A black and white photo from 1954 shows a collapsed beauty contestant lying inanimate on the floor while her colleagues indifferently keep the pose.
Liberal education is liberation from vulgarity. The Greeks had a beautiful word for “vulgarity”; they called it apeirokalia, lack of experience in things beautiful. Liberal education supplies us with experience in things beautiful. ☛ “What Is Liberal Education?” by Leo Strauss, Liberalism Ancient and Modern, Chicago: University of Chicago Press,  1968, p. 8. The […]
☛ Jason Salavon: “Every Playboy Centerfold, The Decades (normalized)”, Digital C-prints, Ed. 5 + 2 APs. 60″ x 29.5″, 2002. From a broader series begun in 1997, the photographs in this suite are the result of mean averaging every Playboy centerfold foldout for the four decades beginning Jan. 1960 through Dec. 1999. This tracks, en […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on March 4, 2012 ― Published in Art, Photography, Technology | Tagged: aesthetic, average, beauty, canon, code, Jason Salavon, model, Playboy, software, visualization, woman
☛ David Chancellor: “Huntress with buck, south africa” from the Hunters ongoing series. The young red hair woman in the picture is 14 years old. You may like or dislike the photograph, it remains quite a striking portrait. The small girl mounted on a horse proudly but calmly poses beside a massive dead buck. While […]