Friday, October 29, 2010

50 Photographs

The New York Times Store had a brilliant idea to promote its incredible collection of photographs available for purchase:  they asked five notable interior designs to "curate" their ten favorite selections.

And here are my favorites from each artist...

All of the images Jonathan Adler chose incorporate masks.  Funky and fun - just what you'd expect from this hip designer.

How incredible is this image chosen by Thom Filicia?  I love the title - "Me and My Human" - the 'me' representing the elongated shadows of the 'humans' ice skating in Central Park.

Laura Kirar's selection, an image of a ride at Coney Island, plays with geometry, lines, and weightlessness.

Vicente Wolfe also chose a historic image featuring shadows.  I love the repeat of the circles of the hoops, their shadows, and the formation of the girls.  Plus, what could seem more innocent and wholesome than little girls hula-hooping in the 1950s?

Kelly Wearstler of course chose a color photograph.  With her name attached, this image looks so Hollywood glam, despite (or because of!) the fact that we're looking at brass shavings.

And my favorite:

This image from the 1968 Democratic Convention sums up so much of what was going on at that time in the wake of the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy.  I love that one of the only details we can clearly make out among the bodies facing the light, is the peace sign formed by a participant's two fingers.

If you're looking to add some interesting photography to your walls, check out The New York Times Store for a diverse selection of stunning images.

Have a great weekend!

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