From Fashion to Dogs

“When you start talking to people about their animals, their whole bodies smile.”

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If Fashion makes you passionate, but dogs are the love of your life, you might want to see Suzanne Donaldson‘s new website.

She was the executive photo director at Glamour Magazine, then she realized she could merge her love for fashion and dogs. Today Sizzle.com was released. So, if you want to take a look at the pets of famous fashion editors photographers and artists, this is the place to go. Enjoy! Continue reading

Bites of Famous Literature

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Heidi, By Joanna Spyri

I ate them like salad, books were my sandwich for lunch, my tiffin and dinner and midnight munch. I tore out the pages, ate them with salt, doused them with relish, gnawed on the bindings, turned the chapters with my tongue! Books by the dozen, the score and the billion. I carried so many home I was hunchbacked for years. Philosophy, art history, politics, social science, the poem, the essay, the grandiose play, you name ’em, I ate ’em.

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

 

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El marco de una torre

Una vez cubrí una historia con él. Era sobre gitanos del Ska. No conversamos mucho, yo hice mi entrevista, él aportó con algunas preguntas y tomó sus fotos. Cuando los teloneros tocaban, salí del backstage para registrar un poco el ambiente. Él se quedó y me comentó que me perdí unos buenos momentos. No volvimos a hablar más y las próximas cosas que supe de él no trataban de gitanos, sino de una torre polémica para Caracas.

Alejandro Cegarra entró en uno de los lugares que más he querido conocer, para resaltar muchos rostros. Para hablar de barandas improvisadas y de apartamentos cuyos límites se marcan por una sábana. Este foto periodista, que trabaja para la Agencia AP, llegó a esa torre que tiene por nombre el del héroe bíblico que se enfrenta al gigante villano. Yo creo que trabajos como el suyo también son una especie de David, que enfrenta su ojo a la monstruosa industria de medios, que viene a ser Goliat.

Según Julio Cortázar: “Una de las mejores formas de combatir la nada es la fotografía”. El lente de Alejandro Cegarra ha permitido rescatar muchos momentos de la nada. Nos enseñó las caras que viven entre los muros de la Torre de Daviddejó registro de muchos conflictos, en las protestas que han reinado en Venezuela durante los últimos cuatro meses,  retrató a desalojados y llegó hasta la temida cárcel de El Rodeo II.  Aún así, si revisan sus redes, verán que cuando tiene tiempo, hace uno que otro retrato lleno de música.

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“I Bend so I don’t Break”

“Natarajasana: In Sanskrit, “nata” means dance, “raja” means king, and “asana” means pose. Nataraja is one of the names of the Hindu God Shiva.

… Shiva is said to dance while he creates the universe and also dance during his destruction of the universe at the end of each cosmic era.  The purpose of the dance is to release all of our souls from the snare of illusion.”

If you bend, you don’t break, but you also look great. Well, that is what happens with this yoga photographic series, done by German photographer Björn Ewers. Lena Fishman got the essence of  Yoga and performed it at amazing, yet minimalistic retro stages.  May your eyes dance to the rhythm of Natarajasana!

* If you want to know the whole story about Natarajasana, click here.

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One line: the head, the eye and the heart

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So, Henry Cartier Bresson, one of the pioneers of photojournalism, said that: “It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.”

Oh well… the thing with photojournalism is that you are getting to see one situation through a man’s frame. Yes it is illusion made from a magician who captures instants with a camera. Before getting to know the facts, we always want the human touch. The moving story behind the curtains. And who was more human, and interested in our race than Henry Cartier Bresson? He did fashion shoots, he went to war, he covered politics, revolution and war.

He is now getting immortalized, one more time, by the guys of  Thames & Hudsonwho compiled 415 of his photos in one book called Henry Cartier Bresson Here and Now. If you are into photojournalism this is a must to get to know the head, the eye and the heart of one of the beautiful minds who created  Magnum Photos.

PS. I found these tips for street photography fans, inspired in our hero’s work. It makes you want to grab the camera and hit the streets. Enjoy!


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