Saturday, May 21, 2016

Who's That Girl?

Art: Charles Copeland

Elena Perminova

ph: Eric Guillemain

A day in the life, May 19

A day in the life, May 19, Regensburg by night

Anna Piirainen

New York

Bettie Page

First Lines: Ulysses S.Grant - Personal Memoirs

My family is American, and has been for generations, in all its branches, direct and collateral.

Renata Sozzi

ph: Rafael Pavarotti

A day in the life, May 18

A day in the life, May 18, standing outside looking inside

Meghan Collison

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Christoph Niemann)

Aymeline Valade

ph: Driu & Tiago

New Stuff: National Geographic

Gisele Bündchen

ph: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Beyoncé: Lemonade (2016)

A view of a woman's journey through life.

Powerful and intensefeminist audio-visual poem (or call it musical, if you like) aesthetically reminiscent of Terence Malick's recent work; a treat for eyes and ears.

Miranda Kerr

ph: Chen Man

New Stuff: Fire! Orchestra

A new album from Mats Gustafsson's big band Fire! Orchestra.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Philippe Halsman

Stephanie Shiu

ph: Ben Hassett

A day in the life, May 17

A day in the life, May 17, shadows

Erin Wagner

ph: Nelson Blanton

New York

ph: Vivian Maier

Ziyi Zhang

First Lines: Elizabeth Wurtzel - Prozac Nation

Some catastrophic situations invites clarity, explode in split moments: You smash your hand through a windowpane and then there is blood and shattered glass stained with red all over the place; you fall out a window and break some bones and scrape some skin.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ji Young Kwak

ph: Angelo D'Agostino

A day in the life, May 16

A day in the life, May 16, standing outside looking inside

Greta Zhekova

ph: Lazar Goushev & Slav Anastasov

New Stuff: Trouble Every Day

Trouble Every Day is a 2001 French erotic horror film directed by Claire Denis

Laetitia Casta

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop it.

Although very slow-paced and basically just a TV episode drawn out much too long, it's still fun to see the team back in action and this time with a much greater budget.

On renewed viewing; the story is silly, of course, but you do get some great sci-fi scapes to see.

Halliwell (no star): "And a surprisingly boring one. Vast sets and big-screen solemnity hardly make this more enjoyable than some of the TV episodes which got more tricks and philosophical fun into one-third of the length."

Maltin **1/2: "Slow, talkative, and derivative, somewhat redeemed by terrific special effects and majestic Jerry Goldsmith score; still, mainly for purists."

Nina Marker

New Stuff: Die Luther-Bibel von 1534

Martin Luther s Bible, first printed in 1534, in a meticulous two-volume reprint, including the color woodcuts from the workshop of Lucas Cranach.

Carol Alt

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.

Despite all the credentials, good production and an intriguing premise this movie lacks any romantic felling and disappoints on the sci-fi level as well.

Maltin**1/2: "Unusual staged against the expansive backdrop of N.Y.C., but doesn't carry its momentum to a satisfying conclusion. Too bad; Damon and Blunt give it their best shot."

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sun Feifei

New Stuff: Miss Red

I came across this artist by coincidence (she collaborated with Gaika) and purchased her free mixtape as download.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Vania Zouravliov

Mia Rosing

Window faces

Regensburg, May 2016

Danielle Zinaich

A day in the life, May 15

A day in the life, May 15, standing outside looking inside

Alexandra Agoston

New York

Belvedere Castle, Central Park, 1870

Freja Beha Erichsen

First Lines: James Baldwin - Notes of a Native Son

In Uncle Tom's Cabin, that cornerstone of American social protest fiction, St. Clare, the kindly master, remarks to his coldy disapproving cousin, Miss Ophelia, that, so far as he is able to tell, the blacks have been turned over to the devil for the benefit of the whites in this world - however, he adds thoughtfully, it may turn out in the next.

Gaya Gelshtein