“The Devil’s Advocate”: Keanu Reeves Photoshoot by Lance Staedler for Premiere Magazine, 1997

Lance Staedler has worked in the US and Europe. His images have appeared in numerous publications and advertising campaigns. His approach conveys a distinctive vision by capturing something genuine and timeless. The year the movie Devil’s Advocate was released, he photographed Keanu Reeves for Premiere magazine. Continue reading »

Anthony Hopkins Testing Different Masks for Hannibal Lecter in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, 1991

In The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Anthony Hopkins delivers a stellar performance as the convicted serial killer Hannibal Lecter. His performance is in fact so good that it earned him an Oscar for Best Actor despite appearing on screen for only 16 minutes, the smallest screen time ever needed to win that award. Continue reading »

Gorgeous Portrait Photos of Carla Bruni as a Fashion Model in the 1980s and ’90s

Born 1967 in Turin, Italy and moved to France at the age of seven, Carla Bruni was a model from 1987 to 1997 before taking up a career in music. She wrote several songs for Julien Clerc that were featured on his 2000 album, Si j’étais elle. Continue reading »

1990s Teenagers and Their Bedrooms Walls – Your Memories and Photographs of Being a Teenager

In the 1980s a cousin’s bedroom was covered in pictures of Duran Duran. No. Not exactly. Rewind. Simon Le Bon was there by committee. It was more covered in just one member of the four-strong band, bassist John Taylor, who before he circled the plughole of popular youth culture sometime between marrying posho TV presenter Amanda De Cadenet and embarking on a solo music career was a popular aide to ruby teenage dreams. Continue reading »

Found Photos Show Fashion Styles of Young Women in the Late 1980s and Early ’90s

Fashion in the 1990s was defined by a return to minimalist fashion, in contrast to the more elaborate and flashy trends of the 1980s. Continue reading »

Beautiful Retro Photos Show Unique Women’s Fashion Styles in Hong Kong During the 1990s

Hong Kong may not be as famous as Paris, but it has had its unique fashion styles. Hong Kong is an international city that has been influenced by both western and Chinese culture at the same time for decades. The mixed cultural influences, among many other factors, make Hong Kong a city of diverse fashion, especially in the 1990s. Continue reading »

“Mersey Paradise”: Photographer Tom Wood Spent Decades Photographing The Pubs, Clubs And Bus Rides Of Liverpool – And The People Who Inhabited Them

Looking for Love (‘Anyone got any hairspray?’), 1983

Between 1982 and 1985, Tom Wood took photographs in the now-demolished Chelsea Reach nightclub in New Brighton. Shooting in the dark on busy nights, Wood evokes the noise and heat of the club through the bawdy, drunken and unselfconscious interactions of the customers. These photographs were only possible because Wood was accepted as a regular who was known to many of the clientele. Continue reading »

Set Of Photos Of Queen’s Face Taken For Use On Canadian Bank Notes Are On Sale For £3,000

A set of nine portrait photos of the Queen for use on a bank note are on sale for at least £3,000 ($3,700). The pictures, each 8in by 10in, were taken by court photographer Anthony Buckley in 1963 to ­feature on Canadian notes. He took a range of photos of the monarch at different angles to get the best chance of one being approved. They were donated to the National Portrait Gallery in 1995. Continue reading »

Lego Lost At Sea: An Online Museum Of Plastic Toys Lost At Sea In 1997

In 1997, nearly 5 million bits of Lego, much of it sea themed, fell into the ocean when a huge wave hit the cargo ship Tokio Express, washing 62 containers overboard. Among the pieces lost were tiny minifig heads, their faces now mostly blank after decades at sea. All discovered on Cornish beaches. Continue reading »

Born In The USSR: 50 Amazing Photos Of Russian Girls From The 1990s

They do not pose for a camera, they simply live another moment of their life. Russian girls of the 1990s – working, partying, dreaming… Continue reading »

Cool Pics Defined Fashion Trend Of Young Women In The 1990s

Group at seawall, West Palm Beach, July 4, 1990

Women’s fashion in the 1990s is very distinct. While not quite as loud as the eighties, the nineties took that attitude and tried to be a little smarter and a little classier. Sometimes designers succeeded, sometimes they didn’t. Continue reading »

“The Agony & The Ecstasy”: Wild Photos Of Young Lovers Getting Off With One Another In The 1990s

Bob Carlos Clarke (1950–2006) was one of the 20th century’s great erotic photographers. Although he was born in Cork, Ireland – a place he once described as “no place for a libidinous adolescent” – he was educated in Britain at the prestigious private boys school Wellington College. Continue reading »

“Float Around”: Photos From Nirvana’s Underwater “Nevermind” Shoot

The baby-floating-in-water cover for Nirvana’s Nevermind album is one of contemporary rock’s most iconic. It was shot by Austin-based photographer Kirk Weddle. Continue reading »

That Time When Nirvana Dressed Up In Woman Clothes For Mademoiselle Magazine In 1993


Stéphane Sednaoui

Under the headline: “Reaching Nirvana: The Grunge Gods Get In Touch With Their Feminine Side”, Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic posed for these sexy fashionable photos in the November 1993 issue of Mademoiselle Magazine. Kurt Cobain wearing a Dries Van Noten sweater. Dave Grohl in a Todd Oldham sweater. Krist Novoselic in a Joan Vass sweater. All scarves (shown as skirts) by Gene Meyer. Continue reading »

“Wakka Wakka Wakka”: Amazing Nostalgic Video Game Artworks By Rachid Lotf

When we think back to the nineties today, all we can think of a strange things. Terrible clothes, horrible hairstyles, bad music. All day long talk shows were shown on television, the turn of the millennium was a time for computer specialists, and with it also us, in fear and terror, SMS fees of 11 cents per sent 160 character message tore deep holes in our wallets, which were anyway far too tight. From a cultural point of view, the nineties were probably a decade that, on the surface, did not belong to the brilliant achievements of the human race. Continue reading »