1. 14:46 12th Sep 2014

    Notes: 481

    Reblogged from out-chyonder

    alxndrasplace:

    theenergyissue:

    Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption

    For his series Intolerable Beauty, photographer Chris Jordan peered into shipping ports and industrial yards around America. Though these sites remain unseen by the majority of the population, they hold the stunningly massive remains of our collective consumption. Jordan’s findings include seemingly boundless troves of cell phones, e-waste, circuit boards, cell phone chargers, cars, spent bullet casings, cigarette butts, and steel shred. Jordan describes the immense scale of our detritus as simultaneously “desolate, macabre, oddly comical and ironic, and even darkly beautiful.” Like Edward Burtynsky’s photographs of our vast industrial landscapes, Jordan’s images portray a staggering complexity that verges on the sublime. The photographs reflect the loss of individual identity that results from actions that occur on such a large scale, but Jordan hopes his work can “serve as portals to a kind of cultural self-inquiry” and inspire people to reestablish a personal stake in issues of energy consumption.

    Chris Jordan has also made a movingly beautiful feature film “Midway”, about the plight of the albatross exposed to humanity’s unconscionably stupidity and greed. Check out the trailer if your dare.

     
  2. 19:07 28th Jan 2014

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    Reblogged from amattressoutatsea

    troyesivan:

    kingqueer:

    pizzaforpresident:

    nikotheikon:

    Forgiveness 

    I feel like I could write a 12 page essay about this video

    did my life just change

    this is some accidental iphone short film shit

     
  3. 15:52 24th Jan 2014

    Notes: 1991

    Reblogged from jewist

    image: Download

    (Source: cyberwave)

     
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    "Burdine’s images connect with the viewer directly, utilizing the integrity andsincerity of the subject to do so, rather than the artist’s intellectual or emotionalimposition. The genuine familiarity at work in these photographs feels bothclassic and fresh, and provides a counterpoint to contemporary photography’stendency towards voyeurism. Her portraits, for example, emphasize inner livesrather than physical appearances—contentment inspired by an afternoon spenton a front porch, remembrances brought on by the observance of a garden in thelate afternoon, anticipation sparked by a barrel-top dice game, the bond betweenmother and child that cannot be verbalized. These states of mind are deliveredwithout artifice or solicitation. Sensitive framing and available light set a tone ofconfidentiality. In these portraits, hearts, minds, and souls are shared.”
Wendy McDaris, 2008

    "Burdine’s images connect with the viewer directly, utilizing the integrity and
    sincerity of the subject to do so, rather than the artist’s intellectual or emotional
    imposition. The genuine familiarity at work in these photographs feels both
    classic and fresh, and provides a counterpoint to contemporary photography’s
    tendency towards voyeurism. Her portraits, for example, emphasize inner lives
    rather than physical appearances—contentment inspired by an afternoon spent
    on a front porch, remembrances brought on by the observance of a garden in the
    late afternoon, anticipation sparked by a barrel-top dice game, the bond between
    mother and child that cannot be verbalized. These states of mind are delivered
    without artifice or solicitation. Sensitive framing and available light set a tone of
    confidentiality. In these portraits, hearts, minds, and souls are shared.”

    Wendy McDaris, 2008

     
  5. 23:32 14th Jan 2014

    Notes: 4500

    Reblogged from enuier

    foxmouth:

    Métamorphose, 1988-1990

    (Source: foxmouth)

     
  6. 05:26 13th Jan 2014

    Notes: 29904

    Reblogged from alunaes

    (Source: spiraphobia)

     
  7. 05:13

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    I am done putting fear before the people I love. Clearing my anxiety to make room for hearing more seeing more and saying more

     
  8. 04:24

    Notes: 411

    Reblogged from fleck

    (Source: abysmal-angel)

     
  9. 00:30 11th Jan 2014

    Notes: 80002

    Reblogged from folkthepainaway

    mrgulogulo:

    Photographs of dancers taken with long exposure 

     
  10. 00:30 10th Jan 2014

    Notes: 230

    Reblogged from out-chyonder

    nnmprv:

    Geosphere by Tatiana Avilova, Ekaterina Kislova, Tatiana Plakhova.