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Homebrew Chemical Cocktail Gives Spooky New Life to Old, Forgotten Negatives

“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge,” said Pablo Picasso. It would seem the full potential of a work sometimes only emerges through the …

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

In 1901-2, Horace Warner took photos of East End street kids, who he called 'Spitalfields nippers'. A self-taught photographer in his personal life – and a wallpaper printer for William Morris in his professional – Warner took 240 photographs of the local children, of which only 30 survive. Here …

7 Photographs That Show Society's Debt to Photography

When we started Light Stalking, it was for no other reason than that we liked taking photographs and learning how to do that in a better way. While …

Rare glimpse of Victorian London's working class captured by street photographer

A book of photographs depicting the grueling poverty lived by many residents of Victorian London is due to be auctioned on Thursday.<p>"In or around 1877, photography was mainly about beautiful landscapes or portraits of the wealthy, but these images [photographer John] Thomson deliberately set out to …

Steve McCurry’s New Book Tells The Stories Behind His Most Iconic Images

<b>Legendary</b> photographer Steve McCurry, best known for the portrait titled <i>The Afghan Girl</i>, has recently released a new book that collects the stories …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 6 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

Skye Sherwin's A Good Look

The Guide's art critic Skye Sherwin on a month in pop culture visuals, from fantasy art to skater dudes

The Co.Design Guide To Black Friday

If we had to pinpoint what we appreciate most in consumer goods, we’d say this: shortcuts. We’re dazzled by them. We’re talking about everything from environmentally conscious shortcuts (turning a used water bottle into a micro-humidifier) to money-saving shortcuts (stick-on panels that look like …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Days, Esqadero, Duality

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

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Saul Leiter obituary

Saul Leiter, who has died aged 89, was one of the quiet men of American photography. A pioneer of colour, he remained relatively unsung until he was rediscovered by curators and critics in his early 80s. Even then, Leiter was reluctant to accept the belated praise heaped upon him. "What makes …