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Down at the Sweetheart Rink

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art / friendship / fun / images / LONG / photography / vintage

When Bill Yates was given a Kodak Brownie camera at the age of ten, it was the start of a lifetime of pictures. Artist’s Statement: I happened upon an old wooden structure built in the 1930’s in the Six Mile Creek area of rural southern Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL. The sign on the building read “Sweetheart Roller Skating.” The owner was just driving up. “Mind if I shoot some pics?” I asked. “Sure, but if […]

Standing Tall

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beauty / images / LONG / nature / photography

Majestic they stand, the ancient trees captured by San Fransisco photographer Beth Moon during the course of 14 years as she travelled the globe in search of the finest specimens. Her photographs – developed with the platinum/palladium process* – document these powerful yet gentle giants and how they symbolise the passing of time.  * With platinum printing, noted for its beautiful luminosity and wide tonal scale, the absence of a binder layer allows very fine crystals […]

Tiny Paper Flowers

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art / beauty / craft / images / LONG

Sometimes a great idea is inspired by simply seeing things differently. Japanese artist Haruka Misawa looked at the shavings of her sharpened pencil and was reminded of flower petals: “I thought I could reproduce that stunning impression in a more crystallized way using layers of paper, so that a flower blossoms when a pencil-shaped cylindrical scroll of paper is sharpened… These “pencil” shavings are only about 15mm-40mm in diameter, but a close look reveals individual […]

Interesting Lady 16

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As a five-year-old I was a huge fan of Wonder Woman and had matching underwear to prove it. Wonder woman – aka Diana Prince – a mythical warrior princess of the Amazon, is a DC Comic book character created during the second world war by American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston (also the inventor of the polygraph). “Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and […]

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 […]