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Languid Eyes

Languid Eyes

Stranded, a beached bride
She — bequeathed to tempered tears
Languid eyes turn steel
While he collects bleeding hearts
On a macaroni string… 22 more words

Field Of Thorns

Diane Arbus and the Mesmerizing World of "Freaks"

… I wish I could go back, but it’s not possible, neither can I take a step further…. there’s a constant pressure, living underwater…

What is considered beautiful or what does ugliness mean; a matter of sight or a state of mind? 292 more words


A Sneak Peek at the Met’s 2016 Programming

The Metropolitan Museum is worth going to any time, for almost any reason, of course. But in 2016 there will be some extra special reasons to visit the city’s most visited arts institution. 272 more words

photography and awkwardness

“I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don’t like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself.”

Diane Arbus

On Photography

Roger Ballen's human zoo

American critic and playwright Susan Sontag once said that American photographer Diane Arbus photographed “people who are pathetic, pitiable, as well as repulsive,” from a vantage point “based on distance, on privilege, on a feeling that what the viewer is asked to look at is really other”. 295 more words


Cryptoquote Spoiler - 11/09/15

“I really believe there are things which nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”   —   Diane Arbus

(To an extent, I think she is one of the reasons why Americans seem so nostalgic for the 1950s.  244 more words


Adventure. It Has to Begin With You.

While on a boat, I saw this little beetle, making his way along the ropes. It was by itself with no other beetle nearby. Off on an adventure to an island, which made me think of this quote. 57 more words

Macro Photography