“A dozen cities make some pretence of splendor without the slightest regard to the natural features of their site, and a hundred are plain or ugly when, on such a site, they might have been rendered splendid.” “California’s like a beautiful, wild… beautiful, wild girl on heroin… who’s high as a kite, thinkin’ she’s on … Read more
“Countless photography books are shallow, coffee table fodder; decorations to adorn Hoxton cafes and salon receptions. Moreover, subconsciously, I’ve gravitated toward albums put together by people that didn’t dream of professionalism or acclaim, but rather, they did what they did out of interest and curiosity. Robert Frank started to take photographs to document his journeys … Read more
O. Winston (1914-2001) was an American photographer. He is best known for his black and white photography and sound recordings of the last days of steam locomotive railroading on the Norfolk & Western in the United States in the late 1950s. The above photographs are some of my favorite from this portion of Winston’s career, and they showcase what I … Read more
“The Horten Ho 229 was a late-World War II Nazi German prototype fighter/bomber. It was the first pure flying wingpowered by a jet engine and designed to be more difficult to detect with radar – the first aircraft to incorporate what is now known as stealth technology.” E.
“The outfits in Karlheinz Weinberger’s photos might seem at first glance artificially produced, some over-stylized exaggerations from a Kenneth Anger movie. But the kids in Weinberger’s photographs are very real rockers from the late ’50s and early ’60s in Zurich who built a community out of a shared love for Elvis and American music. A new book of Weinberger’s … Read more