Jacques Henri Lartigue Photographer

Jacques Henri Lartigue was unknown as a photographer until 1963, when, at 69 years old, his work was shown for the first time in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. That same year, a picture spread published in Life magazine in an issue on John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s death also introduced…

How wallpapers were made in the 1960s

Perfect Match is a deliciously vintage video, dating from 1968, that explains how was made the wallpapers in the 1960s. From the design to the wood engraving through the preparation of colors and the arrival of new machines, a nice retro video published by British Pathé. Several shots at a factory in Perivale show wallpaper being made;…

Today’s Problems by John Holcroft

The artist John Holcroft is a well-known illustrator who creates brilliant satirical illustrations in a retro style reminiscent of adverts from the 1950’s. His illustrations are focussed on subjects which highlight social issues and modern-day problems. It’s the subject matter that separate images like these from other artists as they provoke thoughts that can ultimately…

Vespa Chair

Produced by Belybel. ‘In 2007 we already produced decorative pieces from scrap materials, but it was that year when we decided to create the first prototype of the current Scooter Chair. We love the legendary motorcycle from Corradino D’Ascanio. One day came to our studio a Vespa®chassis recovered directly from the scrap yard. We immediately…

Profoto Silver & Light, Part IV

Even though every Profoto product was designed with a purpose, we encourage and support creatives who find new ways of using them. Ian Ruhter is one of those photographers. Ian uses powerful Profoto strobes to rejuvenate the old wet plates technique . He is currently traveling around his home country, photographing the places and the…

Inside Abbey Road

Inside Abbey Road makes it possible for anyone around the world to step inside the iconic Abbey Road Studios the spiritual home of British Music and follow in the footsteps of musical legends. Explore the rooms, discover stories, historic images and videos, and play with innovative Abbey Road equipment.

Billy & Hells: Old Style Portraits

Billy & Hells are two photographers: Anke Linz (1965, Nürnberg) and Andreas Oettinger (1963, Munich). They started to work in the field of fashion photography. They stumbled, more or less by coincidence, on a technique that would define their future works. They discovered if they combined a black and white silde, made from a color…

Vintage Las Vegas photos from Life

  Of all the major destination towns in the U.S., Las Vegas might be the most perfectly, unashamedly transparent. No other city in North America, after all — and perhaps no other city in the world — has for so long been so identified with one pursuit: namely, the heart-pounding, more-often-than-not-futile hunt for the improbable,…

A 300 Year old Color Guide Book

“I encountered this Dutch book from 1692 in a French database today and it turns out to be quite special – says Erik Kwakkel, a Medieval book historian at Leiden University, The Netherlands. For one thing, no Dutch scholar appears to have published on it, or even to know about it. Moreover, the object is…

Willy Ronis

Willy Ronis was born in Paris in 1910 and became a full-time photographer in 1945. He joined Doisneau, Brassaï and others at the Rapho Agency in Paris and sought to bring a lyrical touch to the most ordinary moments of everyday life. Ronis became the first French photographer to work for LIFE Magazine. Curator Edward…

Lambretta Vintage Calendar

In 1922 Ferdinando Innocenti founded a factory of steel tubes in Rome. In 1931 he moved all his business in Milan, being right in the neighborhood Lambrate the largest manufactures seamless steel tubing. During the Second World War, the factory was bombed and completely destroyed. Innocent, waiting to recapture by Allied establishments in Milan, the Capital…

London in 1927

Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William – a noted cinematographer – was experimenting with. It’s like a beautifully dusty old postcard you’d find in a junk store, but moving. Music by…