In the aftermath of the Utøya island shooting in Norway in November 2011, Andrea Gjestvang began taking portraits of its young survivors. Her pictures won her the top prize at the Sony World Photography awards.
“I want to be the biggest blues singer in the world!”
That’s what Janis Joplin told her producer Paul Rothchild when he asked her where she wanted to be at age 65. Five years past that landmark, January 19, 2013, would have been Janis’ 70th birthday. She didn’t make it to “retirement age,” but she had already achieved her espoused goal in her way-too-short lifetime. […]
She not only changed the way pop culture views women, but inspired many of us who grew up in little pockets of conservatism (like her hometown of Port Arthur, Texas) to spread our wings and fly.
From the depth of his childhood memories he remembered his first love paroxysms when he discovered women painted by Cranach, ‘their insolent beauty all the more naked for their transparent veils…there was born in me the desire to see through the transparency.’ (Blumenfeld: My One Hundred Best Photographs, p. 25)
"The captive fish in its bowl and the open sea symbolize man who, being tied to earth, can never quite break free from matter, and who, while having intimations of a sublime world, is yet unable to immerse himself in it because he is trapped in his body". Herbert List
Jimi Hendrix and his stepsister Janie backstage at the Seattle Center Arena on the night of Hendrix’s first concert in Seattle, Feb. 12, 1968*
When Jimi Hendrix returned to play his hometown of Seattle, Wash., while on tour in 1968, he spent as much time as possible with kid sister Janie.
"He said to me then, 'You won't ever have to worry about anything, I will always take care of you.'" recalls Janie, today. "And, I said back to him: 'And when I get older, Jimi, I will always take care of you.'”*
(Today, Janie Hendrix is president and CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC - a family-owned company that oversees the daily operations of Jimi’s legacy - read an interview with her here)