Topic: photography

DKNY Steals Photos From A New York Photographer, Plays It Off Like It Was An Accident

DKNY Steals Photos From A New York Photographer, Plays It Off Like It Was An Accident

Big brands steal from small, local artists and designers all the time. Forever 21 does it so often that they’ve pretty much accepted doling out large settlements as just one more part of the cost of doing business, like fabric, shoplifted stock, or underpaid child laborers. But it’s still kind of shocking when a brand does it this brazenly to someone. More »

Check Out These Striking Portraits Of American Girls With Their American Girl Dolls

Check Out These Striking Portraits Of American Girls With Their American Girl Dolls

American Girl dolls have been around for almost 30 years now. In that time, the company has grown from a few dolls and books to a giant multinational conglomerate with a bajillion spin-off items. For many kids, the $100 mini-mes have become something of a status symbol, with the ostensible benefit of an educational component.

After noticing how into these dolls many young American girls were, Polish photographer Ilona Szwarc decided to do a series of portraits of girls in their homes with their dolls. “Traveling to America when I was young, I always wondered what it would be like to grow up here,” Szwarc told Slate. “Once I moved to New York as an adult, I wanted to revisit those feelings I had back then, and the American Girl doll phenomenon seemed like the right platform to reconnect with those experiences.”

She continued: “I see American Girl dolls more as an extension on the idea of celebrity dolls. Typically, celebrities have dolls made after their likeness—American Girl dolls offer a democratization of this idea: Now every girl can have a mini-me doll.” This seems very true! Let’s look at some of her striking portraits. More »

‘Stand Tall, Get Snapped’: Photographer Edo Zollo Seeks To Destigmatize People Living With HIV

'Stand Tall, Get Snapped': Photographer Edo Zollo Seeks To Destigmatize People Living With HIV

Living with HIV is a frightening prospect, but millions of people do so every day. For some, the stigma accompanying their status is even more terrifying: people can be cruel, demeaning and afraid of those with HIV, treating them as though they are less than human or that they are to blame for the condition. Photographer Edo Zollo seeks to change these misconceptions through his series, “Stand Tall, Get Snapped.” More »

Gallery: Amanda Seyfried Is The Prettiest Human Alive In Vanity Fair

Gallery: Amanda Seyfried Is The Prettiest Human Alive In Vanity Fair

The December issue of Vanity Fair features a gorgeous editorial in which Amanda Seyfried frolics around in some rather un-wintry locations while wearing a jillion dollars worth of couture. Works for me! I don’t know if it’s her sparkling personality, acting talent, or alignment with normative standards of beauty, but she appears to be in the running for prettiest human in the world in these photographs. The accompanying profile doesn’t tell us much we don’t know about her, but it does compare her to a kitten, milk chocolate (?) and a blade of grass, so…meh. She does talk about her she and Hugh Jackman came up with some sexy alternate plot lines for Les Mis though. If I ever interview Amanda Seyfried, I will do my due diligence by asking her to go into more detail about those. More »

Gallery: Snooki Shows She’s Serious About Motherhood By Getting A Make-Under In V Magazine

Gallery: Snooki Shows She's Serious About Motherhood By Getting A Make-Under In V Magazine

Of all the Jersey Shore kids to undergo make-unders, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi always comes out looking the most dramatically different. This is partly because she has the most over-the-top style (for which we love her), but also because she’s trying to make herself look like an entirely different race/nationality (Italian) than the one she was born as (Chilean), or rather, a stylized version of such known as “the guidette.” This month’s issue of V Magazine repeats the exercise, showing once again how well Snooki pulls off the natural look with some pretty black and white photos. Unsurprisingly, they accompany an article about how she’s ready and willing to grow up and be a good parent. Here are the four photos from the editorial, plus some of her more “regular” looks, for comparison. More »