WRENS (Womens Royal Naval Service) of the Fleet Air Arm peformed a multitude of tasks during World War 2. Here a WREN is loading a camera onto a Fairey Swordfish - 1943
Animal espionage... From 1908, pigeons were fitted with cameras to take aerial photos. Photograph: Boyer / Roger Viollet
Marine Sergeant Grace L. Wyman practices aerial photography at the United States Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point in the southern U.S. state of North Carolina. Aerial photography is one of the many important jobs taken over by women Marines to free men for combat duty. The United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve will celebrate its second anniversary on February 13, 1945. 01/23/1945
Marine Sergeant Grace L. Wyman practices aerial photography at the United States Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point in the southern U.S. state of North Carolina. Aerial photography is one of the many important jobs taken over by women Marines to free men for combat duty. 01/23/1945
A Type F.8 Mk II aerial camera being carried for installation in a Supermarine Spitfire photo reconnaissance aircraft at Benson, Oxfordshire, August, 1943. By the time this photograph was taken, the F.8 had been largely supplanted in operational service in the United Kingdom by the Type F.52. media.iwm.org.uk/...
More appreciation for #Moebius - Going through a few old folders of inspiration this morning, and we were reminded of the great loss we have earlier this year in French illustrator Jean #Giraud, aka Moebius. Famous for his work Blueberry and Silver Surfer, as well as his work with Heavy Metal, he had one of the most vivid and expressive imaginations of any artists of his generations.
Rules for life:
Ever watch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Christmas and feel terrible about yourself after? Don't. The way those models look isn't sustainable. They work full-time to be thin and pretty, but prepping for the show goes to another level. There are conflicting reports, but E! news reported that Adriana Lima goes on a liquid diet nine days prior to the show, then consumes no food or water for 12 hours before the show is taped for editing. (That's right, it gets the Adobe treatment too.)
From Indy Ink's great anti-photoshop/pro-body board: Doctors finally weigh in on the thigh gap! This is like striking oil. Please share this with any female you know who wants a thigh gap. With huge thanks to Scott Hutcheson for the link! // WRAL.com: Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville
in fact… let’s take it one step further and not refer to women in terms of their body shape… ever… can you imagine calling a big dude “curvy” or “plus size”? you can’t because we don’t define men by their body types… so… make it a point of not fussing over body types… stop using words like even, or average… why should that even be part of the equation of women’s worth, good or bad?
I dare you to read this and not cry.