Just the Two of Us
Who hasn’t had the desire just to become someone else for a while? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behaviour can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else. For this photo series I visited owners of elaborate costumes in their own homes. As a matter of fact, ‘just the two of us’ deals with both: the costumes and the people behind them.
For the past few years, Ivan Kuznetsov and his friends have been sneaking past guards at the world’s tallest buildings in an effort to take death-defying photos at the top.
Rolling Stone recently published a fantastic interview with the Russian dare devil himself. Take a look below!
via Rolling Stone
Duane Michals, I Build a Pyramid, 1978
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A growing number of academic institutions are making their image databases available for general use under Creative Common licenses. The Wellcome Library is the latest addition to this lot. And what an addition it is! The London-based Wellcome Institute specializes in the history of public health and its library hosts a fantastic collection of books and other historic materials, spanning over a thousand years. Be like this flea and start jumping through their books by clicking here.