KAT DENNINGS IN W MAGAZINE: BIG STARS, SMALL SCREEN
Before she was asked to star in the CBS odd-couple comedy 2 Broke Girls, the 25-year-old actress (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Thor) had been exclusively focused on her burgeoning movie career. “But when something like this falls into your lap,” Dennings admits, “you have to re-evaluate.” After reading the script for the pilot, in which she plays a struggling, cynical Brooklynite who takes a newly penniless heiress under her wing, she was won over. “In the past I’ve done small movies that I’ve poured my heart into, and they never get seen,” she says. “So the idea of having something on the air in two weeks—it’s instant gratification.”
Marie Leszczinska, Queen of France (1747)
Charles-André van Loo
Kirsty Mitchell’s late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen’s death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography.
She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world. The photographic series began as a small summer project but grew into an inspirational creative journey.
‘Real life became a difficult place to deal with, and I found myself retreating further into an alternative existence through the portal of my camera,’ said the artist. (read the rest here).
Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard in David Bowie’s “The Next Day”
And they said that formal perfection was dead?
This image was taken at the Chinese National Gymnastics Training Centre in Beijing back in November 2009, after training had finished for the day. Some of the gymnasts featured will be competing in the upcoming London Olympics. What makes it stand out is that it was captured all in one take.
I first gave the girls a picture of the poses I wanted and each girl chose one. Next, I got them framed up and then set up the camera. It only took about ten minutes and three takes and we were done. The girls were so accurate in terms of their timing when performing their moves, that the process of coordinating everyone and ensuring no one overlapped was amazingly straight-forward. — Adam Pretty
(Pictured from left to right: Tan Sixin, Sui Lu, Wu Liufang, Chen Shihua, Huang Qiushuang and Huang Huidan. Photo Credit: Adam Pretty)
Sony World Photography Awards 2011 - open shortlist: Nature and Wildlife: Antoine Beyeler, Switzerland. “This is as kitsch a bear as it gets, but real ice, real sky and, most importantly, real wild polar bear in its actual habitat - Svalbard.”
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