1. Anonymous asked: how is his photography even worth noting when it's just of other artists' works?

    Photographing paintings is not an easy task. They’re naturally reflective and it’s extremely difficult to photograph a 2D object affixed to a wall without some sort of distortion. Add to that the fact that most museums are seriously low on natural light and forbid the use of flash photography and the task becomes close to impossible.

    I consider myself an okay photographer in most cases, but most of the pictures I attempt to take in museums come out looking like this…

    To see Lee Sandstead’s talent all you need to do is look at his photographs compared to others of the same painting.

    For example:

    This is the official photograph of George Clausen’s Brown Eyes taken from the Tate Collection’s website.

    And this is Lee Sandstead’s photograph of the same painting…

    See the amazing detail Sandstead captures? The range of colors and the texture created when Clausen applied the paint?

    That’s why, even though Sandstead photographs other artists’ works, his photography is definitely worth noting :)

  2. An 1828 floral printed cotton day dress and what is probably my all time favorite museum mannequin ensemble.
No one can put together an outfit quite like the Victoria & Albert Museum. 

    An 1828 floral printed cotton day dress and what is probably my all time favorite museum mannequin ensemble.

    No one can put together an outfit quite like the Victoria & Albert Museum.