bhuta ia, dewa ia

I try my best to do good and be good.
~ Sunday, October 19 ~
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stem-cell:

rosalarian:

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nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

YES.

Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.

“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

stem-cell:

rosalarian:

pourquoi-nutmeg:

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

YES.

Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.

“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing

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yourpersonalcheerleader:

You will not always feel sad.
How you feel today is not how you’ll feel always.
You are constantly learning and growing and changing.
I pray that soon your weight of sadness and stress will be lifted.
Find the good in your morning.
I promise it’s there

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nonjutsu:

the94thchamber:

And you wonder why he gets pissed

this is frightening

nonjutsu:

the94thchamber:

And you wonder why he gets pissed

this is frightening

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smartgirlsattheparty:

zimbolt:

KILLED IT

Mic Drop. 

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Memory believes before knowing remembers.
Light in August - William Faulkner (via classicbooks101)
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aadatart:

EXHIBITION: New Work by Lakin Ogunbanwo, Oct 8 - Nov 15, 2014

WHATIFTHEWORLD introduces its first exhibition with Lakin Ogunbanwo. Working at the confluence of fashion photography and classical portraiture, young Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo creates enigmatic portraits with an erotic and subversive undertone. His subjects exist defiantly in the frame often masked by shadow, drapery and foliage. His use of vibrant flat colour and bold compositions form a more minimalist homage to the african studio photography popular in the 1960s and 70’s.

Pop. Fashion. Vogue. Ogunbanwo’s camera looks with the gaze of one curious of the language of desire. His images celebrate the sculptural nature of the body. The texture of a scar, hair or clothing are agents to draw our awareness to the body as a form, sculpted by light and muscle and clothing. The lustre of skin is enhanced through oiling and juxtaposes the naked with the clothed. Ogunbanwo’s figures are sculpted by light and framed as objects by the camera reminiscent of Robert Mapplethorp or Man Ray. Rather than colour, it is light that defines Ogunbanwo’s images. 

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I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.
— Michel Foucault (via mythologyofblue)
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I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore.
— Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)
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nitinkapoorphotography:

Pork Assado Goan Style

nitinkapoorphotography:

Pork Assado Goan Style

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I can’t abandon
the person I used to be
so I carry her
— 365 Days of Haiku, Day #123 (via panda—)
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~ Saturday, October 18 ~
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~ Tuesday, October 7 ~
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…you were wrong when you said
I took my living too seriously
meaning you were afraid I might take you too seriously
you shouldn’t have worried, because
although I always dug you
too much to put you down
I never took you at all
— from “A poem for a poet”, Audre Lorde
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ourafrica:

ourafrica:

We are pleased to feature the talented work of illustrator, designer and painter Loyiso Mzike. Loyiso’s portfolio includes dynamic portraits of people throughout Africa.

“creating visual art is a talent and gift i have enjoyed all my life. it has evolved into a tool that i use to express my views and ideas. I paint people and paint about people. our complex nature fascinates me and therefore compels me to expressively tell our story. My work is African and celebrates the beauty and wealth running in the veins of her people. its in the subjects eyes, lips, skin tone/texture, dress, hair, that i draw inspiration from. the experience and stories we carry with us are the corner stones from which we mold a new identity. it is the human spirit that i aim to share in my art. ”

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