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Abandoned Beauties

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1. Chinese fishing village © Jane Qing 2. Norwegian house © EuropeTrotter 3. French railway tunnel © Myrabella 4. Sintra Wells, Portugal © Matthias Haker 5. Sintra Ruins, Portugal © James Mills 6. Old country house © Kleiner Hobbit 7. Old Palace, Belgium @forgottenheritage 8. Abandoned Asylum © Mark Taken-by-me 9. Castle in Kopice, Poland @ Darkstyle Pictures 10. Crystal Mill, Colorado @ Denver City Page (For more great photos: / via:

The Coincidence Project

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British photographer Denis Cherim has a quick eye and good timing. For his series The Coincidence Project he has managed to capture the right moment, from the right angle; his photographs astute observations. Happy accidents, perfectly aligned. All photographs © Denis Cherim / via: thisiscolossal Song for today: Thomas Dybdahl – Waiting For That One Clear Moment

Cool Dudes 5

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In the old days the Samurai were Japan’s military nobility and their traditions were forged in the course of a thousand years, but by the end of the 19th century, their demise was inevitable. Fortunately for us, portraits survive of the last samurai. Old photographs of those proud warriors who lived by strict rules or bushidō: the way of the warrior. Loyalty, martial art skills, honor and heroic bravery were essential characteristics of these fearsome […]

Tangible Time

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Parisian photographer Julien Knez found a set of old photos of Paris taken between 1871 and 1968 and decided to go back to the exact location and retake the photograph from the  same angle. It is a great way to see how the city is a living, thriving organism; how times have changed. The series is collected in his book Paris, Fenêtres sur l’Histoire. (via: / Song for today: April March – Deux […]

Where do they keep it all?

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The National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. has a massive collection of reference materials. Insects, whale bones, plants, exotic birds, fossils, anthropological items; countless secret treasures carefully cared for and stored out of sight by the experts, so we can have a better understanding of our planet. Photos by Chip Clark (via:

China Girls

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I had never heard of them, but a little subplot in Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers was a first hint; meet the China Girls. Nowadays color timing is done digitally, but from the beginning of cinema until the 1990s film technicians used gray scales and color strips as reference to create a uniform color balance and tonal density for each reel. They also used the color of the China Girl‘s skin tones. These women (often lab […]

Interesting Lady 11

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“I longed to arrest all the beauty that came before me and at length the longing has been satisfied.” Julia Margaret Cameron (1815 – 1879) was a British photographer born in Calcutta. She only started taking photographs later in life when she was given a camera at age 48 by her daughter. Her career only lasted until her death eleven years later, but during that time she managed to develop a unique style, creating closely […]