Lady Georgiana Berkeley

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"Berkeley was born in 1831 to a spectacularly wealthy and powerful family (Berkeley square in London is named after them). Apparently, according to the introduction, little is known about the details of her life – She married in 1877, well after the completion of this album, to Sidney Atherley, who died shortly afterwards. Berkeley lived on until 1919, surviving all of her immediate family members. The images themselves, constructed between 1865 and 1871, when it appears she lost interest in the project, use photographs that seem to have been taken by professional and salon photographers and that Berkeley reappropriated to suit her needs. Often, figures are cut out of their backgrounds and placed on or around animals, but just as frequently the photos are left untouched and instead are surrounded by elaborately painted frames.


The 50 States Project

Above: Habitat; Michigan, Peter Baker
From the 50 States Project:
"The 50 States Project has brought together 50 photographers from across the USA.
Each photographer lives in one of the 50 States and during the year long project each photographer will represent the State where they currently live. Every two months each photographer will be sent an assignment by e-mail, they then have two months to produce one image in response. The images must represent both their style and their State. On 1st May 2009 all the images for the second assignment 'Habitat' were submitted by the 50 photographers and published on the site. The first assignment, "People", was sent on 2nd January 2009. The second, "Habitat", was sent on 1st March 2009. The third, "Landscape", on 1st May. The remaining 3 assignments will be announced on 1st July, 1st September and 1st November 2009 respectively. By the end of the project there will be 300 images which hopefully represent the talent of the photographers involved and have something to say about the USA today."

Justin James Reed

I'm salivating: http://www.justinjamesreed.com


X-ray Photography

Above: Josef Maria Eder and Eduard Valenta, Neugeborenes Kaninchen (Newborn Rabbit),1896; photogravure.

Above: Josef Maria Eder and Eduard Valenta, Chamaeleon Cristatus, 1896; photogravure.


Josef Shulz


Tom Gallant

Gallant creates hand-cut decorative floral prints using pornographic magazines.

Brian Dettmer's Book Sculptures

Above: Altered Atlas 2008


Georgia Russell also does fantastic book sculptures:


Amy Stein

Amy's photography blog: http://www.amysteinphoto.com/index.html


The Bassett Collection

Text below is from the Basset Collection on flickr:


The Basset Collection, which now belongs to Stanford University's School of Medicine, is the definitive dissection collection available to medical students and instructors. These incredibly detailed dissections show and label most every part of the human body, from its tiniest veins, arteries and nerves to serial cross-sections of the spinal cord. The collection is the product of a 17-year collaboration between David L. Bassett, a School of Medicine alumnus and faculty member known for his elegant dissections and love for the human body, and William Gruber, the photographer who invented the View-Master stereoscopic viewing device.

The entire collection can be seen here: