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The Crow's Nest
Crows gather all kinds of things in their nests. They like shiny objects or whatever strikes their fancy. I, too, like to gather a variety of things, but unlike a crow, I like to share what I find, as well as what I create myself.
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© Philippe Halsman, 1948, Portrait of Jean Cocteau (with multiple hands)
“The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.” (Jean Cocteau)
Before the age of Photoshop, there was Philippe Halsman. His dynamic and imaginative photography broke the rules of the day by going against the soft focus style of the time and giving sharp focus to his subjects. He used both stage and darkroom techniques to produce gravity defying objects and invented new ways of interacting with subjects. (read more)
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“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. this makes it hard to plan the day.”
E. B. white, 1976
photo by Jill Krementz, from A History of Women Photographers
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George Bernard Shaw’s writing hut, dubbed “London” so his staff wouldn’t be lying when they said he had “gone to London.”
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We work in the dark—we do what we can—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
— Joyce Carol Oates 

(Source: wordpainting)

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