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
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
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 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.
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