Monday, June 27, 2011

Even Dwarfs Started Small

Werner Herzog, Even Dwarfs Started Small, 1970

Werner Herzog's movie "Even Dwarfs Started Small" takes place in an institution where its dwarf population has rebelled against those who imprison them. This is a film that demands your attention as there is much said but not spoken. It’s equal parts thought-provoking, strange, funny, frightening and violent.

Joel Peter Witkin, Dwarf From Naples, Rome, 2006

Joel-Peter Witkin, Portrait of Dwarf, 2006

Livia Corona, Claudia Montiel poses while dressed as Tejano singer Selena. Guadalajara, Jalisco

 Bruce Davidson, The Dwarf, Palisades, New Jersey. 1958

Tod Browning, Freaks, 1932

Tod Browning, Freaks, 1932

Ralph Eugene Meatyard

August Sander

Diane Arbus, “Mexican Dwarf in his Hotel Room” (1970) 

Alfred Eisenstaedt, Life Goes To A County Fair, Lewisburg, WV, 1938 

Bruce Davidson, The Dwarf and the Clyde Beatty Circus, 1958

Mary Ellen Mark, ‘Twin Brothers Tulsi and Basant’ Great Famous Circus, Calcutta, India, 1989

Miron Zownir, Girl with dwarf, Moscow, 1995 

Weegee, New York, c. 1940

Diane Arbus

Livia Corona, Brothers Ezequías, Ezequiel, and Gerson Virgen in front of their promoter’s truck. Cosío, Aguascalientes

Charles Chaplin

Jack Arnold, The Incredible Shrinking Man, 1957

"I was continuing to shrink, to become... what? The infinitesimal? What was I? Still a human being? Or was I the man of the future? If there were other bursts of radiation, other clouds drifting across seas and continents, would other beings follow me into this vast new world..."

Jack Arnold, The Incredible Shrinking Man, 1957

Horst P. Horst via Fantomatic

Atelier Manassé

Paul Conroy

Vincent Bousserez

Vlad Artazov

Alfred Gescheidt

Quint Buchholz

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Marvels of the Sea

Sea, The
by Lewis Carroll

There are certain things -a spider, a ghost,
The income-tax, gout, an umbrella for three -
That I hate, but the thing that I hate the most
Is a thing they call the SEA.

Sean Landers

Ernesto Thayaht, Il grande nocchiero, 1939

Florian Doru Crihana, Sweeper

Hillary Harkness, Flipwreck, 2006

Florian Doru Crihana

Luc Fournol, Dali with Fish, 1931

David LaChapelle

Pierre et Gilles, Dans le port du Havre, 1998

Buster Keaton (The Navigator)

Leonid Tishkov, Mom's bought a beautiful bow for her little girl, 1997

Florian Doru Crihana

Florian Doru Crihana

Milo Manara

The Famous Venice Waterfalls

Ludovico De Luigi

Alexis Rockman, Washington Square

Dexter Dalwood, The Deluge, 2006

 Dawn Mellor, Hillary, 2008

Patricia van Lubek

Michael Sowa

Rudi Hurzlmeier

Inka Essenhigh, Gray Wave, 2002

Ruud van Empel, World 26, 2008

Gerhard Haderer

Mort Kunstler

Knut Ekvall (1843-1912), The Fisherman and The Siren

Hernan Bas, Floating in the Dead Sea with Ghost Ship Pirated by Hedi Slimane, 2003

Dana Schutz, Swimming, Smoking, Crying, 2009

Ena Swansea, rowboat, 2010

Warren Criswell, Washed Up

Tom Sanford, The Somali Pirates vs. The USS Bainbridge, 2010

Alexis Rockman, Sea World, 2001

Thomas Eggerer, Call of the Wind II, 2007

Quint Buchholz

Quint Buchholz

Neo Rauch, Seewind, 2009

Hugo Pratt

Sigmar Polke, The Captain and the Burning Ship, 1973

Dexter Dalwood, Jackie Onassis, 2000 

Peter Blake, The Owl and the Pussycat, 1983

Mel Ramos, Elephant Seal, 1970

Renee Magritte, Les merveilles de la nature (The Wonders of Nature), 1953

Werner Bischof

Pawel Kuczynski

Francois Schuiten

Thomas Hart Benton, Score Another for the Subs, c. 1945


Shaun Tan

Peter Milton, Interiors VI: Soundings, 1989


Johannes Grützke, The Farewell of the Mariner, 2007