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selfhelpforcynics

Jul 8 '14
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Jul 8 '14

nevver:

The Naked City, Saul Leiter

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May 4 '14
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May 4 '14
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Apr 26 '14

austinkleon:

Jorge Luis Borges: The Task of Art

The task of art is to transform what is continuously happening to us, to transform all these things into symbols, into music, into something which can last in man’s memory. That is our duty. If we don’t fulfill it, we feel unhappy. A writer or any artist has the sometimes joyful duty to transform all that into symbols. These symbols could be colors, forms or sounds. For a poet, the symbols are sounds and also words, fables, stories, poetry. The work of a poet never ends. It has nothing to do with working hours. Your are continuously receiving things from the external world. These must be transformed, and eventually will be transformed. This revelation can appear anytime. A poet never rests. He’s always working, even when he dreams. Besides, the life of a writer, is a lonely one. You think you are alone, and as the years go by, if the stars are on your side, you may discover that you are at the center of a vast circle of invisible friends whom you will never get to know but who love you. And that is an immense reward.

Thx @robinsloan

Feb 13 '14
100 posts!

100 posts!

Feb 13 '14
un-gif-dans-ta-gueule:

Paul Hippolyte #Delaroche - Louise #Vernet (the artist’s wife, on her deathbed) 1845-46

un-gif-dans-ta-gueule:

Paul Hippolyte #Delaroche - Louise #Vernet (the artist’s wife, on her deathbed) 1845-46

Jan 23 '14

awkwardsituationist:

entropy. (photos by aaron j. groen)

Jan 16 '14
artofadesignermind:

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

artofadesignermind:

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

Jan 9 '14

awkwardsituationist:

a selection of images from alison wright’s face to face: portraits of the human spirit, taken in: (1) new ireland, papua new guinea; (2) dharamsala, india, of tibetan refugees; (3) altai mountains of mongolia; (4) kenya; (5) li river, china; (6) alaska; (7) haiti, after the 2010 earthquake; (8) thailand’s rashada pier slum, home to unofficial burmese refugees; (9) angkor wat, cambodia; and (10) kabul, afghanistan.

"the planet, at times, can seem so vast, with the numbers almost too large for us to comprehend," she writes. "but when you capture the look in someone’s eyes, an intimate stare, a knowing glance, his or her situation becomes a shared experience, a more personal connection."

"one of the many things i have learned during my [over twenty] years of global travel is that no matter how unique we may look in appearance, from the exotic to the mundane, we basically have the same universal desires and concerns," she says.

following her four years documenting tibetan refugees, wright founded the faces of hope fund, which helps provide aid, medical care and education to children in crisis around the world. “when documenting worldwide humanitarian issues, i strive to bring a face to the place and raise social conscious awareness. but sometimes making a photo doesn’t feel like enough,” she says.

"i bear witness to the dire needs and situations of children of each of the countries that i travel. despite sometimes feeling that we’re digging our way out of a catastrophe with a teaspoon i’ve learned along the way that helping even one child is at least something."