"The first total eclipse of the sun that was visible in North America after the invention of photography occurred 163 years ago, on May 26, 1854. Photographers William and Frederick Langenheim, brothers from Philadelphia, made eight sequential daguerreotypes of the eclipse. Seven survive and are among the treasures in The Met collection.” —Jeff Rosenheim, Joyce Frank Menschel Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs. Visit @metmuseum the link in their bio to learn more about the first total solar eclipse ever captured in photographs. #TheMet#Eclipse2017#daguerreotype
Things I Find Soothing, A Series: Quiet Spaces In Loud and Crowded Places
I've developed a habit of squatting in gallery spaces to wait out people traffic, phone poised, so I can quickly grab shots of my favorite spots before someone wanders in. I like sustaining this fantasy that I'm not surrounded by people all the time. I suppose it's my way of referencing Hopper's urban loneliness.
I waited a really long time for people to walk out of frame for the Calder mobile but just as I was ready, these two ladies wandered over on their canes and I really liked them. Same with the girl in blue linen dress.
The presence of the Frank Gehry collection amid Heller's permanent furniture line offers a sense of practical flair to his design values and aesthetic ideals. ✨📐CLICK the Link in Bio to learn more. #frankgehry#hellerinc#heller
" Personally, I don't care about function at all... When I hear 'where could you wear that?' or 'it's not very wearable,' or 'who would wear that?' to me it's just a sign that someone missed the point. " #reikawakubo
After much prodding, I threw together a last minute piece for the Met's employee art show. Stella Abrera is stunning both onstage and off (I might've had a silent fangirl moment in open class the other day) and dances with absolutely every cell of her body. She's also ABT's first Filipino principal ballerina and an all around activist bosswoman. Be still my little queer brown Pinoy ballerina heart! 💓👩🏻🎨 I thought it would be fitting to have a painting of her dancing at the Met hanging at the other Met. 🎼⛲️🌆🏛🖤 #stellaabrera#giselle#americanballettheatre#metmuseum#artistsofinstagram#acrylicpainting#abt#themet
Alexander McQueen 2003 Spring/Summer Oyster Dress (Vodianova photographed by Peter Lindbergh). "There are therefore only three kinds of beautiful arts; the arts of speech, the formative arts, and the art of the play of sensations" - Kant's Critique of Judgement (fashion falls in all three- poetic in its communication, formative in its visual manifestation, and an externally imposed play of sensations on the body of the wearer and the imagination of the gazer)