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W. Eugene Smith. “As From My Window, Sometimes Glance…”, 1957

W. Eugene Smith. “As From My Window, Sometimes Glance…”, 1957

In the train to Amsterdam.by Maya Pejic

In the train to Amsterdam.by Maya Pejic

Beatles Hotel by Jacques Klok

Beatles Hotel by Jacques Klok

“I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learnt to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.” —Saul Leiter
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“I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learnt to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.” —Saul Leiter

(gallery)

Behind the Picture: Portrait of a Young Man With a Camera

Andreas Feininger’s striking 1951 portrait of what, at first glance, might be a cowled cyborg — complete with mismatched lenses for eyes — is one of LIFE magazine’s most recognizable and frequently reproduced pictures. With its masterful manipulation of shadow and its perfectly Feiningerian melding of the human and the mechanical, the photograph remains one of those images we feel we’ve known all our lives.

In fact, though, most of us likely know very little about why or how the photograph came to be.

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Simon Davey
This girl’s dreaming…
of being famous one day… but… tonight
she’ll be dancing for loose change, again

Simon Davey

This girl’s dreaming…

of being famous one day… but… tonight

she’ll be dancing for loose change, again

Simon Davey.
She, was a late arrival… he,
wished he hadn’t just made up his
mind to leave the bar early

Simon Davey.

She, was a late arrival… he,

wished he hadn’t just made up his

mind to leave the bar early