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We Are The Water – Snow Drawings Project, Colorado (2014) by Sonja Hinrichsen with 50 volunteers. • I don’t do end-of-year lists but Dennis Cooper does. My thanks to Dennis once more for including this blog among his selections. Also there is Jonathan Glazer’s film of Under the Skin, an adaptation of Michel Faber’s novel […]

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Pascal Sébah

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Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the provinces of Hedjaz (Hejaz), Yemen and Tripoli, Ottoman Empire (1873). Photo prints by Turkish photographer Pascal Sébah (1823–1886) at the Library of Congress. I always like to see photos of ruins in the wild, so to speak, as they generally were in the 19th century before […]

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Alhambra cyanotypes

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The cyanotype process is a very old photographic printing technique and also the source of the word “blueprint”, after the process became common among builders and engineers for the printing of plans. The technique also has its enthusiasts today, some examples of which can be seen here. These views of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, […]

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Edinburgh, 1929

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2A Arthur Street. Samples from a collection of photographs by Alfred Henry Rushbrook at the National Library of Scotland’s Flickr pages showing the St Leonards area of Edinburgh. These were taken in 1929 but the age of the buildings and the curiously fogged appearance of the prints makes them seem a lot older. The City […]

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Old Bunker Hill

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One of a number of photos of the elegantly decayed houses of early Los Angeles by ex-vaudeville artist George Mann. On Bunker Hill is a site dedicated to this vanished area of the city. These never-before-published color images of old Bunker Hill were originally displayed in 3-D viewers of Mann’s own design, which were leased […]

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Berenice Abbott

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Manhattan Skyline: I. South Street and Jones Lane, Manhattan. March 26, 1936. I love Berenice Abbott’s photographs of New York in the 1930s which capture the city in transition from a world of 19th century brownstones to the more familiar high-rise skyline. Dover Publications produced their own collection of her photos which I used as […]

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Eugene de Salignac

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Queensboro Bridge, exposures made for experiment, February 9, 1910. From New York Rises: Photographs by Eugene de Salignac at the Museum of the City of New York until October 28th. Via Boing Boing. • More Selignac bridge photos Previously on { feuilleton } • Luther Gerlach’s Los Angeles • The Bradbury Building: Looking Backward from […]

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Luther Gerlach’s Los Angeles

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Contemporary Los Angeles via Luther Gerlach’s wet-plate photography. Using antique cameras he restores himself, and a wet-plate photographic process dating from 1851, Luther is completely immersed in this compelling method of vintage process. Gerlach says, “Quite often I feel as if my soul is in the past and my mind is in the future.” His […]

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The Bradbury Building: Looking Backward from the Future

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The Bradbury Building, 304 South Broadway, Los Angeles. This looks like an old photograph but it actually dates from 1989 and comprises part of the Changing Times: Los Angeles in Photographs, 1920-1990 archive that the UCLA Library has recently made public. The Bradbury Building (constructed in 1893) was one of the few places I insisted […]

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