Photographer Ori Gersht has created a new series that captures exploding mirrors. He photographs the mirror reflections of carefully arranged flowers inspired by the floral still lives of Jan Brueghel the Elder. Or more precisely, the surface of the mirror itself, causing the flowers themselves to become blurry. By then electrocuting the mirror interesting cracks and shapes appear while he photographs the explosion with an extremely high shutter speed.
How it looks in slowmotion:
All images © the artist and CRG Gallery
Song for today: Radiohead – Lotus Flower
In search of some wise and inspiring words to live by you can never go wrong with the 13th-century poet, scolar and Sufi mystic Rumi:
Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft, wasn’t it first merely a thought and a quest?
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it
Dance until you shatter yourself
“I wanted to show the beauty, uniqueness and strength of my girls and their friends as they truly are: messy hair, dirty faces, angry, joyous — whatever it was, I wanted to capture it.”
Photographer Kate T. Parker has been photographing her daughters and their girlfriends in a series called Strong is the New Pretty. Wanting to send out the message that girls can be whatever they want to be, she has been documenting them being the beautiful, powerful and fearless creatures that they are. Their joy in infectious.
All photographs by Kate T. Parker
Song for today: Cindy Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
The Lynchian carpet at the Cinecenter cinema in Amsterdam. It also reminds me of the carpet at the Overlook Hotel in Kubrick’s The Shining.Song for today: Rosie & the Originals – Lonely Blue Nights
Song for today: Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit
Jabberwocky is a poem written by Lewis Caroll, who also wrote Alice in Wonderland. He invented playful words that sound like real ones, but their meaning is unclear. When Alice finishes reading the poem in Through the Looking-Glass she states: “Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas – only I don’t exactly know what they are!”The Jabberwock by John Tenniel
Today I just happened to stumble onto the website artisaway.com and was inspired and humbled by the story of multimedia artist Elsa Mora and the lovely, funny and wise things she does. But her blog is also a showcase for other creators, allowing beauty, creativity and imagination to be seen. I feel I have met a kindred spirit even though we have never met and our roads are so different. Long live the internet.
So, please visit her blog, I think you’ll like it.
Connect with your full creative potential by Elsa Mora
All works by Elsa Mora
Song for today: Yppah – Happy To See You
“To find yourself, think for yourself.”
Song for today: Aretha Franklin – Respect