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Today in Madonna History: August 21, 1989

On August 21 1989, the music video for Cherish premiered on MTV in the U.S.  The video was the directed by Madonna’s frequent collaborator and friend, photographer Herb Ritts. 59 more words


Away Above a Harbourful ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Away Above a Harbourful

Away above a harbourful
of caulkless houses
among the charley noble chimneypots
of a rooftop rigged with clotheslines
a woman pastes up sails… 107 more words


Herb Ritts – Floating Torso

Herb Ritts–Floating Torso, St. Barthélemy, 1987

I love this photo. It was in my 1991 photography scrapbook.



Born in Los Angeles Ritts began his career working in the family furniture business.  His father, Herb Ritts Sr., was a businessman, while his mother, Shirley Ritts, was an interior designer. 
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Fingers First

You know where you want to be.

You can picture the interim.

But where do you start?

Do you just dive in? Bend your knees, place the balls of your feet against the edge of the pool, raise your hands to meet above your head and push? 238 more words