Sunday, November 13, 2011

Flirted with you all my life.

On December 25, 2009, Vic Chesnutt died from an overdose of muscle relaxants that had left him in a coma in an Athens hospital. In the 2009 interview with Terry Gross, while discussing the song "Flirted with You All My Life", he said, "You know, I've attempted suicide three or four times. It didn't take."

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Notable immortal species include the Turritopsis nutricula, a jellyfish which after becoming a sexually mature adult, can transform itself back into a polyp using the cell conversion process of transdifferentiation.

Turritopsis nutricula repeats this cycle, meaning that it may have an indefinite lifespan.


Saturday, September 03, 2011

William Klein

"A picture is taken at 125th of a second. [...] The life of a photographer, even of a great photographer as they say: 2 seconds"

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Martin Parr - The Magic Moment

"I believe it is the increasing wealth of the western world, which is fundamentally my main subject, is in the end the thing which will do as all in. I ‘m no exception; i live in a beautiful house, I have lots of things, I buy everything I want, I’m a big hypocrite. I’m not going to sacrifice my wealth for the sake of the planet as indeed anyone wealthy is not prepared to do. [...] The greed of you, me and the viewers of this program."

(The Magic Moment/2003, by Hank Onrust for VPRO, Netherlands)

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Dead Man

- "Wanted: William Blake."
- Huh?
"In the amount of $ . "
Hell, ain't we about more fucked than a whore at closin' time, huh?

transcript here.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Every involuntary repulsion that arises in your mind, give heed unto. It is the surface of a central truth."

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Garry Winogrand ~ Class Time with Garry

You have a lifetime to learn technique, he seemed to be saying, but I can teach you what is more important than technique, how to see; learn that and all you have to do afterwards is press the shutter.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

the gaze of the Other


Jean Paul Sartre saw the gaze as the battleground for the self to define and redefine itself; we become aware of our self as subject only when confronted with the gaze of the Other and become aware of our self as object. The gaze of the Other is outside our immediate control and the way the gaze objectifies us robs us of our freedom as a subject: "insofar as I am the object of values which come to qualify me without my being able to act on this qualification or even to know it, I am enslaved. (more)