Classic Vintage Pin-Ups from Hollywood’s Golden Age

Classic Vintage Pin-Ups from Hollywood’s Golden Age

Classic Hollywood Pin-Ups – Beautiful and Sexy Portrait Photos of 60 Famous Actresses from Hollywood’s Golden Age America’s entrance into World War II back in 1941 triggered the golden age of pinups, pictures of smiling women in a range of clothing-challenged situations. The racy photos adorned lonely servicemen’s lockers, the walls of barracks, and even the sides of planes. For the first time in its history, the US military unofficially sanctioned this kind of art:…

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Amazing Photographs of the New York Underground from 1977-1984

Amazing Photographs of the New York Underground from 1977-1984

Hell On Wheels – Amazing Photographs of the New York Underground from 1977-1984 In 1979, there were 250 serious crimes reported in the New York subway system – per week. There were six murders in the first two months alone. No other subway in the world was more crime-ridden and infamous. “Hell On Wheels” is a joyous and soulful trip in the bygone era of the New York subway system in the years between 1977-1984….

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‘American beauty’ and Pinups from Carey Fruth

‘American beauty’ and Pinups from Carey Fruth

Is there an ideal American beauty? Does that iconic rose petal scene in the film come to mind? It’s a compelling argument — a young, skinny, blond woman suggestively lying atop a bed of rose petals, her intimate parts strategically obscured by more red petals. But photographer Carey Fruth begs to differ. Fruth was inspired by a racy scene from the 1999 movie of the same name in which Kevin Spacey fantasized about one of his daughter’s friends, and  launched an ongoing photo project called ‘American…

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Photography Masterpieces from Living Legend Elliott Erwitt

Photography Masterpieces from Living Legend Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt, really Elio Romano Erwitt, (born 26 July 1928) is an American advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings— a master of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment”. Erwitt was born in Paris, France, to Jewish-Russian immigrant parents, who soon moved to Italy. In 1939, when he was ten, his family immigrated to the United States. He studied photography and filmmaking at Los…

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First Lady Melania Trump Gets Glamorous Her Official White House Portrait

First Lady Melania Trump Gets Glamorous Her Official White House Portrait

The White House released Monday the official portrait of first lady Melania Trump. Her new press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, tweeted the news, along with a link and later the official FLOTUS Twitter account sent out the photo. The photograph was taken in the West Sitting Hall of the White House private residence, CNN confirmed. The photographer, Regine Mahaux, is well-known for her celebrity portraiture and has taken several pictures of Trump in the past, including…

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Robert Mapplethorpe – the Hustler with a Hasselblad who Thrilled and Horrified America

Robert Mapplethorpe – the Hustler with a Hasselblad who Thrilled and Horrified America

When we say Robert Mapplethorpe, what you say? Well, we think you say sexuality, provocation and inspiration, but more about it below. One of the most prolific and influential artists of the twentieth century, American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, the master of art photography, famed for his highly controversial and sexually explicit images, radically changed the preconceptions of medium and stretched its boundaries, both in themes and style. Mapplethorpe’s diverse body of work, includes portraiture and…

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Arthur Rothstein – one of America’s Greatest Photojournalists

Arthur Rothstein – one of America’s Greatest Photojournalists

Arthur Rothstein (July 17, 1915 – November 11, 1985) was an American photographer. Rothstein is recognized as one of America’s premier photojournalists. During a career that spanned five decades, he provoked, entertained and informed the American people. His photographs ranged from a hometown baseball game to the drama of war, from struggling rural farmers to US Presidents. Rothstein was born in Manhattan, New York City, and he grew up in the Bronx. He was a…

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Hot NBA Cheerleaders, season 2016-2017

Hot NBA Cheerleaders, season 2016-2017

Enjoy these amazing girls from the current NBA season. NFL Cheerleaders collection, seasons 2011-2012 Or you may want to see more on Alafoto Gallery: NFL Cheerleaders 2011 + Calendar 2012 NFL Cheerleaders 2012 NFL Cheerleaders 2013 NBA Cheerleaders 2016

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Walker Evans. Annalist of Great Depression

Walker Evans. Annalist of Great Depression

Walker Evans (November 3, 1903 – April 10, 1975) was an American photographer and photojournalist best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans’s work from the FSA period uses the large-format, 8×10-inch camera. He said that his goal as a photographer was to make pictures that are “literate, authoritative, transcendent”. Many of his works are in the permanent collections of museums and…

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Unknown and unpublished, famous Vivian Maier

Unknown and unpublished, famous Vivian Maier

Vivian Dorothy Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American street photographer. Maier worked for about forty years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago’s North Shore, pursuing photography during her spare time. She took more than 150,000 photographs during her lifetime, primarily of the people and architecture of New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, although she also traveled and photographed worldwide. During her lifetime, Maier’s photographs were unknown and unpublished; many…

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