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Sweet pastels part II

Posted in Photography on July 11, 2012 by rejectwithpotential

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Colors of Love

Posted in Photography with tags , , , on June 25, 2012 by rejectwithpotential

by Nicole L. Hill

 

These pictures make me want to erupt into never ending dreams of summer and heat. Love the colours. It’s such a nice improvement from the awful, gray weather I’m forced to look at outside my window.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairytales come to life…

Posted in Loveliness, Photography with tags , on February 21, 2012 by rejectwithpotential

The magicalness of fairytales is something that captivates us regardless of our age. We could be 5 or 99 and the enthralling impression would still remain, although there might be a slight alteration in perception and interpretation the illusion more or less stays the same. What makes fairytales so alluring?

The simplicity. Despite all the vivid colours it’s basically very black and white. Good is good in an impeccable pure way that’s sweet and unspoiled and evil is evil in all its badass glory. Perhaps it’s stereotypical at its best but that’s what we expect. We need someone to blame for all the misery and misfortunes of the world and someone to come in and play the hero who miraculously saves the day.

We don’t question the villain’s background, if there’s a reason behind what they have become. The evil queen from show white could possibly have had, an equally evil mother who each day told her she would never be loved for anything other than her beauty. Perhaps, Captain Hook was raised by a drunken pirate father, who beat him half to dead and taught him it was alright to mistreat small children? Did anyone consider treating Lady Tremaine for the way she obviously abuses poor Cinderella? I mean it’s clear the woman has some issues and perhaps a psychologist is the answer. We don’t analyze fairytale villains or heroes and heroines for that matter and it’s seldom even an option, typical because they appear so flat beside their main trades of wickedness or exclusively goodness that they only possess one function. Which is to be evil to the bone and live by the guidelines of the seven deadly sins, or to be so excruciatingly pure without a trace of corruption that they simply cannot help to be loved by everyone, including all of nature’s wild life as well.

Of course, this is all apart of why we are so fond of them, the evasion of complexity cuts us right to the point. Evil is evil and good always defeat evil as long as there is someone with enough courage to fight it.

Living in a reality full of tedious ordinariness it’s common to want to escape from daily obstructions to a place that offers limitless restrictions and tranquillity. There has always been something irresistible about a world that’s full of imaginative wonders and a never-ending happiness which undeniable draws us in and fascinates us and this is the stuff fairytales are made of, and why we simply love them.

 

 

“Fairy tales since the beginning of recorded time, and perhaps earlier, have been “a means to conquer the terrors of mankind through metaphor.”
Jack Zipes

 

“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.”

Alfred Hitchcock

Alice in wonderland

It was much pleasanter at home, when one wasn’t always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and rabbits.

Lewis Carroll

 

Little Red Riding Hood

“Oh, grandmother, what big ears you have!” “The better to hear you with”. “Oh, grandmother, what big eyes you have!” “The better to see you with”. “Oh, grandmother, what big hands you have!” “The better to grab you with”. “But, grandmother, what a dreadful big mouth you have!” “The better to eat you with”.

The Brothers Grimm

Snow White

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who in this land is the fairest of all?” The mirror answered- “You, O Queen, are fairest of all.”

The Brothers Grimm

 Snow White.

Sleeping Beauty

The Prince, charmed with these words, and much more with the manner in which they were spoken, knew not how to show his joy and gratitude; he assured her that he loved her better than he did himself.

 Charles Perrrault

Cinderella

Her godmother simply touched her with her wand, and, at the same moment, her clothes were turned into cloth of gold and silver, all decked with jewels.

 Charles Perrault

Beauty and the Beast

“Yes, yes,” said the Beast, “my heart is good, but still I am a monster.”
“Among mankind,” says Beauty, “there are many that deserve that name more than you, and I prefer you, just as you are, to those, who, under a human form, hide a treacherous, corrupt, and ungrateful heart.”

Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont

 

“There is the great lesson of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.”

G.K. Chesterton

The Little Mermaid

Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep; so deep, indeed, that no cable could fathom it: many church steeples, piled one upon another, would not reach from the ground beneath to the surface of the water above. There dwell the Sea King and his subjects.

Hans Christian Andersen

 

Wizard of Oz

“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others”     

L. Frank Baum   

“Classic fairy tales do not deny the existence of heartache and sorrow, but they do deny universal defeat.”

Greenhaven Press

I LOOOOVE FAll

Posted in Eruptions, Photography on October 18, 2011 by rejectwithpotential

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Walker in all his glory

Posted in Photography on June 12, 2011 by rejectwithpotential

Words like astonishingly beautiful or even brilliantly excellence, seems to be very deprived and unfitted to describe such glorious work as the one of Tim Walker. Do I give the impression of a person who is over flattering and obsequious? I assure you I’m not. If you’re not familiar with his work, stop reading and skip all my self-indulgent gibberish and go see all the fabulousness I posted down below.

This is truly the work of a genius or that is a matter of perspective of course, but I hardly dare to believe that anyone could think of this as anything less then exceptional. I only recently found Tim Walker and his extraordinary photographs and I ask myself, how is this possible? The man apparently highlighted Vogues pages for years and I did not know of him, which is just sad and a bit frightening. Naturally I had seen the Miss Dior Chérie ad and thought it was quite lovely but I never thought further of it.

I have always had a weird fascination with adverts. Perfume and beauty ads in particularly. I think it’s because they are so alluring and inviting with their glamour perfection and flawlessly beauty that I find them so appealing but even I, when blinded by perfectness can separate what is real from what is entirely fake. I don’t fall in love with the commercial material or the products that have been objectified and are originally intended for me to go out and buy. I know corporate companies spends billions on advertising to assure that their products get sold, but what mesmerizes me is merely the pretty picture with the artistic potential and not the product they are trying to get me to invest my money in.

A picture is worth a thousand words. The vibrations and the atmosphere that presents themselves in these pictures, by a momentarily glimpse is astonishing. Its comparable to reading a book. Full of impressions and emotions, I feel like I’m being taking into a world that is unrevealed and full of otherworldliness. I’m surrounded with rapture and elegance, a lovely stroke of subtlety and at the same time powerful supremacy. There is humour and beauty, always unmistakable and undeniable tons of beauty.

“I know the world that I am painting is not a reality. It is a whim, an entertainment to provoke something in people, whether as escapism or relief. I think that is very valid.”

With his original imagination and ingeniously skills he creates the most fascinating photo scenarios. I love the kind of photos were you’re able to look at them and get a new or different meaning every time. Its like the photo endows a certain flexibility which adjusts to whatever mood you are in and this makes it seem like you always get a new experience when you look at it. Beside his amazing talent and capability to illustrate photographs, he has something that I ADORE more than anything else, a flair for details. I’m always blown away by how he is able to form a small detail and complete it into something whole and unique. All of the different elements are overwhelming to point but it makes it all the more authentic, its like being able to inhale whatever you see and experience it in a more realistic and animated way.

“I am very childlike in my feelings about things, and the way I look at the world.”

I would love to be in this picture:)

 

Tim Walker UK Vogue May 2011

Posted in Photography on May 29, 2011 by rejectwithpotential

Tim Walker took these inspirational photos of Agyness deyn. Lately I have become such an admirer of his work. His photos tells stories and captivates depth. I’m amazed how different Agyness looks in these surrendings without her usual edgeness. Its possible to say that he tamed her wildness by placing her in the wildness of nature.

I think all of these photos are amazing, but the first one right here is my favourite.

David Lachapelle & Katy Perry

Posted in Photography on April 18, 2011 by rejectwithpotential

The photos for the new ghd campaign shot by David Lachapelle with Katy Perry as a front model, are unbelievable gorgeous! Lachapelle’s style always has a sense of originality and a surreal form of beauty. My absolute favourites of his pictures are the ones that are more artistic and glamorous or maybe I should say a bit more modest. I don’t mind the hints of sexuality as long as it doesn’t change into outright vulgarity, but I guess the provocative and confrontational are the elementary part of the charm. Beside his infamous photography skills I adore his eye for detail. His photos are always done to perfection with such an intensifying depth, it makes the photograph into something unique and out of this world.