Tuesday, 27 April 2010
This uncertain and apparently naked girl is one of many women photographed by serial killer Rodney Alcala. These photos have been released to the media in an effort to trace their subjects as Alcala is believed to have committed far more murders than the five he has so far been convicted of.
Maybe - hopefully - this girl is now older and wiser. Because in the split second it took to take this image, she seems to have realised that something is very, very wrong.
Photo: Rodney Alcala
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
I live on a narrow street where most of my neighbours keep their blinds drawn and curtains closed. Not me, of course, I like to see daylight. I'm also curious about all those hidden lives, their secrets. Recently I caught a glimpse of the world in the building opposite mine: a painting of a woman with paintbrushes in her mouth and an artfully placed copy of Flash Art.
So what will happen next? And will I be there to see it?
Photo: Annie. Click to enlarge
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Anna Anderson took this to an extreme. For her entire adult life she claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the youngest daughter of the last tsar, who - according to the official version - had been shot along with her family in 1918. Then Anna Anderson came into the picture. She said she had escaped. Apart from a strong physical resemblance, she knew family secrets and people dedicated their lives to her cause. The truth was finally established after her death when her DNA was tested. She was not an emperor's daughter, just a lowly factory worker from Poland.