Monday, March 29, 2010

Richard Mosse: Nomads

"The problem was you had to keep choosing between one evil or another, and no matter what you chose, they sliced a little bit more off you, until there was nothing left. At the age of 25 most people were finished. A whole god-damned nation of assholes driving automobiles, eating, having babies, doing everything in the worst way possible, like voting for the presidential candidates who reminded them most of themselves. I had no interests. I had no idea how I was going to escape. At least the others had some taste for life. They seemed to understand something that I didn’t understand. Maybe I was lacking. It was possible. I often felt inferior. I just wanted to get away from them. But there was no place to go."
                                                Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

Fiery European Festivals

Friday, March 26, 2010

Douglas Kirkland: Marilyn

"i'm so afraid because i am so profoundly happy. happiness like this is frightening. they only let you be this happy if they are preparing to take something from you." 
                         (the kite runner)

Gehard Demetz

Hedi Slimane

"death must be so beautiful. to lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above ones head, and listen to silence. to have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace."
                                                  Sylvia Plath

Kristiina Wilson + Lola Dupre

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
                                         - Albert Einstein

Emil Alzamora

 "Главнейшая наша задача должна заключаться в том, чтобы мы не следовали подобно скоту за вожаками стада, чтобы мы шли не туда, куда идут другие, а туда, куда повелевает долг.
Предметом нашего исследования должен быть вопрос о том, какой образ действий наиболее достоин человека, а не о том, какой чаще всего встречается; о том, что делает нас способными к обладанию высшим счастьем, а не о том, что одобряется чернью, этой наихудшей истолковательницей истины. К черни же я отношу не только простонародье, но и венценосцев. Я не смотрю на цвет одежд, в которые  облекаются люди"

Люций Анней Сенека