Martin Schoeller is a New York based photographer whose style is distinguished by similar treatment of all subjects whether they are celebrities or unknown. His most recognizable work are his portraits, shot with similar lighting, backdrop, and tone.
I have just found an amazing post and idea in Unstitched’s blog. It’s a travel guide but it’s not the usual one. Written by Magda Lipka Falck, this guide focuses more on “how” to travel, the experiences you have along the way, rather than “where”, the destination.
"There are many different types of travel. Sometimes they carry us right across the globe, sometimes out into space and sometimes just around the block. Sometimes there is a journey going on inside us."
And for those of you who are always seeking for out-of-the-blue experiences (like moi) or break from routine, this will appeal even more to you:
"A travel guide that will hopefully lead you to places you have never seen before - though you may visit them every day. A place you have forgotten, a place you have never searched for or a place that does not exist."
Don’t you just love when you are walking through a street and come across a house, a shop you didn’t know it existed?
Crying Men is a series of photographic portraits of famous film actors: Tim Roth, Gabriel Byrne, Laurence Fishburne, Woody Harrelson, Michael Gambon, Jude Law, Hayden Christiansen, Ryan Gosling, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Benicio Del Toro, Willem Dafoe, Kris Kristofferson, and others. Sam Taylor-Wood makes portraits of her subjects as actors; she shoots them in character, asking each to perform and cry for the camera, and demanding their investment in the process. These are no passive sitters. Each of the resulting images is distinct; one actor recalls the hieratic clarity of a Byzantine saint whose tears appear decorative. Other images are of heroic crying, where stoic restraint has broken down. Some display the voluptuous crying of medieval saints, others cathartic crying or quiet tears of regret and grief. Yet while being moved by these intimate revelatory images, we simultaneously know that the emotional display is being play-acted. Sam Taylor-Wood’s film and photographic works are distinguished by their subversive creation of enigmatic situations full of latent but explosive energy. (source: amazon)
You can find more photos in the link above.
Moving and heartbreaking pictures, aren’t they? The one that shocks me the most is Daniel Craig’s.
Last night I saw Somewhere and they played this song while Stephen Dorff’s daughter was skating on ice. I loved the fact that Sofia Coppola chose this particular song. It could have been a corny Celine Dion song you know… By the way, I recommend the movie. It’s very Sofia Coppola and the soundtrack it’s flawless. I had a huge crush on Stephen Dorff while I was in school and apparently it’s still there ♥. He is the cutest dad ever!
I found these pictures in Yay!Everyday and they cought my attention immediately. The artist is called Kenny Random and he lives in Italy (that’s definitely not an Italian name). They are so colorful and look so merry!
“So she stood thinking. Without making any thought precise — for she was one of those reticent people whose minds hold their thoughts enmeshed in clouds of silence — she was filled with thoughts. Her mind was like her room, in which lights advanced and retreated, came pirouetting and stepping delicately, spread their tails, pecked their way; and then her whole being was suffused, like the room again, with a cloud of some profound knowledge, some unspoken regret”—