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Enigma’s music video for Sadeness (Part II)

“All your life /
You’ve been waiting to be free /
Trade your pride for ecstasy /
That’ll make you /
Reach the sky” – Sadeness (Part II)

Last August I acted in a music video for the band Enigma‘s new song Sadeness (Part II). The song was released in October.

What do you think? …I’ve noticed both the song and the music video have had mixed reactions from hardcore fans. I don’t know how to to talk about music, so I won’t say anything about the song. Some fans have asked if there’s a version of the video without pixelated-private-parts. Well I haven’t come across one. I guess I could start claiming that that’s actually just what I look like naked.

The story in the music video has two characters – a dark, brooding monk and a mysterious seductive woman. You’ll notice that I played the latter. At first the mysterious woman is a luring temptress.

The monk takes her to his decadent den of dark desires.

Now the woman is a prisoner.

There is some inevitable running away and chasing.

And an ultimate fight between good and evil.

And in the end, it turns out…well, I shouldn’t spoil it. So I guess you should just watch the video.

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The dead end of “culturally appropriate” art

These two things are important to remember. The logical conclusion of ‘cultural appropriation’ is solipsism. And talent isn’t fair.

Nick Cohen: Writing from London

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Can there be a culturally appropriate art? There is no shortage of activists arguing for one, and they are arguing for something new and sinister, in free societies at least.

Let me be clear about the stakes. Artists reflect the ideas of their times, and nearly all Western novels and dramas now treat, say, gays and lesbians sympathetically. They are a world away from the thrillers of the 1970s in which the lisping homosexual was invariably the villain. Such stereotypes are not the issue today. Nor is the argument about whether a male novelist can create convincing female characters or vice versa or a white novelist create a convincing black character or vice versa. Readers have always been able to complain that a novelist has produced inauthentic work. Rather than an argument about what is said, we have an argument about what right artists have to speak…

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Surreal Photos Explore Why Women Often Wrap Up Their Identity In Their Hair

rebeccatun:

An interesting article about a series of conceptual photographs by Rebecca Drolen exploring women’s hair.

Surreal Photos Explore Why Women Often Wrap Up Their Identity In Their Hair


love this quote. observations about photography. 

“Before it materialized as the camera and lens, photography was an idea. The desire to make a special kind of representation, originating in the object itself, is as old as humankind. It appears in the stencil paintings of hands in prehistoric art. In Western culture, the legend of the Corinthian woman who traced the shadow of her lover on a wall before he departed for war has evolved into an origin story for figurative art and, in the 1840s, for photography.”
– Mary Warner Marien, Syracuse University fine art professor, in the introduction to ‘100 Ideas That Changed Photography’ 

woah…that’s deep, man. *Keanu Reeves face*


100 Ideas That Changed Photography

alsorebeccatun:

Fascinating article.

“Samuel F. B. Morse observed that a photograph could not be called a copy, but was a portion of nature itself. That notion, which persisted throughout the nineteenth century, found new life in the late twentieth-century language theory, in which the photograph was characterized as an imprint or transfer of the real, like a fingerprint.”

100 Ideas That Changed Photography


100 Ideas That Changed Photography

Fascinating article.

“Samuel F. B. Morse observed that a photograph could not be called a copy, but was a portion of nature itself. That notion, which persisted throughout the nineteenth century, found new life in the late twentieth-century language theory, in which the photograph was characterized as an imprint or transfer of the real, like a fingerprint.”

100 Ideas That Changed Photography


unpicking gender with the raw photography of jessica yatrofsky | read | i-D

alsorebeccatun:

this is a fantastic interview.

“It’s an impossible task to de-sexualise women. I think sexual identity is important for the self and I care about celebrating and honouring what resonates with how each subject chooses to express herself. I’m merely capturing and presenting a facet of women, what the viewer does with that information is her business!”

unpicking gender with the raw photography of jessica yatrofsky | read | i-D


unpicking gender with the raw photography of jessica yatrofsky | read | i-D

this is a fantastic interview.

“It’s an impossible task to de-sexualise women. I think sexual identity is important for the self and I care about celebrating and honouring what resonates with how each subject chooses to express herself. I’m merely capturing and presenting a facet of women, what the viewer does with that information is her business!”

unpicking gender with the raw photography of jessica yatrofsky | read | i-D


Katy Grannan’s Boulevard at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco

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Katy Grannan’s Boulevard at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco


Share a shoot / ‘A walk around Bristol with Rebecca Tun’ / PurplePort →

‘A walk around Bristol with Rebecca Tun’

photographer Tym a.k.a.

TiNY Images

writes:
“the plan was simple, just walk around the centre of Bristol and react and shoot what we find. […] Rebecca is a truly awesome model to work with, i just love her looks, she always look like she has something to say and you want to listen.”

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