1. dwamdwamdwam:

    Vancouver, December 2013

  2. hyperallergic:

    (via Curious Visual Guides to Victorian Pseudoscience)

    What if all your woes could be healed by some good thinking? Back in the 19th century, mesmerism was all the rage, merging nicely with the DIY Victorian parlor entertainment and hefty dose of quack medicine making the rounds — from questionable experiments in electricity to phrenology.


    (via okcurious)


  3. "Je crois que ça fait mal, un petit peu, de se faire prendre en photo."
    — Diane Arbus citée par Philippe Garnier dans “Car ce qui est cérémonieux, curieux, et commun, sera un jour légendaire”, Libération, 12 janvier 2004 (via tributeto)
  4. likeafieldmouse:

    Hidden Mother

    "Trying to get a baby or a fussy toddler to sit still for a photograph can feel like a herculean task. Luckily, it only takes a second to get the shot. In the nineteenth century, however, it was a different storyparticularly when it came to tintype portraits, which required a long exposure. 

    Photographer Laura Larson’s series, Hidden Mother, presents a survey of nineteenth-century tintype portraits in which the mother of the child was included in the photograph, but obscured. 

    In some instances, the mother would hold her child, with a cloth or props hiding her from the lens, or she would be painted over by the photographer after the image had been taken. In other examples, the mother is entirely absent from the frame, save for an arm, holding the child in place. 

    The results are both funny and slightly disturbing. The mother appears as an uncanny presence, Larson writes in a statement. Often, she is swathed in fabric, like a ghost.”  

    (via vintageyoungins)

  5. (Source : ninalecorre)

  6. red-lipstick:

    Isobel Adderley (UK)     Collages

    (Source : distancefacingyou, via ortide)

  7. lora-mathis:


    Girl, an ongoing series 
    by Lora Mathis

    My photo series “Girl” has been accepted as part of this year’s Bay Area Ladyfest! Come hang with me in Oakland & buy some prints 

  8. martinvlach:

    untitled on Flickr.

  9. aleckvenegas:

    Scanned some things from a couple sketchbooks I carried with me over the summer. 

  10. lora-mathis:

    This Is A Poem, Lora Mathis


    This is a poem. Greatness from Lora Mathis.