THE SENSELESS/NAMELESS SET - Part 5
Strung In A Line
Three pictures. No connection. Welcome to senseless/nameless sets.
#1: © Ted Hurley / LA Times, 1940, Huntington Beach oil wells
#2: © Art Rogers / LA Times, 1946, The hareport chronicles
#3: © John Malmin / LA Times, 1963, Alone with His Memories and the Crosses of Heroes
The image was taken during Operation Windmill (1947-1948) , an expedition established by the Chief of Naval Operations to train personnel, test equipment, and reaffirm American interests in Antarctica.
(photography by burnedshoesarts)
Pleased with his day, a Rabari herdsman leads his animals to the spot where they’ll bed for the night. He’ll sleep with them outdoors on a simple cot called a charpoy.
Steve McCurry has published a new blog post title “The Universal Language” with 20 photos of smiling people. If you feel down maybe this will cheer you up a little…
“Sharks have everything a scientist dreams of. They’re beautiful―God, how beautiful they are! They’re like an impossibly perfect piece of machinery. They’re as graceful as any bird. They’re as mysterious as any animal on earth. No one knows for sure how long they live or what impulses―except for hunger―they respond to. There are more than two hundred and fifty species of shark, and everyone is different from every other one.” ― Peter Benchley, Jaws
“Hurry up, burnedshoes.com will launch in a few hours!!!”
This is for Eliot.
John Olson on Frank Zappa: “Everyone had told me that Frank Zappa was going to be really difficult, and he couldn’t have been more professional,” Olson told LIFE.com.
Zappa on His Parents: “My father has ambitions to be an actor,” Frank told LIFE. “He secretly wants to be on TV.”
Zappa’s Mom on Zappa: “The thing that makes me mad about Frank is that his hair is curlier than mine — and blacker.”
(thanks to / via: life)
“The only real equality is in the cemetery.” (German Proverb)
(thanks to / via: undr)
THE SENSELESS/NAMELESS SET - Part 4
‘How do you find your images?’
From time to time friends ask me how I find the material for my blog - what are my resources, etc. Well, I follow loads of blogs, websites, museums, galleries, auction houses, publishing houses and more, via Bookmarks, RSS, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and also by using traditional, “analogue sources” (visiting museums or galleries, reading magazines & newspapers, reading & viewing photobooks, watching documentaries on photography, talking to other people and so on).
I comb through all this input and decide which photos or stories suit best for my blog. I’m trying to find background information, exciting, funny, sad, moving stories about the picture(s) and/or about the photographer. Sometimes I combine pictures with personal stories - it’s also often a learning process for me when researching for a certain topic, learning about photography, history, life and myself. From time to time I also share “snapshots of my daily inspiration,” pictures that please me in a more two-dimensional way, single pictures, moments in time.
And in this special case I was clicking through the latest Zeit Online photoset and found a photo by Hadley Hudson (lower image) - I was more interested in the background than in the actual subject of this photograph: The poster on the left: this was the photo I wanted for my blog. Thanks to Google Image Search I found an hi-res version of this portrait of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, shot by Claude Gassian, within a few seconds. Great thing: the tongue reference.
So sometimes it can be simple as that…
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