Cunningham was named Imogen after the heroine of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline
I was invited to photograph Hollywood. They asked me what I would like to photograph. I said, Ugly men.
I don’t know what love means. (her quotes)
Ruth Asawa photo by Imogen Cunningham (previous post Ruth Asawa Art & Activism – San Francisco)
Ruth Asawa and Imogen Cunningham were good friends.
Harry Partch (Previous post)
Total Eclipse (youtube here) (a screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on his play. Verlaine was portrayed by David Thewlis and Leonardo DiCaprio played Rimbaud.)
Where is Rimbaud (previous post )
Claire de Lune (youtube)
More photos at Kenro Izu (homepage)
EL 1#4, 2013
Gelatin Silver Print
Varanasi, India 2013. At the “House of Liberation” a free housing where people come to die near the holy river Ganges
Kenro Izu (井津 建郎 Izu Kenrō?, born 1949) is a Japanese-born photographer based in the United States.
Izu attended Nihon University College of Art in Tokyo from 1969-1972. After moving to the United States in 1972, he spent two years working as a photo assistant in New York City and subsequently established his own studio, specializing in still life photography. Since 1979, in addition to his well established commercial work, Kenro began his serious professional commitment to his fine art photography, traveling the world to capture the sacred ancient stone monuments in their natural settings. He traveled and documented Egypt, Syria, Jordan, England, Scotland, Mexico, France and Easter Island (Chile).
He has also focused on Buddhism and Hindu monuments in South East Asia: Cambodia, Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam and India. Through them, he captures profound beauty with natural states of decay. Izu founded Friends Without a Border, an organization devoted to raising funds for children’s hospitals in Cambodia. Profits from select prints sales and his book, Light Over Ancient Angkor, are donated to this cause. Izu is the recipient of the 2007 Lucie Awards’ Visionary Photographer award, and was published by En Foco’s photographic journal Nueva Luz.
Over the years countless films have been made about war, its horrors and its devastations. Few, however, have been as moving and heartfelt as René Clément’s Forbidden Games.
Alain Delon as Ripley
On Purple noon – Plein Soleil (The Kind of film you make passionately – Rene Clement)
Purple Noon - Plein Soleil trialer (youtube)
Patricia Highsmith (archive)
It is an adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ 1950 novel, The Sea Wall. The film stars Anthony Perkins and Silvana Mangano.
Full film This Angry Age
Listen to Julian Schnabel on Marlon Brando
Candy is a 1968 sex farce film directed by Christian Marquand based on the 1958 novel by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg, from a screenplay by Buck Henry. The film satirizes pornographic stories through the adventures of its naive heroine, Candy, played by Ewa Aulin. It stars Marlon Brando, Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, James Coburn, Walter Matthau, Ringo Starr, John Huston, John Astin, Charles Aznavour, Elsa Martinelli and Enrico Maria Salerno.
“I Will Spit On Your Gaves”
Boris Vian the author of I will Spit on Your Graves.
On the morning of 23 June 1959, Boris Vian was at the Cinema Marbeuf for the screening of the film version of I will Spit on Your Graves. He had already fought with the producers over their interpretation of his work, and he publicly denounced the film, stating that he wished to have his name removed from the credits. A few minutes after the film began, he reportedly blurted out: “These guys are supposed to be American? My ass!” He then collapsed into his seat and died from sudden cardiac death en route to the hospital.
R.I.P Frei Otto – Named 2015 Pritzker Laureate (Archdaily)
Frei Otto has just been named the 40th recipient of the Pritzker Prize – two weeks prior to the expected official announcement. The abrupt news has been released early due the unfortunate passing of the German architect and structural engineer, who was best known for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium. The pioneering tensile structure, which stood in considerable contrast to the strict, authoritarian stadium that was its predecessor, was meant to present a different, more compassionate face for Germany.
“Throughout his life, Frei Otto has produced imaginative, fresh, unprecedented spaces and constructions. He has also created knowledge. Herein resides his deep influence: not in forms to be copied, but through the paths that have been opened by his research and discoveries,” says the Jury.
Otto Frei (Cavvia net) (See more designs here.)
Shigeru Ban won last year Pritzker
The Sheik of Araby (his jazz)
Boris Vian (French: [bɔʁis vjɑ̃]; 10 March 1920 – 23 June 1959) was a French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer. He is best remembered today for his novels.
Vian was also an important influence on the French jazz scene. He served as liaison for Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis in Paris, wrote for several French jazz-reviews (Le Jazz Hot, Paris Jazz) and published numerous articles dealing with jazz both in the United States and in France. His own music and songs enjoyed popularity during his lifetime, particularly the anti-war song “Le Déserteur”
Mood Indigo (French: L’Écume des jours) is a 2013 French film co-written and directed by Michel Gondry and co-written and produced by Luc Bossi, starring Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou. It is an adaptation of Boris Vian’s 1947 novel Froth on the Daydream.
“Meet Marlon Brando” is a delightful, unusually candid portrait of the world-famous movie star: A tongue-in-cheek confrontation with the press. While television journalists interview him about his most recent film, Brando counters their futile questions with wit and insight, a man unwilling to sell himself. “It’s a wonderful show,” one woman comments about the new project. “Did you see it?” he asks. “No, I haven’t seen it yet.” “Then how do you know?” Always smiling and never modest, Marlon Brando shines in one of his most revealing performances. The film premiered at the New York Film Festival in 1966, and has been telecast with much acclaim in France.
Photo via (Cinearchive.org)
Remembering Albert Maysles (more videos from their films)
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The goat I met in Lombok on a silent sunday. We had some good conversations together before I had to head back to Bali on a motorbike
Personality of the Sheep
People born in the Year of Sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have special sensitivity to art and beauty and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economical. They are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation.
gentle, softhearted, considerate, attractive, hardworking, persistent, thrift
indecisive, timid, vain, pessimistic, moody, weak-willed
Photo of Navajo lady by Laura Gilpin Master photographer of Southwest
Map Goat (Literally every goat in the United States)