzzling assemblage features an unidentifiable traffic of pedestrians on an endless journey. It also remains unclear whether they are actually ascending or descending the steps in front of them, as Lee has taken the artistic liberty of reconfiguring images in unimaginable compositions. Like an M. C. Escher painting, the artist’s digitally manipulated images present a saturation of staircases with no perceivable beginning or end.
“Access Sex”, photos of Kayla Harris by Sarah Murray (more at content source)
The project Access Sex is necessary to not only make people aware of the fact that people with disabilities are seen as asexual beings but to also highlight the origins of their thoughts on disabilities and sexuality. With a range of images the connection between disabilities and sexuality at times is merely a suggestion to ease people into something they may have never consciously thought about.
Ultimately the answer to the question is yes, I can have sex. Want to see some photos that might answer other questions? – Kyla Harris