Fitting Shoes

by Lisa Larsen

Hell’s Angels

Hells Angels, California, 1965. © Bill Ray—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Hells Angels, California, 1965. © Bill Ray—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

“There’s a romance to the idea of the biker on the open road,” Ray says. “It’s similar to the romance that people attach to cowboys and the West — which, of course, is totally out of proportion to the reality of riding fences and punching cows. But there’s something impressive about these Harley-Davidsons and bikers heading down the highway. You see the myth played out in movies, like Easy Rider, which came out a few years after I photographed the Angels. You know, the trail never ends for the cowboy, and the open road never ends for the Angels. They just ride. Where they’re going hardly matters. It’s not an easy life, but it’s what they choose. It’s theirs. And everyone else can get out of the way or go to hell.”

Bill Ray — LIFE Rides With Hell’s Angels, 1965



Early New York street colour photography by Saul Leiter.
via The Guardian, by way of Luis Soares.




Photo by Jorge Colombo, on Instagram.



Lauren Bacall

Phil Stern - celebrity (23)

Via vintage everyday.


Tokyo Beatles

Surrounded by others, a teenaged girl dances with a member of the Tokyo Beatles, a Beatles cover band, during a performance, Tokyo, Japan, 1964. (Photo by Michael Rougier/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Photo by Michael Rougier/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
via Mashable/Retronaut.


Exposição do Mundo Português


Photos by Estúdio Horácio Novais, 1940, on Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian’s gallery on Flickr,




By Henri Cartier-Bresson, via Bitaites