E.B. White writing in his boat shed overlooking Allen Cove, 1976.
E.B. (Andy to his friends) wasn’t so much a hermit, or even a farmer, as a paid correspondent to the natural world. His essays and journals are frank yet soaring; every word a testament to his overwhelming affection for quiet, observant, country living.
This week marks the 60th anniversary of his most famous work, Charlotte’s Web, a love letter to the sights and smells of his salt water farm on the Blue Hill peninsula of Maine.
The portrait of E.B. was taken by Jill Krementz and can be found in her book The Writer’s Image.
Amy Friend scours the internet, antique shops, and even old family albums in search of interesting vintage photos. After that, she allows tiny holes of light to shine through the figures!
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Hawaii-based photographer Christy Lee Rogers specializes in creating dreamlike photos of people underwater. Her project Reckless Unbound shows people swirling around one another while wearing colorful outfits. The photos are reminiscent of the paintings of old Baroque masters, who would often paint people floating around in heavenly realms.
Rogers creates her photos in swimming pools at night. The scenes are illuminated with bright off-camera lights, and the shoots often last two to four hours each.
Christy Lee Rogers reshapes the boundaries between contemporary photography and painting, with her series Reckless Unbound. While provoking the audience with vivacious movements and purpose, she also stirs the viewer’s memories of baroque painter Pieter Paul Rubens and his Massacre of the Innocents.
Without the use of post-production manipulation, Rogers’ works are made in-camera, on the spot, in water and at night. She applies her technique to bodies submerged in water during tropical nights in Hawaii. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colours and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigour and warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition.
You can see more of her work over on her website.
Philip Jones Griffiths
Three Princeton students pose after a snowball fight. 1893.