Before you know it it’s 3 am and you’re 80 years old and you can’t remember what it was like to have 20 year old thoughts or a 10 year old heart.
Conceptual photographs by Martin Vlach. The artist digitally merges his own photography with elements of nature to create surreal, atmospheric scenes that feel both isolating and mysterious.
Miyako Ishiuchi — Hiroshima, 2008, c-prints of the belongings left behind by the victims of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima. From Ishiuchi:
These are objects irradiated by the great fireball that appeared suddenly one summer morning, and personal effects left behind by those who perished because of it. I catch my breath at their vivid hues and textures, surfacing from the long shadows cast by their extreme circumstance. They seem much too ordinary, the very stuff of daily life, to belong to an Atomic archive […] I found Hiroshima in the gentle, everyday textures surviving in the silhouette of a one-piece dress, worn, perhaps clandestinely, by an unknown woman, and in the deep folds of a gathered skirt, in a fabric woven of silken threads.
After 30 minutes in a blizzard this female musk ox was completely snowed in, with her calf and a youngster finding shelter behind her in -25C and gale force winds at Dovrefjell national park, Norway
Image by Roy Mangersnes
Hope all of you, human and musk ox alike, are keeping warm and dry out there.
Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.” I agree with the second part.