Paolo Fusco – Fiori 24h
Artist’s statement: “Hardly anything is open 24h in Rome: a few bars, a few stores, self service gas stations and flower kiosks, a lot of flower kiosks. You can find them everywhere in the city and they never close. They never close. Their presence has always fascinated me, they seem like sentinels in the quiet roman night, small lighthouses populated by half-asleep immigrant workers. The photos were taken while wondering through the city in search of these islands of light and flowers.”
In unexpected news, aerie, the lingerie line from American Eagle, has launched a campaign full of unaltered photos. No airbrushing, no unnecessary editing, nothing.
The purpose of ‘aerie Real’ is to communicate there is no need to retouch beauty, and to give young women of all shapes and sizes the chance to discover amazing styles that work best for them. We want to help empower young women to be confident in themselves and their bodies. -Jennifer Foyle, Chief Merchandising Officer
They also announced that they plan to incorporate different body types onto their website. I think this is an awesome step in the right direction (yes, I would have loved to see models who aren’t thin, fit, conventionally beautiful, and from a wider range of ethnicities, but Ill take what I can get). The cynic in me can’t help but think that in six weeks or six months, this isn’t going to be the case anymore, but I hope they keep their word.
This collection of photos, title ‘Star Trails,” by Australian photographer Lincoln Harris, was created from a multitude of long-exposure shots and the effect of the Earth’s rotation.
Every year in June, a brave group of daredevils in the city of Alesund, Norway stack up hundreds of wood pallets to a height of over 130 feet, which they then light on fire in celebration of Midsummer and John the Baptist’s birthday. This is some Lord of the Rings shit right here.
What if Wes Anderson characters had Instagrams?
Suzy Bishop would be into emojis. See more at here.
Gus Petro did this cool project called ‘Empty, Dense, Merge’ in which he traveled all over the US and captured a feeling of complete emptiness, a feeling of complete density. and then merged the two together. These photos are from ‘Merge.’ He took New York City and placed it inside the Grand Canyon: two opposites merged into one.
All photos by Paul Octavious, who is the best.
Everyone is so young in these photos! I love that they’re all still doing awesome stuf.
EDIT: GUYS I found more.