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American photojournalist Alfred Eisenstadt is known for his numerous and very talented reportage shots, primarily for Life magazine. Having given over to the profession for more than 70 years, he took many photos in which world leaders pose in an informal setting, and passersby and citizens reveal their characters in their familiar environment.
Alfred Eisenstadt (© Alfred Eisenstaedt) filmed Winston Churchill and Sophia Loren, made reports from the Nobel Prize and the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. His models were almost all the famous writers of the twentieth century: William Somerset Maugham, Bernard Shaw, Ernest Hemingway, who during the photo shoot got terribly angry at the meticulous photographer and almost threw him out of his boat. Eisenstadt was then in danger, but he risked much more during the press conference of Josef Goebbels when the Nazi minister found out that he was being shot by people of Jewish descent. Continue reading
Artistic carving on the leaves – this is what the Chinese masters of Longal Craft Co., Ltd. have been doing for several years. They perform unusual and unique works made on fallen autumn leaves, or rather they are engaged in carving on dry leaves. The surface of the sheet as a canvas for the artist, but before the work, it requires some processing. All the leaves, and this is mainly maple, according to the owners of the company, are collected in ecologically clean areas.
The leaves are chosen for further work only symmetrical form, whole, without flaw and damage, beautiful and bright, of different colors and shades. Then they are subjected to processing, dropping into boiling water, to destroy all the germs and to give the sheet elasticity and softness, then dried, removing excess moisture. Continue reading