Over the Moon

>> Monday, July 4, 2011

Dior Haute Couture 2011, Joseph Brinon
I just stumbled upon this image from this year's Dior Haute Couture show, and couldn't help but spend the next hour of my life searching through all of the various paper moon shots that I've saved to my computer over the years.

This set-up was very popular in the late 1800's and early 1900's, and people would often get their portraits taken perched in their own little galaxy, sometimes in various states of undress (ooh la la!).

Image sources: Found photograph, Vintage postcard, Flickr, Philosophy of Science
If you couldn't tell from my logo, I'm quite fond of the idea. I've been smitten with it ever since I watched the Tonight, Tonight music video on MTV at my best friend's house as a kid.

If I ever get married, I'll be sure to recruit my poor friends to help me create a whimsical lunar photo booth where I will force everyone to sit and have their pictures taken... hopefully clothed. If you're as infatuated with these sweet little images as I am, I encourage you to check out the It's Only a Paper Moon group on Flickr! Very cool!


Amber July 5, 2011 at 7:28 AM  

Hey lady! I didn't realize you had been such a busy blogger in the past week or so. Love it all. Love love love! I will gladly strip.... I mean, sit at your paper moon post at your wedding. I'll probably even help you make it ;)

Amber July 5, 2011 at 7:39 AM  

Also, I did exactly what you told me to and checked out the paper moon group.


PearlModern July 10, 2011 at 7:32 AM  

Check out the films of Georges Méliès such as "Le Voyage dans la Lune" (1902) or A la Conquête du pôle (1912), as they were the inspiration for the 'Tonight Tonight' video. Great blog.

Whimzy Thyme July 12, 2011 at 1:58 PM  

I love those pictures. Great job.

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