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Interesting Lady 14

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*A badass Rock ‘n Roll life style usually does not end well and the life of singer songwriter Judee Sill (1944-1979) is no exception. After the death of her exotic animal selling father her life took many turns: Learning to be a cartoonist from her Tom&Jerry animating stepfather, long hours of playing in a piano bar, robbing liquor stores Bonnie & Clyde style with her much older boyfriend, going to reform school, playing as an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interesting Lady 13

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Evelyn Nesbit (1884-1967) was one of the very first supermodels during th Gilded Age in America. She started modeling for artists to earn money for her family after her father died. At sixteen she moved to New York City to further her career, became a chorus girl and was introduced to Manhattan’s most renowned artists and illustrators. Soon her beautiful face was everywhere: magazine advertisements, souvenirs, calendars and she became the it-girl of her time. […]

Six Reels of Joy

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*In Rojava, an autonomous Kurdish enclave in Northern Syria, an old-fashioned cinema with red velvet seats and golden drapes is filled with children that have never seen a movie before. It turns out to be a silent film: Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid. I can only imagine how wonderful it must have been for those kids to see this film on the big screen. Not just because they live in a dangerous world, but because Chaplin’s […]

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 […]