From the series Hengao by Tetsuro Sato, 2010

A culmination of a ten-year investigation into lenticular manipulation, Japanese photographer Tetsuro Sato presents, in his first New York exhibition, a selection of recent photo-portraits. Influenced by and rebelling against the Japanese phenomenon of the purikura—photo-sticker booths that beautify sitters using cutesy photographic manipulation such as blemish-erasing washouts and eye enlargement—Sato creates his own series of hengao (“funny/strange faces”).

Instead of digital alterations, however, Sato distorts the models’ images through the use of glassware and mirrors.




arpeggia:

Victoria Audouard - Self Portrait

arpeggia:

Victoria Audouard - Self Portrait




Photographs of Comet Morehouse by F. Baldet & F. Quénisset, October 23, 1908 and November 27, 1908

Photographs of Comet Morehouse by F. Baldet & F. Quénisset, October 23, 1908 and November 27, 1908




Lydia Cheng by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1987

Lydia Cheng by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1987




From Tokyo Lucky Hole by Nobuyoshi Araki

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frenchtwist:

Untitled, New York by Francesca Woodman, 1979-80Also

frenchtwist:

Untitled, New York by Francesca Woodman, 1979-80

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Untitled from O Mapa series by Emi Anrakuji, 2013




“The only element that introduces existence in the universe is death.” — 

Georges Bataille, “Friendship" trans. Hager Weslati in parallax 2001, vol. 7 

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regardintemporel:

Guy Bourdin - La Baigneuse, ca. 1950-1953
 © The Estate of Guy Bourdin, 2013

regardintemporel:

Guy Bourdin - La Baigneuse, ca. 1950-1953


© The Estate of Guy Bourdin, 2013




Untitled by Toyen, 1936 [crop]

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Nude by Jeanloup Sieff, 1982
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Nude by Jeanloup Sieff, 1982

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kvetchlandia:

Edward Steichen     Givili Andre, for Vogue Magazine      1937

kvetchlandia:

Edward Steichen     Givili Andre, for Vogue Magazine      1937




Italy, Rome by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1959

Italy, Rome by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1959




“There is no language in itself, nor are there any linguistic universals, only a throng of dialects, patois, viperslangs, and specialized languages. There is no ideal speaker-listener, any more than there is a homogeneous linguistic community. Language is, in Weinreich’s words, “an essentially heterogeneous reality.” There is no mother tongue, only a power takeover by a dominant language within political multiplicity. Language stabilizes around a parish, a bishopric, a capital. It forms a bulb. It evolves by subterranean stems and flows, along river valleys or train tracks; it spreads like a patch of oil.” — 

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

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Plate from Akty by Jaroslav Vávra, 1971 

Plate from Akty by Jaroslav Vávra, 1971