infinite list of my favourite movies

Dead Poets Society [1989 dir. peter weir]

"We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”





Some more from the Gay Pride, Madrid 2014 . Nur Nielfa

I recently posted a series of images from San Fran Gay Pride 1981 and thought this set of Madrid in 2014 would make a nice follow-up!




Recipe for guilt-free doughnuts.

Repeat steps five and six.

Repeating steps five and six.

Yes yes yes!!!


Noorderlicht Photography

From Haute Afrique

This summer with Haute Africa, Noorderlicht Photogallery sheds light on the sunny side of the African continent. From 5 July through 31 August, seven photographers show a different Africa: a continent that still defies the imagination, and a place where creativity can bring prosperity. This flourishing African creativity finds no better expression than in fashion.

Haute Africa shows work by photographers who are not so much interested in African fashion in itself, but rather carry out an anthropological research into contemporary African clothing culture. Various African countries such as the Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia have a well-functioning economy; South Africa is even an important global player. First and foremost, these countries have the exploitation of Africa’s rich natural resources to thank for their progress, yet the creative, sustainable economies are also gradually starting to grow.

The fashion industry is an important exponent of this creative industry. Many African designers, entrepreneurs and photographers inspire the world with new designs that convey and renew African identity. This evolution hasn’t escaped the attention of artists and photographers. Through clothing culture they gauge the convictions, thoughts and feelings of its wearers, or the history of a particular place. They take a look at topics such as Westernization, post-colonialism, race, gender equality, religious beliefs or political power relations. From this angle, Haute Africa shows how clothing culture conveys and renews African identity without averting its eyes from an otherwise often bitter reality.

1. Willy Covary walks down a Bacongo street. Willy is a “sapeur”—a member of a Congolese social movement, La Sape, which is based around fashion. Sapeurs have a particular way of walking, with long, fast, self-confident steps. Willy, known as the “attacant du pointe” is one of the most famous sapeurs in Brazzaville, the capital. © Héctor Mediavilla

2. B. Mouzieto in Bacongo. The sapeur Bienvenu Mouzieto poses in front of his house in the Bacongo neighbourhood of Brazzaville, Congo. © Noorderlicht Photography

3. Untitled. The sapeur Severin, also known as the Japanese ambassador, shows a portrait of his father, who was also a sapeur. As one can see in the background, most Congolese are quite religious. Sapeurs tend towards the Catholic or Christian evangelist churches. © Héctor Mediavilla

4. Ghost and Bull, Dodo Masquerade, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2009 © Phyllis Galembo. Courtesy Alex Daniëls, Reflex

5. Lady in Pink with Zebra Scarf © Jim Naughten

6. Afrometals #4, from the series, “Afrometals” 2012 © Danielle Tamagni

7. Cindy and Nkuli, from the series, “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder” © Nontsikelelo Veleko. Courtesy Goodman Gallery