The remarkable marriage of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz included long periods of separation. The two exchanged some 5000 cards and letters, 650 of which have been carefully selected for My Faraway One, published by Yale University Press . The images shown are from the extensive collection within Yale University's Beinecke Library archive, well worth a visit.
The magic lantern was an early forerunner for moving pictures, projecting images from glass slides, sometimes using a candle as a light source. The lantern increased awareness and appreciation for the new art of photography, while also revealing images of far away/exotic locales to students and arm chair travelers.
Big relationships change you. G. and his family introduced the value of sharing a thoughtfully prepared meal, enlivened with conversation and the occasional rich dessert. This was a galaxy far, far away from my childhood home of Swanson dinners and Chef Boyardee on the shelf. Exploring the culture, quality and character of food has forever expanded and enriched my experience.
Recently, L. baked a tasty cake for her little sister. Responding to the guest who was surprised to hear she had made it 'from scratch' she said, "Oh, cake mixes aren't allowed in this family." It's not a law of course. It just happens to be the case.
Failure may be an essential component for innovation, and fear of failure the universal phobia. The videos of successful creatives musing on the subject are part of Stockholm's Berghs School of Communication exhibition, the chosen theme of this year's graduates.
He helped to kill off the influence of me and my contemporaries, but I respect him for that. Because music always has to progress, and no one could have opened the door to the future like he did.
-- Bing Crosby
When I first heard Elvis' voice, I just knew I wasn't going to work for anybody, and nobody was going to be my boss. He is the deity supreme of rock and roll religion as it exists in today's form. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.
I thank God for Elvis Presley.
That's my idol, Elvis Presley. If you went to my house, you'd see pictures all over of Elvis. He's just the greatest entertainer that ever lived. And I think it's because he had such presence. When Elvis walked into the room, Elvis Presley was in the fucking room.
-- Eddie Murphy
This boy had everything. He had the looks, the moves,
the manager and the talent. And he didn't look like Mr. Ed