femalephotographersof asked: Hey miss. Just wanted to make sure you were Michelle Loren, so that I can I can reblog some of your work (I recognize Adrian from the glasshouse record store and high school, so I'm pretty sure you are) Also, I'll be coming tonight with a couple of friends. ALSO I wanted to ask if you were going to be shooting tonight, if you were interested in posting your photos on FPT with credit and link to your blog. I'm excited for tonight and look forward to meeting you!
Why yes, that would be me :) Oh yeah, that shoot was for my editorial class. He ended up being a great model. The other day I gave him a giant gold letter ‘A’ balloon from our last exhibition, and I think he appreciated it, haha.
I’m glad you’ll be making it out tonight, and yes, I’ll be taking photos at the gallery. So, girl with the camera dressed in black, that’ll be me! And of course, it would be my pleasure to post on your site.
So excited to meet you as well missy!
• 8 March 2014
“We all are influenced by things and copy things, but often where there is a certain level of copying, only the surface value ends up being reproduced and that becomes thinner and thinner. I feel like a lot of appropriation suffers from that.”
— Chance, intuition and curiosity: An interview with Jason Fulford (via killeryellow)
• 8 March 2014 • 393 notes
Buddhism Lite for Lazy Neurotics
Words by Rachael, illustration by Emma D.
• 8 March 2014 • 369 notes
“Now that there are no priests or philosophers left, artists are the most important people in the world. That is the only thing that interests me.”
— Gerhard Richter (via heathwest)
• 8 March 2014 • 351 notes
“Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.”
— G.D. Anderson (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: saperathebook, via thatkindofwoman)
• 7 March 2014 • 122,649 notes
Street Portraits - A South African Family Album
(Source: 5centsapound, via louobedlam)
• 6 March 2014 • 2,208 notes
Here’s me with some of the prints I shared at the opening of Honeyhaus back in January. Photo by Michelle Loren.
(Don’t mind the crooked frames, people kept bumping into the wall!)
From that one time I fan girl’d like a photo nerd.
• 6 March 2014 • 111 notes
MOSSLESS: You mention in your artist statement that a lot of the settlements you photograph would be ghost towns if it weren’t for their Latino populations. What are these towns like?
Kathya Landeros: The part of California where I am from is some of the most fertile land in our country, making the people who tend to it (a majority being Latino) quite productive. The land is very flat, and yet there is always evidence of rolling foothills and mountains never too far away. The sun also seems to produce the most intense heat and light here—really beautiful California light. This is especially true in the summer when the sun is high and its light is drawn out late into the evening. The land is usually laid out in a similar rectilinear fashion: a main business drag with homes surrounding it. The homes are enveloped by expansive farmland, which is the most defining feature that can be seen from the highway. When I think of these towns the paintings of Richard Diebenkorn and some of the other Bay Area Figurative Movement painters come to mind. Although their work is not specific to the towns I am photographing in, their rendition of light and geometry very much describes the West I know. Such a quiet view of the land also offers an interesting foil to the mythos of the rugged American West of cowboys.
• 6 March 2014 • 43 notes
Ermita del Santo Cristo de los Buenos Temporales, Sarracin 2012
© Gloria Rodríguez
• 6 March 2014 • 47 notes
“Remember yourself as a little girl, she is counting on you to protect her.”
— Olivia Penpraze (via thatgirlwithblondhair)
(Source: everythingcanbenothing, via ahhmmmburr)
• 5 March 2014 • 78,719 notes