“These came from a collection of over 400 Polaroid photos of strippers trying out for dancing jobs at a So. Cal club. They were taken from the late 1960′s thru the early 1970′s. I decided to create a new Flickr account to share this collection with other photographers. They document fashion, interior decor, and a time when bodies were for the most part, natural. The Polaroid film makes for an even more nostalgic feel. The main interest I have with these photos is the esthetics of an era, not just as titillation. As an artist and photographer I find these women beautiful, daring and sometimes desperate. Each woman here has a story, and each one deserves our respect.” – stripper_polaroids
*Some images are NSFW
In case you haven’t caught this article discussing digital rights management, check it. Good read for the next break you take. By Steve Jobs.
Magnetoquilt! “….you can see the original image on the left and the final quilt on the right. Dare I say it, I think hers looks even better than mine. Processing may be powerful, but it aint got nothin on a tiny Japanese woman armed with needles and thread…”
A new law in France makes it a crime — punishable by up to five years in prison — for anyone who is not a professional journalist to film real-world violence and distribute the images on the Internet. (CNN)