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Reads tagged with “photography”

Artist Terry Border Imagines Everyday Objects in Romantic and Risqué Scenarios
Artist Terry Border Imagines Everyday Objects in Romantic and Risqué Scenarios

Spooning spoons, boogieing sushi, and what bent wire has to do with the mechanism of love.

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How Darwin’s Photographic Studies of Human Emotions Changed Visual Culture
How Darwin’s Photographic Studies of Human Emotions Changed Visual Culture

What disdain and devotion have to do with the dawn of photography, evolution, and Lewis Carroll.

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Menagerie: Sharon Montrose’s Evocative Portraits of Animals
Menagerie: Sharon Montrose’s Evocative Portraits of Animals

Earth’s creatures like you’ve never seen them before.

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Harris Tweed: The Story of the Greatest Cloth of All
Harris Tweed: The Story of the Greatest Cloth of All

What Scottish sheep have to do with timeless fashion and the humanity of craftsmanship.

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A Collection a Day: An Obsessive Homage to Order
A Collection a Day: An Obsessive Homage to Order

Why we’re drawn to things organized neatly, or what sea urchins have to do with vintage erasers.

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Animals Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Animals Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

From armadillos to zebras, or what championship chickens have to do with a giant octopus.

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Carl Warner’s Whimsical Food Landscapes
Carl Warner’s Whimsical Food Landscapes

What the London skyline has to do with asparagus, rhubarb, and Pink Floyd.

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From Freud’s Couch to Emily Dickinson’s Only Surviving Dress: Annie Leibovitz Catalogs Meta-Cultural Iconography
From Freud’s Couch to Emily Dickinson’s Only Surviving Dress: Annie Leibovitz Catalogs Meta-Cultural Iconography

What Virginia Woolf’s writing table has to do with Darwin’s countryside cottage and Freud’s final couch.

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Balloons for Bhutan: Jonathan Harris Documents Happiness
Balloons for Bhutan: Jonathan Harris Documents Happiness

A portrait of happiness in the last Himalayan kingdom.

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Breathtaking Photographs of Sea Creatures by Mark Laita
Breathtaking Photographs of Sea Creatures by Mark Laita

From stunning stingrays to jubilant jellyfish, or what cutting-edge technology has to do with Earth’s whimsy.

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