WHAT IS ALL YOUR VENOM EVEN DOING FOR YOU
The Meditations - Marcus Aurelius (via creatingaquietmind)
this is a stoic’s way of saying ‘ride the chill wave.’
"Starting in 1970 with Even Dwarfs Started Small – an anarchic tale of rebellion by a group of little people — Werner Herzog unleashed a torrent of ten films, including Nosferatu and Fitzcarraldo, that remain the heart of his achievement.
All those movies, and six later ones, are included in the tremendous new boxed-set, Herzog: The Collection. Some of them are great, others are good, and a couple are truly terrible. Yet every single one has something going on. Herzog has never been limited by anybody else’s idea of propriety, good sense, or artistic neatness. He pushes us into unsettling mental spaces that make the strange familiar and the familiar strange.”
- John Powers, reviewing Herzog: The Collection
How the “I believe in Werner Herzog” grafiti started
most of my anon messages consist of the ‘U R A fag go suck a dick’ variety, so in this instance i’ll gladly take the flattery! anon can get awfully inappropriate & inconsiderate, particularly for the laydees from what i gather, so i understand why you wouldn’t :(
50 ways to leave your body
Benjy Russell. 2008
This series was based on an experience I had with astral projection. It’s only happened to me one time (actually twice, but both times were in the same night). I had spent all day at these beautiful hot springs in the desert in southern California with my boyfriend at the time and several of his friends from out of state. It was a gorgeous remote location, and I remember the pools being very hot and seriously intoxicating.
When we got home that night I drifted off to sleep, and when I woke up I “looked” around me. I was floating in the middle of the room and there was this white marshmallow-y ring floating/encircling me horizontally. The substance looked exactly like the ectoplasm in photos from the turn of the century spiritualist photography. Somehow I started to rise up towards the ceiling (I wasn’t in control of any of it), then I effortlessly went through the ceiling. As I passed through the ceiling I could see all of the layers of the roof (metal, wood, and tar); then I busted through the roof and I could see all of the pipes coming out of the rooftop and downtown Los Angeles in the distance. Just as I was taking it all in I snapped back into my body and laid there for about 20 minutes paralyzed, yet conscious.
When I got back to sleep it happened again, only I didn’t get through the ceiling before it snapped me back into my body.
About a month later I made this series, 50 ways to leave your body for MEAN Magazine. The series of photos were made using silhouette cutouts, filters, long exposures, christmas lights, transparencies, and projections. All of the effects were done in camera without using photoshop.