Early Beatles Photos by Norman Parkinson

Early Beatles Photos by Norman Parkinson

Norman Parkinson was invited to photograph the Beatles by Jeremy Banks, an associate editor at Queen magazine, the principal outlet for Parkinson’s fashion photography after he had jumped ship from Vogue in 1959. Parkinson’s carte blanche to photograph the Beatles at work over several hours in the studio was unprecedented, and only a select few photographers would ever again enjoy such extraordinary access to the band in Abbey Road. The week was a typically busy…

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Rare Vintage Footage and Photos of David Bowie in Bangkok

Rare Vintage Footage and Photos of David Bowie in Bangkok

David Bowie waived his usual US$1 million fee for his ‘Serious Moonlight Tour’ in Bangkok back in 1983 and appeared to be having “the time of his life” exploring the city. David Bowie’s concert in Thailand on the night of Dec 5, 1983, was not supposed to happen. With a price tag of US$1 million per show, a Bowie concert was too expensive for those who hoped to lure him here. Yet, the singer took…

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The Art of Rock Concert Photography

The Art of Rock Concert Photography

Enter the adrenaline-laced adventure of rock concert photography. As the concert begins, the average concertgoer pulls out his phone and clicks away. With the help of upgraded camera technology, he believes he’ll be able to capture the most definitive rock photos ever, and once in a great while it works out. For the most part, however, he ends up with 23 somewhat out-of-focus pictures, one shot of the floor and one shot that snags a lasting memory…

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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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Powerful NSFW Photos From The 2017 Birth Photo Competition

Powerful NSFW Photos From The 2017 Birth Photo Competition

Powerful NSFW Photos From The 2017 Birth Photo Competition Prove That Moms Are Badass The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers has announced the winners of their 2017 contest, and the photos they chose show the struggles mothers go through to bring new life into the world, and the sheer joy that follows. We took your breath away with last year’s contest, and these new photos will leave you even more amazed. Each one tells…

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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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Magic Moments Marking 170 Years of British Photography

Magic Moments Marking 170 Years of British Photography

Covering the dawn of photography in the 19th Century and moving into the 20th Century, a new exhibition called Britain in Focus charts how photographers have documented and interpreted the UK. The images span the genres of documentary, landscape and art and were taken by a mixture of professional and amateur photographers. From black and white to colour, and back again, here is a select history of British photography. Polymath William Henry Fox Talbot began…

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Conductive Graphene Ink Wins Science Photography Competition

Conductive Graphene Ink Wins Science Photography Competition

Conductive graphene ink wins science photography competition’s top prize An image of spectacular swirling graphene ink in alcohol, which can be used to print electrical circuits onto paper, has won the overall prize in a national science photography competition, organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). ‘Graphene—IPA Ink’, by James Macleod, from the University of Cambridge, shows powdered graphite in alcohol which produces a conductive ink. The ink is forced at high…

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10 Most Controversial Moments in the History of Photography

10 Most Controversial Moments in the History of Photography

An IPO from Snapchat, the photo-sharing app, has caused a major stir. But it’s far from the first time photography has been controversial. Snap Inc., better known as Snapchat, which recently launched an IPO valued at a staggering $30 billion, has started calling itself a “camera company.” “The camera is the core,” a Snap investor told Vanity Fair. “It used to be that photos were only used to make memories. Now, the camera is being…

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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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