Friday, April 18, 2014
portraitsofboston:

“Anything with wheels—mountain biking, trick biking, scootering, skateboarding, longboarding, riding a RipStik.”

portraitsofboston:

“Anything with wheels—mountain biking, trick biking, scootering, skateboarding, longboarding, riding a RipStik.”

did-you-kno:

Source

fecloras:

jackie chan’s facebook page is pure gold

yoiness:

prosthetic-dance:

Sculptures of Evgenia Obraztsova made by her fiancée, Andrey Korobtsov

credit to the sculpture photos to balletomanegirl (I wanted to add the real photos in, but I didn’t know how)

  

(Source: itwasjustagame)

jamesfactscalvin:

the-silence-in-the-library:

commodore-cliche:

Texts from superheroes.

this is gold

"We are like kin!"

shelikestheboysintheband:

hahahahahahahah stop i love these

(Source: obsessedwiththeroyals)

almightyhail:

raptorix:

beggars-opera:

Is there a classic movie bloopers fandom because there needs to be one

OH MY GOD THESE THINGS REALLY EXIST???

I like how the guy in the fifth panel touches the blinds and then just goes FUCK IT I DIDN’T DO IT I’M OUT

vaganovaboy:

balletequalslife:

The photo on the left is of PNB dancer Chelsea Adomaitis warming up before a show. Taken by Lindsay Thomas.
The photo on the right is the grotesque result of photoshop. I have seen this image a few times on facebook, but I only realized how distorted it was when someone pointed out that it was photoshopped. Her foot has been made to look more winged, her body thinner. Her strong shoulders are disproportionate to her now deformed waist.
The original photo is of a strong, talented, slim, healthy dancer. The altered image is a reflection of the constant pressure towards unattainable ”perfection”. This is the first time I have seen proof of a popular photoshopped ballet photo, but I do not doubt that many photos have been “doctored” in the same way. This is not OK.

THIS IS NOT. OK. PEOPLE. STOP. DOING. THIS.

vaganovaboy:

balletequalslife:

The photo on the left is of PNB dancer Chelsea Adomaitis warming up before a show. Taken by Lindsay Thomas.

The photo on the right is the grotesque result of photoshop. I have seen this image a few times on facebook, but I only realized how distorted it was when someone pointed out that it was photoshopped. Her foot has been made to look more winged, her body thinner. Her strong shoulders are disproportionate to her now deformed waist.

The original photo is of a strong, talented, slim, healthy dancer. The altered image is a reflection of the constant pressure towards unattainable ”perfection”. This is the first time I have seen proof of a popular photoshopped ballet photo, but I do not doubt that many photos have been “doctored” in the same way. This is not OK.

THIS IS NOT. OK. PEOPLE. STOP. DOING. THIS.

witchbat:

nerd

witchbat:

nerd

(Source: nostalgicpatter)

lokeleo:

andthenewt:

weirdnessloveandscifi:

bohemian-napsody:

very fucking punny you shits

teeth

with all the actual humour, tumblr still finds “teeth” the funniest thing.

actual humor

medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!

S. Ross Browne

Series: Self-Evident Truths

from the artist’s statement:

These paintings represent a modern study in dichotomy and perception from a historical context using portraiture as the interpretive engine.

I often use the image of the black woman in unaccustomed/atypical context; derived to create a visual tension between historical fact, misinformation and myth. The viewer is lured into the possible narrative of the depicted figure by her beauty, strength and grace; however immediately enters an intellectual menagerie where they are confounded by the disconnected visual clues. Is she slave or slaveholder? Is she captive or free, is she servant or served? Is she factual or fictional in a historical context? All of these questions and more provide basis for the individual viewers journey of allegorical interpretation.

The images are imbued with cultural and ethnic symbolism that provides insight into the historical context of the painting. Yet, the icons, combined with my personal visual vocabulary, may remain unseen or misread by the “unknowing” eye; the eye that never learned the historic bases for all the possibilities in the lives of these women. In a society that often make instant cultural judgements based on visual cues that are often stereotypical, but not always, I feel offering ethnic imagery that defies common visual library of the modern citizen may challenge each individuals biases and foregone conclusions of their own notions of what race represents in history and therefore in humanity.

The images beg the question: Is “Truth” self-evident? Who’s “Truth”? How does knowledge, experience and perception of one’s “self” determine what is evident? If the view of oneself is skewed is it possible to see another clearly?

humans-of-pdx:

"I’m a Jehovah’s Witness and I used to travel for these big conventions so I’ve been all over the world. When we visited the Middle East, we always camped instead of staying in hotels, so I’ve camped on the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, and in Egypt. We always asked the people there where they ate because we wanted the real experience. You know, so many tourists eat at the five-star restaurants and in the hotels, and we didn’t want that. I was even invited to dinner by a terrorist once. I asked him, ‘Am I going to be safe with you? You’re not going to kill me?’ He said I’d probably be safer with him than with anyone else there. So, I went.”

humans-of-pdx:

"I’m a Jehovah’s Witness and I used to travel for these big conventions so I’ve been all over the world. When we visited the Middle East, we always camped instead of staying in hotels, so I’ve camped on the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, and in Egypt. We always asked the people there where they ate because we wanted the real experience. You know, so many tourists eat at the five-star restaurants and in the hotels, and we didn’t want that. I was even invited to dinner by a terrorist once. I asked him, ‘Am I going to be safe with you? You’re not going to kill me?’ He said I’d probably be safer with him than with anyone else there. So, I went.”

city-of-trees:

Plantagenet valentines!  (These are really dumb I’m sorry)

cross-connect:

Bruno Vergauwen is a Belgian visual artist. He studied in Antwerp for his Masters Degree in Graphic design and illustration. Being born into a family with creative minds alike, he had the freedom to developed his art from a very young age. After being an Art Director in Advertising for over ten years he decided to dedicate himself more to his personal non-commercial artwork and illustration.

Bruno likes the way every person looks at his work differently and enjoys the challenge of an assignment. He continues working at an Advertising Agency but his real passion lies with creating images and the different worlds that come with it.

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