That title is no accident, the Dennis Stock: American Cool book published by Reel Art Press contains some of the coolest imagery and people of the mid-20th century.
A beautiful, one-of-a-kind item for your home, this table lamp with vintage slide lampshade is the unique piece of furniture you've been searching for.
These days it's easy to amass hundreds of photographs digitally and not have a single one exist in print. If you're a compulsive digital snapper who rarely prints, this Retro Camera Photo Album might just persuade you to commit your work to paper.
The album measures 10 x 16cm and can hold 36 photographs in clear plastic sleeves with black backing inside. It has a magnetic clasp and carry strap and the old-school camera styling makes it perfect for housing all those retro-effect shots you've taken on your iphone.
It costs £12 and is available from the V&A Museum shop, either in person or online here.
It's easy to forget he was ever young, but Mick Jagger was Young in the 60s – and that's the name of a new photography exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The exhibition documents the singer's early rise and coincides with the British edition of the Arles publication Mick Jagger: The Photobook, being published by Thames and Hudson in May. It includes the first NPG image of Jagger, a Cecil Beaton shot taken in Morocco in 1967, as well as more recent acquisitions, include portraits of the singer by Gered Mankowitz, including one with his prized Aston Martin DB6, an image from the Rolling Stones’s first official photo shoot by Philip Townsend, a previously unexhibited colour photograph by Colin Jones (1967), Michael Cooper’s study of the Rolling Stones for the cover of their album Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967) and Michael Joseph’s decadent image of the group posing with a large menagerie of animals for the gatefold of the Beggar’s Banquet album (1968).
It runs from 3rd May – 27th November 2011 at the Bookshop Gallery, admisssion is free.
The 8×10 inch print is on heavy duty Kodak Endura archival quality paper and each print is full bleed but can be printed with a small white border on request. The photo encapsulates the classic British summertime by the beach before families started to jet off abroad and the blanched affect of the image gives it a retro feel as if it's been fading away on the wall for the last thirty years.
Order your own from Etsy for $30 (£18.82) and £3.45 for postage.
Truly a special piece for anyone familiar with this great city. This lomo art photograph of San Francisco was taken with a vintage camera, using film that is no longer in production. There are three prints of 16 x 16 inches available or other sizes can be made to order.
A larger verson of the famous image, featuring downtown San Fancisco with a view across the bay, was recently on display with RAW Artists at Cinespace in Hollywood.
Even it's creation, by hand in a darkroom with an enlarger and trays, gives this unique photo a retro aura and if you're as taken by this image as we are, get your very own on Etsy, for £82.51, made by Tara Holland. Prints are made to order, and will take a minimum of three weeks to arrive with extra costs for posting to the UK, find out more on the Etsy website.