1. varietas:

W. Eugene Smith: Dream street, 1955

    varietas:

    W. Eugene Smith: Dream street, 1955

  2. (Source: findthecool)

  3. reinfriedmarass:

Steam & Steel
In the shuffling madness of the locomotive breath runs the all-time loser headlong to his death.
He feels the piston scraping, steam breaking on his brow. He sees his children jumping off at the stations one by one. His woman and his best friend in bed and having fun. He’s crawling down the corridor on his hands and knees. He hears the silence howling, catches angels as they fall.
And the all-time winner has got him by the balls. He picks up Gideon’s Bible open at page one. Old Charlie stole the handle, and the train it won’t stop going. No way to slow down …
Lyrics by Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull, Locomotive Breath.
‘Steyrtalbahn’ - Austria’s oldest and functional narrow-gage steam locomotive. For more details on the pictured steam train and the vintage railway track see here.

    reinfriedmarass:

    Steam & Steel

    In the shuffling madness of the locomotive breath runs the all-time loser headlong to his death.

    He feels the piston scraping, steam breaking on his brow. He sees his children jumping off at the stations one by one. His woman and his best friend in bed and having fun. He’s crawling down the corridor on his hands and knees. He hears the silence howling, catches angels as they fall.

    And the all-time winner has got him by the balls. He picks up Gideon’s Bible open at page one. Old Charlie stole the handle, and the train it won’t stop going. No way to slow down …

    Lyrics by Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull, Locomotive Breath.

    ‘Steyrtalbahn’ - Austria’s oldest and functional narrow-gage steam locomotive. For more details on the pictured steam train and the vintage railway track see here.

  4. prettylittlefindings:

A castle in Disneyland, Cal. 1962 Diane Arbus 1923-1971

    prettylittlefindings:

    A castle in Disneyland, Cal. 1962 
    Diane Arbus 1923-1971

  5. fourteenth:

Alberto Giacometti

    fourteenth:

    Alberto Giacometti

  6. ladiscarica:

Diane Arbus, Albino Sword Swallower at a Carnival, 1970

    ladiscarica:

    Diane Arbus, Albino Sword Swallower at a Carnival, 1970

  7. 
A far sea moves in my ear.

    A far sea moves in my ear.

  8. femaleartists:

Untitled (Marcella Matthaei), 1969, Diane Arbus (March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971)
“In ‘Family Albums,’ a solo show at NYU’s Grey Art  Gallery, over 50 black-and-white photographs and 57 contact sheets are  on display.  Much of the exhibit focuses on images of the wealthy  Matthaei family. The photographs were commissioned by Gay and Konrad  Matthaei.  Konrad was an actor, socialite, and owner of the Alvin  Theater.  For two days, Arbus shot 322 images in the family’s Upper East  Side townhouse over Christmas.
The image which adorns the catalogue’s cover is a  haunting portrait of the youngest daughter, Marcella, who stares  wide-eyed into the camera. The images range from individual portraits,  posed group photos, and spontaneous shots taken during dinner or  relaxing in the idyllic, holiday setting. Aptly titled Family Albums,  the pictures take on the feel of sitting in on someone else’s life, a  voyeuristic look into a prominent New York family.”
“Arbus had famously said, ‘All families are creepy in a way,’”

    femaleartists:

    Untitled (Marcella Matthaei), 1969, Diane Arbus (March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971)

    “In ‘Family Albums,’ a solo show at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, over 50 black-and-white photographs and 57 contact sheets are on display. Much of the exhibit focuses on images of the wealthy Matthaei family. The photographs were commissioned by Gay and Konrad Matthaei. Konrad was an actor, socialite, and owner of the Alvin Theater. For two days, Arbus shot 322 images in the family’s Upper East Side townhouse over Christmas.

    The image which adorns the catalogue’s cover is a haunting portrait of the youngest daughter, Marcella, who stares wide-eyed into the camera. The images range from individual portraits, posed group photos, and spontaneous shots taken during dinner or relaxing in the idyllic, holiday setting. Aptly titled Family Albums, the pictures take on the feel of sitting in on someone else’s life, a voyeuristic look into a prominent New York family.”

    “Arbus had famously said, ‘All families are creepy in a way,’”

  9. The Predatory Lens, Diane Arbus: Humanist or Voyeur? →

    jockohomo:

    Diane Arbus killed herself, aged 48, on 26 July 1971. On the 40th anniversary of her death, it’s worth reconsidering her artistic legacy. Her work remains problematic for many viewers because she transgressed the traditional boundaries of portraiture, making pictures of circus and sideshow “freaks”, many of whom she formed lasting friendships with.

    If Arbus undoubtedly felt at home among the outsiders she photographed, she also experienced a frisson of guilty pleasure when photographing them. ‘There’s some thrill in going to a sideshow,’ she once confessed of her nocturnal visits to the circus tents of Coney Island, where performers were still earning a living in the 1960s. ‘I felt a mixture of shame and awe.’”

  10. cjwho:

2011 review: April ~ http://bit.ly/u9nd57

    cjwho:

    2011 review: April ~ http://bit.ly/u9nd57

  11. cjwho:

Pic of the Day: Light Bulb Staircase ~ http://bit.ly/tB4KZ0

    cjwho:

    Pic of the Day: Light Bulb Staircase ~ http://bit.ly/tB4KZ0

  12. Huangshan (Yellow Mountains) (by Aaron D. Feen)

    Huangshan (Yellow Mountains) (by Aaron D. Feen)

    (Source: mhel02)

  13. liquidnight:

Marcel Bovis
Vue d’ensemble
Paris, circa 1948
[From the Réunion des Musées Nationaux]

    liquidnight:

    Marcel Bovis

    Vue d’ensemble

    Paris, circa 1948

    [From the Réunion des Musées Nationaux]

  14. photojojo:

An American soldier with a joey, 1942.
by Australian War Memorial collection on flickr.

    photojojo:

    An American soldier with a joey, 1942.

    by Australian War Memorial collection on flickr.

  15. euralmanac:

Capriana, Moldova
A Moldovan farm worker carries the trunk of a fallen tree through the corn fields in front of the Capriana monastery (via guardian.co.uk)

    euralmanac:

    Capriana, Moldova

    A Moldovan farm worker carries the trunk of a fallen tree through the corn fields in front of the Capriana monastery (via guardian.co.uk)