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Atomic Voyeur

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Melborne based photographer Jessica Tremp on her colorful and dreamlike series: “Atomic Occasions is the voyeur catching someone in a reverie, their thoughts clashing, colliding, blossoming and bursting into consciousness.” I love how the women in these photographs seem so unaware of us watching, how they make you slightly jealous of their thoughts. All images © Jessica Tremp. For more work also check: instagram.com/jessicatremp Song for today: Françoiz Breut – Everyone Kisses a Stranger  

Some Quotes for Today

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In search of some wise and inspiring words to live by you can never go wrong with the 13th-century poet, scholar 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 public domain

Strong is the New Pretty

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“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 […]

What I Saw Today (online)

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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, […]

Cool Dude 2

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Georges Méliès (1861-1938) was the man who created a world of wonder never seen before. As a young boy he fabricated cardboard puppet theaters and marionettes. Later as a trained illusionist he created his own magic tricks and special effects for performances at his own theater. He was also the director, producer, writer, set and costume designer.  After seeing a demonstration of the Lumière brothers’ cinematograph he was blown away. Fascinated with this new technology […]

It Hangs upon a Silken Thread

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Chilean artist Juana Gomez uses embroidery to create delicate anatomical works of art. With a needle and thread she carefully traces our bodies on faded black and white photographs. Fabricating intricate lines and patterns that follow our veins, nervous system and the organic shapes of our muscles and organs. In her own words: “These embroideries are based on the repetition of a structure that is fundamental for the organic and inorganic world, which explains the […]

The Chicago Period

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American born photographer Charles H. Traub (1945) started his career with a series of black and white photographs taken on the beach and the streets of Chicago. He went on to become a well known photographer and teacher. I love how he frames his photographs and uses the 1:1 aspect ratio; a kind of Instagram avant la lettre. Check out more by Charles H. Traub. Thank you jealouscurator for introducing me to his work. Song […]

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When I came across this picture, my mind was blown; how much awesomeness can one man posses? Larger than life he has inspired a new category on this blog. Arctic explorer, author, journalist, anthropologist, Peter Freuchen (1886 – 1957) is the real deal and some of his adventures simply sound fantastical: When caught under several feet of snow he dug himself out by crafting a chisel from his own poo (a native technique). He married […]