Monthly Archives: August 2015

Bikini through the ages

Bikini’s through the ages

Elegant, sophisticated and genuinely exotic, the bikini has been around for centuries, evolving rapidly over time to become what we know it as today. And while the signature two-piece swimwear is now available in a variety of shapes, sizes, aesthetics and through an abundant number of tailored designs, it wasn’t always this way! Read more

Stones and Warhol

Stones and Warhol

(The Rolling Stones and Andy Warhol 1975)

It was spring of 1975, and the Rolling Stones were gearing up for their epic tour of the Americas which they would later kick off  in NYC by performing “Brown Sugar” on the back of a flatbed truck driving down 5th Ave. Looking for a place to rest up, rehearse for the tour, and work on songs for their upcoming album, Black and Blue, the boys rented Andy Warhol’s pad (for 5k a month).

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Irving Penn and The Incredibles

Irving Penn and The Incredibles

This Hell’s Angels motorcyclist writes no songs of protest. His actions, his very appearance, says all he wants to say to us. Thus, a lifestyle becomes a statement about the world and, in a sense, a work of art. Irving Penn went to San Francisco to photograph some of the people who outrage and lure us being what they are. Looking past current rages and entertainment, Penn placed these people in a neutral, ageless environment. His pictures, accompanied only by fragments of conversation are addressed not just to the now but to the days to come. Look magazine, January, 1968

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Wawi Navarroza

Wawi Navarroza

Wawi Navarroza is a contemporary artist and photographer with her pieces exhibited in Europe, Russia, and Asia. Wawi is also multi-awarded, she has received numerous awards for her work, with Saturnine winning in the Ateneo Art Awards in 2007 and Polysaccharide a finalist in 2006. Abroad, she won “Con Otros Ojos” Concurso Fotografico in Barcelona, Spain. Wawi was also named Best in Photography in the 54th Art Association of the Philippines Art Competitions in 2001

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Jun Abe photographer

Street Photographer Jun Abe visits Manila, Philippines 1980’s

Manila, Philippines. August, 1983. Then President Ferdinand Marcos just lifted Martial Law a few years prior but still hold absolute power over the Philippines. The country was in a state of constant flux due to President’s’ aggressive development plans under his dictatorship. This dictatorship was met with heavy opposition from his political rivals. Most notable is Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. It is in this month that Ninoy was shot dead in the then called Manila International Airport. With political turmoil and social instability plaguing the country, it was in this period when Jun Abe, armed with his camera, photographed the city of Manila. Read more

Hugo Jaeger

Hugo Jaeger is the former personal photographer of Adolf Hitler. He travelled with Hitler in the years leading up to and throughout World War II and took around 2,000 colour photographs of the Austrian-born German politician. Jaeger was one of the few photographers who were using color photography techniques at the time.

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Christmas with Nazis

German, like many other countries the majority of the population are Christians, Christmas in the eyes of the German people is very important holiday. With Nazi Germany at the helm, in order to get popular support, often presented with Christmas-related activities.  Read more

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