Things I found while surfing the internet this week.
Numero 1: Marwane Pallas’ latest photography series combines the human body with various fruits and vegetables, mimicking what might be found inside of us with what actually IS inside of a…cabbage, for example. The idea for the series came from fold medicine, something the French born and London based photographer found interesting. “The Doctrine Of Signatures was an important aspect of folk medicine from the Middle Ages until the early modern period. Often associated with the work of herbalists and wise women, it drew upon the belief that natural objects that looked like art of the body could cure diseases that would arise there. Folk healers in Christian and Muslim countries claimed that God would have wanted to show men what plants would be useful for. He would have left signs.”
Numero 2: Aside from being a beloved singer and actor, apparently Bing Crosby also owned a trailer park. He founded the Rancho Mirage park in 1955 in Palm Springs, California. Photographer Jeffrey Milstein has immortalized these amazing mid-century modern trailers, in his new book, Small Dreams: 50 Palm Springs Trailer Homes. In the introduction, Milstein explains his fascination with the houses: “What was special about these homes and what made them so visually appealing, was that over the years they had been lovingly added to and decorated so that they became more than mere houses. They were highly personal, individualized homes reflecting each owner’s dreams.”
Numero 3: French fashion magazines are now legally obligated to disclose photoshopping in their pages. I find this to be a positive move, because so many people see retouched images and believe them to be accurate representations of people, when they’re really really not. Any thoughts?
Numero 4: Prada’s Resort 2018 show. Pictures speak more than words.
Numero 5: This super cool long house in Australia. The mechanics and specificities of this house are baffling, in a good way.