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American Girl in Italy: The Travel Story Behind the Iconic Picture

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A striking young woman, draped in a wide shawl, majestically walks up a street corner in Florence. Fifteen Italian men are looking at her, captivated (some manifesting their interest in a more subtle manner than others). This is American Girl in Italy by Ruth Orkin, and it is one of the most famous street photographs of the 20th century. © Ruth Orkin, used [...]

Travelettes of the Month: Our Wild Abandon

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“MARIE WE ARE SO SORRY... I'm losing emails, my keys and even lost my car the other day but somehow the dog’s still alive (thank God).” Direct, spontaneous and hilarious: Jill and Kyla’s apology for taking ages answering my questions about the whirlwind adventure that has been taking them far and wide across the U.S. since last August is true to the livel[...]

All Love is Equal - romance around the world

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Valentines month may be nearly over but romance certainly ain’t dead in these beautiful and unique shots depicting idealized love around the globe. New York based photographer Braden Summers spent six weeks travelling the world in order to recreate the images of romantic perfection we are bombarded with constantly in mainstream media, only this time using ex[...]

Instagram Recap: Holiday Love #2

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  Should old acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind Should all acquaintance be forgot And auld lang syne For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll take a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne... HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here's a little photo of what I witnessed last night - a world record breaking firework display in Dubai - it [...]

Instagram Recap #1: Holiday Love

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“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come [...]

100 Abandoned Houses by Kevin Bauman

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Following on from our recent post about faux facades and buildings that don't exist, I stumbled upon these photos by photographer Kevin Bauman, a collection called 100 Abandoned Houses. I found them spooky, provoking and strangely addictive. They were shot in Detroit - the photographer's hometown - and the project began over a decade ago when he began to[...]

Photography Inspiration: Dancers Among Us

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What inspires you to take a photograph? What is it that makes you pull out the camera and want to visually preserve something that caught your eye? For New York based photographer Jordan Matter, inspiration struck when he watched his son play with a toy bus: It should be possible to capture enthusiasm and joy in an image; with the people in the picture being[...]

Fall Instagram Challenge – Recap #2

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November 1st: the Travelettes Fall Instagram Challenge is now complete! While putting together this recap of its second half, I started paying particular attention to the locations the pictures had been taken from. And, guys, thanks for posting from all over the world: Australia, Czech Republic, Spain, the US, Japan, South Africa... We've even had submission[...]

The Romance on New York City's Streets

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Busy taxi driver turned incredible human nature photographer, Matt Weber, has finally released his urban life photography after 30 years. Inspired by the snapshots of life he encountered on the roads of New York City, he began capturing the soft, emotional and human element to the gritty city. And what he featured highly in his series was the romance between[...]

Fall Instagram Challenge - Recap #1

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Do you feel the same, or is it only me that can't believe that we're already halfway through our current Instagram challenge? Once again I went to seek out my favourite contributions of the past 15 days - and believe me the choice is not always easy! I'd say one of my favourite days was the day before yesterday - day 14: What I'm thankful for. This topic [...]