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Erik Mattijssen

INT. Aug 27 2014 ― AM


By Guy Sargent

EXT. Aug 26 2014 ― PM



Asakura Kouhei (b. 1983, Sendai, Miyagi, Prefecture, Japan) - View Of Camouflage, 2010     Drawings: Watercolors, Colored Pencils on Drawing Paper

EXT. Aug 26 2014 ― PM


Cardboards (Collage), 2014 Ibon Mainar

INT. Aug 26 2014 ― PM


Claude Weisbuch


EXT. Aug 26 2014 ― AM


High Melanin. 
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INT. Aug 26 2014 ― AM


Up close and personal with a Portuguese man-of-war

INT. Aug 26 2014 ― AM


55 Twitter photos from space that will fill you with ethereal wonder

Reid Wiseman is a national treasure.

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INT. Aug 25 2014 ― AM



INT. Aug 24 2014 ― PM



Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture by Danielle Seewalker for Marie Claire UK

Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture.

Meet the women leading that fight: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/547176/meet-the-generation-of-incredible-native-american-women-fighting-to-preserve-their-culture.html#y5UioxWL1hQHhom1.01

pueblo dress is beautiful

INT. Aug 24 2014 ― PM


images by seb janiak, which he creates by layering several photos on top of each other. (see also: previous cloud posts)

EXT. Aug 24 2014 ― PM


My sister found this pup that’s in desperate need of a home and help. She has no signs of parvo but does need to get her weight up before receiving shots. If taken to the humane society she would surely be put down. Her eyes are way too beautiful for that. Please if you’re in the #greenville #easley #southcarolina area contact me or my sister @vic2mo for more infomation. Even just spreading the word would be helpful, thank you.

INT. Aug 24 2014 ― PM



Sweet Lad, Tender Lad

A Pictorial History of Afro-American Gay Couples

Sweet lad, tender lad,
Have no shame, you’re mine for good;
We share a sole insurgent fire,
We live in boundless brotherhood.

I do not fear the gibes of men;
One being split in two we dwell,
The kernel of a double nut
Embedded in a single shell.

(From ‘Imitation of the Arabic’ by Afro-Russian poet, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin)

Playwright & historian, Trent Kelley, has curated these photographs from his personal collection documenting love and affection among African American gay male couples.  The essay is entitled ‘Hidden in the Open:  A Photographic Essay of Afro-American Male Couples.”

Kelley has written in the Huffington Post:

Afro American same-sex loving gay men who were coupled with one another in the distant past walked the streets, ate at the dinner tables, and generally participated in their larger ethnic community out in the open, their relationships known only to those who were consequential to their everyday lives. In this respect, they were out in the open but hidden to those who didn’t know about their sexual proclivities. Hence, the title of this series of pictures dating from the mid 19th century to the late 20th century is “Hidden in the Open: A Photographic Essay of Afro-American Male Couples.”

Some of these images are sure to depict gay couples, whereas others may not.

The end result is speculative at best, for want in applying a label. Not every gesture articulated between these men is an indication of male-to-male intimacies. Assuredly, what all the photographs have in common are signs of Afro-American male affection and love that were recorded for posterity without fear and shame. Friendships where men often wrote romantically to one another, walked arm in arm were not uncommon to straight and gay men alike during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Depending on economic situation, many even slept together and this may have precluded or included physical intimacy between the sheets.

But there were past generations of Afro American gay men who lived and love bravely. They exist in these photographs. Like today’s gay male of African descent, the majority of them were never victims who whined nor required rescuing. Their presence here defy a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community often wanting to make them an impotent footnote absent of any self-empowerment within gay culture and those vocally homophobic pockets within a black community wanting to write these men out of the narrative to Afro-American history.

See the rest of this outstanding collection here

EXT. Aug 24 2014 ― AM


 A remarkable vintage Japanese postcard image (via 世界の熊娘)

EXT. Aug 24 2014 ― AM


Oil on paper.

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