Category Archives: Art/Photography

God Help Me, I’ve Discovered the Prisma App

I can’t stop. I don’t have time for this.

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Tamara de Lempicka’s Sexy Art Deco Stare

A new obsession. Fascinating woman, too. (The fabulous painting of the woman in the car is called “Self Portrait in the green Bugatti.” She did not lack confidence.

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Gibson Girls Gone Wild

Girls don’t just WANNA have fun. They already HAVE fun.

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Route 66

On Thursday, Stevie drove me down Route 66. Now, once upon a time, a boyfriend and I drove from the beginning of end of Route 66, in our beat-up Westfalia. We visited the ghost towns, and walked around the abandoned … Continue reading

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Interview with Photographer Sheila Welch: “In Cars”

Sheila Welch, photographer. Part of her photo series “In Cars” Sheila Welch has a diverse background: involved in the early days of David Mamet’s creation of The Atlantic Theatre, a poet and devoted writing teacher, she also manages to find … Continue reading

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Special Lipstick for Valentine’s Day

Not a fan of this “holiday” and never have been but this advertisement is too good not to share. I would have been all over this shit in 1957.

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Where Do I Sign Up To Pledge This Sorority?

Sorority Sisters (Tri-Deltas), University of Texas, 1944. There’s too much that I love about this photo (every last stinking detail) that it’s useless to even discuss it. All I will say is: these girls seem FUN.

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I’m Curious What the Monkey Thinks About All This

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“If the thing is there, why, there it is.” Happy Birthday, Walker Evans

That last photo is Walker Evans’ innovative perspective of the parade for Charles Lindbergh after Lindbergh successfully crossed the Atlantic in 1927. It’s one of the first photos Evans took, and shows that he had a “good eye” from the … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Mary Ellen Mark

My first job was as a page at a local library. I would go there after school, shelve books for a couple of hours, and then head home. I ended up working there all through high school. Because one of … Continue reading

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