"Certain signifiers are far from arbitrary, acquiring an almost magical power."
Behold: an image catalogue.
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were taking selfies way before they were called selfies.
A photo snapped by Love of the couple in front of a mirror, dating from Nirvana’s 1992 tour in Japan.

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were taking selfies way before they were called selfies.

A photo snapped by Love of the couple in front of a mirror, dating from Nirvana’s 1992 tour in Japan.

Ed Templeton. “San Francisco,” 2012.

Ed Templeton. “San Francisco,” 2012.

Des Jeunes Gens Mödernes

Des Jeunes Gens Mödernes

Sølve Sundsbø for Giorgio Armani 

Sølve Sundsbø for Giorgio Armani 

Under Water. By Brea Souders. 2012.

Under Water. By Brea Souders. 2012.

“…her corresponding refusal to succumb to self-pity is what people envy and resent: it is a quality you don’t often see in women, or, for that matter, men.
“I don’t mean that you can’t have your feelings hurt or that you can’t sit at home and feel sorry for yourself—briefly,” Ephron said that afternoon in her living room as the sun set on the Chrysler Building. “But then I think you have to just start typing and do the next thing.””

– Ariel Levy profiling Nora Ephron for The New Yorker.