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


"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


Snapper : Gus Van Sant

Gus Van Sant is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician and author who has earned acclaim as both an independent and more mainstream filmmaker. His films typically deal with themes of marginalized subcultures. He made his feature-length cinematic directorial début with "Mala noche" in 1985. Then came out "Drugstore cowboy" in 1989, "My own private Idaho" in 1991, "To die for" in 1995, "Good Will Hunting" in 1997, "Psycho" in 1998, "Elephant" in 2003, "Milk" in 2008, etc...
"Gus Van Sant : Icons", from French publisher Actes Sud, examines his diverse work in film as filtered through his visual art, all anchored by a never-before-published interview conducted in Portland a year ago by Matthieu Orléans, in which the director cites his influences, recalls personal anecdotes, and exposes the production processes of his films. The book was published in conjunction with an exhibition at La Cinémathèque Française in Paris, curated by Mr Orléans, which displays a collection of artwork as varied as Gus Van Sant’s films : entire rooms dedicated to large-scale painting, ethereal photography, and even watercolors, plus a selection of Polaroids taken in the Eighties and Nineties. The monograph also features essays by Stéphane Bouquet, Benjamin Thorel, Bertrand Schefer and Stefano Boni, who provided their own interpretations on his protean work. Each text tackles specific aspects of Gus Van Sant's creation through reflections on the heterogenous nature of his methods and approach. Both the exhibit and the book are a refreshing take on an accomplished but somewhat mysterious artist.

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