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Vintage: Motor Racing from the 1920s-30s

Vintage: Motor Racing from the 1920s-30s

Donald James Harkness, pioneer in the Australian automotive and aeronautical industries, racing driver and record breaker, was born in Leichhardt, NSW in December 1898. On leaving school he became an apprentice in general engineering. At the age of 20 he secured employment at J.C. Hillier’s garage at Drummoyne and in 1922 the partnership of Harkness & Hillier Pty Ltd was…
Interview with Abstract photographer Marius Budu

Interview with Abstract photographer Marius Budu

Marius Budu is a visual artist working with photography and digital compositing. He is currently based in Copenhagen Denmark and has been working with the nude form since 2006. Marius’ work has been exhibited in galleries and museums world-wide, earning him praise from art critics, collectors, the public, cultural publications and art communities. “For me, the human body is the…
Biography: Fashion photographer Willy Maywald

Biography: Fashion photographer Willy Maywald

Willy Maywald was born in Kleve in the Lower Rhine region in 1907, he attended the schools of applied arts in Krefeld, Cologne, and Berlin which shaped his avant-garde style. In 1932 he moved to the city on the Seine, where he befriended many of the protagonists of modern art. The bustling arts scene of Paris offered him many different…
Lori Vrba: The Moth Wing Diaries

Lori Vrba: The Moth Wing Diaries

The Moth Wing Diaries is a photographic narrative addressing themes of memory, providence, revival and dreams, by native Texan photographer Lori Vrba (born 1964). Vrba’s surreal landscapes and portraiture explore the artist’s sense of conflict and ultimate peace with the Southern terrain. Lori Vrba The Moth Wing Diaries Hardcover: 88 pages Publisher: Daylight (June 23, 2015) ISBN-13: 978-1942084006 Order the…
Vintage: photos of Ku Klux Klan Parade in 1920s

Vintage: photos of Ku Klux Klan Parade in 1920s

The Ku Klux Klan was a secret organization; apart from a few top leaders the members never revealed their membership and wore masks in public. Investigators in the 1920s used KKK publicity, court cases, exposés by disgruntled Klansman, newspaper reports, and speculation to write stories about what the Klan was doing. Almost all the major newspapers and magazines were hostile.…
Interview with Horse Photographer Mark Tripp

Interview with Horse Photographer Mark Tripp

I started photographing horses back in the late 1990’s following a visit to see and photograph the New Forest Ponies that graze wild on the heaths and in the woodland areas there. For most people I suspect that the horses seem to spend most of the time with their head down and grazing, but if you spend time on watching…
Vintage: Chicago’s 1919 race riot

Vintage: Chicago’s 1919 race riot

The riots began after an incident at a South side beach where an African-American teenager was killed, setting off five violence-filled days where dozens died and hundreds were injured. The rioting wasn’t quelled until Gov. Frank Lowden sent in 6,500 state militia troops to draw a line between the white and black districts. In the end, 23 African-Americans and 15…
Historic B&W photos of Naples, Italy (19th century)

Historic B&W photos of Naples, Italy (19th century)

After the Expedition of the Thousand led by Giuseppe Garibaldi, which culminated in the controversial Siege of Gaeta, Naples became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861 as part of the Italian unification, ending the era of Bourbon rule. The kingdom of the Two Sicilies had been wealthy, and as many as 443.2 million ducats were taken from the…
Interview with Black and White photographer Roberto Spotti

Interview with Black and White photographer Roberto Spotti

My name is Roberto Spotti, I was born in Milan on November 16 ,1955 and lived mainly in this great city where I have done my job as an advertising photographer. Initially, in the eighties, I turned to art galleries as a natural continuation of my great interest in photography started as a hobby a few years earlier. I could…
Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home

Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home

Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home presents the first career retrospective of Reed’s work. Consisting of over 250 images that span the full range of his subjects and his evolution as a photographer, the photographs are a visual summation of the human condition. They include examples of Reed’s early work; a broad selection of images of people from New York…
Biography: Nude Advertising photographer Szymon Brodziak

Biography: Nude Advertising photographer Szymon Brodziak

Szymon Brodziak, born 1979 in Poland. Specializes in unconventional black and white advertising campaigns with personal approach. Brodziak is an economy graduate taken over by passion for photography. After quitting family business, he worked in various advertising agenies, assisting in fashion and advertising shootings, which today are his main fields of professional activity. Since 2006, Szymon Brodziak has obtained many…
Vintage: Prohibition in Boston (1920s)

Vintage: Prohibition in Boston (1920s)

Prohibition in the United States was a national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol, in place from 1920 to 1933. The ban was mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, and the Volstead Act set down the rules for enforcing the ban and defined the types of alcoholic beverages that were prohibited. Prohibition ended with the…
Biography: Portrait photographer Mary Ellen Mark

Biography: Portrait photographer Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark (1940 – 2015) has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. For over four decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism.…
Interview with Fashion photographer Gennadiy Chernomashintsev

Interview with Fashion photographer Gennadiy Chernomashintsev

I was born in USSR in 1968, now live in Ukraine. I work as art director in DOMINO magazine (Ukrainian magazine) and as freelance fashion photographer. I always like photography. I mean I like this images in fashion magazine, beautiful fashion b/w ad etc. In my childhood I had a great Soviet camera ФЕД . It was a really great…
Biography: Fashion/Portrait photographer Herb Ritts

Biography: Fashion/Portrait photographer Herb Ritts

Herbert Ritts (August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002) was an American fashion photographer who concentrated on black-and-white photography and portraits. Ritts began his photographic career in the late 70’s and gained a reputation as a master of art and commercial photography. In addition to producing portraits and editorial fashion for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview and Rolling Stone, Ritts also…
Interview with Black and White photographer Bobby Chitrakar

Interview with Black and White photographer Bobby Chitrakar

I was born in 1965 in Kathmandu, Nepal to an artist caste(* In lieu of the recent massive earthquake in Nepal, please donate what you can. I was in Kathmandu when the earthquake hit and the whole country and it’s people are devastated). My last name, ‘Chitrakar’ means image-maker in Sanskrit. Although my immediate family stopped being artists, I had/have…
Historic B&W photos of Rotterdam, Holland (19th century)

Historic B&W photos of Rotterdam, Holland (19th century)

The port of Rotterdam grew slowly but steadily into a port of importance. The greatest spurt of growth, both in port activity and population, followed the completion of the Nieuwe Waterweg in 1872. The city and harbor started to expand on the south bank of the river. The Witte Huis or White House skyscraper, inspired by American office buildings and…