Simon's Blag.

Keeping things in one place.
A couple dances in the backyard of West Village home
Photograph: Amy Sacka via The Guardian

”Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, 

Stains the white radiance of Eternity, 

Until Death tramples it to fragments. — Die, 

If thou wouldst be with that which thou dost seek

Follow where all is fled’ - Adonaïs: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats by Percy Bysshe Shelley for John Keats in 1821

A perfect short documentary.

Analogue people in a digital age. via Broadsheet


An excellent, award winning 2013 short by Jill Beardsworth and Keith Walsh ofTwopair Films in which  a group of men sit in a West of Ireland pub on the day of the analogue to digital TV switchover, baffled at the vagaries of a fast changing world.

A universal tale.

hahamagartconnect:

THE HYENA & OTHER MEN

Photographer Pieter Hugo has my attention. These photos from his series The Hyena & Other Men hold an insistence that you stop and pay attention to these images of power that are captivating in ways unknown to my culture aesthetic.

The series ‘The Hyena & Other Men’ was shot in Nigeria amongst the shantytown of Abuja were these Gadawan Kura (rough translation: hyena handlers) live. They are traveling performers who entertain crowds and sell medicines - apparently a tradition past down through the generations. 

You can read more about Pieter Hugo’s travels with this troupe here.

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Unbuilt Concept for the Chicago Exhibition, 1893
Conveying visitors by lift to the Equator, and thence by spiral railway to the North Pole
Similar to: “Shrine to the Earth”

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Unbuilt Concept for the Chicago Exhibition, 1893

Conveying visitors by lift to the Equator, and thence by spiral railway to the North Pole

Similar to: “Shrine to the Earth

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