Hossein Zare (Iran)
Hossein Zare is an Iranian photographer and photo manipulator with a powerful and spectacular portfolio. A lone man walking down a desolate road, the horizon and a road, a solitary tree in the snow, or a silhouette of a man in the distance. All of his subjects are powerful and somehow distort the space. With his approach to photography, Zare tries to convey fundamental metaphors of life orchestrating an ode to minimalism. (source: Transparent.Cities)
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A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China.
one of my favorite pictures in the world
Northern Lights over an Erupting Volcano
In April 2010, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull spewed great ash clouds into the sky and caused enormous disruptions to air travel in Europe. The eruptions are best remembered for this inconvenience, but photographer James Appleton managed to capture the event in a different way. In the weeks before the disturbances, a vulcanologist friend of his alerted him to the unfolding volcanic drama, and Appleton travelled straight to the Icelandic mountain before it was closed off. Risking his life to battle extreme cold, high winds, and seismic activity, Appleton captured a rare but gorgeous scene: the glowing lava from an Eyjafjallajökull fissure with the Northern Lights…
by James Appleton
Charles Bukowski (via ddraggonflyy)
Sumerian mythology: a type of utukku (a spirit or demon) similar in nature to the preta of Vedic religion or the kiangshi of Chinese mythology. They were envisioned as the ghosts of those who were not buried properly and considered to be vengeful toward the living and might possess people if they did not respect certain taboos, such as the prohibition against eating ox meat. They were thought to cause disease and inspire criminal behaviour in the living, but could sometimes be appeased by funeral repasts or libations. The edimmu were also thought to be completely or nearly incorporeal, i.e. “wind” spirits that sucked the life out of the susceptible and the sleeping (most commonly the young).
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These are the times: Amazon has been working on 30-minute package delivery using “unmanned aerial vehicles,” i.e. drones. Test flight footage above, mind-boggling details here.
Mark Oliver bugs
Fantastic Four #1 (2014)