Unadulterated joy: the drum major for the University of Michigan marching band rehearses as admiring children fall in line, 1950.
Iggy Pop, Johnny Depp, two fascinating people.
Iggy meeting with Johnny to warn him about the future of his cheekbones.
young Buster Keaton
At the age of three, Keaton began performing with his parents in The Three Keatons. […] Keaton claimed he was having so much fun that he would sometimes begin laughing as his father threw him across the stage. Noticing that this drew fewer laughs from the audience, he adopted his famous deadpan expression whenever he was working. The act ran up against laws banning child performers in vaudeville. It is said that, when one official saw Keaton in full costume and makeup and asked a stagehand how old he was, the stagehand, aware of the situation with the Keatons, then pointed to the boy’s mother, saying, “I don’t know, ask his wife!”
These photos will surely have you saying, “Awwwww.” Today we present photos from a feature in LIFE magazine that showed children on the phone with Santa.
“Patricia Guinan promises to leave out milk and crackers for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, 1947.”
Some things are so painfully cute that my reaction completely overshoots “awww” and lands on “sobbing uncontrollably.”
In the early eighties, the Brooklyn-born photographer Marc Asnin started taking photographs of his uncle and godfather, Charles Henschke, for an art-school assignment. Now complete in the form of a book and gallery show, Asnin’s series of gritty, black-and-white photographs offer a intimate look at Charlie’s life and struggles, and also chronicle Asnin’s evolving perceptions over three decades, from his boyhood admiration of a man he viewed as his street-savvy, gun-wielding uncle to the reality of an aging man man tormented by mental illness, drug addiction, and strained relationships. Click-through for a slideshow: http://nyr.kr/Uqh7Xk
I’d love to see all of these photos.