Tag Archive: photographs

Make Something Cool Every Day

Brock Davis decided to make something cool every day for a year and post it in this album. Look through the whole thing, and make sure to read the titles. It’s fascinating, and totally worth the 15-20mins.

Druid Power!

Goldfish on the Brain

I came dangerously close to buying a goldfish, yesterday.

I don’t know why, I guess I’ve just had




Rania Matar

Photographer Rania Matar began A Girl and her Room in 2009. She has since traveled the world over to photograph teenagers and young women (12-23) in the unique worlds of their bedrooms. Matar’s thoughts on the project:

I originally let the girls choose the place of their choice and was slowly welcomed into their bedrooms, an area that is theirs, that they can fully control, decorate, trash and be themselves in – within an outside world that is often intimidating...I was fascinated to discover a person on the cusp on becoming an adult, but desperately holding on to the child she just barely left behind. A person on the edge between two worlds, trying to come to terms with this transitional time in her life and adjust to the person she is becoming. Posters of rock stars, political leaders or top models were often displayed above a bed still covered with stuffed animals; mirrors were always an important part of the room, a reflection of the girls' image to the outside world.
Being with those young women in the privacy of their world gave me a unique peek into their private lives and their real selves.

See the entire project here: http://www.raniamatar.com/portfolio/recent/girl-room.php#girl-room/1-01.jpg

Bowling Bride

Photo by Steve Koo Photography.

Irish Fantasy

Photo from Emily

Christophe Gilbert

A photo by Christope Gilbert.

Formal Cuteness

Photo via Fuck Yeah, Boston Terriers!

Costumed Burlesque

I’ve always been a sucker for the beautiful ladies of Burlesque…

Dita Von Teese on CSI. Picture taken from Pocket Venus.

This one came from the Frou Frou Fashionista blog. I don’t know who she is, but I love this picture.

Window Treatments

Stolen from Shakespeare in Exile

Girls In The Windows by Ormond Gigli, 1960

 ”In 1960, while a construction crew dismantled a row of brownstones right across from my own brownstone studio on East 58th Street, I was inspired to, somehow immortalize those buildings. I had the vision of 43 women in formal dress adorning the windows of the skeletal facade.

We had to work quickly to secure City permissions, arrange for models which included celebrities, the demolition supervisior’s wife (third floor, third from left), my own wife (second floor, far right), and also secure the Rolls Royce to be parked on the sidewalk. Careful planning was a necessity as the photography had to be accomplished during the workers’ lunch time!

The day before the buildings were razed, the 43 women appeared in their finest attire, went into the buildings, climbed the old stairs, and took their places in the windows. I was set up on my fire escape across the streeet, directing the scene, with bullhorn in hand. Of course I was concerned for the Models’ safety, as some were daring enough to pose out on the crumbling sills.

The photography came off as planned. What had seemed to some as too dangerous or difficult to accomplish, became my fantasy fulfilled, and my most memorable self – assigned photograph. It has been an international award winner ever since.

Most professional photographers dream of having one signature picture they are known for. “Girls in The Windows” is mine.”

Quote from Miss Wallflower