Hey, it's June and it's the wedding month! Weddings are incomplete if there's not an elegant cake present in the photographs. Even though these sweets were not as candy-colourful as they were in the actual events, the photographs are oozing with a saccharine trip to memory lane!
Our beautiful brides have said the most awaited “I do,” and our gorgeous grooms have unending smiles plastered on their faces — it is now time to celebrate their happily-ever-afters! As a way to commemorate the couples’ special day, the cutting/eating of their wedding cakes is an essential part and it must be well-documented, especially in photographs.
Here are a number of monochrome photographs of some of the most famous couples in history as they shared their very first piece of heavenly life as lifetime partners — their (usually towering) wedding cakes! (All images via life.com.)
April 23 marked World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated annual event held in celebration of books and reading all over the globe. To commemorate, here are fascinating images of people from several decades ago, reading not on Kindles or iPads as many are wont to do today, but actual books, newspapers, and other forms of the written word.
There's a certain air of sadness in Nishe's portraits. More often than not, the faces of her subjects are either partially or completely hidden. Sad, yes, but undeniably beautiful. Melancholia, as well as loss of innocence and the pains of growing up, are recurring themes in the photographer's body of work and she presents all these quite gracefully.
These photographs not only provide a rare glimpse to the Russian Empire as it was more than a hundred years ago, they also are outstanding examples of a now obsolete photography technique. Learn the story behind Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii's photographs and how they were taken after the cut!
Two days from now, Lempertz will hold a sale of 195 photographic prints. The lineup is as varied as the history of photography itself. An 1856 print by an anonymous photographer is in the same group as a top-valued Joseph Szabo shot. A deceptively simple shot of a flower vase is joined by the complex textures of Lucien Hervé. Take a look at the fascinating mix.
Chloé Vollmer-Lo's photos speak for themselves. Every image, whether it's a portrait or a seemingly simple snapshot of a street alley, tells a story. The Paris-based photographer tested the New Petval Lens 85 recently, and the results, as expected, speak volumes. She talks about her experience as a freelance photographer - and with the New Petval Lens 85 - in this exclusive interview.