Once again we rely on good ol' history for that much-needed dose of inspiration to start the week with. This time, amazing circus girls take the spotlight through photographs by an equally talented female photographer, Nina Leen.
Females have often been described as soft and fragile so it’s amazing to see how the women both behind and in these pictures just went right ahead and broke all stereotypes, especially during a more conservative period of time. Taken by renowned LIFE photographer Nina Leen in 1949 at Sarasota, Florida, this series of behind-the-scenes shots depicts circus girls as they practiced their death-defying acrobatic stunts and routines, with only ropes keeping them from falling – all while dressed in skimpy outfits!
The way I see it, Leen’s series is inspiring because it just goes to show that women can do well in fields usually dominated by men, too!
As many of you would already know, shooting under low light conditions require more than a steady grip (or a tripod) if you're aiming for outstanding results. You must also have the proper gear, and that, of course, includes film. In this post, we list down five fast films that work their best under such conditions.
I traveled to Cartagena de Indias, Colombia in May 2015 with my twin sister. Our birthday was on the 31st, and for the last few years we've had a silent pact to try to spend our birthdays traveling as much as we could (and as long as we’re single!).
Originally trained as a classical scholar, Arnold Genthe was a self-taught photographer famous for, to name a few, his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown in the early 1900s, autochromes, and portraits which included famous individuals, dancers, and women with his beloved pet, Buzzer the cat.