Ahoy there, all ye lads and lassies! ‘Tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Shiver me timbers!
Lower the sails and clear the decks! Bring out the gold and the barrels of rum! Despite the dastardly history behind it, pirates have always held a fascinating distinction in popular culture today.
Whether it’s in the classics such as Treasure Island, or through the adventures of the dreadlocked charmer Jack Sparrow (or even the Straw Hat Pirates in their fictional world), the pirate’s life is all about freedom and adventure.
While some of us might not be adapting the swashbuckling, rum-drinking lifestyle anytime soon, here’s a gallery of photographs from the community that will make you say “Argh!”.
(Oh, and while you’re at it, why not find out your pirate name too? Mine’s Black Bess Bonney, if you can believe it.)
Marine Toux is a young female photographer in France. She has a very personal style and we're very happy to present you her work and universe for the International Women's Day. In this interview, she shares her approach of feminism and talks about her work.
Mitchell Wojcik is based in Brooklyn, New York. He likes "Ghostbusters, and to make whatever comes to mind and document my life as I go." He used to put a lot of thought into things, but now prefers to have fun and not think about it at all. Hmm, sounds like a perfect match for the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass!
Our friends at Mono No Aware let us know that they have some really exciting filmmaking and film processing workshops coming up in the next few weeks, check them out! Mono No Aware is a non-profit Cinema Arts organization based in Brooklyn, NY.
Whether documentary or portraiture, American photographer *Steve Schapiro* knows the best of both worlds. First gaining the reputation as a photojournalist, and capturing the key moments of the African-American Civil Rights movement, he is also known as the photographer of the most iconic people.
"Documentary fiction' is the best way to describe the overall work of Dutch photographer *Mariken Wessels*. Together with her own photographs and found images, letters, objects, notes, etc., she would recreate something out of them until a new reality is shown.