Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli



Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker

A NEW CLIP EVERY WEEK HERE

"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford
















2.29.2008

MORPHOSIS

Lucien Thomkins's

Red orange

Calvin Klein





Drowning Narcissus

Hic et nunc,
here and now set no blinkers. It's not easy to create anything from what it is and what one is. It still remains to let go a basic element of life : desire.
Go, live and become : three words for anyone to imagine what is possible, figure the inner paths to serenity, away from self-lies.

Saggin' it

Peter Greenaway's Allegories (part 1)
Prometheus

A myth that first appeared in the epic poet Hesiod’s Theogony, Prometheus (from ancient Greek Προμηθεύς, "forethought") was disgraced for his over-reaching. A Titan known for his wily intelligence, he stole fire from the gods, gave it to mortals for their use and was chained in perpetual punishment to have his liver daily consumed by a raven, some say a rook, some say a crow. You may look for Nicolas-Sébastien Adam’s sculpture (1762) from Google Image Search.
Despite this perpetual punishment, Prometheus continued to live. Perhaps the greatest wonder in the story was that his liver grew again each night. A terrible punishment for a terrible crime, but a crime that benefits mankind, a christic figure made to suffer for bringing beneficence, a perverse example of ends justifying means.
Prometheus in this picture by Peter Greenaway, with an athletic stringy body and an expression of saintly weariness on his El Greco face, has been given a fiery wheel in his desperation to escape punishment. The wheel is courtesy of the astrologer Robert Fludd (1574-1637), and the chest and body cavity, peeled back ready for the sadistic raven, is courtesy of the anatomist Siegfried Bernhard Albinus (1697-1770). The background image represents a double king (whose grin is prophetic of those drawn by the children’s illustrator Maurice Sendak) which is borrowed from the image-authority Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680), who had been fascinated by reports he’d heard of a Chinese mountain shaped like a man. Prometheus runs down the variegated rocks with their patterns of handwritten and printed cross-hatching texts, away from the avenging gods who sit smugly with their arms crossed on the top of the hill.

2.28.2008

Jist muh kuntry fur-vee-evvah

Red pumphouse

Amsterdam

C-IN²


Matter of grace Glass of Fashion
Mathias Lauridsen (part 4)

This b&w editorial with an English title was shot by Kacper Kasprzyk assisted by Lasse Valentin for Danish glossy Cover. It features supermodel Mathias Lauridsen (jump to part 1, part 2 to see more of him and part 3 to read about him as well).












Salto grande

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2.27.2008

Weekly celeb : Phil Ray

Body art

AussieBum


Corpus Christi

worth
a
crime

Crash

The 45th issue of Crash is out, starring French actor Romain Duris (yes, him again) on the cover. The editorial below shot by Karim Sadli features Diego Krauss, Julian Henning, Taylor Fuchs and Simon Nessman (watch this).
Promises are made to be kept, Morphosis will show you more of Simon Nessman pretty soon. Stay tuned to find out when !









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2.26.2008

Snapper : Herb Ritts


Red glam