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Instagram is a valuable tool because it makes you look at situations from an outside perspective. For example, while in Ecuador, I was very caught up on my own situation and how rough things were- how ugly, dirty, etc. But in looking at other people’s profiles that are in South America right now, and nothing seems dirty or sad, or rather not that it’s not sad but at least that they recognize the beauty, I think I would’ve thought about the situation differently and looked for things that were beautiful to others and then in turn noticed the beauty more readily, while I was down there. Instead of a year later, two years later, three years later when going through old photographs.

Instagram is a valuable tool because it makes you look at situations from an outside perspective. For example, while in Ecuador, I was very caught up on my own situation and how rough things were- how ugly, dirty, etc. But in looking at other people’s profiles that are in South America right now, and nothing seems dirty or sad, or rather not that it’s not sad but at least that they recognize the beauty, I think I would’ve thought about the situation differently and looked for things that were beautiful to others and then in turn noticed the beauty more readily, while I was down there. Instead of a year later, two years later, three years later when going through old photographs.

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Josef Albers - Impossibles (1931)

Josef Albers - Impossibles (1931)

Clint Eastwood with actresses Olive Sturgess and Dani Crayne in San Francisco, 1954

Clint Eastwood with actresses Olive Sturgess and Dani Crayne in San Francisco, 1954

micahlidberg:

I did the type for the cover of this week’s New York Time’s Sunday Magazine. Eat your broccoli everyone!

micahlidberg:

I did the type for the cover of this week’s New York Time’s Sunday Magazine. Eat your broccoli everyone!

Willem de Kooning, Untitled 1961

Willem de Kooning, Untitled 1961

So much working, reading, thinking, living to do! A lifetime is not long enough.
— Sylvia Plath 
Ella Fitzgerald, 1970s.

Ella Fitzgerald, 1970s.

(via 50s60sand70s)

You have lost your reason and taken the wrong path. You have taken lies for truth, and hideousness for beauty. You would marvel if, owing to strange events of some sorts, frogs and lizards suddenly grew on apple and orange trees instead of fruit, or if roses began to smell like a sweating horse; so I marvel at you who exchange heaven for earth. I don’t want to understand you.
— Anton Chekhov 
Les Beehive – Recent Christina Hendricks Editorials
Soft Shell, 2014
Jeff Bark

Soft Shell, 2014

Jeff Bark

kateoplis:

Americans love Mexican food. We consume nachos, tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, tamales and anything resembling Mexican in enormous quantities. We love Mexican beverages, happily knocking back huge amounts of tequila, mezcal and Mexican beer every year. We love Mexican people—as we sure employ a lot of them. Despite our ridiculously hypocritical attitudes towards immigration, we demand that Mexicans cook a large percentage of the food we eat, grow the ingredients we need to make that food, clean our houses, mow our lawns, wash our dishes, look after our children. As any chef will tell you, our entire service economy—the restaurant business as we know it—in most American cities, would collapse overnight without Mexican workers. Some, of course, like to claim that Mexicans are “stealing American jobs”. But in two decades as a chef and employer, I never had ONE American kid walk in my door and apply for a dishwashing job, a porter’s position—or even a job as prep cook. Mexicans do much of the work in this country that Americans, provably, simply won’t do. 

We love Mexican drugs. Maybe not you personally, but “we”, as a nation, certainly consume titanic amounts of them—and go to extraordinary lengths and expense to acquire them. We love Mexican music, Mexican beaches, Mexican architecture, interior design, Mexican films.

So, why don’t we love Mexico?”

"In the service of our appetites, we spend billions and billions of dollars each year on Mexican drugs—while at the same time spending billions and billions more trying to prevent those drugs from reaching us. The effect on our society is everywhere to be seen. Whether it’s kids nodding off and overdosing in small town Vermont, gang violence in LA, burned out neighborhoods in Detroit— it’s there to see. What we don’t see, however, haven’t really noticed, and don’t seem to much care about, is the 80,000 dead—mostly innocent victims in Mexico, just in the past few years. 80,000 dead. 80,000 families who’ve been touched directly by the so-called “War On Drugs”.   

Mexico. Our brother from another mother. A country, with whom, like it or not, we are inexorably, deeply involved, in a close but often uncomfortable embrace.”

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