Sunday, August 29

Friday, August 20

Thursday, August 19


Mati Klarwein, 1965

"This is a Chinese angel with African hands blessing us with a Jewish blessing that probably is an ancient symbol for the vagina or gateway to heaven."

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Monday, August 9

Laurie Coppedge

Laurie Coppedge is best known for her beautiful black and white photographs of swimmers. She says, "Lately I am working with vintage wool bathing costumes from the early part of the last century. Searching out locations that are reminiscent of old Florida, I shoot using a 4x5 field camera and b/w Polaroid positive/negative film which is placed in a special bucket on location." What a lovely concept. I am in awe of her skills. The way she uses her focus and the lighting is magical. I really love the last photo shown above. To me, they look like a group of stylish mermaids basking in the sun.