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Photographer Dons Her Late Mother’s Clothes in Incredibly Moving Photo Series

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“Holiday” clothes. It’s summer; the intensively bright sun, the smell of freshly brewed coffee and mom’s voice wakes us up. I have a quick peek through the curtains, a line of washing must have been hung outside early in the morning; it looks completely dry. I cannot see anyone, but I know she’s there. I crane my neck, and I am just able to make out blonde locks and cigarette smoke. The morning “gossip” with the neighbors is in full swing. Bare-footed and in pajamas, my sister and I jump out on the balcony and join the discussion. We love summer. We have our mom to ourselves for a whole 2 months of holidays.

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“Winter” clothes. She would leave for work in darkness; we would all be still asleep. She would take a red bus to her work at the music school. We didn’t have a car. Waiting for the bus, bitter cold, the uncertainty whether it would come, shifting from foot to foot. On the way back she would do the shopping. She would move slowly with heavy bags, being careful not to slip. Freezing cold, with a red nose and cheeks, she would enter the house. Every night her soaked black boots would stand in a puddle of melted snow under a radiator in the kitchen.

Polish photographer Karolina Jonderko embarked on Self-portrait with my Mother without any intention of releasing the images. The pictures she made were for herself and for her mother, a way of grieving and way of feeling near to the woman who had raised her and passed away. Four years after losing her mother, Jonderko found her once more by trying on the clothing she left behind.

‘Iris’ Tells the Story of a 93-Year-Old Fashion Icon

Iris Apfel is an international fashion icon; she’s modeled in campaigns by leading fashion houses and been snapped in the street by Bill Cunningham for The New York Times. She also happens to be 93 years old. For Iris, in theaters this month, acclaimed director Albert Maysles of Grey Gardens gives us a peek into the world of Apfel, uncovering her wealth of stories and reveling in her keen wit.

Surprising Portraits of Russian Teens Who Love and Idolize Vladimir Putin

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Tanya Arkhipova: “I like how Putin treats his children and wife, I think he’s a great husband. He made people respect Russia.”

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In 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin was named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year. As then Managing Editor Richard Stengel sat down to pen the now-famous article and photographer Platon shot the austere, unsmiling cover portrait, another photographer, Hungarian-born Bela Doka, was documenting the Russian youngsters who were most touched by the quickly spreading global phenomenon surrounding their president. That same year, Doka unearthed a community of adolescents and young adults known as the Putin Fan Club, a group of more than a thousand individuals who venerated the Russian president to the point where he beat out pop stars and even religious figures for a place in their innermost hearts.

Behind-the-Scenes Images Taken on Photo Shoots Put ‘Stand-Ins’ in the Spotlight

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After © Jill Greenberg

It’s the photograph that exists but shouldn’t. The silent keeper whose only function is to aid in the creation of that cherished final image, and then, with a click of a button, can be wiped from existence. It could be a ghastly doll filling in as a baby for photographer Jill Greenberg, or a demure a photo assistant sitting in as Paris Hilton. When photographers predominantly shot on film, these images were saved on the roll and preserved on the contact sheet. Digital photographers are prone to deleting these images, because after they’ve served their purpose, they’re just taking up valuable hard-drive space. For Los Angeles magazine Photo Director Amy Feitelberg, it’s this behind-the-scenes moment that’s captured her attention. For years she’s been fascinated by the process, and set about contacting photographers like Andrew Hetheringon and Dan Winters, to contribute images to her curatorial debut. Feitelberg’s Stand-Ins show is exhibiting at Icon Gallery in Los Angeles for the 2015 Month of Photography festival happening this month.

Portraits of Elderly Peasant Women Who Continue to Wear Traditional German Costumes

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For Village Queens, German photographer Eric Schuett tracks down and captures the last remaining women living in rural communities throughout Germany and into Alsace who still adhere to the traditional costuming that once dressed the majority of the village population.

Beguiling Portraits Capture Women of a Certain Age in Manhattan and Beverly Hills

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For Pentimento, New York City-based photographer Tirzah Brott tracks down older ladies as they pass by on the streets of Manhattan and Beverly Hills, following in the wake of classic perfume and a flurry of tweed coats.

From Macro to Art Nudes, Photoion Offers Diverse Workshops for Photographers in London (Sponsored)

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Whether you’re a beginner looking to jumpstart your photography practice or a professional hoping to hone your vision, Photoion Photography School in London has a photography course that is perfectly suited to your own personal and professional goals. Offering one-on-one photography courses and small group photography workshops with only five to eight students a class, Photoion offers individual attention catered to each student’s particular needs and unlimited follow up and advice following each photography class.

Los Angeles Photographer Discovers Skid Row’s Most Fashionable Residents

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Blade, named and dressed up as the character of Wesley Snipes

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OG, a famous Skid Row activist in Gladys Park

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Evet, ageless urban princess

For The Swagabonds, Los Angeles-based photographer Géraldine Freyeisen chronicles the diverse and ingenious street fashions sported by Skid Row residents and activists. Amidst the homelessness, shelters, and single-room occupancy developments, she discovers moments of surprise and innovation in the imaginative assemblages of outfits, pieced together from donations, thrift shops, and local storefront businesses.

Empowering, Stylized Photos of 100 Naked Women (NSFW)

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For 100 Naked Women, London-based photographer Nadia Lee Cohen takes a bold approach to body positivity, shooting nude portraits of dozens of women of varied shapes and sizes bearing it all for her camera.

Model Moms Pose with Daughters for Lanvin’s Spring Campaign

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Anna Cleveland and Pat Cleveland

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Kirsten Owen and Billie Rose Owen

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Violetaa Sanchez and Luz Godin

From the fashion house’s inception, Lanvin has been inspired by family, beginning with designer Jeanne Lanvin’s deeply felt affection for her daughter, who was her mother’s primary muse since infancy. In a nod to the the historic bond between Jeanne and Marguerite Marie Blanche, forever immortalized in the brand’s iconic logo illustrated from a 1907 photograph of the pair, Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz joined forces with photographer Tim Walker to shoot a new spring campaign featuring experienced and recognizable models alongside their own daughters.

Included in the women’s campaign are model-daughter pairings Pat and Anna Cleveland, Violetta Sanchez and Luz Godin, and Kristen and Billie Rose Owen, each outfitted in a matching and complementary ensemble.

In paying tribute both to the history of the fashion house and the shared past of each individual family, Lanvin’s spring campaign is composed of moments that are entirely relatable. With the cable release making a special appearance in several of the images, Walker’s photos break through the stiffness that sometimes permeates fashion imagery to reveal something refreshingly genuine.

Images from the spring campaign will grace fashion magazine pages beginning this March, and Lanvin will release an accompanying video next month.

All images © Tim Walker

via WWD