April 21, 2014
joshiesartnudes:

Miabelle Suicide
Sugar Sachet - Photographer
http://suicidegirls.com/girls/MiaBelle/profile/
https://twitter.com/pintsizedmb
http://www.modelmayhem.com/3151292

This girl is gorgeous, and the photographer knows how to take a photo!

joshiesartnudes:

Miabelle Suicide

Sugar Sachet - Photographer

http://suicidegirls.com/girls/MiaBelle/profile/

https://twitter.com/pintsizedmb

http://www.modelmayhem.com/3151292

This girl is gorgeous, and the photographer knows how to take a photo!

(via perfect-curves)

moma:

Odilon Redon, born today in 1840, was known for his fantastical, enigmatic imagery. 
[Odilon Redon. "L’Oeil, comme un ballon bizarre se dirige vers l’infini (The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity)." 1882.]

moma:

Odilon Redon, born today in 1840, was known for his fantastical, enigmatic imagery. 

[Odilon Redon. "L’Oeil, comme un ballon bizarre se dirige vers l’infini (The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity)." 1882.]

April 20, 2014
Someone stole my photo of Pamela Koppe—titled “Goddess”—and posted it on Twitter.  (I’m not on Twitter, but I saw this theft through various links on the net.)  The title is gone; there’s no mention of my name.  When I originally posted this photo on both Flickr and Tumblr, I had my name underneath the bottom of the photo in a black frame as well as three different sites—my model mayhem number, 733113, Tumblr, and Flickr—so anyone could see more of my photography and/or more of Pamela, a gorgeous young woman.  (I’ve posted close to 60 photographs I took of her—all of them on Flickr; some of them on Tumblr.)  A potential model, for example, could see I was on Model Mayhem and could contact me through that site.  Anyone saving the image would have saved that info with it.  No, someone cropped off the information, saved that jpg, and, consequently, diminished the quality of the image.  Of course, I have no idea who stole the photo originally; this particular twitter post could be someone just passing along an image the way he or she found it.  The person who did steal it, though, is a pissant, someone who cannot create a photograph, but wants to steal enough work to “create” a site, or a Twitter feed, or whatever.  It’s not so much that this sort of thing that has happened to me before makes me mad; it’s that it’s so pitiful.  There are people with no artistic talent, no energy, and no courage who can only steal the work of others as if it were their own and not give credit where credit is due.  To some immature people on Tumblr who can’t create anything, this is what “reblogging” means.  But even “reblogging” can mean much more than that.  (Too bad Tumblr has such a worthless “tag” system; it rarely delivers; it’s a joke.  Too bad people can’t leave comments on Tumblr without reblogging like they can on Flickr.)  Theft is a bigger problem, from what I can see, on Tumblr than it is on Flickr.  On Flickr people “favorite” the photos of others; they leave compliments as well as the occasional criticism.  Instead of stealing someone’s work on Flickr, you “favorite” it.  That photo by someone doesn’t just go into your own photostream; it goes into a zone clearly marked “favorites.”  It’s work you admire by others.  We can go to your photostream on Flickr to see what you’ve actually made yourself.  It’s easy to go to the sites of others on Flickr and see whether or not they are photographers themselves.  I see a lot of impressive original work on Flickr.  Come to my site on Flickr to see my work.  Come to my site there to see the “favorites” I have selected from other photographers from around the world.  I’ll be happy to point you to some amazing photography by others.  Whatever you “take” from there, give credit to photographer and model!  This might broaden Tumblr so that it’s not merely the boring reblogging of the usual suspects from glossy magazines.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/doylewesleywalls/
http://www.flickr.com/people/doylewesleywalls/
Join Flickr at no cost.  You can post up to 200 photos you have created and you can favorite thousands if you like—all for no money.  As a member, you can adjust your settings to see the “moderate” (like the one of Pamela above) and the “restricted” (full nudes) as well as the “safe” photos.  If you’re there and not a member, you’ll only see the “safe” shots.

Someone stole my photo of Pamela Koppe—titled “Goddess”—and posted it on Twitter.  (I’m not on Twitter, but I saw this theft through various links on the net.)  The title is gone; there’s no mention of my name.  When I originally posted this photo on both Flickr and Tumblr, I had my name underneath the bottom of the photo in a black frame as well as three different sites—my model mayhem number, 733113, Tumblr, and Flickr—so anyone could see more of my photography and/or more of Pamela, a gorgeous young woman.  (I’ve posted close to 60 photographs I took of her—all of them on Flickr; some of them on Tumblr.)  A potential model, for example, could see I was on Model Mayhem and could contact me through that site.  Anyone saving the image would have saved that info with it.  No, someone cropped off the information, saved that jpg, and, consequently, diminished the quality of the image.  Of course, I have no idea who stole the photo originally; this particular twitter post could be someone just passing along an image the way he or she found it.  The person who did steal it, though, is a pissant, someone who cannot create a photograph, but wants to steal enough work to “create” a site, or a Twitter feed, or whatever.  It’s not so much that this sort of thing that has happened to me before makes me mad; it’s that it’s so pitiful.  There are people with no artistic talent, no energy, and no courage who can only steal the work of others as if it were their own and not give credit where credit is due.  To some immature people on Tumblr who can’t create anything, this is what “reblogging” means.  But even “reblogging” can mean much more than that.  (Too bad Tumblr has such a worthless “tag” system; it rarely delivers; it’s a joke.  Too bad people can’t leave comments on Tumblr without reblogging like they can on Flickr.)  Theft is a bigger problem, from what I can see, on Tumblr than it is on Flickr.  On Flickr people “favorite” the photos of others; they leave compliments as well as the occasional criticism.  Instead of stealing someone’s work on Flickr, you “favorite” it.  That photo by someone doesn’t just go into your own photostream; it goes into a zone clearly marked “favorites.”  It’s work you admire by others.  We can go to your photostream on Flickr to see what you’ve actually made yourself.  It’s easy to go to the sites of others on Flickr and see whether or not they are photographers themselves.  I see a lot of impressive original work on Flickr.  Come to my site on Flickr to see my work.  Come to my site there to see the “favorites” I have selected from other photographers from around the world.  I’ll be happy to point you to some amazing photography by others.  Whatever you “take” from there, give credit to photographer and model!  This might broaden Tumblr so that it’s not merely the boring reblogging of the usual suspects from glossy magazines.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/doylewesleywalls/

http://www.flickr.com/people/doylewesleywalls/

Join Flickr at no cost.  You can post up to 200 photos you have created and you can favorite thousands if you like—all for no money.  As a member, you can adjust your settings to see the “moderate” (like the one of Pamela above) and the “restricted” (full nudes) as well as the “safe” photos.  If you’re there and not a member, you’ll only see the “safe” shots.

April 19, 2014

Michelangelo Antonioni and Monica Vitti, photographed by Walter Daran, 1961.
Michelangelo Antonioni and Monica Vitti, photographed by Walter Daran, 1961.

(Source: missavagardner, via bbook)

April 12, 2014
philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Piet Mondrian, who was born in Amersfoort, Netherlands in 1872! Mondrian is best known as the creator of perhaps the most rigorously abstract paintings of the first half of the twentieth century. Working with only the most basic elements-straight lines and primary colors, he strove to create pure objective art that he believed would change the world.”Composition with Blue and Yellow,” 1932, Piet Mondrian

philamuseum:

Happy birthday to Piet Mondrian, who was born in Amersfoort, Netherlands in 1872! Mondrian is best known as the creator of perhaps the most rigorously abstract paintings of the first half of the twentieth century. Working with only the most basic elements-straight lines and primary colors, he strove to create pure objective art that he believed would change the world.

Composition with Blue and Yellow,” 1932, Piet Mondrian

April 8, 2014
kiss-meyou-fool:

senyahearts:

Miranda Kerr for GQ UK, May 2014
Photographed by: Mario Testino 

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Best photo ever of Miranda Kerr.  Thank you, Testino.

kiss-meyou-fool:

senyahearts:

Miranda Kerr for GQ UK, May 2014

Photographed by: Mario Testino 

X

Best photo ever of Miranda Kerr.  Thank you, Testino.

(via gentlemansblog)

April 6, 2014
© Doyle Wesley Walls  —  Campaign Finance Reform

© Doyle Wesley Walls  — Campaign Finance Reform

April 4, 2014
hot-gallery:

cbmain:

Charlize Theron

hot-gallery:

cbmain:

Charlize Theron

(via gentlemansblog)