April 24, 2014
milameux:

LIFE, 1970

milameux:

LIFE, 1970

April 24, 2014

thelenscollective:

Laura Braun - Métier

"In our consumer society, branded commerce and large company structures dominate. Nonetheless, in London, where I live, small independent businesses still exist, continuing to operate in a way that is in stark contrast to corporate culture. Perhaps a city like London, with its large and diverse population, offers an environment particularly well suited to the survival of such places, where space and service are personal and wares and tools have a tangible connection with individual histories.

In 2007, I started a photographic project about people who run such businesses. It was to be an addition to my portfolio, an excursion into portraiture that I had planned to complete in a few months. Instead, I continued to photograph shops and workshops, shopkeepers, and craftsmen and -women for the following six years.

I was curious about people, who, despite unglamorous routines, take pride in their work and have a sense of themselves closely linked to their occupation.”

http://www.laurabraun.net/

April 24, 2014
sickpage:

Yulia Krivich

sickpage:

Yulia Krivich

April 24, 2014
azurea:

Dusk, santiago, 1988,? “12”-3-k29m (by Marcelo Montecino)

azurea:

Dusk, santiago, 1988,? “12”-3-k29m (by Marcelo Montecino)

April 24, 2014
artofoverwhelm:

Topolino.

artofoverwhelm:

Topolino.

April 24, 2014
abigailk:

Uzel Scotus

abigailk:

Uzel Scotus

April 24, 2014
"

Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.

This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.

I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.

I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.

As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.

"

— excerpt from “FYI, I Cannot “Demand” Respect From Men so Stop Telling Me That!" @ One Black Girl. Many Words.

(Source: daniellemertina)

April 24, 2014
excdus:

Dejeuner sur le lac
Jessica Rimondi

excdus:

Dejeuner sur le lac

Jessica Rimondi

April 24, 2014

photographed by Theodoros Chliapas at David Hart F/W 2014 

photographed by Theodoros Chliapas at David Hart F/W 2014 

(Source: hooked.heyheygorgeous.com, via sarabande)

April 24, 2014

tvhousehusband:

I think I’m in love with her.