We are living in a society marked by unhappy children, alienated youth, politically disengaged adults, stultifying consumerism, escalating inequality, deeply scary wobbles in the whole economic system, soaring rates of mental ill-health and a planet so damaged that we may well end up destroying the whole enterprise.

Of course we also live in a world of great beauty, sacrificial and passionate love, tenderness, prosperity, courage and joy. But quite a lot of all that seems to happen regardless of the paradigm and the high thoughts of philosophy. It has always happened. It is precisely because it has always happened that we go on wrestling with these issues in the hope that it can happen more often and for more people.

“In certain areas of my life, I actively seek out solitude. Especially for someone in my line of work, solitude is, more or less, an inevitable circumstance. Sometimes, however, this sense of isolation, like acid spilling out of a bottle, can unconsciously eat away at a person’s heart and dissolve it. You could see it, too, as a kind of double-edged sword. It protects me, but at the same time steadily cuts away at me from the inside.”
— Haruki Murakami, What I talk About When I Talk About Running (via theforlornhope)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

night-of-the-iguana:

Coffee and Cigarettes, 2003.
night-of-the-iguana:

Coffee and Cigarettes, 2003.
night-of-the-iguana:

Coffee and Cigarettes, 2003.
mykindofdistraction:

Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain.

mykindofdistraction:

Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain.

natashalyonneblog:

natashalyonneblog.tumblr.com

morethanphotography:

Crater Lake, Rainbows, and Lightning! by jasmanmander

(via alpineblooms)

johnny-worthington:


Hierodula salomonis, aka, the “Jade Mantis”, East Asia
Top - male; Bttm - female


beautiful faerie children of my heart.
johnny-worthington:


Hierodula salomonis, aka, the “Jade Mantis”, East Asia
Top - male; Bttm - female


beautiful faerie children of my heart.

johnny-worthington:

Hierodula salomonis, aka, the “Jade Mantis”, East Asia

Top - male; Bttm - female

beautiful faerie children of my heart.

(via nauticalneurotic)

dawnawakened:

Christopher Boffoli, Big Appetites. 2011 exhibition

"Northwest artist Christopher Boffoli combines miniature, hand-painted figurines from Germany with staged arrangements of food and beverages to create clever photographic vignettes.  Inspired by an unusual combination of magazine food photography and the 18th century fable “Gulliver’s Travels,” Boffoli explores how inverting the proportions of people and their surroundings create unexpected points of interest. These creative scenes evoke an uncanny, albeit theatrically portrayed, likeness to the world at large.  Boffoli also uses language to enhance the photographic narratives by selecting tongue-in-cheek titles that draw on old adages, colloquial sayings and witty repartees, adding another level of interest to the work"
dawnawakened:

Christopher Boffoli, Big Appetites. 2011 exhibition

"Northwest artist Christopher Boffoli combines miniature, hand-painted figurines from Germany with staged arrangements of food and beverages to create clever photographic vignettes.  Inspired by an unusual combination of magazine food photography and the 18th century fable “Gulliver’s Travels,” Boffoli explores how inverting the proportions of people and their surroundings create unexpected points of interest. These creative scenes evoke an uncanny, albeit theatrically portrayed, likeness to the world at large.  Boffoli also uses language to enhance the photographic narratives by selecting tongue-in-cheek titles that draw on old adages, colloquial sayings and witty repartees, adding another level of interest to the work"
dawnawakened:

Christopher Boffoli, Big Appetites. 2011 exhibition

"Northwest artist Christopher Boffoli combines miniature, hand-painted figurines from Germany with staged arrangements of food and beverages to create clever photographic vignettes.  Inspired by an unusual combination of magazine food photography and the 18th century fable “Gulliver’s Travels,” Boffoli explores how inverting the proportions of people and their surroundings create unexpected points of interest. These creative scenes evoke an uncanny, albeit theatrically portrayed, likeness to the world at large.  Boffoli also uses language to enhance the photographic narratives by selecting tongue-in-cheek titles that draw on old adages, colloquial sayings and witty repartees, adding another level of interest to the work"
dawnawakened:

Christopher Boffoli, Big Appetites. 2011 exhibition

"Northwest artist Christopher Boffoli combines miniature, hand-painted figurines from Germany with staged arrangements of food and beverages to create clever photographic vignettes.  Inspired by an unusual combination of magazine food photography and the 18th century fable “Gulliver’s Travels,” Boffoli explores how inverting the proportions of people and their surroundings create unexpected points of interest. These creative scenes evoke an uncanny, albeit theatrically portrayed, likeness to the world at large.  Boffoli also uses language to enhance the photographic narratives by selecting tongue-in-cheek titles that draw on old adages, colloquial sayings and witty repartees, adding another level of interest to the work"
dawnawakened:

Christopher Boffoli, Big Appetites. 2011 exhibition

"Northwest artist Christopher Boffoli combines miniature, hand-painted figurines from Germany with staged arrangements of food and beverages to create clever photographic vignettes.  Inspired by an unusual combination of magazine food photography and the 18th century fable “Gulliver’s Travels,” Boffoli explores how inverting the proportions of people and their surroundings create unexpected points of interest. These creative scenes evoke an uncanny, albeit theatrically portrayed, likeness to the world at large.  Boffoli also uses language to enhance the photographic narratives by selecting tongue-in-cheek titles that draw on old adages, colloquial sayings and witty repartees, adding another level of interest to the work"
dawnawakened:

Christopher Boffoli, Big Appetites. 2011 exhibition

"Northwest artist Christopher Boffoli combines miniature, hand-painted figurines from Germany with staged arrangements of food and beverages to create clever photographic vignettes.  Inspired by an unusual combination of magazine food photography and the 18th century fable “Gulliver’s Travels,” Boffoli explores how inverting the proportions of people and their surroundings create unexpected points of interest. These creative scenes evoke an uncanny, albeit theatrically portrayed, likeness to the world at large.  Boffoli also uses language to enhance the photographic narratives by selecting tongue-in-cheek titles that draw on old adages, colloquial sayings and witty repartees, adding another level of interest to the work"

dawnawakened:

Christopher Boffoli, Big Appetites. 2011 exhibition

"Northwest artist Christopher Boffoli combines miniature, hand-painted figurines from Germany with staged arrangements of food and beverages to create clever photographic vignettes.  Inspired by an unusual combination of magazine food photography and the 18th century fable “Gulliver’s Travels,” Boffoli explores how inverting the proportions of people and their surroundings create unexpected points of interest. These creative scenes evoke an uncanny, albeit theatrically portrayed, likeness to the world at large.  Boffoli also uses language to enhance the photographic narratives by selecting tongue-in-cheek titles that draw on old adages, colloquial sayings and witty repartees, adding another level of interest to the work"

(via jesskablue)

efedra:

The Heirs Motivational Speech by Rune Guneriussen