Tickle Your Fancy – #23 – NSFW

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Welcome back to our twenty third post in our new section Tickle Your Fancy. Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section Tickle Your Fancy is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

We hope you enjoy this weeks’ selections…

 

American Apparel and Pubic Hair

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Image – ©American Apparel

Well, American Apparel are not strangers to controversial advertising campaigns. Last year their mannequins ‘sported’ ‘menstruating hairy vagina t-shirts’ – ugghhh. This year they’ve gone for ‘big hairy bushes’. The mannequins were dressed in transparent underwear with ‘pubic hair’ on full display in the New York shop windows and it literally stopped people in their tracks. The irony of the whole publicity stunt, at least in my mind, whichever side of the fence you’re on, is that something like this is so controversial and yet the news that we’re bombarded with day after day of perverse and hugely damaging crimes are almost overlooked. What an ‘unnatural’ world we’re living in.

Read more here

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Street Photography Masterclass – in pictures

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Image – ©Antonio Olmos

The Guardian gives space to award-winning photographer Antonio Olmos allowing him to share his tips for getting started in street photography – in pictures. Interestingly or controversially (whichever way you view it) he talks about not using a point and shoot camera but does recommend the iPhone 5 and of course higher end SLRs. He covers all the bases, light, exposure, location, preparation, art and more

Read/view more here


Beautiful Games: Hoop dreams

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Image – ©Robin Layton

Award winning photographer Robin Layton celebrates 123 years since basketball was invented with the most incredible images of basketball courts and makeshift rings. She captures the heart, soul and art of this incredibly important and significant US sport.

Don’t’ miss this


Meredith Hattam: My Life Working as a Model in China

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Image – ©Meredith Hattam

A very interesting account of the treatment of both female and male models in China. We’re all used to these kind of horror stories but this is a very detailed article with references to child labor, sexual ‘favours’, slavery almost and blackmail.

Read more here


Photo Tour of Famous New Yorkers’ Living Rooms

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Image ©Dominique Nabokov

This is a rather ‘virtual voyeuristic’ view of the living rooms of famous New Yorkers’ but it also the kind of world we now live in. Having said that, Dominique Nabokov ‘real life interior photographer’ started documenting these lives and images over 20 years ago. She now has a book ‘New York Living Rooms‘ displaying her fascinating captures.

You can view the images here.

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