top 10 photographers

Let’s stand in solidarity with the Tibetan people to show them that they are not alone and that the world is responding to their calls for freedom.


(Courtesy Photo: PTI -A Tibetan little girl during a rally to mark 54th Tibetan National Uprising Day in New Delhi.)

anonymous asked:

According to shinsengumi-no-makoto, Hijikata was considered to have been very very handsome, but he seems pretty average looking to me tbh. Is it possible that he was considered to be handsome due to the lack of good looking guys back at the time?

*wipes tears from laughter*

There are a few things that could be factoring into how you see Hijikata’s looks versus his contemporaries. One is that historical and cultural standards of beauty do vary. A very handsome Edo period Japanese guy may not tick all your boxes for good looks. To judge for yourself if there were good-looking guys around, take a look at these bunch of pictures: Revealed: Japan’s top 10 handsome samurai.

Hijikata’s photograph, though, is fairly modern, Victorian fluffy hair aside, (can you imagine if our only picture of him was with a chonmage?) but the next problem. How detailed is the picture? This is Wikipedia’s version and it’s pretty faded.

I’m not sure if there exist any better copies of the photo, or just ones where people have manipulated the contrast to bring out the features better.

I think he’s plenty good-looking myself, but opinions can vary.  

Sarah’s Top 10 Photographers:

#3: George Barris

While working together 6 weeks in 1962 Marilyn said to photographer and journalist George Barris, “Don’t believe anything you read about me except this story.”

“Do you ever think of the future?” Barris asked her.. “Do you have some unfulfilled ambitions?” She answered, “I’d like to be a fine actress. I’m interested in horticulture, but I don’t think I want to be a gardner. I’m interested in all the arts. I’m even interested in people!”

George Barris talked to Marilyn the final time on the afternoon of Friday, August 3rd. During the days and nights that Barris saw her, she was exuberant, carefree, and eager to get on with her life. She was found dead on the morning of August 5th. George Barris was shocked by hearing the news of her death, thinking of when he asked her ‘what she wanted most out of life’, to which she answered 'I’m just getting started’.