berlin, march 2014 (at Viktoriapark)

berlin, march 2014 (at Viktoriapark)


berlin, march 2014

berlin, march 2014


paris, march 2014 (at Aéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG))

paris, march 2014 (at Aéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG))


likeafieldmouse:

Linda Alterwitz - While I am Still (2009-)

"Alterwitz’s photographic series While I am Still challenges the viewer to explore a disquieting escape of the mind amidst the physical body’s subjugation of testing inside a medical imaging machine.

In these photographs, Alterwitz weaves together images of the human body derived from medical PET scans with landscapes and with images of fabrics, revealing ethereal figures in a raw and vulnerable state. The mind, wrestling with sadness, fear, and hope, retreats to a safe refuge.  Alterwitz brings insight and awareness to the struggle and the resulting withdrawal of the inner mind.  What remains is the unearthed soul desperately searching for a place of sanctuary.”

Artist’s statement: 

"As this project is ongoing, I am seeking donations of medical images to repurpose in my artwork. Although medical testing often originates from accident or illness, I feel that the work from the series can aid the process of healing, whether by understanding what lies beneath the surface of our bodies, or having the strength to confront one’s fears."

these are fantastic


koreatown, march 2014

koreatown, march 2014



solo-vintage:

People sitting at a sidewalk cafe in Berlin, Germany, photographed by Walter Sanders, 1946.

solo-vintage:

People sitting at a sidewalk cafe in Berlin, Germany, photographed by Walter Sanders, 1946.

(via oldfilmsflicker)







austin, texas march 2014
 (at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q)

austin, texas march 2014
(at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q)


Of the 512 Best Picture nominees in Oscar history, only eleven were directed or co-directed by women. Only four women have been nominated for Best Director in 86 years. The first was Lina Wertmüller for Seven Beauties (1976); her film was not nominated for Best Picture. The first three women to have their films nominated for Best Picture - Randa Haines for Children of a Lesser God (1986), Penny Marshall for Awakenings (1990) and Barbra Streisand for The Prince of Tides (1991) - were not nominated for Best Director. The first film directed by a woman to be nominated for Best Picture *and* Best Director was The Piano (1993), directed by Jane Campion. It would take another ten years for a film directed by a woman to be nominated again - Lost In Translation (2003) by Sofia Coppola, who was also the youngest woman to direct a nominated film (she was 32 at the time). The first - and so far only - woman to win the Best Director award is Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker (2009). She is also the only female director to have two films be nominated for Best Picture, the second being Zero Dark Thirty (2012).  One woman - Valerie Faris - has co-directed (with Jonathan Dayton) a film to a Best Picture nomination, for Little Miss Sunshine (2006). Lone Scherfig is the first - and so far only - European woman to direct a film nominated for Best Picture, for An Education (2009). The only LGBTQ woman to direct a film nominated for Best Picture is Lisa Cholodenko for The Kids Are All Right (2010). Debra Granik was nominated for her screenplay, but not for her work as director for Best Picture nominee Winter’s Bone (2010). In the 86 years of Oscar history, there have only been two years when multiple films directed by women were nominated for Best Picture: 2009 and 2010.