dancers among us

Dancers Among Us is a collection of NYC dance photographs featuring members of the Paul Taylor, Mark Morris and Martha Graham Dance Companies. This is an ongoing project that began in the spring of 2009. There were no trampolines or other devices used for these images, just thousands of hours of training! Photos by Jordan Matter.

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1st photo

The picture above is reputed to be        the world’s first photograph.  It was taken in 1826 and was developed        by French photographer Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. He called this process        “heliography” or sun drawing and the entire process took eight hours.The next picture below is reputed        to be the world’s first color photograph.  Taken by by Louis Ducos du        Hauron in 1872, the photo is of a view of Angouleme in Southern France.source

The picture above is reputed to be the world’s first photograph.  It was taken in 1826 and was developed by French photographer Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. He called this process “heliography” or sun drawing and the entire process took eight hours.

The next picture below is reputed to be the world’s first color photograph.  Taken by by Louis Ducos du Hauron in 1872, the photo is of a view of Angouleme in Southern France.

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no difference between them

Here’s a new book full of beautiful black and white portraits of interracial couples!  The foreward is written by one of my favorite mixed chicks, Heidi Durrow.  The photos are stunning.  Thank you, Robert Kalman, for this wonderful book that will no doubt help us break our subconscious instinct to assume that these people do not belong together.  You can purchase your copy here.

 

re: human statue of liberty

I found some more!  I think they’re so great.  I can’t imagine how they pulled it all together.  The placement.  The wardrobe.  Everything.

us-shield_1453307iThe Human US Shield: 30,000 officers and men at Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1918

MPH-44-LivingUncleSamThe Living Uncle Sam: 19,000 officers and men at Camp Lee, Virginia, January 13, 1919

MPH-48-LibertyBell-675x898The Human Liberty Bell, formed by 25,000 officers and men at Camp Dix, New Jersey, 1918

The images, taken by Englishman Arthur S Mole and his American colleague John D Thomas, use over 18,000 US Soldiers, and some of the ones at the tops of the icons are over 1/2 mile away from the lens. They took the photographs in camps across the US using soldiers returning to America after World War I.  Mole and Thomas were commissioned by the US government to take the pictures as a way to raise morale among the troops and raise money by selling the shots to the public.  Mole and Thomas’ work was the first to use a unique technique to beat the problem of perspective after they devised a clever way of getting so many soldiers in the pictures. Arthur’s great nephew Joseph explains: “Arthur was able to get the image by actually drawing an outline on the lens, he then had the troops place flags in certain positions while he looked through the camera…”

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