We came across this selection of astonishing photos from the past, thanks to Reddit user epicnesshunter. Some of these are absolutely mind-boggling, but what makes most of them so powerful is that they were taken in the past century, just one or two generations away from us. (VIA http://pulptastic.com/40-photos-from-the-past/)
#1. Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938
#2. Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885
#3. Elvis in the Army, 1958
#4. Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956
#5. Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923
#6. Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916
#7. Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937
#8. Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924
#9. Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency
#10. Annie Edison Taylor, the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, 1901
#11. 106-year-old Armenian Woman guards home, 1990
#12. Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, ca. 1937
#13. The original Ronald McDonald, 1963
#14. Disneyland Employee Cafeteria in 1961
#15. Advertisement for Atabrine, anti-malaria drug, in Papua, New Guinea during WWII
#16. Soldier shares a banana with a goat during the battle of Saipan, ca. 1944
#17. Little girl with her doll sitting in the ruins of her bombed home, London, 1940
#18. Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961
#19. Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965
#20. Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940
#21. Walter Yeo, one of the first to undergo an advanced plastic surgery and a skin transplant, 1917
#22. Measuring bathing suits – if they were too short, women would be fined, 1920′s
#23. Martin Luther King with his son removing a burnt cross from their front yard, 1960
#24. Hotel owner pouring acid in the pool while black people swim in it, ca. 1964
#25. Lifeguard on the coast, 1920′s
#26. Artificial legs, UK, ca. 1890
#27. Mom and son watching the mushroom cloud after an atomic test, Las Vegas, 1953
#28. Mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948
#29. Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII
#30. Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941
#31. Christmas dinner during Great Depression: turnips and cabbage
#32. The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927
#33. Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963
#34. Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930
#35. A space chimp posing to camera after a successful mission to space, 1961
#36. Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit, 1929
#37. Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight, 1893
#38. 23 year-old Evelyn McHale’s suicide – she jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on a United Nations limousine, 1947
#39. Suntan vending machine, 1949
#40. First morning after Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right, 1967
As a photographer, it is my job to not only provide high quality photographs for my lifestyle clients, but also it’s important that I understand the art of aesthetic and the fashion editorial market. I know that a bride may not want the same “artistic” filters used in her photos that perhaps an up and coming fashion designer would.
Lupita Nyong’o (the next Hollywood ‘it’ girl) was recently photographed for the well known fashion magazine VANITY FAIR for their February issue. I personally believe that Lupita is BEYOND gorgeous and her photo was sheer perfection; however tons of critics have slammed the magazine (and subsequently the photo editor) for lightening her silky, chocolate skin.
Take this from a photographer: her skin was not lightened. The editor applied an artistic filter to give the ENTIRE photo a bubble gum, fairy like appeal.
If her skin were lightened, the photo would be creamier, and her skin itself would be more of a manila color. I believe that while it is AMAZING that people are trying to reverse the harming effects of colorism, it’s even more important to make sure not to take it too far. The photo was done in good taste and Lupita looked as heavenly as she always does.
Take a look for yourself.
-Peace & Photos, Joc
Hey guys! The Speight Wedding this weekend was BY FAR one of the most enjoyable weddings I’ve shot this year! Since the [bride] Amelia and I used to cheer together back in high school (yes, I’m part of Cheer Nation FOREVER!) I knew I was in for a good time! Everything was done in true Amelia fashion! Her new husband didn’t surprise me much either — he and his bride are a match made in heaven! It was so cute capturing their first dance (which was a medley that included Miguel’s ADORN).
The father-daughter dance….oh yes, when the music starts playing and it’s Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up”…oh yes, you’re in for a great reception!
Check out some of the photo sneak peeks and a YouTube Video a wedding guest posted of the Father/Daughter Dance!
Best Father Daughter Dance Ever Speight Wedding
Hello party people! I am SO beyond excited because with the help of you (my clients) and some web hosting knowledge from one of my closest friends/colleagues I know officially own http://www.jocsphotography.com! After 3 years of having an official online site I FINALLY have my own domain! For some this may not be a big whoop, but when you go from having like a billion words in your free-domain name to something simple and sweet — it makes a WORLD of difference! It’s easier to find AND remember (which is exactly what I want). I’m still updating my portfolio, but make sure you check me out RIGHT after reading this!
In other photography news….well not much. haha Since I’ve been named the Creative Director of Our Success Magazine (not sure if I’ve told you guys yet or not, but if not you know now) and contributing for WEEN, my photo shoot booking has been spread out. I usually shoot on weekends now (a few during the week) so my available dates are going fast for Spring 2013. I just recently shot engagment photos for one of my highschool cheer mates (I’ll post a few sneak peeks in the coming weeks) and I’m gearing up to shoot her wedding in April! Also in two weeks I’ll be covering the baby shower of a family friend which should be SO much fun because mom is having TWINS!!!
I’ll be trying to fit some test shoots in and MAYBE have a summer special soon…so keep your eyes peeled!
Peace & Photos,
So you all can only IMAGINE how hyped I was to hear that one of my photographer idols Derek Blanks had the honor of shooting Olympic gold-star Gabby Douglas! I am honestly SO eager to check out how awesome the photos turned out in the next issue of Essence Magazine! In honor of all things photography and beauty, here is a “behind the scenes” look into the shoot!!