Speaking American: Some Easy Reading On Cultural Language Differential In The US

From the creator of the New York Times dialect quiz that ignited conversations about how and why we say the words we say, a stunning and delightful exploration of American language. Continue reading »

American Photographer Bruce Gilden Documents The Wildlife Of The Russian Gangsters


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American photographer Bruce Gilden spent 16 days among ordinary Russians in a small provincial town, 70 km from Yekaterinburg. According to Bruce, this area is populated by former criminals, drug addicts and “lost people.” “Dark Ages community” – describes he the provincial Russia. Continue reading »

The Desert House: A Landmark Of American Organic Architecture By Kendrick Bangs Kellogg


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Perched on the slope of a rocky hill in the Californian desert, not far from Joshua Tree National Park, the Desert House by American architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg is hard to categorise. Its impressive exterior form which is impeccably composed and sophisticatedly embedded within its natural surroundings consists of numerous cast-concrete slabs, which seem to cover the interior like the foliage of an otherworldly tree. Continue reading »

Meet Diandra Forrest, Stunning Albino African American Model

This green-eyed blonde with African features made a splash in the fashion world. According to critics, Diandra Forrest has an absolute beauty, and her story – contemporary Cinderella’s story. Continue reading »

Overdrive Magazine: Voice Of The American Trucker In The 1970s

In the 1950s, American kids idolized cowboys – in the 1970s it was truckers. There was an endless supply of movies painting truckers as anti-establishment heroes of the highway (Convoy, Breaker Breaker, Smokey & the Bandit, etc.), and God-knows their tool of the trade, the CB radio, was the coolest thing ever. Truckers were seen as rebels, interstate outlaws, cowboys of the open road who didn’t answer to “the man”… but the public’s fascination waned by the early 1980s.

So, let’s have a look at the start of the Golden Age of the trucker in the covers and pages of the 1972-1973 issues Overdrive Magazine: The Voice of the American Trucker. Continue reading »

American Artist Creates Creepy Trump Photo Collages

Texas-based artist Phillip Kremer (previously featured) makes weird, funny, and grotesque collages of our dear leader Donald Trump. Some of his best creations are featured below. Continue reading »

American Women Mugshots In The 1960s

The police mugshot photograph was developed as early as the mid-nineteenth century, and it has since developed as an iconic photographic type in its own right. Formulaic and recognized the world over, it was developed at a when the Victorian fascination of labelling and categorizing of people was at its height. Remarkably, the mugshot photograph has changed little in 150 years. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos Of American Women At Work During World War II


Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation Inc, plant in California, 1942. (Photo by Alfred T. Palmer/Buyenlarge/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Photographer Weronika Gęsicka Takes Corny American Photography And Manipulates It Into Something Surreal And Uncomfortable

In Weronika Gęsicka’s unsettling images, American archive photography gets distorted into scenes that are both nightmarish yet somehow entirely plausible. Gęsicka is a guest artist at the Circulations festival for young European photographers, Paris, until 5 March. Continue reading »

Haunting And Beautiful Portraits Of Native American Peoples From The Early 20th Century

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Edward S.Curtis is an American hero who created one of the most enduring and iconic visual records in the history of the photographic medium, a record that has informed our vision of who we are and where we came from. The images he created during his extraordinary, thirty-year odyssey have touched viewers throughout the world. Today he is believed to be the world’s most widely collected and exhibited fine art photographer. Continue reading »

American Radiator Building – The Most Beautiful Skyscraper Of Art Deco Era

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The American Radiator Building (since renamed to the American Standard Building) is a landmark skyscraper located at 40 West 40th Street, in midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was conceived by the architects John Howells and Raymond Hood, and built in 1924 for the American Radiator Company. Continue reading »

Haunting Photos Of American Slaves 70 Years After Abolition

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In the 1920s and 1930s, domestic interest in US slavery was rekindled, and as part of the Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Progress Administration, more than 2,000 first-person accounts of slavery were collected, as well as 500 black and white photographs. The collection was compiled in 17 states between 1936 and 1938. Many of the former slaves interviewed were well into their 80s and 90s – some were even past 100. Continue reading »

American Sculptor John Bisbee Makes His Pieces Out Of Steel Nails

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John Bisbee is an American sculptor living and working in Maine, whose whole body of work is made entirely from steel nails.Through bending and twisting and thoughtful arrangement of the nails, he creates large scale sculptural pieces that look like they could have come right from the earth. And, in an effort to create pieces that compliment the existing architecture of the buildings his work is installed in, he makes most of his sculptures on site. Continue reading »

A Thrill-Seeking Photographer Risked Life And Limb As He Swam Alongside A Ten-Foot-Long American Crocodile Near Belize

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Stunning pictures show Mexican underwater photographer Rodrigo Friscione getting up close and personal with the two-hundred-pound predator. Other shots show the curious croc check itself out in the camera lens and poke its head above water. Rodrigo, who runs a dive shop in Cancun, Mexico, took the spectacular images in Chinchorro Banks. Continue reading »

American Woman Celebrated Getting A Job With A Romantic Photoshoot

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American Benita Abraham who got a job offer after several months of searching decided to celebrate it with a romantic photoshoot, The Huffington Post writes. Continue reading »