Because …

Because … Nope! I Got Nothing
Because … Nope! I Got Nothing

And here we have a cute Asian Softbody, half-dressed on the beach with her saxaphone because … I don’t have a clue. Given the look on her face, the model also has no clue what going on or why it is.

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Fallen Woman

Art, when well done, is always evocative. It’s also very subjective and personal, drawing meaning and emotion from the beholder as well as the artist and, especially in the case of artist photography, the subject.

Take, by way of example, the photos below. To me they portray a beautified and romanticized vignette of the “fallen women” of 19th century London, especially those of the White Chapel district. Ethereal beauty, hope, despair, elegant style, an odd Catholicism to the fashion, and a certain tawdry sexuality combine and create a frisson that is, to me at least, very compelling.

Others would likely see the photos completely differently and within completely different contexts, but very few, I think, would see them merely as part of the fashion shoot which was their commercial purpose.

A Victorian-esque Study of Anne Hathaway
[Photography by Marcus Piggott and Mert Alas]

The above are photos taken of Anne Hathaway taken in London by Marcus Piggott and Mert Alas as part of a piece by Chelsea Handler of Interview Magazine. They also preview the upcoming issue of the magazine since Anne Hathaway will be on the cover of the magazine’s magazines September 2011 issue.

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Sleeping Jewels

Amid the strife, pain, and rage inducing events of the world there are also small wonders to behold – if one is wise or lucky enough to find them.

Sleeping Insects Bejeweled With Dew

Macro photographer Miroslaw Swietek was wise enough to find these sleeping jewels and capture their beauty and we’re lucky enough that he shared the images with the world.

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Hot Chocolate (NSFW)

I live in NYC and we’re experiencing yet another snow storm. This one promises to be interesting since it will supposedly involved “mixed precipitation” – that would be rain, sleet, and snow all together – and increasing winds throughout the day and evening.

A hard day for any us who had to go into work and a hard day for any of us, et al, to stay warm. That being the case, I’d suggest that as many of us as possible enjoy some hot chocolate today.

HeidiliciousHot Chocolate!

In my personal and rarely humble opinion I’d say that the above constitutes some truly hot chocolate and would keep just about anybody warm on a day like today. 😉

These absolutely delicious images of Heidi Klum are from her and the renowned photographer Rankin’s 2009 book, Heidilicious which they created during Heidi Klum’s pregnancy.

And, if hot chocolate doesn’t work for you or if it just isn’t quite enough, you could always try some Warm Milk. 😛

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