let’s talk about one of my favorite fashion shows ever
To the nth degree.
Mike Brodie - A Period of Juvenile Prosperity (published 2013)
"At 17 Mike Brodie hopped his first train close to his home in Pensacola, FL thinking he would visit a friend in Mobile, AL. Instead the train went in the opposite direction to Jacksonville, FL.
Days later, Brodie rode the same train home, arriving back where he started. Nonetheless, it sparked something and Brodie began to wander across the U.S. by any means that were free - walking, hitchhiking and train hopping.
Shortly after, Brodie found a Polaroid camera stuffed behind a carseat. With no training in photography and coke-bottle glasses, the instant camera was an opening for Brodie to document his experiences.
As a way of staying in touch with his transient community, Brodie shared his pictures on various websites gaining the moniker The Polaroid Kidd [sic]. When the Polaroid film he used was discontinued, Brodie switched to 35mm film and a sturdy 1980s camera.
Brodie spent years crisscrossing the U.S. amassing a collection, now appreciated as one of the most impressive archives of American travel photography. When asked about his approach to travel and photography Brodie has said: ‘Sometimes I take a train the wrong way or…whatever happens a photo will come out of it, so it doesn’t really matter where I end up.’”
Posted this before, but not with this tag, and I’m not going to go find it.
NEW VIDEO! ♆Sailor Neptune D.I.Y. Tutorial♆ (plus a magical girl transformation/tiny fight sequence). It’s a long one!
This is the best video I have ever seen!!! LOVE.
Definitely will be using this as a reference for when I do my Mercury costume. AAAH it’s so good.
What if one of the most important street photographers of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept herself to herself and never showed a single one of her photographs to anyone?
Decades later in 2007, a Chicago real estate agent and historical hobbyist, John Maloof purchased a box of never-seen, never-developed film negatives of an unknown ‘amateur’ photographer for $380 at his local auction house.
John began developing his new collection of photographs, some 100,000 negatives in total, that had been abandoned in a storage locker in Chicago before they ended up at the auction house. It became clear these were no ordinary street snaps of 1950s & 60s Chicago and New York and so John embarked on a journey to find out who was behind the photographs and soon discovered her name: Vivien Maier.