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Things I think are interesting

A collection of things I appreciate and am inspired by, as well as some personal work.

kateoplis:

"All of that…has helped me form what I call my 70 Percent Rule for decision-making. … If we just wrest our eyes, literally and figuratively, from our digital gizmos and the shitty, spoiling impatience they instill, we’ll see that this life, this planet, is amazing. That it is something just to be in the world, seeing and hearing and smelling. That for trillions of miles in every direction from earth, life really is blood-boilingly, eye-explodingly horrific. These situations where I can’t make a choice because I’m too busy trying to envision the perfect one—that false perfectionism traps you in this painful ambivalence: If I do this, then that other thing I could have done becomes attractive. But if I go and choose the other one, the same thing happens again. It’s part of our consumer culture. …So my rule is that if you have someone or something that gets 70 percent approval, you just do it. ‘Cause here’s what happens. The fact that other options go away immediately brings your choice to 80. Because the pain of deciding is over. And…when you get to 80 percent, you work. You apply your knowledge, and that gets you to 85 percent! And the thing itself, especially if it’s a human being, will always reveal itself—100 percent of the time!—to be more than you thought. And that will get you to 90 percent. After that, you’re stuck at 90, but who the fuck do you think you are, a god? You got to 90 percent? It’s incredible!”

"You’ve got to embrace discomfort…It’s the only way you can put yourself in situations where you can learn, and the only way you can keep your senses fresh once you’re there."

"I’ve never been suicidal…But I’ve wanted to be.”

This is an obliterating genius, an absurd, self-disgusted, generous, horny, inquisitive, belligerent, deep-felt, smart-stupid, bare-naked, vulgar, deeply ruminative, face-fuckingly frank genius. “

All Hail the King

nevver:

Toward the satisfactory inexpensiveness of nowhere, Magdalena Wosinska

kateoplis:

Nardò Ring, Nardò, Italy

Amazon Rainforest deforestationPara, Brazil

Terraced rice paddies, Yunnan, China

Soybean fields, São Domingos, Brazil 

Mount Whaleback Iron Ore Mine, Pilbara, Australia

Alang Ship-breaking yards, Gujarat, India

Plasticulture / Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain

Oil Extraction Wells, Texas

Vineyards, Huelva, Spain

Daily Overview

quesofrito:

Oh. Hey. I made these photos. 

selektormagazine:

Emiliano Granado

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Photographers A-Z

hudsonhongo:

Star Wars: Bad Foley Edition

Rachael walking back to her spaceship.  (at Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve)

Rachael walking back to her spaceship. (at Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve)

(Source: kevc)

corwinprescott:

"Second Beach" by Corwin PrescottFebruary 27th 2014I swore to myself this was the trip. After four years of traveling and five visits to Olympic National Park I still hadn’t figured out how to find and photograph the Sea Stars that the coast of Washington is so known for. I’d seen a few here and there, but mostly they were tucked in-between rocks, hidden in spots that while interesting were never photogenic.To get this photo I did the hike down to Second Beach three times over two days. Scouting at high tide and low tide, and waiting for the right weather. Getting a decent sunset on the Olympic Peninsula is a pretty rare occurrence. Dense rain clouds darken the skies day and night for days at a time. The constant showers destroy camera equipment, flood tents, and generally wear you down, so even after I found a great place to photograph the sea stars there was never a guarantee that I would get a decent photo.After two days of rain the weather broke, I could see the clouds in the sky loosen up, and bits of sun made it through in the afternoon. These are the perfect clouds for a sunset photo, they let just enough light in for beautiful color, but the light is soft enough to not create harsh shadows on the landscape.I tore back down to the beach for a second time that day, to the perfect spot. This was the very fist exposure.Print for sale at https://www.etsy.com/listing/186597200/sea-stars-of-second-beach-11x17-limited?ref=shop_home_active_10

corwinprescott:

"Second Beach" by Corwin Prescott
February 27th 2014

I swore to myself this was the trip. After four years of traveling and five visits to Olympic National Park I still hadn’t figured out how to find and photograph the Sea Stars that the coast of Washington is so known for. I’d seen a few here and there, but mostly they were tucked in-between rocks, hidden in spots that while interesting were never photogenic.

To get this photo I did the hike down to Second Beach three times over two days. Scouting at high tide and low tide, and waiting for the right weather. Getting a decent sunset on the Olympic Peninsula is a pretty rare occurrence. Dense rain clouds darken the skies day and night for days at a time. The constant showers destroy camera equipment, flood tents, and generally wear you down, so even after I found a great place to photograph the sea stars there was never a guarantee that I would get a decent photo.

After two days of rain the weather broke, I could see the clouds in the sky loosen up, and bits of sun made it through in the afternoon. These are the perfect clouds for a sunset photo, they let just enough light in for beautiful color, but the light is soft enough to not create harsh shadows on the landscape.

I tore back down to the beach for a second time that day, to the perfect spot. This was the very fist exposure.

Print for sale at 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/186597200/sea-stars-of-second-beach-11x17-limited?ref=shop_home_active_10

(Source: passion-of-dance, via pingonow)

(Source: kevc)

davidsimonton:

"Sometimes working with the camera, somebody does something that’s just beyond belief. Garry Winogrand takes pictures of things that in your wildest dreams you wouldn’t think could exist in the world. There’s a picture of a cow’s tongue in a cowboy’s hat that becomes a beautiful thing; it looks like a piece of architecture. In your wildest dreams you couldn’t come with that and that’s just because he was aware that it might be possible. He was there when it happened and his head worked that way.”
—Lee Friedlander, from “Interview with Lee Friedlander,” Viewing Olmstead (1996)
(Photo: Garry Winogrand, Texas State Fair, Dallas, 1964)

davidsimonton:

"Sometimes working with the camera, somebody does something that’s just beyond belief. Garry Winogrand takes pictures of things that in your wildest dreams you wouldn’t think could exist in the world. There’s a picture of a cow’s tongue in a cowboy’s hat that becomes a beautiful thing; it looks like a piece of architecture. In your wildest dreams you couldn’t come with that and that’s just because he was aware that it might be possible. He was there when it happened and his head worked that way.”

Lee Friedlander, from “Interview with Lee Friedlander,” Viewing Olmstead (1996)

(Photo: Garry Winogrand, Texas State Fair, Dallas, 1964)

(via jesuisperdu)