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Taryn Simon

An image from photographer Taryn Simon who has compiled images of rarely seen places, animals, people and things in her book, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar.

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Cryopreservation Unit
Cryonics Institute
Clinton Township, Michigan

This cryopreservation unit holds the bodies of Rhea and Elaine Ettinger, the mother and first wife of cryonics pioneer, Robert Ettinger. Robert, author of “The Prospect of Immortality” and “Man into Superman” is still alive.

The Cryonics Institute offers cryostasis (freezing) services for individuals and pets upon death. Cryostasis is practiced with the hope that lives will ultimately be extended through future developments in science, technology, and medicine. When, and if, these developments occur, Institute members hope to awake to an extended life in good health, free from disease or the aging process. Cryostasis must begin immediately upon legal death. A person or pet is infused with ice-preventive substances and quickly cooled to a temperature where physical decay virtually stops. The Cryonics Institute charges $28,000 for cryostasis if it is planned well in advance of legal death and $35,000 on shorter notice.

Excerpt from An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar

Sophomore Overpass

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Lakers Playoff Season

Currently battling the Houston Rockets as they try to advance towards the Western Conference finals, the Lakers are holding it down nicely. KB, regardless of how you feel towards the man, you have to admire the 81 points (Second highest in NBA history, under Wilt Chamberlain) he threw in on Jan. 22, 2006 as the Lakers defeated Toronto, 122-104.

Desertion

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Christian Death

 

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Christian Death – Church of No Return.mp3

 

The Old Vicarage, 1981

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Skinhead youth at a club in High Wycombe, 1981.  Photographed by Gavin Watson

Siouxsie

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Photo: Bill Durgin’s Figure Studies

Figure Studies by American photographer Bill Durgin, visually amputating his subjects via contortion and perspective.
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See more here. Make sure to have a look at his other series edibles as well as figures & wares.

America: Alec Soth

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Civic Fest, Minneapolis, MN (Presidential office), 2008
Chromogenic print

More here.