Category Archives: Art/Photography

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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Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lil’ Buck Together: Perfection

For their Fall 2015 menswear collection, Rag and Bone launched a video featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lil’ Buck. Directed by George Greville, it’s a mini-masterpiece of movement and images, completely hypnotic and gorgeous, sexy and strange.

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The Morrison Hotel Gallery: Icons on the Wall

After Inherent Vice, we headed south a couple of blocks to go check out The Morrison Hotel Gallery. I had never been. He knew where it was from memory (it had been years since he visited), only now it’s no … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Alfred Wertheimer

Elvis. R.I.P. to the great photographer Alfred Wertheimer, known mainly for the extraordinary series (weak word, there are over 3,800 photos) of photos he took of Elvis Presley during the spring and summer of 1956, right before, and just as, … Continue reading

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Women boxing on a rooftop in Los Angeles, 1933.

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A Conversation with Bunny Yeager

My pal Bill Teck shared this 15-minute interview he shot between questioner Youri Mevs and the pioneer pin-up photographer Bunny Yeager at the Miami International Book Fair in 2012. Bunny Yeager just passed away last week. I loved this exchange: … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Bunny Yeager

Model and pin-up photographer Bunny Yeager, most famous for her photographs of Bettie Page (she was also instrumental in getting Bettie Page the Playboy cover), has passed away at the age of 85. She tended to photograph her subjects outside, … Continue reading

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