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Persephone Books

Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly women) writers.

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The Whimsically Macabre Scenes of @__remmidemmi

To see more of Sandro’s explorations of “bodies with no regret,” follow @__remmidemmi on Instagram.

In his macabre, tragicomic photo series, Italian photographer Sandro Giordoan (@__remmidemmi) explores the willingness of people to put the safety of material objects before their own well-being.

When conceiving the project, _IN EXTREMIS (bodies with no regret), Sandro drew from personal experience. “Last summer I had a small but tough bicycle accident,” he explains. “I lost 30% of my right hand’s functions because I never let go of the object I was holding as I fell.”

When, shortly after, a friend broke his leg to prevent his smartphone from falling in water, Sandro became concerned. “We live in a time where we risk material things becoming more important than our own lives, and this is really worrying.”

Sandro channeled his concern into crafting meticulous and whimsical photos. “I immediately felt the urgency to capture the moment of impact. I wanted to talk about obsessions, neurosis and frailties of our times through my personal experience.” The resulting photos are at once humorous and haunting.

Many think that the wildly contorted bodies in Sandro’s photos are dolls or dummies. Not so, says Sandro. “I work exclusively with professional actors who are able to position themselves in anatomically impossible poses because they are trained to use their bodies to communicate.”

liznorris24:

Just another Saturday night.

liznorris24:

Just another Saturday night.

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"I guess each of us, at some time, finds one person with whom we are compelled toward absolute honesty, one person whose good opinion of us becomes a substitute for the broader opinion of the world."

Glen Cook (via splitterherzen)

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10:38PM // 11:06PM

2wentysixletters:

i put my right shoe on first. always. even when i accidentally put my left shoe on first, i take it off and slip on the right one. give myself a second chance. try again. i’ve been meaning to quit bad habits like smoking and biting my nails and kissing strangers with nice hands that mean all the…

"I know Alone well,
we have spent years together.
It’s time for goodbye."

Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson (via tylerknott)

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SSAW Spring Summer 2014 Yohji Yamamoto Interview by Daryoush Haj-Najafi

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SSAW Spring Summer 2014
Yohji Yamamoto
Interview by Daryoush Haj-Najafi

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