English photographer Andre Govia has visited hundreds of abandoned places, activating an impalpable vitality with a posthumous light.
I’m not a big fan of HDR technique, but in some of his shots it’s not an oppressive element, rather a narrative filter that gives relevance to a myriad of lost situations and souls, just faded away from the rooms, the corridors, from earthly existence.
Starry night, a comprehensive guide:
1. put yourself in a starry night;
2. use Skyguide, probabily the best app to navigate stars and constellations;
3. search, read, look as many asters as you can;
4. just breathe;
4. turn off your fucking smartphone (or kindly throw it away, if you prefer);
5. turn on your heart and your brain;
6. enjoy the Universe.
To command Nature we must be above Nature, by resistance of her attractions.
If your mind be perfectly free from all prejudice, superstition and incredulity, you will rule spirits. If you do not obey blind forces, they will obey you. If you be wise like Solomon, you will perform the works of Solomon; if you be holy like Christ, you will accomplish the works of Christ.
To direct the currents of the inconstant light, we must be established in the constant light. To command the elements, we must have overcome their hurricanes, their lightnings, their abysses, their tempests.
In order to Dare we must Know; in order to Will, we must Dare; we must Will to possess empire and to reign we must Be Silent. (E.L.)7 hearts
Have ever a political and/or financial oligarch, swimming in his thirst for uncontrolled power, consumerist creation of unnecessary needs, pursuing a divide-et-impera strategy, looked down from his throne of blood on this short film by Béla Tarr?
Every time I see it, I remember that’s impossible not to communicate, not to have a behavior. Activity or inactivity, words or silence all have message value. We are Gods, they’re just flesh.2 hearts
Japanese military photographer Yosuke Yamahata took this inedited pictures on 10 August 1945, one day after the Americans dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki.
Telephone and telegraph services were suspended; the teams could not contact the outside world for help. It was truly a hell on earth. Those who had just barely survived the intense radiation-their eyes burned and their exposed skin scalded-wandered around aimlessly with only sticks to lean on, waiting for relief.
In 1966 photographer Yamahata died from cancer caused presumably by his exposure to radiation. The shots were extrapolated from the original negatives of his defective camera.
Extended story on The Independent.2 hearts