Leslie Ann O’Dell, Hand of Men (2013)
"Leslie Ann O’Dell is a mixed-media artist most known for photography and painting. O’Dell’s work is comprised of haunting imagery… Ranging from dark imposing landscapes to mystifying portraitures, that evoke sensations of vulnerability, demise and the fear associated with such sentiments." - Artist’s Page
today is the first day I watched more than zero movies in a row on Netflix. I hate being sick so much.
Why does the UK have all of the cool bands?
- Rolo Tomassi
- Blood Red Shoes
- Flo+The Machine
- Three Trapped Tigers
Still the best wildlife photograph.
‘A four man anti-poaching team permanently guards a Northern White Rhino on Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, 13 July 2011. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is an important “not-for-profit” wildlife conservancy in the Laikipia District of Kenya and the largest sanctuary for black rhinos in East Africa. It is also the home of 4 of the world’s remaining 8 Northern White Rhino, the worlds most endangered animal. There has been an increase in poaching incidents on Ol Pejeta recently, in line with a massive worldwide increase in rhino poaching linked to the rise in the Asian middle class. Anti-poaching teams provide close protection to the rhino, with 24 hour observation over all rhino on Ol Pejeta and 24 hour armed guard protection over the 4 Northern White Rhino who are kept in their own Boma area. The team have developed extraordinary relationships with these Rhino, leaning on them, scratching them and displaying tremendous affection towards these most endangered of animals. Each of the men in these teams feels a genuine vocation towards the protection of these animals, something the rhino seem to sense, and this emerges on a daily basis as the men walk with the rhino through their day.’
This song is sooooooooooo catchy!
"“Para-Noir” for example, which I think was one of the more strange experiments in music. I held an audition of several dozen girls, and I wanted to make a song that reflected the manufactured word “para-noir,” which was meant to represent excessive darkness and the paranoia of trust. I had girls come in and say whatever they wanted to. I wanted them to let out their deepest, darkest feelings on why they fuck people, whether that is metaphorically or literally. The only requirement was to begin the sentence in that way and they could say whatever they want. The song then became a photomontage of music. Every word in some cases is cut from a different person - maybe it was because of the breath or the way they accented certain consonants. It’s all of these people expressing these strange reasons and sometimes, in the fashion of directing a film, I had to motivate them. Sometimes the lights were out, sometimes the lights were on, sometimes they were naked, sometimes clothed, and sometimes some of them knew who I was, some of them had no idea. None of them were people I was friends with or even instructed that this was part of a song, just that it was part of an experiment. The most interesting responses are the ones that were compiled on the record."
last week here and roommate’s kicking it off by being a fucktard </3