Nude in dunes by Shoji Otake

Shoji Otake :: Female nude in Sand Dunes, Japan, ca. 1948. Original Heliogravure / Photogravure | src eBay
Shoji Otake :: Female nude in sand dunes, Japan, ca. 1948. Original Heliogravure, Photogravure | src eBay

Margate by Warburg, 1900s

John Cimon Warburg :: 'Margate Sands', ca. 1910, autochrome. | src V&A South Kensington
John Cimon Warburg :: ‘Margate Sands’, ca. 1910, autochrome. | src V&A South Kensington
John Cimon Warburg :: 'Margate Sands', ca. 1910, autochrome. | src V&A South Kensington
John Cimon Warburg :: ‘Margate Sands’, ca. 1910, autochrome. | src V&A South Kensington
John Cimon Warburg :: 'Child Bathing, Margate', ca. 1909, autochrome. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: ‘Child Bathing, Margate’, ca. 1909, autochrome. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: Margate, ca. 1909, autochrome. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: Margate, ca. 1909, autochrome. | src V&A South Kensington
John Cimon Warburg :: 'Cloud and Cliff', ca. 1909, autochrome. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: ‘Cloud and Cliff’, ca. 1909, autochrome. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: 'The Last Digger', ca. 1909, autochrome. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: ‘The Last Digger’, ca. 1909, autochrome. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: 'The Last Digger', ca. 1909, autochrome. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: ‘The Last Digger’, ca. 1909, autochrome. | src V&A Museum

La plage d’Equihen, 1930

Marcel Meys :: La plage d’Equihen, Normandie, 1930. Tirage argentique original d’époque. (Photographer’s blindstamp on recto) | src eBay

Dialogues: 1860s-1920s-1940s

Eugène Cuvelier :: Près de la Caverne, Terrain Brûlé, early 1860s. Salted paper print from paper negative. | src The Met
“An atypical work for the naturalistically inclined Cuvelier, this highly Romantic image of two people sitting below the skeletons of burned pine trees and looking into the featureless distance like the contemplative figures in the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, was no doubt a response to the startling sight of the charred landscape.”
Adolf Rossi :: On a frozen lake, 1946. Vintage gelatin silver print | Sign. Adolf Rossi a Easter Cape International Salon of Photography. 6th C. P. A. International Salon 1965, Hong Kong | src Prague Auctions

“A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”
― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land (1922)

“Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow”
― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land (1922)

Life is merely a fracas on an unmapped terrain, and the universe a geometry stricken with epilepsy. ― Emil Cioran, A Short History of Decay (1949)

La pépinière déserte, 1903

La pépinière déserte, Nancy, France, 31/12/1903. Unknown photographer. | src ENSAD Nancy
La pépinière déserte, Nancy, France, 31/12/1903. Unknown photographer. | src ENSAD Nancy

Fuji-san reflected on lake Shôji

Roger Dumas :: Le Mont Fuji (Fuji-san) se reflétant dans le lac Shôji (Shôji-ko). Environs du village de Shôji, Japon, 1926-1927. Plaques de verre Autochrome. Archives de la Planète. | src Musée départemental Albert Kahn

Frozen Pond, ca. 1910

Hugh C. Knowles :: Frozen Pond, ca. 1910. Autochrome. Photograph depicting a pond, partially frozen, surrounded by woodland. The trees are reflected on the surface of the pond. | src The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A Museum