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Ormond Gigli (B. 1925)Girls in the Windows, New York City, 1960


From Muhammad to ISIS: Iraq's Full Story - Wait But Why

If you want to know about ISIS, the divisions in the Islamic world, and the history behind it to explain the timeline and geopolitical setting, this article I found to be incredibly helpful. 



Adam Marshall
Cambridge, UK
Canon EOS 70D

How does being a photographer help you with filmmaking / video editing?

The interesting thing about this question is I started off in film and video. I never really picked up a camera to shoot stills until maybe only recently. A few years if we’re talking “seriously”.

When you shoot still pictures, you only present what is on one frame, meaning you must make sure that what you choose to show is exactly what you want to show. I guess this part of photography helped me realise that each frame in a sequence of video is just as important as the entire sequence together. It allowed me to focus a more macro orientated editing style, making sure that I could say to myself; at any point I will pause the video, will this frame make sense in the sequence? While it may not always be relevant or possible to edit (or shoot) this way, it’s good for me to get into that frame of mind. It has allowed me to think a little bit more about planning the entire sequence, and shooting a video with as much detail and care as a still.

Do you think photographers / videographers have an advantage over still photographers in the way in which they are able to portray beauty not only in photography, but also in moving image?

I would say that they both have their advantages and disadvantages. It’s not always easier to explain something just because there’s more than one frame to show it in. Sometimes more frames leads to more ambiguity, just like a still. You can be very precise with a single frame. If you get it right though, a moving image can certainly show more of the picture.

I think they are pretty similar in many ways, it all depends on what you’re comparing. I do like to think that I have learned to appreciate a single frame still after having the luxury of a moving image though! While it may be easier to have the advantage of showing a beautiful landscape over multiple frames, it might not always be ‘better’. There’s still beauty in the unknown and wonder.

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[bottles up feelings and lets them age for 10 years like a fine wine]

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date a boy with nice cheek bones

date a boy who has a good taste in clothes

date a boy with a great laugh

date a boy who’s hoodie you can borrow

date a boy with fantastic collarbones

date a boy who smiles constantly

date a boy with arms like damn


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in french we don’t say “i love you”, we say “vous recevez une heure supplémentaire dans la piscine à balles” which roughly translates to “you are my sun, my stars, my everything” and i think that’s beautiful




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almost. so. close. one more month! c’mon sweather weather. 

almost. so. close. one more month! c’mon sweather weather. 

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"Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him. He is just as good as ever."

Stepping Heavenward (via swallowedupbylife)

Ever since I heard this song when I was 15, I feel in love with the Crash. I can still earnestly say they are in my top 3 for life. I don’t listen to them much anymore, seeing they disbanded in the early 2000’s, but this song always cheers me up. It’s like all the warm parts of high school and discovering music all crams into my heart and I just want to belt out the whole thing. 

(Source: Spotify)


Palms a-sweatin, hearts a-poundin

Life is rolling in quick time now. Student loans coming in, employment opportunities expanding, and a flight to Colombia in January.