Photography

  • Alexander Binder | Photographer

      

         

      

         

      

         

      

         

         

         

         

         

    Nature is creepy. Check out the amazingly talented Alexander Binder

  • Andy Warhol's Polaroids of Sports Champion at Danziger Projects

    There's only two more weeks to see this show (it closes on December 12th), so what are you waiting for...

      

    muhammad ali

      

    willie shoemaker

      

    wayne gretsky                                                                                                        ron duguay

      

    kareem abdul-jabbar

      

    dorothy hammil

      

    john mcenroe & tatum o'neal                                                                                rod gilbert

      

    pele

      

    chris evert

    Show details at Danziger Projects

  • Aubzillatron | The Absolute Best Way to Kill an Hour

    Aubzillatron is flat out amazing. Excellent image selection and top choice in records. Linda Perhac's Parallelograms and Out of Vogue by The Middle Class are great genre specific tunes.

     

      

      

      

      

     

     

      

      

      

      

      

     

     

      

      

      

      

      

  • Before & After Photos

    If Charlie Parker was a gunslinger there'd be a whole lot of dead copycats is an amazing blog, with a really long name and a very clever tagging system. I could say a lot about why this blog is so great, but you probably wouldn't read it when you could just visit there and see for yourself. They've compiled a Before & After series which is pretty entertaining. Below are some of the many, many, many.

     

      

    Klaus Kinski

      

    Woody All

      

    Billy Corgan

      

    James Dean

      

    Johnny Rotten

      

    Patti Smith

      

    Winston Churchill

      

    Brian Wilson

      

    Divine

      

    Edie Sedgwick

     

      

    Jeanne Moreau

      

    Joan Didion

      

    Joyce Carol Oates

      

    Stanley Kubrick

      

    Charles Manson

      

    Marilyn Monroe

      

    Martin Scorsese

      

    Sophia Loren

      

    Frank Zappa

      

    Chet Baker

  • Behind Every Good Man is Woman

    A few good men...with their girls

      

    John Coltran with Alice                                                 Jim Jarmusch with Sara Driver

    Wallace Berman with Shirley...and Allen Ginsberg

    Alfred Hitchcock with Alma

    Michelangelo Antonioni and Enrica Fico

      

    Jack London & Charmian                                             Helmut Newton & June

      

    Thelonious Monk with Nellie                                         George Harrison & 2nd wife Olivia

    George Harrison and 1st wife Patti Boyd

    Serge Gainsbourg & Janey B

    Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan

      

    Jean-Luc Godard & 1st wife Anna Karina                    Godard's 2nd wife Anne Wiazemsky

    Categories: Photography
  • Charlie White | Photographer

      

     

    Charlie White is a Philadelphia born, Los Angeles based artst, filmmaker, photographer, puppet maker and music video director.  His work is hilarious. Below is his video for Interpol's Evil.

     

  • Cool Ass Blog | Black Lung

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

       

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

       

      

     

    Dip into the glorious Black Lung

  • Cool Ass Blog | The Acid Sweat Lodge

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

     

    More @ The Acid Sweat Lodge
  • Cool Looking Kids

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

    Categories: Photography
  • Cosmic Gypsy Pagan Hippie Sex Magick

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

    Peculiar, Sexy, enter the world of COSMIC DUST

  • Eniko Mihalik by Ezra Pertonio

    Eniko Mihalik posing Self Service. Photos by Ezra Pertonio from The Photography Link

    Categories: Photography, Fashion, Babes, Sex
  • Geribara 5 (Nobuyoshi Araki, Yoshio Takase, and others)

    Highly sought after and extremely scarce third book in Araki's Sentimental Journey Series is being auctioned at Christies is expected to fetch $6180!  A few years back I  spent a week in LA with Keith from the criminally overlooked band Soviet. He was working with a producer on some new songs for a Hip Hop artist in Silver Lake. Coincidentally, that producer was also producing some tracks for the Jesus & Mary Chain.  One of the Reid brothers, not sure which one, had left a handful of Araki books at the studio and looking back, I believe this was one of them. There was alot of very potent Czech beer involved that night, so I could be mistaken but had it been this book and had I known how valuable this book was, I would scanned the whole thing. Woulda, coulda, shoulda.

    Props to Reference Library
    Spend your savings here

    Categories: Shopping, Photography, Books, art
  • Harri Peccinotti | Lips & Hips

      

     

    Harry Peccinotti is a photographer and art director. He was Nova magazine's first art director and regular photographer throughout. He also did the Pirelli Calendars of 1968 and 1969, with designer Derek Birdsall and provided the cover photograph for Alberto Moravia's 1976 Penguin edition of The Woman of Rome and contributed photographs to The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics. Penguin Modern Poets 25 also features a photograph of female lips smoking a cigarette, one of his trademark image tropes. He has designed record sleeves for Esquire Records.

     

    Great Interview with him at Vice

    Categories: Photography, Mouths, Artists, art
  • Henry Wolf | Graphic Designer

        

        

        

        

        

        

     

    Henry was a photographer, art director and graphic designer best known for his art direction of Esquire, Harpers Bazaar, and Show during the 50's and 60's.

  • Interview With Artist & Photographer Alexander Binder by Marc Santo

     

    Alexander Binder was born on Halloween night in the Black Forest of Germany.  
    His production process combines digital recording technology with self-built lenses that create a blurred, diffused and somewhat psychedelic look.

     

       

     

     

      

     

    RINY: Alex, before we start, I'd like to ask you to pick a song that's inspiring you at the moment. Can you tell us about the song you've picked?

    AB: I am just listening to Frédéric Chopins “Funeral March”, played by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Chopin had the unique talent to combine the most melancholic melodies with some of the most beautiful sounds. His “marche funèbre” is a very good example for this.

     

    RINY: You studied economics and taught yourself photography. What drew you to this medium?

    AB: I guess I was 14 years old, when my parents gave me a small plastic camera. Since then I never stopped taking photographs and portraying my own world. I also used to paint in the past but it wasn’t a real success. To be honest: I don’t have the patience to work on a piece of canvas for days or weeks. I love fast results and photography is a very fast medium.

     

      

    RINY: What was your learning process?

    AB: As you’ve mentioned previously, I never attended an art school. So the whole photography thing was a learning-by-doing process for me. I tried to read some books about the technical aspects of photography, but they bored me. And so I decided to spend my time in museums and libraries, studying the works of artists I really love.

    RINY: Do you currently support yourself financially through your work?

    AB: At the moment I have a regular job to finance my whole art stuff. From time to time I am able to sell a piece – and I am lucky enough that the group of people, who likes my works is slowly growing – but this just helps to fund new projects.

     

      


    RINY: Your work includes themes of spirituality, occult and psychedelics. What attracts you to these themes?

    AB: We are living in a world without mysteries. Sometimes it seems to me like there’s a scientific explanation for just everything. This makes life rather dull and so I drew my attention to all kinds of esoteric, occult and psychedelic themes.     

     


     

    RINY: Are you influenced by other photographers?

    AB: I guess the works of Henry Peach Robinson, Man Ray, Hans Bellmer, Miroslav Tichý and Bill Jacobson have influenced me the most.

      

    Henry Peach Robinson - Little Red Riding Hood Arrives at the door...                                                Man Ray - Marquise Cassati                                           
        
    Hans Bellmer - 'Poupee' in Hayloft                              Ken Jacobson - Song on Sentient Beings            Miroslav Tichy - ?           


    RINY: Are you influenced by books and films?  

    AB: I don’t read many books, but I love films. I spend a lot of time at the cinema and my local video-rental-store. It’s very difficult to say which films had the strongest influence on me, but I guess the works of Kenneth Anger were very important for me (mainly “Lucifer Rising”). And I really like the rough aesthetics of the 70ies/80ies horror genre with films like “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”. I love all kind of movies, which establish strong, iconic symbols.

     

      

    RINY: Some of your work seems to have a Scandinavian black metal aesthetic?  Are you involved with this scene and does music influence you?

    AB: I used to listen to a lot of Black Metal when I was younger. I went to some concerts and collected a lot of records – but I didn’t perceive myself as an active part of the Black Metal scene. Today I am more into classical music or dark ambient by acts like Vinterriket. What still fascinates me about Black Metal is the strong visual language of the genre and the attempt of this scene to escape from modern realities. For me it always was some kind of romantic approach and I guess there are a lot of parallels between Black Metal and Romanticism. Black Metal focuses on very strong emotions, nature and ancient myths ¬– these are also key-characteristics of Romanticism.

     

    Vinterriket - Lichtschleier 2006


    RINY: What are you trying to convey through your work?

    AB: My whole body of work is some kind of modern interpretation of the medieval “Memento Mori” idea. Like the works of early Netherlandish painters they shall remind us in a certain way of our own mortality – and further on – motivate us to think about our afterlife and the spiritual powers, which influence our life. Therefore I often combine beautiful images with symbols of fear or death. 

     

      

    RINY: I’ve read that you modify your equipment and build your own lenses?  What type of  modifications are you making and what’s the end result?

    AB: To some point I am a child of modern times. Therefore I use standard digital single reflex cameras, but I build most of the lenses on my own. The easiest modification is a self-built pinhole lens or a slit cam made with two razor blades. The more advanced modifications are based on old Soviet glass or acrylic lenses.
    But no matter which kind of lens, the end result of all these modifications is the same: a diffuse, blurred and psychedelic look. So some of my images look rather like a painting or an acid trip than a typical photo.

     

      

    RINY: According to your bio, you use digital recording technology? What exactly is this used for? 

    AB: I used “digital recording technology” as an umbrella term for my digital equipment. To be more precise: It’s an Olympus digital single reflex camera for photo projects and an old Canon DV camcorder for film. By using self-made lenses for both of them, I am able to achieve a unique look.  

     

      

     

    RINY: How do you go about conceptualizing your photos? 

    AB: Most of the time I have only a vague idea at the beginning. For example I find an obscure painting, a film still or a text, which captures my interest. Then I start to read more about this subject and I collect all kind of images or background information. Finally there comes a point when I've seen and read enough. And this is the time to start taking photos … The inspiration for my latest photo series “Traum” was for example a text of Sigmund Freud which dealt with dreams, their meaning and their interpretation.   

     

      

     

    RINY: How do you direct your subjects? 

    AB: I don't direct my protagonists at all – it’s more about improvisation and spontaneity. I just let them wear my costumes and go with them out in the woods. There I observe them like a hunter and from time to time I'm taking some photos. That's it.

     

      

    RINY: With and an unlimited budget, what type of scenario would you like to create? 

    AB: Hm, good question. I guess I would try to make a photo series inspired by Dante Alighieri's “Divine Comedy”. I love Gustave Doré's illustrations of the “Divine Comedy” and I think it would be a great challenge to translate the atmosphere of the text into photos. 

     

      

      

     

    RINY: Who, if anybody, would you love to photograph and what would those pictures look like? 

    AB: I'm not a typical portrait photographer. Thus I don’t have a list of people who I’d like to photograph. But I’d love to meet the Alien designer H. R. Giger – and a photo shooting could be the ideal occasion.  

     

     

    H.R. Giger source via Authentic Society

     

    RINY: What are three books everybody should read and why? 

    1. Dante’s “Divine Comedy”
    (Surely one of the most influential works of world literature)

    2. H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu”
    (Lovecraft created with his Cthulhu Mythos not only a great classic horror tale but also a whole universe of fear) 

    3. Clive Barker’s “Books of Blood” series
    (As Stephen King once said “The Future of Horror”) 

         

     

    RINY: What are three albums everybody should listen to and why?  

    1. Rachmaninoff plays Chopin (best classical record)
    2. Aphex Twin “Selected Ambient Works 85–92” (best electronic album)
    3. Ulver “Shadows of the Sun” (best combination of classical and electronic music) 

     

         

     

    RINY: What are three movies everybody should see and why? 

    1. “Lucifer Rising” (Kenneth Anger’s short film is my personal benchmark for occult movies. The majestic pictures create in combination with Bobby Beausoleil’s soundtrack an unforgettable experience. Definitely a must-see for all people who are interested in video art.)  

    2. “L’Inferno” (A great adaption of Dante’s Divine Comedy. The film was created 100 years ago and it still looks amazing. Especially the famous scene where Satan is eating the human bodies.)

    3. “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (The 1974 movie by Tobe Hooper is simply the greatest horror film of all time. Leatherface has become a true icon of the whole backwoods slasher genre.)

    RINY: What other artist or photographer’s body of work do you most admire? 

    AB: I deeply admire the oeuvre of Norwegian illustrator and painter Theodor Kittelsen. He lived from 1857 to 1914 and you can easily feel his close connection to nature in all of his works. Most of you may know his fairy tale drawings and his illustrations of trolls. But he also had a very dark side. Especially his book “Svartedauen” (The Black Death) is full of sinister creatures and it’s not by accident that Black Metal bands use his works as album art. This year I am going to spend a few weeks in Norway just to visit some of the places where he had worked and lived.  

     

      

      

     

    RINY: A lot of your work has creepy undertones, but is there a funny story behind any of these images?

    AB: I had some funny encounters with hikers during the production of “Maleficium”. Most of the photos were made in the Black Forest ¬– and some of them not too far away from famous hiking trails. I remember a situation when my masked protagonist stood right in the middle of a picturesque wood glade when suddenly a group of senior hikers appeared. The whole group was completely flabbergasted. And it was a tough piece of work for me to explain to them that a goat-headed psychopath has something to do with art & photography.

     

      

    RINY: Aesthetically where is your work going in the future? 

    AB: I don’t have an aesthetic masterplan for the future, but at the moment the works of the symbolist art movement fascinate me – with painters like Arnold Böcklin, Edvard Munch or Odilon Redon. I am just starting to discover their philosophy, their aesthetics and their techniques. I guess this fascination for the symbolists and my growing passion for images from the early days of photography may have a strong visual influence on my future work.

     

    Arnold Bocklin
    edvard munch

    odilon redon


    RINY: What are some images that have inspired you?

     

     

      

      

  • Interview With Artist Courtney Brooke Hall

     

    If you're a regular to this site, you'll most likely recognize the image above. This photo appeared on our homepage for quite some timed as the seductive picture designed to lure visitors to our blog. The photograph is a self-portrait by photographer, Courtney Brooke Hall, an artist working from the area of Western Massachusetts so rich with interesting artists, that The Pixies (who began there) once referred to it as the "Valley full of pioneers." Courtney agreed to talk to us about her work, but before she does, I thought it would be nice to provide a little background music.  The Youtube clip below is a song from Greg Weeks, a member of the Philadelphia based band The Espers, the founder of the Drag City imprint label, Language of Stone, and a personal friend of Courtney. Enjoy.

     

     

    RINY: When I first saw your photographs, I thought I was looking at an interesting collection of found photographs from the seventies.  Do you intentionally try to create a retro look?

    CBH: Being able to look back in time objectively allows us to hunt down the positive aspects of time periods. The 70’s do appeal to me, but mostly as a reference point to now.  I seem to be drawn to times when youth in culture took a stand against societies norms, such as the 20's or the 60's. I am very into the 70’s aesthetic, but now is a really interesting time to live, and to be able to take the positive things from the past and refine them into something even more amazing.

         

    RINY: What draws you to that era?

    CBH: They were times that pushed buttons, the Woman’s Suffrage movement and getting the vote in 1920, the liberation that brought, and then in the 60's, well everyone knows about that. The hippies, the rock and roll, THE DRUGS, it seemed so great. The 70's seemed to be so hip so down to earth, and yet so crazy, it was a time of sexual freedom, and I love that sort of thing. There was a back to the land mentality too, trying to become in tune with nature. It was all so beautiful, the ideas, the music, the clothes, and certainly I'm romanticizing these eras. What I try to take from them personally is the part of these times that seemed to have a great deal of realism to them, had people trying to unfetter themselves and get back the core of what it meant to be a human.  All this unrest and open thought triggered so much great art, fashion, and philosophy.

         

    RINY: Your aesthetic, to me anyways, seems very west coast, like these pictures seem like scenes from Northern California or maybe even New Mexico, yet you work in Western Mass. I lived up there for a while and know there’s definitely a lot of sub cultural icons up there - J Mascis, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lou Barlow, a bunch of Free Jazz guys like Archie Shepp and Yusef Lateef, and then the crop of guys like Sunburned Hand of the Man, who ‘s music seems complimentary to your work. Are you involved with any of this? If so, how?  If not, what is going on up there in your world?

    CBH: I have yet to make it to Northern California and I get told this pretty often. I need to make a point to go and actually see it for myself. Part of the reason I haven't been is because I am so connected with this place I live, all of New England really. I just love it here, the seasons, the magic and the history it has. All the forests here seem haunted. I have driven across the country a few times now and visited some great places, New Mexico included. I loved it there in fact, and yet still I can't picture any other place as home.

    I have yet to really run into most of the people you mentioned. I think that it's due to the fact that right now, musically speaking that’s just not the sound I'm into. I actually did meet J Mascis to do art for Witch's second Album.

            

         

    RINY: You shoot a lot of self-portraits. What are you trying explore with these photographs as opposed to say, shooting other subjects or landscapes?

    CBH: I think at one point I wanted to be an actress, when I was younger I was in plays but nothing very serious. Being the subject of my photos lets me get out my need for that, I feel all these little characters just twirling inside me, and in my photographs I get to let those little creatures come to life. I think a lot of people have these sides of them, people you can't just be everyday, but through art they can explode and you can be as fanciful and crazy as you want. It’s an important outlet to be able to live inside a part of a personal fairytale. Honestly a big part of my self-portraits has to do with living out in the woods and not having people to shoot without advanced planning. Most of my self-portraits are done when I look outside and I get inspired by the light hitting the trees, and it's just impossible to organize a spur of the moment shoot with someone who lives far away.

    RINY: You also shoot a lot of women. Who are these women and why shoot women as opposed to men?

    CBH: I think for the similar reasons I like self portraits, it's as if women find it easier to be softer, sexy, dreamier, and they seem so ready to play one of those roles they have tucked away, they are ready to pull out one of their little characters and show it off.  I also have a strong tendency to shoot in nature and there is something about a woman in nature that seems innate. Over the years I have been blessed with many wonderful lady friends, truly talented people. Most of the women I photograph, that’s who they are, my friends.

       

      


    RINY: Your work seems to have an overwhelming theme of sexuality, women, hippies and Psychedelia. It also seems to have undertones of outlaw biker culture, Wiccan and occult themes. What about these themes are you drawn to?

    CBH: I am a big fan of nature and the natural world, of people realizing their true self, and their oneness with the universe, a sense of a greater cosmic community. Many of those themes you listed tend to show up in my work because they are all, to one degree or another, anti-establishment themes. It's rarely a determined decision to try and make one of my photo sets have a certain theme besides highlighting a part of a person's personality, or working with costumes and surroundings that inspire me. It's not as if I set out to replicate specific sub cultural themes, but if those themes have inspired me then they will certainly be present in my work.

      

      

      

     RINY: How do you approach a concept and how do you choose and direct your subjects?

    CBH: It's strange I feel like day to day I am collecting little mental notes and storing them away for the right moment, and often I don't put them all together until the last minute. Part of that has to do with my subject. Concepts for them are like a hand picked, tailored outfit. Rarely do I have a concept and try to get someone to fill it. More often I find myself looking for a pretty face, or wistful body and then I create a world around them.  When I am working within that concept I will often go over a short story with my model/friend, or describe a character to them and 99% of the time they get it right it away, as if that person was inside them all the time. It's inspiring to watch that happen and my work benefits from that process.

      

    RINY: What inspires you culturally?

    CBH: EVERYTHING! Art, film, history, nature, science, folklore, friends. It's virtually impossible to cite specific things that inspire me; it's hard to explain how a fragrance can inspire a photograph. Although I work in a visual medium, it's not solely images that inspire me.

    RINY: Does music inspires your work?

    CBH: Oh, of course! I love to have a soundtrack to the stories I create and photograph. I'll put on a Bo Hansson record and drift away to other worlds and get glimpses of what I can bring back to this one.  It's so exciting to find new music and get lost in it, and especially exciting when I can get lost in the music my friends make. It seems as though I'm constantly surrounded by musicians too, which is always wonderful. Honestly I have limited musical skills, but I'm in a band with my man, Chris, and Greg Weeks and his wife Jessica. We don't get to play together often because of distance, but the one show we played was in between a double feature of Jodorowsky's El Topo and The Holy Mountain. It was a phenomenal experience and it really needs to happen more often. Playing music with other people is so exciting to me because it's a visceral experience that is unique and new to me.

     

      

    RINY: You’ve done some work for bands like the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Cinerama, Greg Weeks of The Espers, Witch, Feathers, Bat For Lashes, etc how did that come about? 

    CBH: Some of those connections are more interesting than others. Sometimes it ends up being strictly business and only on the Internet, but in cases like Greg Weeks or the Feathers/Witch folks, it leads to fun friendships and meaningful collaborations.

    RINY: What was that experience like?

    CBH: It's so flattering, and humbling to get to meet, and many times become friends with, such beautiful and creative artists. Not to sound too cheesy, but I often feel blessed. I prefer working with other artists too; I love the sense of collaboration and comradery. There's a tremendous amount of artistic freedom and creative input when working with other artists who understand where I am coming from and what I am trying to accomplish.

     

     

    RINY: Do you consider yourself a photographer or an artist?

     CBH: There is a big difference for me between to the two. I never go out intending to document a subject, I want to create fantasy worlds and highlight the magic I see in people and nature.  I want to make images that move people, that people might mistake for a painting, or from being from another time or even another universe; images that transcend the content with in them.  So I consider myself an Artist.

    RINY: Why photography as opposed to other mediums?

    CBH: Photography allows me to play with reality, to create my own worlds. I feel photographs allow for an honesty that can be played with to enable my fantasy worlds to make sense, that people understand that this scene really happened, but they never see the everyday world the way I present it. I never want to make fantasies that are completely unattainable, so photography gives me the ability to insert real people and real world surroundings into my paracosm. My camera lens is a wormhole.
     
    RINY: What type of equipment do you use?

    CBH:  I learned to shoot on a beat up Canon AE-1, and I still shoot Canon to this day, except these days it's digital. I still use all my old AE lens with an adapter; I just can't stand the way the new lenses feel. They are so loose, and I love the having my aperture on my lens. I'm not much for gear; it weighs me down, so I work with what I can. I'm sure if I had bigger budgets there are cameras I'd love to use, but starving artists work with what they have.

     

    RINY: Have any books inspired your work?

    CBH: With out a doubt. I am big fan of fairy tales, and old children's books. Some of my favorites are East of the Sun West of the Moon, an Old Norse tale, The Brown Owl by Ford Maddox Ford, and Donkey Skin a French fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Fairytales, folklore, and mythologies have the same feel to me as my photographs, a realistic unreality. I also live for anything by Joseph Campbell and Carl Sagan.

    RINY: How about films?

    CBH: I love Jean Rollin vampire films, old silent films like Salome, I just recently saw La Belle et la Bête by Jean Cocteau, it blew me away!  There are so many honestly. I'm a big fan of directors like Fellini, Jodorowsky, and David Lynch I feel like I could list so many, at this point I am not entirely sure I could even give you a current theme between them all. Our Netflix queue at home never ends, so I'm a bit overwhelmed by great movies lately.

     

      


     RINY: What other photographers and artists have influenced you or inspire you?

     CBH: This is a hard question for me, I don’t find myself being drawn to one photographer over another.  I love Mucha, Arthur Rahckam, Waterhouse, Frank Frazetta, I also love the photos in old Playboys, but there are so many photographers that took part in that I can’t pick them out really. I should point out though that there are some great current photographers out there that move me, such as Alison Scarpulla, Ellen Rogers, and Caryn Drexel to name a few. It’s really about appreciating certain things whether it be art or nature, and using a camera as a tool to demonstrate that appreciation.

    RINY: Who would you love to photograph and why? 

    CBH: I was just talking about this to a friend not that long ago. I would love to get some of those ladies I listed above as well as an additional handful of other beautiful ladies together (stylists, models, fashion junkies, musicians, and the like). I feel like we have created this web of family via the Internet and friends, it would be great to get us all in one place and just have fun, and document each other. I want to have us embrace each other as artists and feed off of each other’s ideas and create a stronger sense of community. I hope to make it happen not too far from now.

    RINY: With the given resources what sort of scene would you create to photograph?

    CBH: I have always wanted to build a castle with out walls in the forest, beautiful beds and great candelabra stands, long elegant formal tables complete with a fire place by its side all engulfed by pines and maples, I would then fill it with lovely ladies in white with long flowing hair, and Persian cats. I will make it happen.


     

    RINY: What are some images that have inspired you along the way?

     

      

      

      

     

    To find out more about Courtney visit her website: Light Witch

    To see more of her visual influences you can check her blog: Dreamboat Courtney

  • Jean Marie Perier | Photographer & Filmmaker

    Jean-Marie Perier is a French photographer and film director who snapped photos of the heavyweights surrounding the sixties English and French music scenes.

      

      

      

      

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  • LA Girls Part II | Alex Prager | Photographer

     

    Alex Prager is an LA based photographer. Slick, creepy, well done.

    Via Sweet Station

    Categories: art, Artists, Photography
  • Les Krims | Nudie Photographer with a Vision

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

    Les Krims is photographer based in Buffalo, New York. He taught at Rochester Institute of Technology for 42 years. He's been attacked by feminist groups, anti-porn groups, leftist groups and so on.  In 1971 a young boy in Memphis was kidnapped. The ransom requested was the removal of Les Krims' pictures from a local exhibition.

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    Images sourced from: Your Daily Awesome, Loved Photographs, Justin James Reed, Stefan Rohner & 2 The Walls
    Categories: art, Artists, Photography
  • Lion Candy is Good

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

    Lion Candy

    Categories: Photography, Fashion