Ziegfeld Girls were the showgirls from Florenz Ziegfeld's theater shows known as the Ziegfeld Follies, which were based on the Folies Bergère of Paris.
This set features the portraits of Alfred Cheney Johnston, who is known for taking portraits of the Ziegfield girls as well as other actors/actresses of the 1920s/1930s. If you are interested in the stories of these girls or want to see more portraits of Ziegfield girls, you should get Jazz Age Beauties: The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston from Amazon.
I absolutely love these collages by Stephen Wilkes. Wilkes masterfully blends thirty to fifty photos of each location, going from day to night, into one fluid image. You can check them out in person at the Clamp Art Gallery in New York City from September 8th to October 29th.
I am absolutely loving this humorous series by father and photographer Dave Engledow. With the help of his wife and adorable daughter Alice Bee, Dave portrays a clueless, sleep-deprived and unsafe father. Each photo features a "World's Best Father" mug, which adds another great element to the project. If you like this series, you can help back the upcoming World's Best Father 2013 Calendar on Kickstarter.
A lot of the light art you see consists of creating fun shapes or patterns. Julien Breton's light art, however, consists of very intricately drawn calligraphy. Julien draws the fantastic calligraphy pieces, and they are captured with the help of G.J. Plisson, who takes the photos.
To truly appreciate these photos, you must go visit The Big Picture and see the higher resolution photos with captions. Here are just some of the entries for National Geographic's 2010 Photo Contest or you can check out the winners from previous years.
There's something strangely fascinating about these Renaissance costume photographs by Christian Tagliavini. They are odd, intriguing and beautiful all at the same time. I think the abnormally long necks and interesting hats both make the costumes seem odd, but also help draw your attention. If you like these, I also recommend checking out his Dame di Cartone series.
There's a magical quality to this series by Maia Flore. The women in these shots peacefully sleep while a different object keeps them floating in the sky. If these women were awake, they would probably be freaking out. Instead, they are in a peaceful state where dreams come to life.