April 28, 2009

Irina Ionesco

"Irina Ionesco is perhaps most famous for her photographs showcasing her young daughter, Eva. The nudes she created with Eva stirred major controversy, as many were shot showcasing the young girl in artsy, erotic situations similar to the work she did with her other, much older subjects.

A major part of Irina's work features lavishly dressed women, decked out in jewels, gloves, and other finery, but also adorning themselves with symbolic pieces such as chokers and other fetishistic props, posing provocatively, offering themselves partially disrobed as objects of sexual possession."

There's a lot more photos of Irina Ionesco's daughter, but it's basically child pornography and I really don't want to post that on this blog.

April 26, 2009

Russian Almanach

Magazine: Vogue Italia - March 1997
Editorial: Russian Almanach
Model: Tasha Tilberg
Photographer: Paolo Roversi

April 25, 2009


I'm trying to change the look/format of this blog... so bare with me for awhile.

Andre Zucca

Paris in 1942...

These pictures shown below were shot by André Zucca, a Frenchman hired by the German magazine Signal to capture scenes of Paris flourishing under Nazi rule. Zucca's bosses' gave him extremely rare and valuable rolls of Agfacolor film to shoot his busy shoppers, café-lounging lovers, parks filled with parents and playing children, and ultra-chic Parisiennes sporting the last word in fashionably enormous eye wear.

Despite the photographs' propagandistic intent, curators note that their esthetic quality — not to mention their rarity as color prints from that period — make the case for their display. Indeed, even Girard noted that "had it been clearly explained to the public that these were propaganda photos on display, the exhibit could have been very interesting." While most photos clearly present an idealized and flattering picture of occupied Paris, other shots featuring Nazi flags, German installations, and huge numbers of uniformed soldiers mingling on familiar Parisian streets leave little doubt as to the actual context.

Marie Sena

From medical illustration to tattoo apprentice.


Josh Murfitt


April 24, 2009

Chris Holmes' dj set for Paul McCartney at Coachella!

I only could find this one video on youtube of Chris doing his dj set before Paul McCartney at Coachella. I'm pretty sure there's other videos floating around on the internet of Chris' entire dj set.

(I really love what the info says for this video; "A guru DJ spinning Beatles covers makes way for the arrival on stage of Paul McCartney.")

I'll post more videos of Paul McCartney's performance that I took from the side stage as well as Coachella pictures. That reminds me, I need to get my photos developed soon! ...I used 120mm film, so I'm hoping they all turned out amazing.

You can check out pictures and more videos of Paul McCartney's show, Coachella, and even download Chris' dj set on Chris' blog at ashtar-command.com

April 5, 2009


This is way too cute...

Polly Morgan

I've always been fascinated of taxidermy ever since I was young, along with a curiosity of going into this field of work to create interesting art pieces. Several years ago, 2006 to be precise, I came across an artist who wowed me as well as became an inspiration. Polly Morgan is her name and what made me fall in love with her work is that she manages to turn taxidermy into beautiful fine art pieces that still have a morbid feel to it.

"A love of animals and desire to preserve them led her to learn taxidermy, under the tutelage of taxidermist George Jamieson. Since then she has gravitated making still lives with the animals as subject.

Her intention has never been to mimic the natural habitats of animals, as they are traditionally displayed, but to place them in less expected scenery. The scale and settings are often unnatural, but the animals are never anthropomorphized. Seeing them out of place encourages us to look at them as if for the first time; a sheds its association with horror and disease and can be rightly viewed as a beautiful animal."

"Carrion Call"
(Taxidermy Quail chicks in wood coffin. 2009)

(Taxidermy Nuthatch in crystal jewelry box. 2009)

(Taxidermy Wren in crystal jewelry box. 2009)

"Former Things"
(Waxwork model with taxidermy Jackdaw on a table and chairs with melting cutlery and taxidermy chicks falling from a crystal chandelier.2007)

"Still Life After Death (rabbit)"
(Taxidermy Rabbit in top hat with paint.
Sudeley Castle reconstruction 1 show. July 1 - Oct 31 2006)

"Still Life After Death (fox)"
(Taxidermy Fox in giant champagne glass with crystal chandelier.
Sudeley Castle reconstruction 1 show. July 1 - Oct 31 2006)

"The Last Enemy"
(Taxidermy Robin lying on a common prayer book with miniature crystal chandelier in glass bell jar. 2006)

"Murdocks Commission"
(Taxidermy Blackbird and Songthrush on a medical dictionary and pill pots in glass bell jar. 2006)

"Still Life After Death Pigeon"
(Taxidermy Pigeon and Chick with a miniature crystal chandelier in glass bell jar. 2005)

"Love Bird"
(Taxidermy Love Bird and White Mouse on sconce candle looking into a mirror with a miniature crystal chandelier in glass bell jar. 2005)

Note! "All taxidermied animals are either road casualties or have been donated to the artist by pet owners and vets after natural or unpreventable deaths. Polly Morgan is a member of the Guild of Taxidermists, which adheres to and promotes the law pertaining to taxidermy, and keeps a detailed log of all animals in stock."