Noomi Nikola


corsetier: Andrew Kanounov

links: Facebook

location: Russia

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#LocalLens: Documenting the Forgotten Scenes of Sydney

In this series, local Instagrammers show you their favorite places to shoot around where they live. To see more photos and videos from Vinh’s explorations around Sydney, follow @vinhphams on Instagram.

“I love capturing the scenes of Sydney that have been forgotten, whether it be new or old,” says Sydney Instagrammer Vinh Pham (@vinhphams) for this month’s edition of #LocalLens. An avid participant of local InstaMeets, Vinh often goes out on photo-walks with fellow Instagrammers he met through meet-ups, looking for interesting angles of the city and its people.

“This photo was taken at an abandoned tire factory called the Dunlop Slazenger Factory,” explains Vinh about one of his photos. “I framed the image upside down, because I wanted to capture a different perspective of my subject,” he adds. Other spots he likes to shoot include the rarely used staircases at Redfern Station, a pathway running alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge at a quiet time of the day and an empty section of the campus at University of Technology, Sydney. “I view Sydney as an unexplored playground, which I embrace through my photographic adventures.”

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Gorgeous alt people

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Jesus fucking Christ i wish i looked like this.


Jesus fucking Christ i wish i looked like this.

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Melanie Willhide: Hallucinatory Portraits That Rethink the Ways We Look at Women

Through formal portraiture mixed with plastic flowers, images from Playgirl magazine, reference to nightshade potions, and other source material, Melanie Willhide’s series “Henbane for Honey Bun” takes a hallucinatory look at the ways in which we look at women.

The series took root, so to speak, a couple of years ago when Willhide began photographing flowers. At the same time, she was also making portraits of women in her life she felt were fascinating beyond their physical beauty.

Willhide, who is in her late 30s and a native East Coaster, was also beginning to feel as if she were being forced outside the realm of visibility in Los Angeles.

“The way people address me has shifted—people call me ma’am now—and there is a level of anonymity, even invisibility, since I also don’t work in the industry,” she said.

She visited the arts and crafts store Moskatels in Los Angeles, a place where “everything natural is made out of plastic” and began photographing artificial flowers, mixing them into the portraits of women.

“I started to create compositions that are part fake flower, part female subject. One never ages and never dies, and the other is subject to the culture of youth and perfection.”

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The Witch’s Sabbath, by Luis Ricardo Falero, 1860


The Witch’s Sabbath, by Luis Ricardo Falero, 1860

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