Once upon a time…

… the grass was green everywhere, there was no sides. Burn the houses to the ground and take me back. I will dance for the sun, and wear it’s light sheet as if it was the most beautiful dress, a dress of a sheer and flesh-colored marquisette fabric, with 2,500 shimmering rhinestones sewn into it.

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“Follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

The quote isn’t from Franz Kafka, but rather Anne Rice presenting her perception of the motivating force behind Kafka’s work. Still these are very intense words that resonate in my mind in my every steps. I know Ali was also a powerful mind as well, and never gives up his ideas. I a great man I would have like to meet.  Thank you Quote investigator for the infos !
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Happy birthday butterfly …

Ode to Newton

He is one of my long time favorite artist, but honestly what can i say about Helmut Newton that hasn’t already been said! And any way in my opinion his work talks for the both of us… The erotism, the composition, the subjects, the womens….

He is a part of those list of passed away artist I would have been honored to meet, with Man Ray at the top of the list…

Il est un de mes artistes préféré depuis bien longtemps, son travail m’a beaucoup inspiré et incité à la photographie. Mais de vous à moi, que puis-je dire sur Helmut Newton que quelqu’un n’aurais pas déjà dit auparavant! Dans tout les cas son travail parle de lui même; l’érotisme, la composition, les sujets, les points de vues, les femmes…

Il est un des nombreux noms de ma liste d’artistes que j’admire, que j’aurais rêver rencontrer Man Ray au top de la liste…


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” In New York, there are more Italians than in Rome, more Irish than in Dublin and more Jews than in Tel Aviv. ”

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You can also find many great photography of New York (and more) in the LIFE Archives 

This post was suppose to be an introduction to Jacob Riis‘s photography work from the 19th century using as subjects the deploring sanitary and health conditions in the New York tenement… I discovered his work trough a great book called ”How the other half lives” i happened to posses an old edition of the book with very fine printings! But… I change my mind and decided to show an other face of the city, more underground; at the time were graffiti and vandalism were at their apogee. (Some photos are dated from the 20’s but what did you expect i’m a vintage lover ; ) )

Enjoy dear Followers

Vous pouvez également voir pleins de photos superbes de New York dans les Archives LIFE

Ce post était supposé être une courte introduction au travail de Jacob Riis. Photographe americain de la fin du  du 19 ème, ayant pour sujet principal les conditions de vie des immigrés et la classe moyenne dans les bidonvilles New Yorkais.. J’ai découvert ses photos à travers un livre intitulé ”how the other half lives” qui est une approche journalistique de la situation de vie de l’époque. Mais … j’ai changé d’avis et décidé de montrer une autre facette de la ville qui ne dort jamais; un aspect plus underground, a l’époque ou le graffiti et le vandal était a leur apogée. (Certaines photos sont datées des années 20 mais qu’espériez vous je suis une incorrigible amoureuse du retro! )



namaste motha fucka’

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