Illicit gay photobooth kiss would have gotten both of these guys in serious trouble when the photo was taken in 1953

Photobooths were super popular for homosexuals to keep a memento of their relationship when they were first introduced because of their privacy. Getting developed footage of two people of the same gender kissing in 1950 (as well as being caught in any homosexual activity) would have the subjects charged and sentenced to undergo rehabilitation, it could even land them facing jail time.

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"Photograph the way you like it. Don’t believe in anything but your taste, you are life and it’s life that chooses… You are the only criterion. Keep learning."
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Vintage Crime Scene Photographs from LAPD
Until recently, an old, deteriorated collection of no less than one million crime scene photographs rested silently in the nearly forgotten archives of the Los Angeles Police department; spanning 150 years of violence and corruption, these images were only recently discovered by the photographer Merrick Morton, who has restored and salvaged many of the images, which will be exhibited at Paramount Pictures Studios from April 25-27 by Fototeka.
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Vintage Crime Scene Photographs from LAPD
Until recently, an old, deteriorated collection of no less than one million crime scene photographs rested silently in the nearly forgotten archives of the Los Angeles Police department; spanning 150 years of violence and corruption, these images were only recently discovered by the photographer Merrick Morton, who has restored and salvaged many of the images, which will be exhibited at Paramount Pictures Studios from April 25-27 by Fototeka.
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Vintage Crime Scene Photographs from LAPD
Until recently, an old, deteriorated collection of no less than one million crime scene photographs rested silently in the nearly forgotten archives of the Los Angeles Police department; spanning 150 years of violence and corruption, these images were only recently discovered by the photographer Merrick Morton, who has restored and salvaged many of the images, which will be exhibited at Paramount Pictures Studios from April 25-27 by Fototeka.
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Vintage Crime Scene Photographs from LAPD
Until recently, an old, deteriorated collection of no less than one million crime scene photographs rested silently in the nearly forgotten archives of the Los Angeles Police department; spanning 150 years of violence and corruption, these images were only recently discovered by the photographer Merrick Morton, who has restored and salvaged many of the images, which will be exhibited at Paramount Pictures Studios from April 25-27 by Fototeka.
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Vintage Crime Scene Photographs from LAPD
Until recently, an old, deteriorated collection of no less than one million crime scene photographs rested silently in the nearly forgotten archives of the Los Angeles Police department; spanning 150 years of violence and corruption, these images were only recently discovered by the photographer Merrick Morton, who has restored and salvaged many of the images, which will be exhibited at Paramount Pictures Studios from April 25-27 by Fototeka.
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Vintage Crime Scene Photographs from LAPD
Until recently, an old, deteriorated collection of no less than one million crime scene photographs rested silently in the nearly forgotten archives of the Los Angeles Police department; spanning 150 years of violence and corruption, these images were only recently discovered by the photographer Merrick Morton, who has restored and salvaged many of the images, which will be exhibited at Paramount Pictures Studios from April 25-27 by Fototeka.
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Vintage Crime Scene Photographs from LAPD
Until recently, an old, deteriorated collection of no less than one million crime scene photographs rested silently in the nearly forgotten archives of the Los Angeles Police department; spanning 150 years of violence and corruption, these images were only recently discovered by the photographer Merrick Morton, who has restored and salvaged many of the images, which will be exhibited at Paramount Pictures Studios from April 25-27 by Fototeka.

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Vintage Crime Scene Photographs from LAPD

Until recently, an old, deteriorated collection of no less than one million crime scene photographs rested silently in the nearly forgotten archives of the Los Angeles Police department; spanning 150 years of violence and corruption, these images were only recently discovered by the photographer Merrick Morton, who has restored and salvaged many of the images, which will be exhibited at Paramount Pictures Studios from April 25-27 by Fototeka.

Teenagers photographed by Joseph Szabo c. 1970s-1980s (via)

we are the nobody’s. the somebody’s. and the homebody’s. all with one thing in common. the open road. this long stretch of pavement that’s been here longer than we’ve existed. we drive with persistence. a destination. vacation. a lover awaits us. we travel for freedom. we drive for adventure. we see what this world has to offer. my feet on the ground. the sky above me. the way it’s supposed to be. I can’t get enough of this high. driving with stars in my eyes. you have to be crazy to live this life. but it’s the life I’ve waited for. it’s where I belong. driving with no limit. passing nameless. faceless people. we’re the only ones in this moment. who see the opportunity in passing cities. the potential in every sun rise. we drive. with the knowledge we possess. and the freedom of the open road. 


Woodstock, 1969 (via)

Woodstock, 1969 (via)

"If I glean one thing from the pages of The Americans, it’s the suggestion that the road is still there, and it doesn’t belong to Robert Frank. The road’s mine and it’s yours, and we’re the only ones who’ll know what’s on it, so let’s go quickly, and soon, before our thoughts slow and stop wondering what the light looks like on an evening when anything seems possible, before the movie’s last reel and the credits unspool, before all the ideas are the same ideas, and especially before we start asking ourselves, “What if…?”"
smokewithmirrors:

hey mama. happy mother’s day.

smokewithmirrors:

hey mama. happy mother’s day.

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"Print your photos and tape them to a wall. Look at them. Play around with the L, cropping and framing, and you will learn about composition and geometry. Enlarge what you frame and leave it on the wall. By looking, you will learn to see. When you agree that a photograph is not good, throw it out. Tape the best ones higher on the wall, and eventually look at those only (keeping the not-so-good one gets you used to not-so-goodness). Save the good ones, but throw everything else away, because the psyche retains everything you keep."