Adrian Harwood

… people who are motivated by narrow ideas of achievement are chasing themselves. And the more nourished they become by their success, the more they come to be composed by the hunt for it. In this way, the essential motion of a person moved by conventional ambition—the relentless, onwards push towards achievement—begins to buckle, bend and then finally to warp so completely that it meets itself. The end becomes the beginning and voracity replaces satisfaction as the reward for success. ‘Self’ becomes an activity, and these people become circular personalities: gleaming, closed, masturbatory, and above all, boring.



— George Lazenby, It has always been profound to me that the brass ring is a brass ring.
Michael David Murphy

Michael David Murphy

(Source: petersutherland)

mossfull:

Alec Soth: In terms of your work, there is this narrative element, this backbone. Like in your book you have these notes in the back, that gives a narrative scaffolding to the project, and I’m always battling with how much of a story to tell and I really respond to people that play with these issues. In your book, the main section with the pictures, it’s very musical, it’s very emotive, and then you get to the notes and it’s the narrative backbone, the tension between these 2 impulses is something that I feel in my own work.

Glen Erler: I always knew there would be notes and text to accompany some of the images; I did go back and forth with it, I didn’t know if I should have it there; it’s sometimes nice for the reader to make up their own mind. Even from a visual point of view, people asked quite a few times why I didn’t have the text with the images and I’ve always felt the pictures need to stand on their own, they need to be by themselves; if someone chooses to read about it, then they can. The images and text need each other; it was always part of the concept, but just not in the same place.

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humansofnewyork:

"If they raise the subway fare one more time, I’m going to explode. I’m making nine dollars an hour. I walk home three hours from work every day to save that $2.50, because that’s a half gallon of milk for me and my daughter. And every time they raise the fare, they have a ‘hearing.’ But they aren’t hearing anything. It’s a fucking joke. If you go to one of those ‘hearings,’ every single person stands up and says: ‘Don’t raise the fare.’ Then they raise it anyway. Oh man, it burns me up. ‘We need the money,’ they say, ‘America is hurting.’ That’s bullshit! If I see one more TV program bragging about multimillion dollar homes I’m gonna scream. How about a fucking TV program that shows me if there is anywhere in this city that I can fucking afford to live anymore. I’m sorry, but it’s burning me up."

humansofnewyork:

"If they raise the subway fare one more time, I’m going to explode. I’m making nine dollars an hour. I walk home three hours from work every day to save that $2.50, because that’s a half gallon of milk for me and my daughter. And every time they raise the fare, they have a ‘hearing.’ But they aren’t hearing anything. It’s a fucking joke. If you go to one of those ‘hearings,’ every single person stands up and says: ‘Don’t raise the fare.’ Then they raise it anyway. Oh man, it burns me up. ‘We need the money,’ they say, ‘America is hurting.’ That’s bullshit! If I see one more TV program bragging about multimillion dollar homes I’m gonna scream. How about a fucking TV program that shows me if there is anywhere in this city that I can fucking afford to live anymore. I’m sorry, but it’s burning me up."

(Source: Vice Magazine, via mossfull)

Jason Fulford
Jason Fulford
Jason Fulford

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Martin Parr
p-dpa:

“I let Apple’s QuickType keyboard take over my iPhone”, Josh Lowensohn (2014)

I just wanted to go down the weird rabbit hole of setting off with one word and seeing where we could go with it. Or more importantly, where Apple wanted me to go with it.

via Jacopo Pompilii

p-dpa:

I let Apple’s QuickType keyboard take over my iPhone”, Josh Lowensohn (2014)

I just wanted to go down the weird rabbit hole of setting off with one word and seeing where we could go with it. Or more importantly, where Apple wanted me to go with it.

via Jacopo Pompilii

(Source: theverge.com)

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