Category Archives: photography

Easy, Breezy, Ellen?

Cycle 11 of America’s Next Top Model is still on going but CoverGirl Cosmetics has just signed a new covergirl… Ellen DeGeneres. She’s 50, she’s a lesbian and she’s a a beautiful covergirl.

E! Online reports:

Ellen DeGeneres has signed on as the latest face of CoverGirl Cosmetics and will star in a new print and commercial ad campaign that’s rolling out in January.

That’s the first thing they teach you when you’re a cover girl,” DeGeneres said, striking a modelesque pose for her studio audience on Tuesday’s edition of Ellen, where she also showed off a picture of her, mid-touchup, during a recent photo shoot. “They’re putting some lip liner on me-man they love lip liner,” she said.

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Amazing Photography: Dolphin Giving Birth

Dolphins usually give birth during night time in private, not this dolphin apparently. According to Telegraph UK, “This Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) unusually gave birth in broad daylight and close to a viewing window so that photographer Leandro Stanzani had a grandstand view. The calf emerged tail first – so it does not breathe in water – and was able to see and swim immediately. The calf began feeding very quickly taking in the vital colostrum which allows it to build up its immune system.

It’s just beautiful.

Gucci: Running with James Franco

Yes, Gucci has announced James Franco as its new face months ago, but the actual ad is finally here. Sean Penn-kisser James Franco is running with you in his new campaign for the fragrance, presenting Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme.

Music: Róisín Murphy – Slave To Love (Bryan Ferry Cover). Director: Jan Wentz. Director of photography: Chris Doyle.

Janice Dickinson Plus Gay Deaf Model

So while Tyra is having a transgender contestant on the coming season of ANTM, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency is back and signing an openly gay and deaf model.

AFTERELTON reports “Martin is also the first deaf model to appear on the show, and it will no doubt be interesting to see how navigating a modeling career may hold special challenges for a deaf person. Janice is also moving in with the models this season, adding a Big Brother-style element to the show … which of course is just guaranteeing trouble.

Oh my, I could never imagine what’s living with THE Janice Dickinson is going to be like.

Scissor Sister Jake Shears Hanging Out on BUTT

Scissor Sister Jake Shears will be featured on the cover of the coming issue of BUTT, the quarterly gay journal which is equal parts raunch and literary interviews. This time it’s by the fabulous designer/photographer Hedi Slimane. This fall issue – no. 24 – will be out late August. With loads of contributions by BUTT readers and interviews with Jake Shears from New York, Rosa von Praunheim from Berlin, Will Munro from Toronto and ‘Your Big Dick Host’ from Brooklyn.

Uh…hanging out literally.

Pillars of Creation: Womb of Stars

NASA has released an image this week to commemorate the Hubble Space Telescope’s 100,000 orbit. This nebula, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope on August 10, is about 170,000 light-years away.

“The image reveals dramatic ridges and valleys of dust, serpent-head ‘pillars of creation,’ and gaseous filaments glowing fiercely under torrential ultraviolet radiation. The region is on the edge of a dark molecular cloud that is an incubator for the birth of new stars. The high-energy radiation blazing out from clusters of hot young stars is sculpting the wall of the nebula by slowly eroding it away. Another young cluster may be hidden beneath a circle of brilliant blue gas. In this approximately 100-light-year-wide fantasy-like landscape, dark towers of dust rise above a glowing wall of gases on the surface of the molecular cloud. The seahorse-shaped pillar at lower, right is approximately 20 light-years long, roughly four times the distance between our sun and the nearest star, Alpha Centauri. The region is in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite of our Milky Way galaxy. It is a fascinating laboratory for observing star-formation regions and their evolution. Dwarf galaxies like the Large Magellanic Cloud are considered to be the primitive building blocks of larger galaxies.”

You might also want to check out the The First Universe of Galaxies Map.

Chad White as Icarus for OUT

For OUT’s September issue, photographer Francois Rousseau remade the myth with Chad White as a fashion forward Icarus. Icarus was the son of Daedalus, who crafted two sets of wax wings so he and his son could escape exile in Crete. He warned Icarus not to fly too close to the sun, which Icarus did. Icarus fell into the sea. Of course, he wasn’t wearing a feather scarf by Burberry Prorsum at the time.

See the full set of photos at OUT