"The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but that this humiliation is seen by everyone." ~Milan Kundera
Sam Weber born in Alaska is a New York-based illustrator, awarded a Gold Award by The Society of Illustrators and the Spectrum Annual. He graduated from The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, before completing a Masters at The School of Visual Arts in New York. His current clients include Time, DC and Rolling Stone.
My head, oh my head.
Burlesque styles inspired by Victorian Couture
Freedom of Mind.
There’s a magical sensuality in the nape of a woman. The long dresses accentuate their bodies while reveling a provocative stance running down their backs. A natural poised elegance.
There’s just something magnificent about the King of Instruments. The entire construct, placement, artistry, sound and ambiance it produces gives tribute to its name. ♥
Penelope Queen of Ithaca,
2 color screenprint
Goes on sale tomorrow at 2pm Central Time through Poster and Toys
The Last Japanese Mermaids
"For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence.”