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Vintage Fancy Dress

21 Apr


1950’s – photographer unknown




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Women on Venice Beach (1930's)

Women on Venice Beach (1930’s)


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Hats & Headgear Fashion in the 1930s (13)



1930's Clown Costume

1930’s Clown Costume





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16 Apr


Uli Westphal created the Mutatoe Collection, showcasing non-standard fruits, roots and vegetables found at Berlin’s Farmer’s Markets.


Stunning Skeletal Make Up

29 Sep


Absolutely stunning skeleton make up for this “She Has Waited Too Long’ shoot for Ever Magazine with photography from Pauline Darley.



RAD Saturday

24 Sep

The Life Lounge’s Radman blog never ever ever fails to deliver the goods. Not visited for a while now so thought I might as well offer a quick round up of my favourite posts of late!


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Underwater fashion

10 Sep

Some amazing fashion photography as featured on Fine Fettle




















Chocolate technology

31 Aug

These choctastic photographs created using a very old technique more commonly used in the confection of chocolate-coat cakes; objects were deep frozen then sprayed with hot melted chocolate using an airbrush. The combination of distinguishable classic technology designs, and a smooth chocolate finish, is such a winner. Now I’d LOVE to see if you could create the ultimate christmas chocolate tree like this too (makes mental note to mention to Sam Bompas for some playtime), read more here.


Fetishy & Beautiful

23 Aug

I’ve been meaning to post about the photography of Karen Hsiao for a while as it’s both fetishy and beautiful. I find the Blood Letting series particularly stunning, the artists statement for which is included below (the images are NOT from this series but more of a taster for her wider portfolio).

Karen Hsiao’s  “Bloodletting” is a series of portraits dealing heavily with the human psyche and our perception of reality. Hsiao’s work has been described as ambiguous, dark, and unsettling. Influenced by her background and training as a painter, she uses a style of lighting based on the principals of Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro, creating a sense of drama and tension between the viewer and the subject. In each portrait, the subject bleeds from a part of his or her body. This “bloodletting” is meant to be a subtle reminder of our own mortality and vulnerability. At the heart of Hsiao’s photography is the issue of self-image; how we perceive ourselves and one another, our vanity, our obsessions, our self-loathing, and our delusions. These portraits are intentionally ambiguous, leaving it up to the viewer to decide what is real and what is fantasy.

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