Re-adaptive thoughts of a former emigre.
One vivid memory I have from my working days in America is customers walking by, stating something which to me seemed too personal to be spoken by strangers: “Smile! Why aren’t you smiling?” Continue reading "Why the angry face?"
In honor of the latest craze over THE new, very attractive British actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, who along with his Cumberbitches, have invaded cinema and the internet, I am going back in time for a bit and posting a list – including several Englishmen and Scotsmen and one very important Irishman who could not be left out – that has been brewing in my mind for … Continue reading Brits do it brittier
Being beautiful and talented, against all logic, causes suffering. A troubled and highly sensitive soul, abuser of all substances and erratic live performer, Chan Marshall, the singer who goes by the name of Cat Power, has also famously said “My favorite things in the world are cookin’, kids and animals and falling in love, but you don’t get to do that all the time.” Continue reading "Cat Power wants to be a good woman"
Creating a world the audience would like to inhabit is what photographic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott do so well. This world is magical, playful yet mysterious, sensual, and dark. Looking at their photos, you are inside a dark fairy tale. Continue reading "The magical duo of fashion photography – Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott"
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome” Isaac Asimov In the East, birds depart. In the West, they return. This much I gathered, following a strange coincidence where I watched three films in two days, all heavy with symbolism about death and religion. Continue reading "Departures of love, death and birds"