Hip Kids During London’s Swinging ’60s
From Brigitte Bardot’s iconic beehive updo to style icon Mary Quant, many fashion trends and icons emerged from the 1960s, especially from the fashion scene of “Swinging London.”
The post-World War II, youth-driven culture provided a fresh, modern approach to not only fashion, but also music and other areas as well. Across the board, London became a global capital of cool and many other cities followed suit.
Here’s a look at what young, hip Londoners were wearing during the 1960s.
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Stunning Underwater Images Courtesy Of National Geographic
Even for those who’ve seen their fair share of nature photography, there’s something especially fascinating about underwater images — about seeing what lies below the surface.
For a long time, photographer David Doubilet has been capturing precisely those kinds of images, presenting aquatic animals and their habitats in all their glory.
To see more of Doubilet’s work and read how he’s hoping it’ll address issues of conservation and climate change, head to National Geographic.
1980s Mall Scenes That Look Positively Alien Today
It’s of course not just the fashions and the hairstyles that make these candid 1980s shopping mall images seem as though they’re from a different world. It’s also that malls, and the culture that sprang up around them, are now dying and have been for some time.
But in 1989, when photographer Michael Galinsky set out across America to shoot its malls, they were still going strong. And with malls at the height of their powers, Galinsky sought to illustrate the effect they were having on American culture.
“It was hard to tell from the images where they were taken, and that was kind of the point,” Galinsky said of that effect. “I was interested in the creeping loss of regional differences… as we drove from place to place without any sense of place.”
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