Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.
Following the trail of interesting folks who stumble on to and into this daily beauty ritual, I find an incredibly diverse group of creative people. Vintage Art Ahowcase was one of the rabbits I chased on today’s travels through the wonderland of “likes.” Japanese art of many eras and many styles. I was particularly drawn to the handpainted, vintage photos of Kusakabe Kimbei. A Japanese photographer whose clientele were mostly non-Japanese-speaking foreign residents and visitors. He worked as a photographic colourist and assistant before opening his own workshop in Yokohama in 1881. He stopped working as a photographer in 1912-1913.
I find his young ladies curious, bittersweet, and beautifully dramatic in their painted splendor.