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© Victoria Will, Jan. 19, 2014, Tintype portrait of Philipp Seymour Hoffman
The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday morning. (+)
May his soul rest in peace.

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© Victoria Will, Jan. 19, 2014, Tintype portrait of Philipp Seymour Hoffman

The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday morning. (+)

May his soul rest in peace.

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© Edward Weston, 1924, Photographer Tina Modotti
Tina Modotti was born in Udine, Italy, on 17 August 1896. She emigrated to the USA in 1913 to join her father, who, like many working class Italians, had settled there. After moving to Los Angeles in 1918, she met photographer Edward Weston, became his favourite model and, eventually, his lover. They moved to Mexico City in 1923 where he taught her photography. Modotti’s early photographs were close-up still-lifes but, by 1927, having joined the Communist Party, her images started to include the more social and political content for which she is acclaimed. (+)

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© Edward Weston, 1924, Photographer Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti was born in Udine, Italy, on 17 August 1896. She emigrated to the USA in 1913 to join her father, who, like many working class Italians, had settled there. After moving to Los Angeles in 1918, she met photographer Edward Weston, became his favourite model and, eventually, his lover. They moved to Mexico City in 1923 where he taught her photography. Modotti’s early photographs were close-up still-lifes but, by 1927, having joined the Communist Party, her images started to include the more social and political content for which she is acclaimed. (+)

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Annette and Bobby Rydell, from Disneyland After Dark (1962)

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Annette and Bobby Rydell, from Disneyland After Dark (1962)

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Annette and artist Ed Roth, 1964.

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Annette and artist Ed Roth, 1964.

mlle floretta of grigolatis famous aerial ballet 1910 (by Captain Geoffrey Spaulding)

mlle floretta of grigolatis famous aerial ballet 1910 (by Captain Geoffrey Spaulding)

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© Gjon Mili, 1940, Josef Hofmann’s Hands in Action

This is such an incredible photoset showing Polish-American virtuoso pianist, composer, music teacher, and inventor Josef Hofmann (originally: Józef Kazimierz Hofmann) photographed by Gjon Mili. Thanks to Tamara and Alec.

The pictures were published in LIFE magazine on January 6, 1941.

Find an online version of the magazine here. Here’s a short excerpt of the original LIFE story:

”(…) When LIFE asked Dr. Hofmann if he would let Gjon Mili photograph his hands with the high-speed camera, Dr. Hofmann was willing and interested. In fact, he was fascinated. For hours on two seperate occasions, he patiently sat at his piano running through scales and trills while Mili took his pictures.

One of the few Mili subjects who ever had any real idea of how the complicated high-speed mechanism works, Dr. Hofmann was tolerant when things went a bit wrong and even made sensible suggestions on improving the setup.

(…) Behind the keys along the length of the backboard, Mili placed a long thin mirror in which Hofmann’s hands were sharply reflected. Each picture, therefore, shows the backs of Hofmann’s fingers and, at the same time, the front of the fingers as reflected in the mirror. This double explanation of Hofmann’s technique should be of considerable help to piano students while practicing. (…)” (read the whole story here)

(thanks to / via: arpeggia & likeafieldmouse)

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 Francis Wolff, Feb. 1, 1956, Jimmy Smith & Thornel Schwartz at Small’s Paradise, Harlem
Jimmy Smith, who defined jazz organ, was born on Dec. 8, in either 1925 or 1928 (sources vary). (+) Happy Birthday!
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Francis Wolff, Feb. 1, 1956, Jimmy Smith & Thornel Schwartz at Small’s Paradise, Harlem

Jimmy Smith, who defined jazz organ, was born on Dec. 8, in either 1925 or 1928 (sources vary). (+) Happy Birthday!

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Unknown photographer, undated, “Gordon Parks wore khakis”, GAP ad
“Originally part of an assignment to design pocket flashers for men’s khakis, senior designer Lisa Prisco presented me with a small mock-up simply stating, “James Dean wore khakis”. Our boss Maggie Gross, gave us the go ahead to turn the idea into a full-fledge campaign, with ads in national magazines, outdoor media and of course, on pocket flashers.” (Laurie Kanes, former Director of Creative Services / The Gap)
More GAP khaki ads (source): Andy Warhol, Miles Davis, Pablo Picasso:

You still want more? Find ads with pictures of Muhammad Ali, Chet Baker, Salvador Dalí, Sammy Davis Jr., James Dean, Jack Kerouac, Carole Lombard, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and many others here.
I guess the Adolf Hitler “ad” was not part of the GAP campagne.
“What a hideous colour khaki is.” (Aldous Huxley, Brave New World)
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Unknown photographer, undated, “Gordon Parks wore khakis”, GAP ad

“Originally part of an assignment to design pocket flashers for men’s khakis, senior designer Lisa Prisco presented me with a small mock-up simply stating, “James Dean wore khakis”. Our boss Maggie Gross, gave us the go ahead to turn the idea into a full-fledge campaign, with ads in national magazines, outdoor media and of course, on pocket flashers.” (Laurie Kanes, former Director of Creative Services / The Gap)

More GAP khaki ads (source): Andy Warhol, Miles Davis, Pablo Picasso:

You still want more? Find ads with pictures of Muhammad Ali, Chet Baker, Salvador Dalí, Sammy Davis Jr., James Dean, Jack Kerouac, Carole Lombard, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and many others here.

I guess the Adolf Hitler “ad” was not part of the GAP campagne.

“What a hideous colour khaki is.” (Aldous Huxley, Brave New World)

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