insect = MJK
The same drama of flesh and spirit, and of finitude and transcendence, plays itself out in both sexes; both are eaten away by time, stalked by death, they have the same essential need of the other; and they can take the same glory from their freedom; if they knew how to savor it, they would no longer be tempted to contend for false privileges; and fraternity could then be born between them.
simone de beauvoir
“Art is free to look at but never free to create.”
we make experimental films which contain some of the experimental photography on display here. the stills are made with old cameras, primarily 4x5, and are developed with xtol or caffenol. paper negatives are also used to emulate age and weathering with the use of digital effects in post-production.
new electronic book now available for sale featuring the model from my icon for this place and is featured in my portfolio...her name is collibrina:
i love this place. i thank everyone for taking the time to like the work here. i don't do the click-click rat race thing. social media makes me suspicious for obvious, published reasons. i spend most of my time making and posting photographs. i do not like to click click because that is how the machine has structured things. when i have time to have a proper look at the work of others: i do it. but please do not feel like i don't care about your work. i do. i just can't click to click because the machine tells me to.
reading for insects:
"Unbeknownst to the other “Seekers,” three of their group—Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken, and Stanley Schachter—were not there to be saved, but to observe. Psychologists from elite institutions, they had infiltrated the pseudo-cult to study Festinger’s recently elaborated theory of “cognitive dissonance.” The theory predicted that when people with strongly held beliefs were presented with contrary evidence, rather than change their minds they would seek comfort and “cognitive consonance” by convincing others to support their erroneous views."
"In perhaps the pettiest form of their disdain, Trump’s supporters engage in “rolling coal”—the practice of tricking out diesel engines to send huge plumes of smoke into the atmosphere—to “own the libs.”
"Hunger allows no choice To the citizen or the police; We must love one another or die."
New, independent observations from ocean buoys and other data sources show Earth's oceans are warming at a rate that's about 40% faster than indicated in the 2013 U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
Indeed, one of the most important things about the new poverty is that it cannot be defined in simple, statistical terms. Throughout this book a crucial term is used: aspiration. If a group has internal vitality, a will—if it has aspiration—it may live in dilapidated housing, it may eat an inadequate diet, and it may suffer poverty, but it is not impoverished. So it was in those ethnic slums of the immigrants that played such a dramatic role in the unfolding of the American dream. The people found themselves in slums, but they were not slum dwellers. But the new poverty is constructed so as to destroy aspiration; it is a system designed to be impervious to hope. The other America does not contain the adventurous seeking a new life and land. It is populated by the failures, by those driven from the land and bewildered by the city, by old people suddenly confronted with the torments of loneliness and poverty, and by minorities facing a wall of prejudice.
Michael Harrington, The Other America: Poverty in the United States
We are all of us exceedingly complex creatures and do ourselves a service in regarding ourselves as complex. Otherwise, we live in a dream world of nonexistent, simplistic black-and-white notions which simply do not apply to life. — Theodore Rubin