forbidden city in beijing

july 2014

two photos of mariah,  picnic day <3_<3 coolgirlwithcoolblog

CONSENSUS

I’m inviting the opinions of as many people as possible (though most obviously women, feminists and artists of the above kind.) Do you think female nudity can be subversive or interesting? Is it based in typically misognystic precepts? Do you think it can be done in a way that brings something new to the table? Is it pandering only to the male gaze? I feel like this is a conversation i want to encourage before i photograph nude models (something i have a desire to do, obviously not just women though.) I think the de-sexualisation of breasts and recontextualising them as body parts which aren’t for sexual function is important - but it could easily be objectifying. 

What is your opinion?

graceebooks:

greasydylanobrien:

are there any laws pertaining to the moon

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bluntforceheadtrauma:

honoured to be curated amongst such beautiful cats, including the kittens pictured in the bottom most image


There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.

Martha Graham, 1991

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.

Martha Graham, 1991

infinite&#8212;joy:

I can’t stop looking at my photos because part of me doesn’t even believe I got to see this with my own eyes…anyway…I have to be up at the crack of dawn tomorrow for work. Not looking forward to it. Catching up with some old work pals after work for drinks and then seeing Boy and Bear at the Opera House so it’ll be a good day in the end. I really should sleep now. 5:30am wakeup call just keeps creeping closer and closer. 

seeing caitlin&#8217;s travel photos make me motivated and excited as heeeeell

infinite—joy:

I can’t stop looking at my photos because part of me doesn’t even believe I got to see this with my own eyes…anyway…I have to be up at the crack of dawn tomorrow for work. Not looking forward to it. Catching up with some old work pals after work for drinks and then seeing Boy and Bear at the Opera House so it’ll be a good day in the end. I really should sleep now. 5:30am wakeup call just keeps creeping closer and closer. 

seeing caitlin’s travel photos make me motivated and excited as heeeeell

Jenna and Cassie are NIGHT CALL. They play pop, trash and neon bangers. I did a shoot with them recently for vaein zine. You can check that out in the unforeseen future when it comes out. All girl DJ crews are so strong! I’m here for this moment. Give the tunes and the power back. Let’s support our honeys out here doing their thing.

sometimes my photos come out looking like my bloody valentine covers

sometimes my photos come out looking like my bloody valentine covers

baby gemmy, august 2014

baby gemmy, august 2014


Emma Watson represents the UN, in her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, in Uruguay where she was campaigning for a higher representation of women in politics.

Emma Watson represents the UN, in her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, in Uruguay where she was campaigning for a higher representation of women in politics.

one of my favourite exhibition pieces ever, on display in the Beijing 798 art district :) July 2014