Adeline Mai photography
Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood
Lilli Waters - Anja
Melissa Catanese - Dive Dark Dream Slow (2012)
"Photographer and bookseller Melissa Catanese has been editing the vast photography collection of Peter J. Cohen, a celebrated trove of more than 20,000 vernacular and found anonymous photographs from the early to mid-twentieth century.
Gathered from flea markets, dealers and Ebay, these prints have been acquired, exhibited and included in a range of major museum publications. In organizing the archive into a series of thematic catalogues, she has pursued an alternate reading of the collection, drifting away from simple typology into something more personal, intuitive and openly poetic.
Dive Dark Dream Slow is rooted in the mystery and delight of the found image and the snapshot aesthetic, but pushes beyond the nostalgic surface of these pictures and reimagines them as luminous transmissions of anxious sensuality.
Like an album of pop songs about a girl (or a civilization) hovering on the verge of transformation, the book cycles through overlapping themes and counter-themes—moon and ocean; violence and tenderness; innocence and experience; masks and nakedness—that sparkle with deep psychic longing and apocalyptic comedy.”
Eadweard Muybridge Galloping Horse
Pieter Gallis, Festoon with Fruit, Corn, Nuts and Flowers, mid 17th century. Oil painting. Antwerp, Belgium. Via V&A
Sales Book of Sample Buttons, 18th century. Folding envelope: paper. France. Via Cooper Hewitt