Box of Joe
Images that momentarily reconcile life's discrepancies.
Box of Joe
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mrgants:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1900. “A mill street at night.”
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NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio photo: https://twitter.com/AstroRM/status/454674991955464192/photo/1
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nostomaniac:


Rear Window, 1954
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Times Square, New York – 1954. Andreas Feininger
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flyingbrain:

A M O U R.
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theatlantic:

This Man Took 445 Photobooth Portraits of Himself Over 30 Years, and Nobody Knows Why

For three decades, starting in the 1930s, he did the same thing. He’d sit inside a photo booth. He’d smile. He’d pose. 
And then—pop! pop! pop!—out would pop a glossy self-portrait, in shades of black and white. There he was, staring back at himself … and grinning. And, sometimes, almost scowling. There he was, mirthful. And, sometimes, almost scornful.  
The man—nobody knows who he was—repeated this process 455 times, at least, and he did so well into the 1960s. Nobody knows for sure why he did it. Or where he did it. All we know is that he took nearly 500 self-portraits over the course of thirty years, at a time when taking self-portraits was significantly more difficult than it is today, creating a striking record of the passage of time. 
The man’s effort is now being shared with the public in the form of a collection being shown at Rutgers’ Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick. “445 Portraits of a Man,” the exhibit is appropriately called, takes these early, earnest selfies and presents them as art. 
Read more. [Image courtesy Donald Lokuta]
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sisyphean-revolt:


Detail from Descent from the Cross -Deposition- 1435 Rogier van der Weyden
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billowy:

1939
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minnepixel:

Spring on the Stone Arch Bridge.
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cg54kck:


Sally Mann, “Self-Portrait” (1973)