Got a Girl Crush On: Cait Oppermann & Yael Malka’s photo projects
“My girlfriend and I went on a 2+ month long backpacking trip across Morocco, Turkey and several European countries. We are both artists and are making a book of photographs from the photos we collected on our trip. We created a few series throughout the trip and one of them is called “twenty one beds”, in which we took self portraits in every bed, couch or floor we slept on throughout the trip.” - Yaek Malka
They’ll also be launching their book Sea Blues at Molasses Books in Brooklyn tonight Friday, May 17th!
Got a Girl Crush On: Eyes as Big as Plates series by Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Originally from the deep eastern forests of Finland, Riitta is a fresh New Yorker/Londoner and a keen collaborator, working mainly with photographers and costumes for communicative purposes.
Check out more of Riitta’s inspiring work here
Got a Girl Crush On: This Dynamic Duo.
(via THE LOCALS)
Got a Girl Crush On: Martha Cooper
Martha Cooper is an American photojournalist born in the 1940s in Baltimore, Maryland. She worked as a staff photographer for the New York Post during the 1970s and she is most importantly known for documenting the New York graffiti hip-hop scene in the 1970s and ’80s. Her most known work began while working at the New York Post. On a return home from work she began taking photos of children in her New York city neighborhood. As the story goes, One day she met a young kid who helped expose her to some of the graffiti around the neighborhood. He then helped to explain to Martha that Graffiti is an art form and that each artist was actually writing his/her nickname and then proceeded to tell her about a local “Graffiti King” and asked if she would like to meet him. pretty much after meeting DONDI the “graffiti king” everything else fell into motion, fast forward years later and Martha Cooper has become one the Graffiti cultures most important and respected Icons and Photographers
PHOTO CREDIT: MARTHA COOPER, HYPEBEAST
Got A Girl Crush On: New York City’s Miss Subways
Apart from having one of the coolest museum experiences in town*, the New York Transit Museum acts as a fantastic historical troubadour of this awesome city — told through its public transportation system. The Meet Miss Subways is one of my favorite anecdotes in New York’s underground history.
In an exhibition currently showing at the museum, Photographer Fiona Gardner and journalist Amy Zimmer track down and catch up with the former beauty pageant contestants, turning out a lovely portrait series.
(Read more here)
*In full disclosure, I did an internship in the New York Transit Museum’s Archives and am probably a tad bit partial regarding the awesomeness of the NYTM.
Got A Girl Crush On: These Photos of the Athletic Babes of Pre-War Russia
I don’t really know what organization/games these women are involved with, but these images have inspired some heavyweight girl crushes too big not to share. Do you have any idea?
Got A Girl Crush On: Gordon Park’s photos of Helen Frankenthaler in her New York Studio
More like Helen Babenthaler. How did I manage to receive an Art History degree without realizing how adorable this woman was?
Got a Girl Crush On: ”The Puerto Rican Pepper Pot” Olga San Juan posing for publicity still with nautical theme bearing message: HAPPY NEW YEAR (1944)
Got a Girl Crush On: Robyn Twomey’s portraits of former Playboy Bunnies