david lachapelle: earth laughs in flowers
‘springtime’ by david lachapelle, 2011
courtesy of the artist and fred torres collaborations, new york

american photographer david lachapelle has created ‘earth laughs in flowers’, a series consisting of the ten large-scale still life photographs. fred torres collaborations will exhibit the entire series for the first time in the united states. lachapelle’s installation explores the fragility of society and ideas of vice and vanity through composing his images in a manner typical to that of baroque still life painting. deviating from the inclusion of solely fruit, flowers and sculls, the artist evokes a contemporary sensibility through his use of items such as pre-packaged foods, mobile phones, medicine, balloons, and barbie dolls. rather than being constructed in an especially balanced composition, lachapelle’s massive painterly-like photographs are intentionally chaotic, engaging the viewer as he/she attempt to reconcile the overwhelming canvas.

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"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive."
- James Baldwin (via victoriousvocabulary)

Twirl Me


Wildlight | Twirl Me

This reminds me of a girl with pretty pink hair and ruffles in her skirt. Together, backwards, we twirled down the slide. We hit the sand rolling and laughing. I think back and smile fondly at our childlike innocence and playfulness. Those colors still swirl in my mind from time to time.

This time last year, I shared this post with the “girl with pretty pink hair.” It was her birthday and I wanted to give her something. I didn’t quite have the courage to send her something and I didn’t even know what I would send! So I shared this instead. She loved it. After that, our relationship grew. Six months later, she flew to LA to go to a festival with me where Wildlight was performing. And now, in just three short weeks she’ll be moving from New Jersey to LA. So crazy. 

So happy I took that leap. So happy we took that leap.
I love you Sharyn. Happy birthday! <3


Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked

Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.

Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!

I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

  1. Autumn In The White Carpathians
  2. Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
  3. Spring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
  4. Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
  5. Autumn Path
  6. Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
  7. Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
  8. Dark Hedges In Ireland
  9. Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
  10. Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring


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when you hear a bad joke


I feel like I give you this look a lot :P

Back Pain Remedy via Bandhas


Bandha what? Bandha is a word I heard my teachers say in class daily, a word that I wrote off as ‘yogi hippie crap’ until I experientially finally understood what it was all about. And given that took a fair amount of time (over a year of 7 day a week practice), I am going to lay it out for you so…

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (via psych-facts)

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