First of all, I want to thank all of you that have visited this blog! It has been great knowing that people scattered around the globe have found it and enjoyed my posts. I now have a new blog: FallFromTheTree.com (new & personalized design, similar content) and you are more than welcome to visit that too. FallFromTheTree.com is a place where you can waste some time in a way that’s worthwhile. Designed to be a source […]
Unfinished portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart. This portrait was the source for the face of Washington on the American $1 bill. It hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868 – 1952) was an American photographer and ethnologist most famous for his extensive documentation of Native Americans. His publication The North American Indian, a 20-volume work was created between 1907 – 1930 and commissioned by his patron J.P. Morgan. Not only did he photograph members of over 80 tribes, he also made wax recordings of music and language. He documented many aspects of Native American life. Traditional foods, clothing, customs and […]
Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. Just a little interesting fact to share at random moments.
In 1892 the Mendelssohn Opera Company in NYC was the first company to use matchboxes for advertising purposes. Supposedly the manager had the cast decorate them by hand with details of the show and images of the stars. The opening night was a success and matchbox advertising became a new industry, perfect for all sorts of products and messages, since everybody used matches. However, by the seventies, the introduction of disposable lighters put an end […]
Photographer Kiliii Yuyan is dedicated to telling the story of Native cultures and natural history in stunning photographs. For his project Living Wild, he joined a group of people from the Stone Age Living Project. These people want to live the primitive life in the way of hunter-gatherers, away from modernity. During their month in the wilderness, Yuyan documented their activities. He also created very formal looking portraits of the members of the group, who look […]
Tragedy is a close-up. Comedy, a long shot. – Buster Keaton (1895 – 1866, American silent film actor & director)
Barcelona photographer Xavi Bou has a degree in Geology but has been working in photography since 2003. The inspiration for his project Ornitographies is his fascination with birds that was awakened during long walks with his grandfather as a child. During these times together, his grandfather taught him the names of the trekking birds along the Llobregat delta. XB: Curiosity led me to investigate a system that would capture the tracks of the birds in […]
A flock of crows is known as a murder. Photo © Jesse Weinstein