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True Detective by João Ruas / Tumblr

24” X 36” 5 color screen print, regular and variant edition of 15. Private commission, NFS.

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Truly sensational prints of HBO’s “True Detective” by Madrid-based graphic designer/illustrator Javier Vera Lainez.

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Great Photographers: Duane Michals

Duane Michals’s interest in art began at age 14 while attending watercolor university classes at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh. In 1953 he received a B.A. from the University of Denver and after two years in the Army, in 1956 he went on to study at the Parsons School of Design with a plan to become a graphic designer; however, he did not complete his studies. He describes his photographic skills as “completely self-taught”. In 1958 while on a holiday in the USSR he discovered an interest in photography. The photographs he made during this trip became his first exhibition held in 1963 at the Underground Gallery in New York City.

For a number of years, Michals was a commercial photographer, working for Esquire and Mademoiselle, and he covered the filming of The Great Gatsby for Vogue (1974). He did not have a studio. Instead, he took portraits of people in their environment, which was a contrast to the method of other photographers at the time, such as Avedon and Irving Penn. Michals was hired by the government of Mexico to photograph the 1968 Summer Olympics. In 1970 his works were shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The portraits he took between 1958 and 1988 would later become the basis of his book, Album.

In 1976 Michals received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Michals also produced the art for the album Synchronicity (by The Police) in 1983 and Richard Barone’s Clouds Over Eden album in 1993.

Though he has not been involved in gay civil rights, his photography has addressed gay themes. In discussing his notion of the artist’s relationship to politics and power however, Michals feels ultimately that aspirations are useless: “I feel the political aspirations are impotent. They can never be seen. If they are, it will only be by a limited audience. Michals cites Balthus, William Blake, Lewis Carroll, Thomas Eakins, René Magritte, and Walt Whitman as influences on his art. In turn, he has influenced photographers such as David Levinthal and Francesca Woodman. He is noted for two innovations in artistic photography developed in the 1960s and 1970s. First, he “[told] a story through a series of photos” as in his 1970 book Sequences, second, he hand-wrote text near his photographs, thereby giving information that the image itself could not convey.

Exhibit in slideshow format for Duane Michals

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how does something this small even exist? is this a pig molecule? i need to lay down a while

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The Norns spinning the thread of Destiny (by Arthur Rackham)

The Fates~
The Norns in Norse mythology are Goddesses who rule the destiny of Gods and men. The Norns spin the threads of fate at the foot of Yggdrasil, the tree of the world. Whereas the origin of the name norn is uncertain, it may derive from a word meaning “to twine” and which would refer to their twining the thread of fate.
The Pagan Poppet

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Tornadoes – Aerial Light Painting by Martin Kimbell

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Light Tornadoes” an amazing series of aerial light painting created by photographer Martin Kimbell, who after equipped a simple hoop with LEDs, throws it into the air to create beautiful swirls and vortex of light… Some surreal and fascinating pictures!

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