This article from Chicago Magazine profiles photographer Art Shay’s favorite subject – his wife Florence. The photo series is simply amazing, and nothing I type here can possibly do justice to what you will find, so click the link and see for yourself.
So today I came across the website Twisted Sifter, an Australian image blog that has some great finds. This is one of them – police photos from the 20′s, 30′s and 40′s around Sydney and New South Wales.
Warning – graphic images.
Louis Daguerre invented the photographic process that bore his name in the late 1830′s. Today, Dan Carillo is still using the process to make stunning images. Here is a short article that profiles Dan along with a beautiful video in which Dan talks about his creative process – but he doesn’t get very technical. It’s very cool that he is making images with this technique. It is a unique process that creates a beautiful image that will last for generations.
The always entertaining retronaut has an amazing series of photos of the daily life of Neil, Buzz and Michael. This is a very unique look into the lives of the astronauts and their families.
The always outstanding Retronaut.co has some fantastic images that were taken during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, in the years leading up to 1937. The bridge got it’s name from the Golden Gate - the body of water that connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean – and is one of the worlds most photographed bridges. See here some of the very first of those photographs.
I just came across an amazing photo of a scene in New York City of the Woolworths building in 1913. It’s a nice large image, so you can get in there and see some detail. It’s interesting to see the line of traffic on the street to the right side of the photo.
An interesting phenomenon that I’d never heard of before. Back in the 30′s, itinerant photographers would photograph many aspects of a town and it’s residents, then try to sell prints to said residents.
Here is a fairly large gallery of photo’s from this time period, hosted by the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center. It’s a fantastic look at how life was in the early part of the 1900′s. These photo’s are from the Corpus Christi area circa 1930-1940.