@1 month ago with 1224 notes
#portrait #photography #photograph #black and white #Japanese #woman #costume
photograph from a set of photos of Kabuki actors and Geisha in costume.
The original caption read:
Portraits of Japanese Kabuki actors and geisha. Unknown photographer, 1870s.
It went on auction, which you can see listed here, and there were 34 prints total, but none of them were of Onna Bugeisha. Just a heads up! There are images of Onna Bugeisha on this blog here.
(Source: choosechoice, via jaded-mandarin)
@4 months ago with 6 notes
#Aaron Mcelroy #American Photography #Black and White
Aaron Mcelroy’s artist statement for PS1: “ In my work I toy with the thinnest lines set between reality and a sense of the unreal. Through to the admixture, I further adjust to a reality punctured, a more surreal placement of life, lying just beneath a surface. Scenes in their randomness, the moments underneath—the subject is one not detracting from reality, but only serving to punctuate the delineation away from reality, towards the essence. Black and white continues to be my mainstay, its qualities serving to enhance a stripping, formed into the gray exoskeleton of color. Emerging on the photographs comes a grayish grit. The photographs come into recognition; appealing, seductive half-dreams, yet retain all the transitory vulnerability of humans dazed in their reality. “