I thought of you and where you’d gone
And the world spins madly on.
"when i was thinking of becoming a pro at the age of 29, i did not understand the meaning of shooting wildlife completely,” photographer takayuki meakawa said. he characterized his shooting technique as immature. but while following polar bears in northern canada for three weeks, he realized he could empathize with the animals. “i was so moved when i saw their maternal love was so deep,” he said.
since then, his work, as he describes it, is an attempt to show the animals’ spirits. he typically decides on a species and researches it before heading into the wild. he then goes to a place where the animal is likely to be and settles there, waiting ten hours a day for as long as a month before getting a shot that best captures the animal.
(steve bloom has a similar series on maternal polar bear affection)
If this isn’t an entrance to a fairy world then I don’t know what is…
Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye, Scotland, April 2014
Look at your stories - don’t just count who gets to be the hero and the villain (what kind of hero? what kind of villain?); count who gets the redemption arcs.
Chambre De Commerce | Jan Stel
The Chamber de Commerce alias Cdc is an absolutely fabulous Stock Exchange location, located in a busy city and surrounded by ugly concrete buildings. Only the four relative narrow passages are giving a small glimpse of what the inside of this beautiful queen has to shown. The current building is a reconstruction from 1872. The original building dates from 1531, this late Gothic styled stock market has been burned twice [1583 and 1858]. The CdC is built on top of an existing street intersection with originally no roof, only four covered streets, the still existing and impressive galleries. Around 1853 the square and galleries where covered with a dome modeled on the Crystal Palace in London.