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Graphic We Love: Susan Strasberg
Sometimes, if you comb around long enough on eBay, you’ll bump into jewels like this kaleidoscope image. The 8x10 glossy belonged to the actress Susan Strasberg, who launched her career playing opposite Kim Novak and William Holden in the film Picnic. The daughter of legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg, she would go on to achieve a healthy writing and acting career in Hollywood. 
If you’re digging the photo, it’s currently available on eBay for 24 more days. 
(Source: courtesy of eBay seller HarryBeury. Text: Jauretsi)

Graphic We Love: Susan Strasberg

Sometimes, if you comb around long enough on eBay, you’ll bump into jewels like this kaleidoscope image. The 8x10 glossy belonged to the actress Susan Strasberg, who launched her career playing opposite Kim Novak and William Holden in the film Picnic. The daughter of legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg, she would go on to achieve a healthy writing and acting career in Hollywood. 

If you’re digging the photo, it’s currently available on eBay for 24 more days. 

(Source: courtesy of eBay seller HarryBeury. Text: Jauretsi)

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All Things Taylor
Some women never fade with time. Here’s Elizabeth Taylor in a film called Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967). eBay has gobs of other brilliant vintage images to keep her safe and near you at all times.
(Photo: indypendentfilms. Text: Jauretsi)

All Things Taylor

Some women never fade with time. Here’s Elizabeth Taylor in a film called Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967). eBay has gobs of other brilliant vintage images to keep her safe and near you at all times.

(Photo: indypendentfilms. Text: Jauretsi)

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Get It While It’s Hot 
Though it’s been available since late 2012, the John Baldessari Beach Towel was recently plugged by Refinery 29 and, unfortunately, has since sold out on Shopbop.com. And for good reason. The towel, featuring work by the renowned artist, is both smart and chic and oversized to boot. If you’re looking to beach in style this season, you’re in luck. eBay has one available for $135. Click here to see. 
(Photo courtesy of The Archive is Limited. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Get It While It’s Hot 

Though it’s been available since late 2012, the John Baldessari Beach Towel was recently plugged by Refinery 29 and, unfortunately, has since sold out on Shopbop.com. And for good reason. The towel, featuring work by the renowned artist, is both smart and chic and oversized to boot. If you’re looking to beach in style this season, you’re in luck. eBay has one available for $135. Click here to see

(Photo courtesy of The Archive is Limited. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Doing It Wright
The work of photographer and artist Tillet Wright manages to accurately capture the chaos of youth, love, and living in New York. Often featuring underground fringe communities, Wright snaps everyone from Solange Knowles to boxers to models to the city’s hippest kids. Her portraits are candid and gritty, worthy of their frequent placement within the pages of the New York Times. 
(Photo courtesy of Tillet Wright. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Doing It Wright

The work of photographer and artist Tillet Wright manages to accurately capture the chaos of youth, love, and living in New York. Often featuring underground fringe communities, Wright snaps everyone from Solange Knowles to boxers to models to the city’s hippest kids. Her portraits are candid and gritty, worthy of their frequent placement within the pages of the New York Times

(Photo courtesy of Tillet Wright. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Insta-Peep-O-Gram: Jenavieve Belair 

LA-based photographer Jenavieve Belair’s work is unashamedly So Cal. Laid back and bleached out, this is lifestyle photography that would give any West Coaster nostalgia for road trips, skateboards, beaches, and pretty girls — all of which Belair delivers in spades.

(Photos courtesy of @jenavieve via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn) 

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eBay Seller: Sisters of the Black Moon & Their Psychedelic World

By Sade Lythcott

I first fell in love with Alexanda Valenti’s photography through one of my favorite vintage eBay stores, Sister’s of the Black Moon. The sisters have an incredibly curated aesthetic that makes you want to bid on everything. What pulled me in first and foremost was their images, created by Alexanda. More than a photographer, she’s an artist with an original voice and a unique approach to her craft. With each of her projects, the spectrum of moods and atmospheres grows deeper. Her painted portals are vibrant with psychedelic energy. Here’s a snippet of a conversation the young photographer had with Hook and Line Magazine.

H&L: Where were you born and where are you currently living?

Alexandra Valenti: I was born in Washington DC and I live in Austin, Texas.

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Q: How are each of these places different from each other?

A: Oh Lord, they couldn’t be more different. DC feels very conservative and mainstream.  Austin feels like a place where people can come to create who they are, be who they are and not be judged by it one bit.  It’s becoming so built up though, that lately, in the past 4 or 5 years, Austin feels like it’s losing its eclectic edge. It’s become so popular or trendy to move here and I don’t think the city can accommodate the influx.  The traffic is getting horrible. And it no longer feels like the small town like it did when I first moved here. I’ll probably move to a smaller place sooner than later.  Or at least a place that has more nature.  More lush. I feel like I came into my own in this town. .. finally…. I’ve lived in many different cities, Berkeley,  NYC,  Los Angeles, Melbourne Australia

Q: Who are the Sisters of the Black Moon? They’re fascinating.
 
A: The sisters of the Black Moon are fascinating! They are also very dear friends of mine.  We were friends before they started SOTBM.  When they were beginning that company, they talked to me a lot about what they wanted their photos to look like. The first one was in a studio. I don’t think we’ve done a studio shoot since. Those shoots are so fun because we all just allow each other to do what we do and no one questions the creative decisions… we do talk about what the shoots will look like but we really don’t go too in depth other than have reference material.  We agree on a setting and then we just show up and hope it works.  They trust me and I trust them implicitly. I get a lot of emails about those shoots, but really it’s such a collaborative process, lots of spice in the delicious soup that we can then share with lots of people. I really grew so much in the past year creatively doing those shoots… 
Q: In my own career, I remember that one assignment that made me think, “Wow!  I’m a real writer!”  Did you have a moment like that with photography?  What was the shoot like?
A: Yeah, it happened a month ago! When I shot the Free People catalogue.  Mainly because it was the biggest commercial job I’ve done to date.  Doub Hanshaw, the creative director, is ray of sunshine.  So kind and generous and she took a chance on me. I really hope it does well, not just for me but for Doub. Because I would hate to let her down for taking a risk on me. 
Q: What do you enjoy in your spare time?
A: I make a lot of art.  I paint. I draw. I’m working on a series of 25 paintings on wood blocks made out of maple… and I go swimming in Barton Springs almost twice a day (it’s the spring fed pool in town that’s freezing cold)… it’s kind of a necessity since it’s so stinkin’ hot here… 
Q: What attracted you to the camera, and how old were you?
A: The first time I realized photography was cool was when I saw a book by Henri Cartier Bresson.  That blew my mind. I think I was about 9 or 10 years old? Can’t remember. 
Q: What’s inside your camera bag?
A: A Leica, a Nikon, a point and shoot… lots of batteries, a bumble Bar, a lighter. You know, the usual. 
Q: Are you a reader? Have any books or poems influenced your art?
A: Yeah, I’m a big reader. The books I’ve read that have influenced my art aren’t art books, or books about art, or artists; they are mostly books about Tibetan Buddism or Taoism.  The one I’m reading now is called Shambala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior.  It’s a pretty famous book and it’s been one that I’ve been meaning to read for a while…I like being reminded (and I need to be constantly) that what we create comes from our higher selves.  When we are present and creating from a purely motivated place…when you create not for the result, but for the sake of it: for the pure enjoyment of it. And if something does come from it, if a result happens that is desirable, then that’s just the cherry on top of the icing on top of the cake. 
Read the rest of the conversation between writer Jocelyn M and Alexandra Valenti on Hook & Line Magazine. Take a look at the brilliant inventory of mystical, tribal, and native American influenced pieces at the SistersoftheMoon/eBay store.