Romantic Photos of the ’60s Couples

The 1960s that brought us the beats and the hippies, the mods and the peaceniks, was just as diverse in fashion as its social chaos might imply. Continue reading »

Beautiful Retro & Romance Fashion Photography By Jerry Schatzberg

On a tricycle, photographer William ‘Bill’ Helburn peddles Italian actress and model Elsa Martinelli, who rides in an attached cart, across Park Ave South, New York, 1954.

Jerry Schatzberg is notably known for his iconic and intimate portraits of famous figures, for example, the defining cover of Blonde and Blonde featuring a scowling Bob Dylan. However, before that sudden switch, Schatzberg was a fashion photographer, trained by the famous Alexey Brodovitch. Here are some of his shots taken for magazines such as Vogue, Esquire, Glamour and McCall’s during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Continue reading »

Romance And Surreal Situations By Yuval Robichek

Yuval Robichek’s illustrations come like a breath of fresh air in the often too heavy political climate of the Middle East. True to the mentality of the Tel Aviv “Bubble” where he now lives, Robichek’s subject is as a-political as can be. He takes his inspiration straight from the streets and the sea shores which he loves. Continue reading »

KISS: Romance Photography Series by Maggie West

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“KISS” is the debut art book from Los Angeles-based photographer Maggie West. The book features 20 pairs of people kissing each other under colorful, surreal lighting. Continue reading »

Man Hilariously Recreates Romance Movie Scenes with Boss’s Dog


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For the last month, Chris Naka (aka mmsspp) has been recreating scenes from classic romance movies with his boss’s dog, Wrigley. It all started one day when his co-workers at Blue Man Group in Chicago came up with the idea for Naka to pose with the adorable pooch in a famous scene from Titanic. With Wrigley as Kate Winslet to his Leonardo DiCaprio, Naka embarked on a fun, ongoing project.

Taking only 10-15 minutes during lunch breaks to capture each scene, Naka and his canine love interest have already managed to recreate some of the most memorable movie scenes in film history. From the upside down kiss in Spiderman to the seductive leg shot from The Graduate, the duo have emulated their respective big screen characters in a hilarious, new light. Continue reading »

True Romance

Cars drive past a Benetton billboard advertisement in showing a composite image of U.S. President Barack Obama kissing Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, in Tel Aviv. The image, part of a series of pictures of world leaders kissing each other on the lips, was Benetton’s latest advertising campaign that went on display in their European stores two weeks ago. (Nir Elias/Reuters)

Ice: A Victorian Romance


Inuit waiting at a seal-hole on the ice, from William Edward Parry, Second Voyage, 1824.

Visiting a remarkable iceberg, from John Ross, A Voyage of Discovery, 1819.

The Lion and Reliance in icy seas, from John Franklin, Narrative of a Second Expedition, 1828.

Adventures. Brave. Ice. I’m in love of those historic images. Strongly recommended for all historic illustration fans (like me).
Ice: A Victorian Romance exhibition attempts to merge these three icy frontiers into one thematic story. By 1860, the idea that the earth had gone through an Ice Age was finally being accepted, and people attempted to view that Ice Age through the lenses of the Arctic, Antarctica, and the Alps. Knowledge of the Arctic and Antarctic, gained at such cost, provided a framework for reconstructing the ice of the prehistoric past.

All the publications on display are from the collections of the Linda Hall Library.