rareaudreyhepburn
rareaudreyhepburn:

One of the first portraits of Audrey Hepburn taken after the liberation of Holland, 1946.

"We were in our cellar, where we’d been for weeks.  Our area was being liberated practically house to house, and there was lots of shooting and shelling from over the river and constant bombing: explosions going on all night….Once in a while you’d go up and see how much of your house was left, and then you’d go back under again.  Then early in the morning all of the sudden there was total silence.  Everybody said, my God, now what’s happening?  We listened for a while, and strangely enough, I thought I could hear voices and some singing—and I smelt English cigarettes.
We crept upstairs to the front door, opened it very carefully and to our amazement, our house was completely surrounded by English soldiers, all aiming their guns at us.  I screamed with happiness, seeing all these cocky figures with dirty bright faces and shouted something in English.  The corporal or sergeant walked up to me, and in a very gentle English voice—so different from all the German shouting we’d been used to—said, “We hear you have a German radio station in your house and we’ve come to take it away.  We’re sorry to disturb you.” I laughed and said, “Go right on disturbing us.”  Then a cheer went up that they’d liberated an English girl.  I was the only one for miles.” - Audrey Hepburn

rareaudreyhepburn:

One of the first portraits of Audrey Hepburn taken after the liberation of Holland, 1946.

"We were in our cellar, where we’d been for weeks.  Our area was being liberated practically house to house, and there was lots of shooting and shelling from over the river and constant bombing: explosions going on all night….Once in a while you’d go up and see how much of your house was left, and then you’d go back under again.  Then early in the morning all of the sudden there was total silence.  Everybody said, my God, now what’s happening?  We listened for a while, and strangely enough, I thought I could hear voices and some singing—and I smelt English cigarettes.

We crept upstairs to the front door, opened it very carefully and to our amazement, our house was completely surrounded by English soldiers, all aiming their guns at us.  I screamed with happiness, seeing all these cocky figures with dirty bright faces and shouted something in English.  The corporal or sergeant walked up to me, and in a very gentle English voice—so different from all the German shouting we’d been used to—said, “We hear you have a German radio station in your house and we’ve come to take it away.  We’re sorry to disturb you.” I laughed and said, “Go right on disturbing us.”  Then a cheer went up that they’d liberated an English girl.  I was the only one for miles.” - Audrey Hepburn

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ageofdestruction:

starling: Solar corona, photographed by SOHO, 9th September 2014.

16 frames, inverted. Sequence covers about 7 hours. The Sun is moving out of the constellation Leo toward Virgo.

The three prominent stars above the Sun are (left to right) Sigma Leonis (σ Leo), 36 G. Leonis (I think), and Chi Leonis (χ Leo).

Image credit: NASA/SOHO. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

josephvisserphotography

josephvisserphotography:

From Here & Away // Photobook Trailer

I am pleased to announce that I am releasing a limited edition photo book at the end of August called From Here & Away. This is the real deal and I could not be more excited. I have worked extremely hard on this project over the last year and it is finally ready. The first thing I would like to show you is the photo book trailer I put together with video I’ve filmed over the last year and a half. It will give you a sense of what the book is about and is very brief, just over a minute. So if you have a minute, take a peek. There is also an extended description about the book and it’s purpose and message under the video. I also composed and recorded the music that you hear on the video. 

I’ll be releasing the cover and more information about the book in the coming weeks. For now enjoy the trailer and keep your eyes peeled for more. This is really the most proud I have ever been of anything I’ve ever made. I am very excited for you all to see it. 

Please send me an email at josephrvisser@gmail.com to find out how to reserve your copy. 

Thank you