I got a axe-handled pistol on my graveyard frame, That shoot tombstone bullets, wearin’ balls and chain, I’m drinkin TNT, I’m smokin’ dynamite, I hope some screwball start a fight. Cause I’m ready, ready’s anybody can be.
Rik van Dijk is waiting for the rain to stop.

I got a axe-handled pistol on my graveyard frame,
That shoot tombstone bullets, wearin’ balls and chain,
I’m drinkin TNT, I’m smokin’ dynamite,
I hope some screwball start a fight.
Cause I’m ready, ready’s anybody can be.

Rik van Dijk is waiting for the rain to stop.

19-8-2014 / Comments / 0 notes / Permalink

“Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all.”
Robert M. Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

“Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all.”

Robert M. Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

18-8-2014 / Comments / 0 notes / Permalink

"I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility."
Jack Kerouac - On The Road

"I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility."

Jack Kerouac - On The Road

8-8-2014 / Comments / 2 notes / Permalink

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22-7-2014 / Comments / 0 notes / Permalink

"Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry."

Jack Kerouac

3-7-2014 / Comments / 20 notes / Permalink

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.”

Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

8-6-2014 / Comments / 3 notes / Permalink

"(…) if drawing had value even when it was practised by people with no talent, it was for [John] Ruskin because drawing can teach us to see: to notice properly rather than gaze absentmindedly. In the process of recreating with our own hand what lies before our eyes, we naturally move from a position of observing beauty in a loose way to one where we acquire a deep understanding of its parts."

"Why you should stop taking pictures on your phone and learn to draw", Philiospher’s Mail.

6-6-2014 / Comments / 1 note / Permalink

(no video? -http://www.arttube.nl/nl/video/Makers/Foto)
If you are a lover of black and white photography you really should see the Machiel Botman exhibition in Fotomuseum Den Haag. That’s what photography is all about.
GO SEE!

1-6-2014 / Comments / 0 notes / Permalink

..and although Capa shot approximately 106 frames on the beach, only a handful have survived. Though the exact number of surviving frames is uncertain, the actual negative of the picture known as The Face in the Surf, along with another from the set, was lost sometime after the photo’s publication in the June 19, 1944 issue of LIFE. It is, in a sense, a testament to the incalculable hardship and violence of the Longest Day that the only surviving photographic record of the Omaha Beach landing from the beach itself are nine hard-won, fragile, immensely powerful negatives.
Read the article on TIME >

..and although Capa shot approximately 106 frames on the beach, only a handful have survived. Though the exact number of surviving frames is uncertain, the actual negative of the picture known as The Face in the Surf, along with another from the set, was lost sometime after the photo’s publication in the June 19, 1944 issue of LIFE. It is, in a sense, a testament to the incalculable hardship and violence of the Longest Day that the only surviving photographic record of the Omaha Beach landing from the beach itself are nine hard-won, fragile, immensely powerful negatives.

Read the article on TIME >

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