Salvador Dali Taking His Anteater for a Walk, Paris 1969
Salvador Dali Not Giving A Single Fuck, Paris 1969
"Is it not cruel to let our city die by degree, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?"
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Tapping my feet to this.
Nneka x Ms Dynamite
A mother and her son
Oct 1st 1960
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"Could be that feeling like a perpetual traveller, never entirely at home, is something that women often feel in this world."
Stacey D’Erasmo writing for the New Yorker.
For the launch events of the Audi A3 on Thursday night, Janelle Monae and M.I.A. were selected to perform on two separate coasts. M.I.A. performed in New York, and Monae performed in West Hollywood, but that didn’t stop them from hosting a “live” collaboration with each other.
OH MY GOD.
New Lana Del Rey!
Really love how her sound has evolved. This is gorgeous.
As a travelling photographer, Eric often finds himself standing out as a foreigner; he doesn’t try to hide it. As a person of mixed races and cultures who has lived and worked abroad I have learned the knack of fitting in. Like most street photographers, I’d dress down to the level of the people I was shooting and try to blend into the background. A couple of years ago I gave up and was content to be myself, a weird eccentric foreign photographer. Often still dressed in full battle dress – my work suit, and puffing on a fat cigar, I stood out from the crowd.
This had a positive impact on my photography; rather than being seen as the creepy foreigner failing to look inconspicuous, I became a character and a curiosity and more in tune with the odd characters and curiosities that were my subjects. The genuineness and openness was apparent and disarmed otherwise cagey subjects. My fragrant smoke drew attention and I passed out my cheap stogies to share with the people of the streets. Sat there under a bridge in a Jermyn Street pin-striped suit, I was accepted by all and drawn into their world."
I found this quote by street photographer Dan K both touching and inspiring.
"The most important thing I can tell you about aging is this: If you really feel that you want to have an off-the-shoulder blouse and some big beads and thong sandals and a dirndl skirt and a magnolia in your hair, do it. Even if you’re wrinkled."
Happy birthday Maya Angelou!