Will Work To Travel.

From forks to chopsticks and back again, these are the interests of a teacher, an explorer, an adventurer and a lover of all things this world has to offer.

Dexter, my friend’s Bernese Mountain Dog, is the cutest little dude around.

One of these days I’ll have my own Bernese!

0rient-express:

New York City by Night | by Chris Chabot.
visitheworld:

The Portuguese Cistern in El Jadida, Morocco (by Tomasz Dziubinski).

visitheworld:

The Portuguese Cistern in El Jadida, Morocco (by Tomasz Dziubinski).

breadandolives:

Tuscany
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burnedshoes:

EXHIBITION: HÉCTOR MEDIAVILLA - S.A.P.E.
at Newspace - Center for Photography, Portland, USA

Héctor Mediavilla’s series, S.A.P.E. documents the Sapeurs of Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo. The term Sapeur comes from la sape, which is French slang meaning “to dress with elegance and style”. It is also the abbreviation for Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes, (Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People).

“At the beginning of the 20th century when the French arrived in Congo, the myth of the Parisian elegance was born among the youth of the Bakongo ethnic group, who were working for the colonizers. At that time, the white man was considered superior, someone showing better manners and elegance.

In 1922, Grenard André Matsoua was the first Congolese ever to come back from Paris dressed as a genuine French. His arrival caused indescribable commotion and admiration among his fellow countrymen; he became known as the first Grand Sapeur.



Having the respect and admiration of his community, today’s Sapeurs consider themselves artists. They add a touch of glamour to their humble environment through their refined manners and impeccable dressing styles. Each of them is unique showing a particular repertoire of gestures. 
They all share the same dream: To go to Paris and return to Brazzaville as an aristocrat of supreme elegance.” (Héctor Mediavilla)

(thanks to NPR)

 
Exhibition dates:
May 4 - June 2, 2013

 
» find more exhibitions here «

visitheworld:

Wandering round temples, Bagan, Myanmar (by erdo).

visitheworld:

Wandering round temples, Bagan, Myanmar (by erdo).

“Imagine this town in the ’20s. Paris in the ’20s, in the rain. The artists and writers!”

Midnight in Paris (2011)

(Source: willherandales, via thetallestpine)

A man in love with a woman from a different era.

(via thetallestpine)

burnedshoes:

PHOTOBOOK: Jakob Tuggener - ‘Fabrik: Ein Bildepos der Technik’

In 1960, Swiss photographer, film maker and painter Jakob Tuggener (1904–1988) — who had been influenced by the German Expressionist movement — rapidly began to withdraw from society, and would live out the remaining decades of his life as a reclusive, almost hermit like artist.

ABOUT THE BOOK ‘Fabrik: Ein Bildepos der Technik’ (1943)

The body of work that forms ‘Fabrik’, grew out of an assignment for Tuggener’s main commercial client, Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon (MFO). Produced in a period when the manufacturing companies of neutral Switzerland were benefiting from the turmoil of the Second World War raging around it, the artist had originally proposed the title, ‘Schwarze Fabrik’ (= Black Factory).

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Even though ‘Fabrik’ features quite a number of images from MFO, the book’s message is anything but an uncritical celebration of the work and workers in the factory. On the contrary: Tuggener arranged 72 photographs in an associative, film-like sequence and in doing so expressed a highly skeptical view of the destructive potential inherent in limitless technological progress, and was entirely out of step with the times.

‘Fabrik’ can be seen as “a portrayal of contemporary history and the history of mankind,” as a “passionate and vivid documentary account of the world of the machine, of it’s development, its potential and its limitations.” (read more)

Fabrik: Ein Bildepos der Technik is reissued in facsimile form by Steidl with a contemporary afterword by Martin Gasser.

Find more pictures in a previous post and on Le Journal de la Photographie.


» find more photobooks here «

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vintagenatgeographic:

A vendor peddling wax prints in Lome, Togo
National Geographic | June 1994

vintagenatgeographic:

A vendor peddling wax prints in Lome, Togo

National Geographic | June 1994

astickfigureillustration:

unsolnosilumina:

Holi, the Hindu festival of colour. (x)

This has to be the most beautiful celebration on the planet.

(via youngnobleminds)

allthingseurope:

Malá Skála, Czech Republic (by Katka S.)

allthingseurope:

Malá Skála, Czech Republic (by Katka S.)

burnedshoes:

© Edwin L. Wisherd, 1939, Mt. Rushmore, National Geographic
Thomas Jefferson at Mount Rushmore under construction, 1939.Learn more about the making of Mt. Rushmore.
(thanks to / via: natgeofound)

burnedshoes:

© Edwin L. Wisherd, 1939, Mt. Rushmore, National Geographic

Thomas Jefferson at Mount Rushmore under construction, 1939.
Learn more about the making of Mt. Rushmore.

(thanks to / via: natgeofound)

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