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PEACE ☮ Everywhere

One of the most widely known symbols in the world, in Britain it is recognised as standing for nuclear disarmament – and in particular as the logo of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). In the United States and much of the rest of the world it is known more broadly as the peace symbol.

It was designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom, a professional designer and artist and a graduate of the Royal College of Arts. He showed his preliminary sketches to a small group of people in the Peace News office in North London and to the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War, one of several smaller organisations that came together to set up CND.

The symbol is a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters “N” and “D,” standing for “nuclear disarmament”. In semaphore the letter “N” is formed by a person holding two flags in an inverted “V,” and the letter “D” is formed by holding one flag pointed straight up and the other pointed straight down.

Superimposing these two signs forms the shape of the centre of the peace symbol. Holtom later wrote to Hugh Brock, editor of Peace News, explaining the genesis of his idea in greater depth: “I was in despair. Deep despair. I drew myself: the representative of an individual in despair, with hands palm outstretched outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya’s peasant before the firing squad. I formalised the drawing into a line and put a circle round it.

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Wonderful Analog Photos of Vintage Sewing Machines

sewing machine is a machine used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread. Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies.

Since the invention of the first working sewing machine, generally considered to have been the work of Englishman Thomas Saint in 1790, the sewing machine has vastly improved the efficiency and productivity of the clothing industry.

Here, a selection of wonderful analog photos of vintage sewing machines

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London Red Icons

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, and the largest city, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the European Union by most measures. The red bus is an outstanding principal icon in London, famous for its rear entrance double decker it is recognized worldwide along with the red mail box and telephone booths. The bright red color was chosen centuries ago to ensure these services stood out, this has worked well, appealing and exciting visitors from around the world.

Here, a collection of analog photographs of London icons and objects from red phone booths to double decker London buses for your inspiration.

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Give Film a Shot

Inspired by the old article with the same title was wrtitten by +Emanuele Faja  a month ago, here are some interesting analog pictures featuring photographers holding their favorite film rolls.

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Creative Polaroid Collages of Celebrity Portraits by Maurizio Galimberti

Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti has made a series of polaroid collages entitled Celebrity Works, featuring portraits of celebrities using Polaroids assembled mosaic. Each portrait is thus composed of a multitude of Polaroids to capture a vision of 180 degrees (horizontally and vertically) of the actor, singer or director (Sting, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Robert De Niro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Benicio del Toro, Lady Gaga or Javier Bardem …).

Johnny Depp
Lady Gaga

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the rock music era. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania”, but as their songwriting grew in sophistication, they came to be perceived by many fans and cultural observers as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era’s sociocultural revolutions.

Here are some interesting analog photos relevant to The Beatles were uploaded on Flickr.


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Something Violet

“And the sky was all violet
I want it again, but violent, more violent
and i’m the one with no soul
one above and one below” – Courtney Love/Hole

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Little Drawings on Half-Burned Frames

You know that burn mark you sometimes get on your first frame of a film? Turkish architecture student Dilşad Aladağ fills out the white space of the part of the image that was burned by the light. With half a blank canvas to work with, she fills in the missing parts of the photo with simple sketches based on memory or fiction. Part of the series “little drawings”, the results turn out to be charmingly nostalgic imagery with some of its mysteries unfolded.

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Celebrity Polaroid Portraits at MTV EMA 2012

District MTV’s resident EMA 2012 photographer, Robin Mellor, presents a series of exclusive Polaroid portraits taken backstage at the award ceremony in Frankfurt on 11 November 2012.

Carly Rae Jepsen, Taylor Swift and Delilah are just a few of the superstars that allowed Mellor to re-interpret them in his own personal style.

Taylor Swift
Carly Rae Jepsen
Lena Meyer-Landrut

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Inspiring Quotes By Famous Photographers

Last year, San Francisco-based artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon designed a new journal  for Compendium, Inc and it is now available for purchase. The journal is photography themed, and includes paintings of vintage cameras and hand lettered quotes by famous photographers.

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On the Bus

“The people on the bus go
Up and down,
Up and down,
Up and down.

The people on the bus go
Up and down,
all day long,”

Inpired by a popular child’s song “The Wheels on the Bus,” these photos captured a moment in time not to be repeated of people on the bus around the world, the subjects the most pure forms of humanity.

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Sexy Neck Portraits

Neck is one of the sexy parts of woman’s body where many guys love to looking at. Below is a collection of analog portraits of girls stretching their sexy necks.

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My Bed

If laying in my bed for the rest of the day is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.” Here, a selection of wonderful images of beds taken by film cameras for your inspiration.

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A selection of wonderful analog shots of offering hands.


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Two is Better Than One

Here are some wonderful analog pictures with two objects in each image.

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