I'm a fine-art photographer based in Boston. This blog is where I post artwork that inspires me, as well as some of my own work.

You can view my photography on my website.

I also have a blog called Galaxy Girls and Lady Knights where I discuss and review books written by women in the science fiction and fantasy genres.

Finally, I post about general fandomy things at my nerdy blog: here.

 

lissymac37:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

This is so important. Girls pay attention. Boys, if you are a brother, father, cousin of a girl, pay attention.

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Toad Words

ursulavernon:

Frogs fall out of my mouth when I talk. Toads, too.

It used to be a problem.

There was an incident when I was young and cross and fed up with parental expectations. My sister, who is the Good One, has gold fall from her lips, and since I could not be her, I had to go a…

photojojo:

Photoshop has become a fixture of the photography world in the US, but Esther Honig wanted to examine retouching standards overseas.

Esther sent an ordinary head shot to 40 individuals from 25 different countries, asking each of them to “make her beautiful” with Photoshop.

Photographer Examines Retouching Standards in Different Countries

via @kirschplunder

gvmma:

I haaate so much of the photography I see online / in art school, so much of it is white boys taking film photos of naked girls / girls flashing them / boys skating and honestly it’s so dull and just the male gaze being amplified and validated because it’s shot on 35mm. 

photojojo:

In her ongoing series, artist CYJO captures the beauty of mixed-race families through the power of portraiture.

Each photo is staged in a simple but effective way, with the parents on the left and their respective children to the right. See the rest of “Mixed Blood” below.

Powerful Portraits of Mixed-Race Families

via Slate

supersonicart:

Aakash Nihalani.

New geometric works by artist Aakash Nihalani (Previously on Supersonic) where the two-dimensional, brightly colored sculptures become three dimensional mind tricks that pass through some willing bystanders.  See more below!

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galaxygirlsladyknights:
Galaxy Girls and Lady Knights officially has a gorgeous banner (and icon)! Thanks to my dear friend Torey for this amazing piece of art. I am so excited! 
(Also I finally have my new computer so posts are back on schedule as you may have noticed and I was finally able to scan this. I’m glad to be back!)

If you’re not following my book blog, seriously, why not? Now’s the time: I have a shiny new banner/icon!

galaxygirlsladyknights:

Galaxy Girls and Lady Knights officially has a gorgeous banner (and icon)! Thanks to my dear friend Torey for this amazing piece of art. I am so excited! 

(Also I finally have my new computer so posts are back on schedule as you may have noticed and I was finally able to scan this. I’m glad to be back!)

If you’re not following my book blog, seriously, why not? Now’s the time: I have a shiny new banner/icon!

rudygodinez:

Paul Nougé, “Femme effrayée par une ficelle” from Subversion of Images, (1929-1930)
 One of a series of 19 photographs that Paul Nougé took between 1929 and 1930 that were published as a series by Marcel Mariën in 1968.

rudygodinez:

Paul Nougé, “Femme effrayée par une ficelle” from Subversion of Images, (1929-1930)

 One of a series of 19 photographs that Paul Nougé took between 1929 and 1930 that were published as a series by Marcel Mariën in 1968.

policymic:

Beautiful portraits showcase hidden queer Muslim identities

For years, Samra Habib kept relatively quiet when it came to her identity. It can be hard for LGBT Muslims to find acceptance in a community that does not hold consistently tolerant views on same-sex equality.

But Habib will stay say silent no longer. Picking up her camera, the young photographer has begun an “aesthetically engaging” and “culturally demanding” project designed to finally bring needed visibility of the queer Muslim community to the world.

"Just Me and Allah" is a photography project originally created on Tumblr, but which will be in exhibition at a handful of locations in Toronto — the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, Videofag Gallery and Parliament Street Library — in conjunction with WorldPride, beginning June 20.

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(Source: micdotcom)

photojojo:

When it comes to 20th century photographers, few names have as much clout as Richard Avedon, the famed staff photographer for Harper’s Bazaar from 1946-1965.

The Richard Avedon Foundation recently released a beautifully designed iPad app featuring the entirety of Avedon’s archive. Oh, and did we mention that it’s free?

Richard Avedon’s Archive Gets a Beautifully Designed iPad App

via Harper’s Bazaar