It’s so excellent to start a show where the lead female is an independent character. She’s not defined by the men that she’s around. That’s one of the things that drew me to it. It’s so classy to have a female lead like that who’s her own and she’s rounded, she’s clear, she has missions. I think that was a classy choice.
Frédéric François Chopin - Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2
when kai fagerström happened upon an old cottage in rural suomusjärvi, finland, abandoned decades ago, he began to document its new residents.
there were badger cubs born under the floorboards, who now used the fireplace as an entrance. there was a raccoon dog pup who would drop in every night at the same time. there was a pygmy owl who would try to catch the home’s voles. there were red squirrels who had built their dreys inside the house. and there was a fox pup, seen peeking out from a cat door, that had taken up in the dilapidated shed.
"there’s consolation in the idea that nature is reclaiming the places it has lent to people," he says, adding that when enters the house “it’s like stepping back in time. the past lingers in the corners.” it’s not just the animals that interest him, but the people no longer there. “who were they? what was their daily life like?”
to get his shots of these human weary animals, fagerström typically envisions an image first and then plans it out. he’ll set his camera at the perfect angle, throw out peanuts as bait, and wait patiently for wildlife to wander into the picture frame. “sometimes you get lucky, but often it takes all night,” he says. “every so often a shot is pure happenstance.”
Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
Jade? Alexander? Do you remember that day you fell outta my window? I sure do - you came jumping right out after me. Well, you fell on the concrete, nearly broke your ass, and you were bleeding all over the place, I rushed you out to the hospital, you remember that? Yes, I do. Well there’s something I never told you about that night. What didn’t you tell me? Well, while you were sitting in the back seat smoking a cigarette you thought was gonna be your last I was falling deep, deep in love with you, and I never told you ‘til just now!
Never theorize before you have data. Invariably, you end up twisting facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
ON THE TRACKS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES BBC
a while back when I was in London, my friend and I tracked down some Sherlock locations and I took printed pictures with me to catch the exact scene.
SPOTLIGHT: Oleg Oprisco’s Fine Art Photography
If you haven’t yet heard of Ukranian photographer. Oleg Oprisco, then you’re in for a real treat! His surrealist images are truly exceptional – each image has its own atmosphere, and calls on each sense to awaken and become a part of his work.
Tones, composition, subject, and emotion all come together in a harmonious way thanks to Oleg’s ingenious mind – he has a true signature style that you instantly recognize as being an Oprisco. Peep more of his work after the jump: