#$@%ed up things I've noticed living in Europe...Now that I've been in the EU for over a year I feel that the time has come to gripe and make sweeping generalizations about y'all...#$@%ed up things I've noticed living in Europe...11 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. In Europe "The Customer is Always Wrong". What blows my mind is that the smaller the business, the more they subscribe to this attitude. You would think that with everyone whining about the poor state of the economy, stagnant incomes, skyrocketing inflation, etc that small businesses would go out of their way to satisfy and thereby keep their customers... but no. Here its all about giving the evil eye and the grumpiest service to anyone who walks in the door, and knife-fights-to-the-death over returns or warranty claims. I never thought I'd say this but I really miss Wal-Mart.
2. Stores charge you for free 'Bonuses'. Manufacturers throw out bonus items/larger size bottles/free samples, etc intended as a free buying incentive for customers. Here they mark that $#!% up as if the manufacturer intended it as a bonus for the retailer. Yo
3 IN 3 - THE FEATURE3 IN 3 - THE FEATURE1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Three pictures in three minutes !
It has become a huge feature BURSTING with fine art !
Thank you all for making it possible !
I am overwhelmed by this outcome
Scroll to the end, PLEASE
3in3 by ltiana355
3in3 by ltiana355
Do Not Disturb My Psychedelic Dreams by HMissXX
Three Felines In Three Minutes by MARX77
Une vieille amie... by Douce-Amertume
Three In Three... by altergromit Three white objects by SashaZombie FLEURS - FLOWERS by JFBAYLE
ArtSo that was August and now we're on the slow run down to Autum, as the wind and temperatures cool down i need to share with you all the wonderful art and visions that have filled me with inspiration and longing to push my photography further than i have before, without you all nothing is possible, your art brings so much joy into my world you are all fantastic and you all inspire me totally .... now please share with these artists and enjoy their art as i haveArt1 year ago in Personal More Like This
............... and always be inspired
"When we respect the nude, we will no longer have any shame about it - Robert Henri"
Through The Lens #4 ~ Camera-less PhotographyCamera-less PhotographyThrough The Lens #4 ~ Camera-less Photography1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The definition of photography is that of creating an image using the recording of light. This could be done by applying light-sensitive emulsion to paper and then exposing to a light source for a set amount of time. By using a camera that houses light sensitive film or other materials. Or by today's most prevalent method, that of a camera with a digital sensor that records information about the light. Some of the first photographs ever made were created without the use of a camera so I chose for this months discussion to highlight some of these techniques, from photograms to x-rays, and to broaden awareness and increase the inspiration to create photographic works that do not rely on a camera to be created.
Carrie Witherell - Cyanotype Photograms
A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitiv
Photography is wandering in the Universe"Photography is wandering in the Universe by yourself", Sergio LarrainePhotography is wandering in the Universe1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Following is a beautiful letter written by Sergio Larrain in 1982 to his nephew, who had previously asked Larrain where to begin to become a photographer.
First and foremost, you have to have a camera that fits you well, one that you like, because it’s about feeling comfortable with what you have in your hands: the equipment is key to any profession, and it should have nothing more than the strictly necessary features. Secondly, get yourself an enlarger, the easiest and most useful you can find (the smallest manufactured by LEITZ is the best for the 35mm format, it will last your whole lifetime).
The game is going on an adventure, like a sailor boat: drop the sails. Go to Valparaiso or Chiloè, be in the street all day long, wander and wander in unknown places, sit under a tree when you’re tired, buy a banana
Through The Lens #15 ~ SurrealismMan Ray, Glass Tears, 1932Through The Lens #15 ~ Surrealism1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
In the "First Manifesto of Surrealism", published in 1924 by founder André Breton, he describes the new movement as follows:
"SURREALISM, noun. Pure psychic automatism by which it is intended to express, either verbally or in writing, or otherwise, the true function of thought. Thought dictated in the absence of all control exerted by reason, and outside all aesthetic or moral preoccupations.
ENCYCLOAEDIA. Philosophy. Surrealism is based on the belief in the superior reality of certain forms of association heretofore neglected, in the omnipotence of the dream, and in the disinterested play of thought. It leads to the permanent destruction of all other psychic mechanisms and to its substitution of them in the solution of the principal problems of life."
Andre Breton, Self-Portrait, 1938
we must not let the paths of desire become overgrown
-André Breton, 1937
Man Ray, Untitled (from Facile),
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Kit - 6256 by grodpro Close to you by MichaelMagin
untitled by kargapolovR
Szerelmes by DamianKarkoszka
The Wild Rose Fairy by EmilySoto Alice in Wonderland: The White Queen by MariannaInsomnia On The Chords Of My Hair II by RapidHeartMovement
Kate Zueva by cbyn Run and hide by MichaelMagin Alexandra by letters-2-sky
Red Beauty by peroni68 Furry by JimP4nsen Melancholia by OlgaAthens
Stella by Hart-Worx Octopus by MaryaS dEjA LoiN by RapidHeartMovement
Trance by John77 Time Traveler by BenHeine 20101025 4804 by metindemiralay
Twins by XandriaP Tamara by Hart-Worx burn away by Avine
Ophelia by losesprit I do not see by Laysa L'Amour Existe Encore... by Nazrin-Polad
The Wild Rose Fairy by EmilySoto
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Abbie by pholwises Sunward by Pugoffka-sama
Rebekah by mrxthanh FLOWERY II by simsalabima Patrycja. by esire
barcarole by Enaston Ludmila by NataliaDrepina ... by absentii
.S. by dasTOK The naked sun by zile-verzi Vanety by Hart-Worx
Vic II by Hart-Worx P r 0 - f o u n d by bitterev Dark Angel by aka-photography-uk
La Reveuse by RapidHeartMovement Katy by Hart-Worx Daria by elle-cannelle
Burnout UPDATE by ComtesseDionaea Would you lie with me and just forget the world? by AnjaMillen :thumb388903519:
kevlar soul by DariaEndresen Tristesse by DariaEndresen Protection by DariaEndresen
what if by AnjaMillen coma infinity by LevAni11 I never was a bride by AnjaMillen
Find Our Way Home by silenceinthewings ~ High Energy ~ by DunkleRose La Veuve Noire by 3mmI
dream odyssey by ra-gro :thumb395641276: :thumb394874943:
:thumb395821285: Pregnancy by Philomena-Famulok Weights of sorrow by ZewarPhotography
Les Absents by Philomena-Famulok ::: miNOr tHreAt ::: by twELveRN A moment in time by EngagingPortraits
+++ by anticuus II II by zixon Between Dreams And Hope by Leon13th
blindfold by virginval Light that dwells by DacsMayn _V_ by virginval
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Metal Bender by tholangUnwritten Books by tholang
Om nom nom by MerryQuiteContraryFall From Grace by MerryQuiteContrary
Urban Interlude LXI by cameraflouUrban Interlude XXII by cameraflou
Going Downtown by Ragnar949When The Changes Began by Ragnar949
3DaysRunningOut by M-Art-ArtistLikeASuperGift, find understanding by M-Art-Artist
decoding the hacker myth V by sth22artre:evolution I by sth22art
Trumpeteers by MatsHolmbergFanny by MatsHolmberg
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Isolated by tinakeriksen Promenade rue Saint-Martin - Paris - Watercolor by nicolasjolly
smoke by tinakeriksen SOMNIUM by menervaTau untitled_july by moldyb
stil walking in the sunset by tinakeriksen memories ( print edition ) by MatteoCattonar Wind by zzen
Antiquated Thoughts by PinkParasol Escape painted by Anna Dart by AnnaDart . by soiman
Portrait of Dima Bilan by Anna Dart.watercolour by AnnaDart Playtime by tinakeriksen 11 by soiman
Marco by danstep Dora by Ralu77 detail. by soiman
Ravenheart by J-u-d-a-s Butcher Shop by Gloom82 The Metal Biker by morbus-gravis
Miracle by Lhianne december by AnjaMillen Sixth by Gloom82
Passing by tothzoli001 Lord Chaos - Collaboration by ValentinaKallias Red Rose and Deaths Fairies by igreeny
All That Remains by Ideasplayer H A L O by MirellaSantana 2 by Makusheva
The girl who loved paper cranes by LadFree Protection II by DariaEndresen Incomplete Without You by bliXX-a
The Constant Clouds of Delirium by LenteScura The Sacrifice by mimikascraftroom Herbst by J-u-d-a-s
Paints of autumn by TRIS31 Android Legacy V: A Mechanical Romance - Wallpaper by fantasio Where We Once Lived by neverdying
ANOTHER YEAR WITHOUT A SAVIOR - 2014 - 2ANOTHER YEAR WITHOUT A SAVIOR - 2014 - 211 months ago in Art Features More Like This
kitty crystalline ::: by katworks Auf dem Weg by feigenfrucht
wet secret by johngiannis27 Time Report by RichardLeach conscious thought by DanNeamu
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Four Elements - Fire by TeaksterFire by LordVivi
Four Elements - Fire by TeaksterFire by LordViviFour Elements - Fire by Teakster
[Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Yellow]
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Burning Doubt by oO-Rein-OoBurning Eyes by DragonOfLustBurning Doubt by oO-Rein-Oo
Eruption by arteandreasEruption by arteandreasEruption by arteandreas
Burning Eyes by DragonOfLustBurning Doubt by oO-Rein-OoBurning Eyes by DragonOfLust
[Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Orange]
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The Last Sunset by wb-skinnerThe Last Sunset by wb-skinnerfire starter by abjfoto
The Last Sunset by wb-skinnerfire starter by abjfotoMelted Sun by wb-skinner
fire starter by abjfotoMelted Sun by wb-skinnerMelted Sun by wb-skinner
[Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Orange]:bulletorange
FIRE-Summer-hot IIIFIRE-Summer-hot III1 year ago in Personal More Like This
September Sunset by gigi50Sometimes I Burn by catch---22
...orange is the true end... by Pierre-Lagarde...orange is the true end... by Pierre-Lagarde...orange is the true end... by Pierre-Lagarde
summer's mood by scheinbarsummer's mood by scheinbarsummer's mood by scheinbar
Summer hot by chriseastmidsSummer hot by chriseastmidsSummer hot by chriseastmids
sun-storm by FabioKeinerheat wave by FabioKeinersun-storm by FabioKeiner
Inner Energy by ArtByCherInner Energy by ArtByCherInner Energy by ArtByCher
heat wave by FabioKeinersun-storm by FabioKeinerheat wave by FabioKeiner
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Dragon by DasGhul
a nineteenth-century poemand an image freely associated with ita nineteenth-century poem1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I walked beside the evening sea,
And dreamed a dream that could not be;
The waves that plunged along the shore
Said only -- "Dreamer, dream no more!"
But still the legions charged the beach;
Loud rang their battle-cry, like speech;
But changed was the imperial strain:
It murmured -- "Dreamer, dream again!"
I homeward turned from out the gloom --
That sound I heard not in my room;
But suddenly a sound that stirred
Within my very breast, I heard.
It was my heart, that like a sea
Within my breast beat ceaselessly:
But like the waves along the shore,
It said -- "Dream on!" and "Dream no more!"
Words: George William Curtis (1824-1892)
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Noisy angel wails and sings and roars
like 150 electric guitars.
Ominous angel hints at what is coming next -
bad or good, not quite what one expects.
Practical angel brings you coffee and cake,
says, "Have something to eat, for goodness' sake."
Questioning angel can bring you to your knees -
stops and helps you up when you say, "please."
Rebuilding angel looks at the damage and nods.
The odds of success? No need to know the odds.
Singing angel sounds like most anyone,
but you want more when the song is done.
Transient angel comes and goes and comes
and goes and comes and goes and comes.
Urban angel loves the city streets,
and all the up and down and in-between people it meets.
Versatile angel is gentle and strong,
can build you a house or sing you a song.
Wishing angel makes a world with a wish,
says, "Come in! Can you see it? Here it is!"
X-Man Angel has wings made of feathers -
although for a time they were
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Follow the lightThank you to :iconikarisou: for writing and sharing this article:Follow the light1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
FOLLOW THE LIGHT
Is there really such a thing as good or bad light?
There is gorgeous light, little light, strange light, dim light, golden light, light so wonderful it makes your whole body hurt, scary light, difficult light, blueish light, morning light, evening light, light at night, light that feels like lead, the sulfuric-yellowish light shortly before a hailstorm, mixed light, the rose tinted light of Eos, the greek goddess of dawn, soft light and hard light, harsh light, artificial light, autumn light, light that tickles you in the morning and wakes you up, maybe there's even ugly light.
Isn't referring to different light situations as good or bad really an approach that keeps you from tackling challenges? One that stops you from trying to find something that makes all kinds of different light work for you? One that stops you from experimenting with light? One that might prevent you from taking th
The Adventure of a PhotographerCan photography lead to madness?The Adventure of a Photographer6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I am sharing with you a short story, "The Adventure of a photographer" by Italo Calvino, famous italian fiction writer and journalist (1923-85). It is only 6 pages long, you can read the whole text here: http://beauty.gmu.edu/AVT459/AVT459-001/Calvino.pdf
It is the story of the approach to photography, and then of the obsessive relationship between the (at first) nonphotographer Antonio Paraggi and photography's medium, purpose, and philosophy. Starting from annoyance, then a frequent use and then to a maniacal use of photography, overwhelmed by the disproportion between the immense potentialities of the medium and their possible practical uses.
I wanted to share it with you because it is food for thought for a photographer. I hope that someone will reach the end of this long journal and share with me his/her thoughts...
"When spring comes, the city's inhabitants, by the hundreds of thousands, g
Most popular street photography 24 hoursEvery now and then I check the Browse Art\Popular 24 hours\Photography\Street category. Today it looks like this:Most popular street photography 24 hours10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Cirende Pamulang2 by A-ndisain:thumb432098032:
Sunset Street by Synoxo:thumb432250077:Retrostive by Deextheone
London Street  by 0Dalal0Cipondoh 3 by A-ndisainCity lights by sparky-mofin
Street photography is perhaps the most misunderstood photographical genre of all. Pity.