Best known for his fashion photography, Irving Penn’s repertoire also includes portraits of creative greats, still lifes and ethnographic photographs from around the world. For his long-term project Worlds in a Small Room he used a portable studio lit with natural light only. This setup allowed him to stage the locals in front of his infamous stained canvas while still close to their daily life.
Be warned, looking into somebody else’s eyes might never be the same again after seeing the following pictures.
Karl Blossfeldt was an attentive observers of nature, a teacher of contemplation.
Maxfield Parrish captures a light mood in his paintings that feels supernatural and very real and tangible at the same time.
Lloyd Kahn is arguably the most influential pioneer of the DIY building movement that emerged in the 1960s.
This text is immensely powerful to illuminate death or any transition into the unknown. Remember that you already went through a fantastic metamorphosis before.
Jean Delville was a Belgian painter who painted heavily symbolic scenes with a occult oriented spiritual perspective.
Berndnaut Smilde performs magic. I don’t need to know how he’s creating his indoor clouds but I love it. I totally share his fascination with clouds.
In my point of view these 3D animations of mandelbrot sets are a very effective way of getting a glimpse of infinity
Étienne-Louis Boullée is the master of monumental cenotaphs. His most emblematic project is his cenotaph designed for Isaac Newton.
Artists, scientists, spiritual leaders and economists gathered in Amsterdam in 1990 to explore the emerging paradigm of a holistic world view and the implications for a global economy.
To me these pictures present a futuristic vision rather than a look back at our savage ancestors.
A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don’t realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
This documentary from 1996 is a celebration of life.
Primitive Technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule.
Traveling south, being outdoors and reading Hesse goes well together.
And I’m realizing again how deeply this man talks to me.
Automatic Earth refers to what I see as a ‘blue print’ that exists within nature; a plan within each organism to automatically generate a particular form or pattern that is then, inevitably flawed.
Or what being present means to me. And why I practice Ashtanga Yoga.
Robert Gordon Wasson was an international banker, amateur mycologist, and author. It was him who reintroduced the ‘divine mushrooms’ to the West.
This book is a must for all future parents. Besides that they don’t need to learn much.