Most Handsome, Best Dressed, Most Popular, Best Legs – Yearbook “Class Favorites” From The 1970s

Perhaps the best part of a yearbook is awards section spotlighting the students voted “most likely to succeed”, “best dressed”, “most handsome”, etc. They’re especially interesting to look back on forty years later. We can take note of what passed for “best looking” in those days, and enjoy the fashions, haircuts, and other nostalgic goodies that come from these popularity contest portions of every American yearbook. Continue »

Photographer Jordan Matter’s NSFW Photographs Show Ballet Dancers Striking Poses In The Nude

“Dancers After Dark” is an amazing celebration of the human body and the human spirit, as dancers, photographed nude and at night, strike poses of fearless beauty.

Without a permit or a plan, Jordan Matter (previously featured) led hundreds of the most exciting dancers in the world out of their comfort zones—not to mention their clothes—to explore the most compelling reaches of beauty and the human form. After all the risk and daring, the result is extraordinary: 300 dancers, 400 locations, more than 150 stunning photographs. No clothes. No arrests. No regrets.

Each image highlights the amazing abilities of these artists—and presents a core message to the reader: Say yes. Embrace the risks and opportunities that life presents. Continue »

Rare And Sentimental Photographs Of Homeless Children In Soviet Union In The 1920s

By the early 1920s, millions of orphaned and abandoned children, collectively described in Russian as besprizornye, besprizorniki (literally “unattended”) crowded cities, towns, and villages across the new Soviet state. By 1922, World War I, Russian Revolution, and Civil War had resulted in the loss of at least 16 million lives within the Soviet Union’s borders, and severed contact between millions of children and their parents. At this time, Bolshevik authorities were faced with an estimated seven million homeless youths.

Odessa 1928

The great Volga famine of 1921–1922 accounted for some five million deaths and played a huge role in depriving children of their homes. Vast numbers of children were deserted, many abandoning their families themselves, and many parents actively abandoning their children. Continue »

Photographer Captures The Beauty Of Animals Saved From Black Market Trade

In her ongoing series aptly titled “Where the Wild Things Are,” Los Angeles-based photographer Natasha Wilson shines a light on the ethereal beauty of wildlife saved from entering the black market trade. Continue »

“A Better America” – Nostalgic Color Photos Document Beautiful Life Of Florida In The 1950s

These wonderful photos documented everyday life of Florida in the 1950s. Cities include Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach. Continue »

7 Playboy Playmates Re-Enact Their Iconic Covers

Once you’re welcomed to the Playboy family, you’ll always have a family. In the spirit of celebrating the women who’ve made Playboy what it is – an exuberant celebration of beauty, sex, and the beauty of sex – we invited seven special Playmates from over the years to come back and recreate their iconic covers. In the process, they remind us that beauty is ageless, sex appeal is timeless and exuberance is eternal. Continue »

Meet The Belle Of Provence

Jamie Beck went looking for inspiration and wound up moving to Provence, where she spends her time studying artwork, buying handfuls of fresh flowers and taking self-portraits. She is the ultimate belle of southern France – a New York ex-pat with a touch of tradition, femininity, tenderness, and an Instagram gallery that could compete with museums. Her NSFW shots are art pieces themselves, oftentimes influenced by famous paintings. Beck creates photographs with a story in mind, a set, and emotion, each one meticulously thought out. Continue »

Oddly Satisfying Photos Of Food Color Coordinated With Clothing

The photos in this post are the result of a joint venture by set and prop stylist Michelle Maguire and photographer Kelsey McClellan who came up with the idea to coordinate various kinds of foodstuff and people wearing monochromatic outfits with a distinctly 70s vibe. Continue »

Signs Of Life: Surreal Light-Painting Photography By Eric Paré

With a camera remote in one hand and a light-tube in the other, it only takes one second for Canadian photographer Eric Paré to shoot his “light-painting” photographs. Over the years, Paré has traveled the world from Dubai to San Francisco snapping some truly incredible photographs along the way. With their colorful and kinetic lighting, the photos take on an ethereal quality. Continue »

Between Clouds And Mists: Beautiful Rural Poland In Dreamy Photographs By Marcin Sobas

People rarely see how beautiful the rural country-side is in reality, many live in such areas for their entire lifetime not realizing in what an amazing environment they have the privilege of living. In this example a large compilation of photos is taken in Poland during few sunrises and sunsets. Continue »

Swinging Sixties London: Groundbreaking Photography In The Capital Of Cool

Photographers Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy, well known for their catchy portraits of models, musicians and actors, shape our image of the Swinging Sixties, are as widely known as the stars and socialites they shot, and perhaps just as infamous as well.


Terence Donovan

These were self-made boys from the poor East End of London. Donovan excels with his fashion photography, narrating series and moving portraits of female and male models. Duffy shot iconic photographs of famous models and personalities like Grace Coddington, Jane Birkin, Mick Jagger and Michael Caine. Continue »

Through The Light And Darkness, Off The World And Back With Photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov

“I really take a lot of photographs” says Gueorgui Pinkhassov. “But I only show the ones that suddenly speak to me; that come alive when I look at them.”

Gueorgui Pinkhassov was born in Moscow in 1952. As a Russian who acquired French citizenship, Pinkhassov has lived in Paris for many years. Pinkhassov became interested in photography at the end of secondary school. He studied at the VGIK Moscow Institute of Cinematography from 1969 to 1971 and then worked in the Mosfilm studios in the cameraman team before becoming a set photographer. Continue »

Incredible Hand-Tinted Postcards Capture 1890s Ireland In Vivid Color

These postcards of the sweeping hills, cliffs, and towns of Ireland were created using the Photochrom process, a complex method of imbuing black-and-white photographs with relatively realistic color.

Glenoe Village, County Antrim.

Library Of Congress

The closely-guarded process was invented in the 1880s by an employee of a Swiss printing company. It entailed coating a tablet of lithographic limestone with a light-sensitive emulsion, then exposing it to sunlight under a photo negative. Continue »

Father Of Six Takes Magical Pictures Of His Kids As They Grow

Photographer and father of six Alain Laboile’s beautiful photos of his family and kids cannot help but conjure up fond memories of your own childhood. His eye for beautiful and vital compositions, along with his choice to shoot in black and white, give his photographs a timeless feel and make them seem as though they could have been a part of anyone’s childhood – as if they’re childhood or family universals. Continue »

Awesome Behind The Scenes Photos From The Making Of “Halloween”

Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher film set in the fictional suburban midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois, on Halloween. The original draft of the screenplay was titled The Babysitter Murders and The Night He Came Home. Continue »