Appropriate for today:
So um, yeah, the only thing done with this picture is a gradient layer and some vibrant color treatment, and the rest is just how I look. For so many years I would shop the shit out of those rolls, and my shape, and everything. That’s seriously what I thought everyone else did. Now I’m more relaxed and it feels so ffcing liberating, that I want you all to see. This is only the beginning. This is how I look and I am totally comfortable with it.
A woman walks a dachshund across pavement with undulating wave patterns in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 1955.Photograph by Charles Allmon, National Geographic
Extraordinary photos of young hitchhikers and freight train hoppers by Mike Brodie
Mike Brodie (tumblr | facebook) first began photographing in 2004 when he was given a Polaroid camera. Working under the moniker, The Polaroid Kidd, Brodie spent the next four years circumambulating the U.S. amassing an archive of photographs that would go on to make up one of the few, true collections of American travel photography. Having never undergone any formal training, he chose to remained untethered to the pressures and expectations of the art market.