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The house is quiet. They have gone to bed, leaving me alone, and the electric timer has just switched off the living-room lights. It feels like the house has finally turned on its side to fall asleep. Years ago I would have gone through my mother’s purse for one of her cigarettes and smoked in the dark. It was a magical time that the house was mine.

Tonight, however, I am restless. I sit at the dining-room table; rummage through the refrigerator. What am I looking for?

All day long I’ve been scavenging, poking around in rooms and closets, peering at their things, studying them. I arrange my rolls of exposed film into long rows and count and recount them as if they were lost. There are twenty-eight.

What drives me to continue this work is difficult to name. It has more to do with love than with sociology, with being a subject in the drama rather than a witness. And in the odd and jumbled process of working everything shifts; the boundaries blur, my distance slips, the arrogance and illusion of immunity falters. I wake up in the middle of the night, stunned and anguished. These are my parents. From that simple fact, everything follows. I realize that beyond the rolls of film and the few good pictures, the demands of my project and my confusion about its meaning, is the wish to take photography literally. To stop time. I want my parents to live forever.

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feeling some serious swoon over this concrete, moon-themed, iphone skin

feeling some serious swoon over this concrete, moon-themed, iphone skin

Kohei Yoshiyuki from In the Park

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Kohei Yoshiyuki from In the Park

thalassa-raasch:

Last summer swim in the Atlantic? #wednesdayheat #maine #kettlecove #atlanticocean #latergram (at Kettle Cove)

thalassa-raasch:

Last summer swim in the Atlantic? #wednesdayheat #maine #kettlecove #atlanticocean #latergram (at Kettle Cove)

thalassa-raasch:

Mushroom fairy ring. #maine #wolfsneck #statepark (at Wolfe’s Neck State Park)

thalassa-raasch:

Mushroom fairy ring. #maine #wolfsneck #statepark (at Wolfe’s Neck State Park)

I’ve joined the Instagram. Let’s be friends - http://instagram.com/thalattathalatta


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itscolossal:

Artist Nobutaka Aozaki is Assembling a Map of Manhattan Using Directions Drawn by Strangers


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natgeofound:

Frozen walleye pike kiss the snow in Mille Lacs, Minnesota, 1959.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic

I miss Minnesota. Even when it’s so cold this happens.

natgeofound:

Frozen walleye pike kiss the snow in Mille Lacs, Minnesota, 1959.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic

I miss Minnesota. Even when it’s so cold this happens.

thebeingtime:

Harry Callahan, Barbara, 1952

thebeingtime:

Harry Callahan, Barbara, 1952

momatalks:

galasai:

Owen Humphreys

Man on the Wire

A pack of insects or birds traveling in swarms and making patterns in the sky at dusk? Beautiful.


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natgeofound:

Two girls dressed as lobsters participate in the Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine, September 1952.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Two girls dressed as lobsters participate in the Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine, September 1952.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
A Poem By Patricia Lockwood ↘

interweber:

luckypaperstars:

emilygould:

tesslynch:

This deserves a standing ovation.

word

I want to quote this but I would rather everyone read this in full.

yes

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Kerry’s car :( 

No worries though - The Nugget will ride again

unseenportland:

Full contact parking. || Photo by @JMHeffren

Kerry’s car :( 
No worries though - The Nugget will ride again
unseenportland:

Full contact parking. || Photo by @JMHeffren
photographsonthebrain:

Lisa Kereszi

Artist Natalie Lanese came to Portland, Maine in June 2013 to install her show, Popscapes at SPACE Gallery. I was lucky to spend time with her and her beautiful, colorful murals.

Check out the video!

Popscapes will be up from June 26 - August 16 at SPACE’s main gallery in Portland, Maine (that’s 538 Congress St.)

For more information visit space538.org or natalielanese.com 

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