Posts in the Category: Books


What is the YIN for Janne Robinson

posted on February 5th 2017 in Books & Inspiration with 0 Comments

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You may know her from the headlines for a spoken word poetry video she directed in New York City, involving 18 women reading the lines from her poem, This is for the women who don’t give a fuck. The video has almost 420,000 views, while the poem, originally published by Elephant Journal, has been read over 1.9 million times.

Janne Robinson is a non-fiction poet, mentor, motivational speaker, director and trusted voice of female empowerment. Janne’s daily following of more than 100,000 + readers find her work refreshing and inspiring — even when the topic isn’t always polished or pretty.

I am one of her readers/followers (I first knew about her thanks to my friend Ana Dumbara), and a few days ago I stumbled upon what I consider one of her best writings: THE YIN.

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Underwater Dogs: photographs of dogs under the water by Seth Casteel

posted on December 19th 2013 in Books & Photography with 0 Comments

These images are the handiwork of award winning photographer Seth Casteel, who has captured the moment the water dogs break through the surface of the water to stunning effect. The result is a collection of over 80 portraits, as Casteel seeks to capture a unique side to man’s best friend.  Here are a selection of those photographs including Rocco, who is a 7-year-old Boston terrier.

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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia

posted on December 9th 2013 in Books & Illustration & Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Prison storytelling, subcultural anthropology, and the allure of darkness.

In the 1970′s, while American hippies were busy inking themselves with peace signs and psychedelic rainbows, Danzig Baldayev, a guard at St. Petersburg’s notorious Kresty Prison, began documenting the far less Woodstockian body art of Russia’s most infamous criminals.

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Heartbreaking, Stunning Infrared Photography from The Congo

posted on July 26th 2013 in Arts & Books & Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Throughout 2012, Irish photographer Richard Mosse and his collaborators, Trevor Tweeten and Ben Frost, traveled the Democratic Republic of Congo, taking video and photographs of rebel groups with Kodak Aerochrome film. Developed for the military in the 1940s, the infrared film captures greens in shades of pink and red and became popular in the psychedelic culture of the 1960s.

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Romanian immigrants and their magnificent mansions

posted on June 21st 2013 in Arts & Books & Documentary & Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Hey, British xenophobes: Ever wonder where all those Romanian immigrants who’ve been stealing your jobs have been spending your money? On the building of strange, gigantic mansions that no one lives in, and the planning of extravagant funerals back in their hometowns, apparently. Romanian photographer Petrut Calinescu hung out in the northern part of Romania for a while looking at how the culture of emigration has changed the landscape of traditional Romanian villages.

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Still on time to participate in the Tiger Camera 2013

posted on June 20th 2013 in Arts & Books & Inspiration & Photography with 0 Comments

If you are a fan of Tiger shops and photography, this post is for you.

This year’s photo book competition is about “Connection“. A total of 51 photos will be carefully selected by a Danish jury and published in Tiger Stories’ annual photo book. One photographer will win a safari trip to Africa for two, with a value of 4,700 euro. All you need to do is to upload 1-3 photos taken with any camera, with any size/filter/modification, give it a name and tell us the story.

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