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Portraits of New York’s Rooftop Pigeon Guys, by Zina Saunders

Each portrait comes with a short interview:

"Then we got eight milk crates, and we put them inside our room, and when we’d let the birds out, we’d open the window and the birds would fly over our beds out the window.  My mother let us do that!”

Saunders also has portraits of NYC cricket players, circle drummers, bike messengers and many others.

Totally blown away by Gaia Squarci’s photos of blindness over at the NY Times.  I really, really recommend clicking through to see the whole photo set and read the accompanying article:

Ms. Squarci was struck when one man told her how, after being totally blind for two months, he regained vision for a fleeting moment. He was able to glimpse his girlfriend.  “It stayed like that for a few seconds, and then everything got gray,” Ms. Squarci said.

Extraordinary stuff.  Check out Squarci’s site as well.

razorshapes:

Spanish-based artist Isaac Cordal presents his amazing work Cement Bleak: sculpted faces into cooking strainers.

Does he know this guy?

theangelofhistory:

Pages from The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, by Mr. Charles Darwin, 1872.  That’s “Sneering and Defiance” on top, then weeping, fear, and finally, joy.

Happy belated birthday, Chuck!

Is there anything Richard Feynman couldn’t do?  Check out his tender, funny, slightly risque drawings over at Brain Pickings.

Check out Minjeong An’s mystical, mechanical, futuristic portrait-diagrams.  There’s so much going on here, you should really click through for more detail. (via moshita)

Oh my.
Being ill in 1938: clearly a bad idea.
UPDATE - Non Plaudite reblogged with an interesting comment:

"I’m not sure this is a shot of anyone who is ill. I think it is a  shot of a demonstration of gas masks—likely from the U.K. That bladder  on the side was to pump filtered air into the child’s ‘mask.’ Infants  were issued units that completely encased them.
I could be wrong—this is purely my guess.”

Hadn’t even considered this!  Anyone else want to weigh in?

Oh my.

Being ill in 1938: clearly a bad idea.

UPDATE - Non Plaudite reblogged with an interesting comment:

"I’m not sure this is a shot of anyone who is ill. I think it is a shot of a demonstration of gas masks—likely from the U.K. That bladder on the side was to pump filtered air into the child’s ‘mask.’ Infants were issued units that completely encased them.

I could be wrong—this is purely my guess.”

Hadn’t even considered this!  Anyone else want to weigh in?

(via lostsplendor)

Idan Friedman’s roasting pan portraits.  Featuring ordinary people and disposable cookware.  Via Neatorama.