smithsonian:


“I’m against the idea that rock stars have to live a life that’s completely understandable or predictable to their audience….Maybe I’ll just be the mysterious figure that’ll never be able to truly be defined. Maybe that’s what my thing is.” - Debbie Harry (via)

This photo of Blondie lead singer, Debbie Harry by Robert Mapplethorpe is one of 100 that make up the “American Cool” exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. 

smithsonian:

“I’m against the idea that rock stars have to live a life that’s completely understandable or predictable to their audience….Maybe I’ll just be the mysterious figure that’ll never be able to truly be defined. Maybe that’s what my thing is.” - Debbie Harry (via)

This photo of Blondie lead singer, Debbie Harry by Robert Mapplethorpe is one of 100 that make up the “American Cool” exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

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30
May

lissycposts:

Andy Goldsworthy’s art

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7
Mar

extplay:

From 1980 to 1990, Amy Arbus roamed the streets taking pictures for The Village Voice of “anybody that turns your head.” Her photographs, now on exhibit in NoHo, range from everyday people to celebrities like the Clash.

check out some more pics from the New York Times slideshow here.

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3
Mar

nprradiopictures:

The gap between how foreigners view Russia and how Russians view themselves is wide and as old as the country itself.

Russian photographer Valeriy Klamm felt that foreign photojournalists who came to work in his country arrive with the pictures they want to send back home already in their head: Bleak images of a cold and desolate place where autocrats lord over drunks.

Klamm, himself, had never photographed much outside of his home city of Novosibirsk, where nearly 2 million people live on the banks of the Ob River in the middle of Siberia.

But in 2000, he started to visit these small towns, camera in hand. He began to ask his photographer friends, both foreign and local, to share images of simple life the rural Russian villages that dot the vast expanse from Europe to the Pacific Ocean.

And in 2009, Klamm started “Birthmarks on the Map,” a collective photo project and website that collects these images in one place.

Beyond Sochi: Russia By Russians

Photo Credit: Fyodor Telkov, Yekaterinburg, Valeriy Klamm, Novosibirsk, Igor Lagunov, Magnitigorsk

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24
Feb

annamakesthings:

things i told the internet, but didn’t tell my mom
35mm film scans
some pictures about my backwards concept of privacy.

i. it’s getting bad again
ii. this week i am struggling with self doubt and the transition from iced coffee to hot coffee
iii. i want to puke and sleep for six days
iv. i still can’t sit on your couch without shaking
v. i need other people to validate that i am important because i can’t do it for myself
vi. no one else has ever told me that i am desirable with the lights on

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22
Nov
thesnicketfile:

Lemony Snicket. Photo courtesy of Meredith Heuer.

thesnicketfile:

Lemony Snicket. Photo courtesy of Meredith Heuer.

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19
Oct

scienceisbeauty:

Insane cloud formations from around the world (via Matador Network)

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16
Oct

waybacking:

Vietnam color photos from Albert Kahn’s collection (1915-1920). Part 4.

[ Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 ]

9
Oct
scienceisbeauty:

The Northern Lake Baikal is famous for it’s unnatural beauty. During the winter, the Turquoise Ice cubes are formatted on the top of the lake… (source)

scienceisbeauty:

The Northern Lake Baikal is famous for it’s unnatural beauty. During the winter, the Turquoise Ice cubes are formatted on the top of the lake… (source)

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24
Sep

smithsonianmag:

Macro Photos of Bees’ Heads

From the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab’s Flickr page come these amazing photos of bees’ heads. Photographed by Sam Droege, these photos offer a glimpse into the micro world of bees that most never see.

Ed note: This new sperm bank for honey bees could help fight colony collapse disorder.

h/t BoingBoing

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10
Sep
smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: A Maasai Man Traveling in Northern Kenya With His Camel
Photo by Dale Morris (South Africa); Northern Kenya
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23
May
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21
Apr
mydaguerreotypeboyfriend:

Situwuka and Katkwachsnea, Native American couple, 1912
Submitted by degbnth

mydaguerreotypeboyfriend:

Situwuka and Katkwachsnea, Native American couple, 1912

Submitted by degbnth

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21
Apr

smithsonianmag:

The story behind Sriracha

With a distinctive bottle and taste, Sriracha has gone from an unpronounceable challenge to a staple sauce for many Americans. In the U.S. alone, $60 million worth of the sauce was sold last year alone.

But it wasn’t always such a prevalent item on store shelves. David Tran, the man responsible for popularizing the hot sauce, had a long journey beforehand:

When North Vietnam’s communists took power in South Vietnam, Tran, a major in the South Vietnamese army, fled with his family to the U.S. After settling in Los Angeles, Tran couldn’t find a job — or a hot sauce to his liking.

So he made his own by hand in a bucket, bottled it and drove it to customers in a van. He named his company Huy Fong Foods after the Taiwanese freighter that carried him out of Vietnam.

Read more via our profile of Tran, and his beloved hot sauce.

Photos: Gina Ferazzi, Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

via latimes

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16
Apr
archiemcphee:

We’re all too familiar with the devious nature of squirrels. Those naked little rascals are notoriously dishonest gamblers. It’s a good thing people are warning each other with signs like this one. 
Photographer unknown. Please contact us if you know the original source for this awesome image.
[via Geekosystem via Reddit]

archiemcphee:

We’re all too familiar with the devious nature of squirrels. Those naked little rascals are notoriously dishonest gamblers. It’s a good thing people are warning each other with signs like this one. 

Photographer unknown. Please contact us if you know the original source for this awesome image.

[via Geekosystem via Reddit]

Reblogged from archiemcphee
25
Feb