Originally posted on NewsFeed:
The arctic freeze sweeping the Eastern U.S. transformed a burnt-out Nebraska building into a winterland wonder.
The Waterman Opera House of Plattsmouth, Neb. — home to more than 40 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places — was gutted after it caught fire Friday, the Omaha World Heraldreports. Firefighters sprayed the structure with water, but thanks to the extreme cold plaguing large swaths of the nation, the water froze as soon it made contact with the concrete building, creating something of a marvel.
As sunlight streamed through the doomed structure’s windows, photographers managed to snap a few beautiful, slightly haunting images, like the one above.
Here, a nearby mailbox and bench are also seen frozen over:
The now-gutted Waterman Opera House dates back to 1882. Over the years, it has housed a grocery store, the local newspaper, a chiropractic center and other local businesses.
Originally posted on 2HeadS:
and that’s it.
Urs was born in Switzerland, 1947, and
here you have some of his self-portraits.
more articles on portraits and self-portraits that you should read:
View original 59 more words
Originally posted on Photofocus:
Photograph copyright Art Kane.
Art Kane was a fashion and music photographer who shot from the 1950s through the early 1990s. He created many popular photographs of popular musicians during that time. After serving in the Army, he returned to a successful publishing career. He served as the art director for Seventeen magazine (landing the job at age 26).
Under the influence of professional colleagues like Roy Kuhlman, Dan Wynn and Carl Fischer… he began to explore photography. He started to really embrace photography in 1956 and began to submit his work for publication. It was the summer of 1958 that his career really took off as he took on a special project for Esquire magazine on the history of Jazz.
His work is often praised as it combined his love of photographs with his visual design as an art director. His style is often considered photo illustration as they combine elements of documentary and journalistic…
View original 338 more words
Vivian Maier was a nanny of French and Austro-Hungarian ancestry who photographed the streets of New York in the 1950s. Yet Maier’s massive body of work would come to light when in 2007 her work was discovered at a local … Continue reading
I study history at the University of Edinburgh, with a particular focus on American history. In the first semester of my third year I took a course on ‘The Peculiar Institution,’ of slavery in the South, and in January I … Continue reading