You are what you love, and not what loves you back

Mar 14

(Source: vaniwin)

Dec 27

(Source: girl-farts)

Dec 18

myampgoesto11:

My Amp Goes To 11 Artist Submission | Jesús Chapa-Malacara: Esprit de Corps 

Brooklyn and Boston-based multi-media artist Jesús Chapa-Malacara is a creative director and former contemporary ballet dancer. A student of art his whole life, he studied photography under David Hilliard and Todd Papageorge as an undergraduate at Yale, where he earned a BA in Political Science.

"In art my passion lies in storytelling and exploring "the how," be it physically, conceptually or politically. I strive for photography that is intentional and thoughtful, that explores technical aspects—light, composition, post-production—as much as it examines the particularities of its subjects.

The photographs capture both the movement and line of professional ballet dancers, via an in-camera (not Photoshop) technique I’ve developed.  A former dancer myself, as dancers, we spend a lot of time thinking about all the movement in between the poses, sometimes even more than we think about the poses themselves.  I set out to tell that story.  The resulting photographs make for a rare and breathtaking combination that illustrates how dancers move through space. My aim is to document the entire language of ballet over the long term.  Each photograph captures one movement within the ballet lexicon from beginning to end; each is an encapsulated, full “portrait” of one of ballet’s specific, codified movements, every little detail dancers work years perfecting.” 

Nov 27

myampgoesto11:

Jonathan Latiano: Shatter Cone, 2013

making rays 

Nov 26

corgiaddict:

Corgi sled dog team

This person is living the dream.

I’ve lost it. Too good. 

theniftyfifties:

Marlon Brando  
Nov 17

theniftyfifties:

Marlon Brando  

(Source: pinterest.com)

Nov 17

Among other things, like human beings-

They really aren’t what they seem

They’ll lie, cheat, and steal

fleurdulys:

Pandora - Thomas Benjamin Kennington
1908
Nov 16

fleurdulys:

Pandora - Thomas Benjamin Kennington

1908

(via vacantseas)

"The hardest part is always the middle of anything because at that point, on some unconscious level, you have to figure out what it’s about and why you’re doing it and what it means. You don’t know that in the beginning."

- The Rumpus Interview With T.C. Boyle (via therumpus)

(via therumpus)

Nov 15

Where’s my net, criss-crossing it’s security below me? 

I’ve held onto the bar, nervously looking down, 

at the fall- which I can not erase from my imagination. 

And all the previous falls, which have shaken my confidence-

play, vibrantly, across my mind. I can’t shake their hold.

They keep me, resting, on the edge of jumping off- every muscle, 

tense, and ready. These fears circulate, and I forever hesitate. 

Nov 15
To speak, openly