Dogs Who Know How to Shake It
Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson’s series “Shake” was originally inspired by her 8-year-old Dogue de Bordeaux, Norbert, who is an “epic shaker.”
In 2011, she photographed her first dog “mid-shake” in her studio with its features scrunched and water droplets suspended in the air.
“The first time I uploaded the photos, I knew I had to keep shooting and creating a body of work, it was just so fun,” Davidson said.
Over the past two years, Davidson photographed more than 120 dogs for her series. But some of them never “shook.” She chalks up her successful “shakes” to a “non-science, a lot of trying things and waiting.” Sixty-three dogs and more than 120 photographs from the series will be featured in her first book, Shake, which will be released by HarperCollins in October.
Davidson has a hardy background in both animals and photography. The daughter of an art dealer, she grew up in the suburbs outside New York City next to a nature preserve.
Snoop Dogg’s smokable songbook.
Each page is la rolling paper with Snoop’s greatest songs and lyrics written on them in non-toxic ink for your rolling pleasure. The pages are perforated making them easy to detach.
Helmut Newton (born Helmut Neustädter; 31 October 1920 – 23 January 2004) was a German-Australian photographer. He was a prolific, widely imitated fashion photographer whose provocative, erotically charged black-and-white photos were a mainstay of Vogue and other publications.
Helmut Newton. White Women / Sleepless Nights / Big Nudes
6 marzo - 21 luglio 2013 @ Palazzo Delle Esposizioni (Roma)
Codex Seraphinianus, 1976-1978
‘The Codex Seraphinianus is a book written and illustrated by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini, from 1976 to 1978. The book appears to be a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world, written in one of its languages, an alphabetic writing intended to be meaningless.’
I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it’s just too much. The current’s too strong. They’ve got to let go, drift apart. That’s how it is with us. It’s a shame, Kath, because we’ve loved each other all our lives. But in the end, we can’t stay together forever.