Sorry won’t help now

December 2, 2010

British actor Alan Bates (1934 – 2003) recites “Invictus” (“Unconquered”) by William Ernest Henley in a 1997 tv ad for Union Bank of Switzerland (but don’t let that dodgy pedigree put you off).
Suggested background music: Anything by Blood Axis

 

Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbow’d.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
    Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.

– William Ernest Henley

 

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Armed America
“Diego and Nakita with Fiona” by Kyle Cassidy (2007)
From the book “Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes”.
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Get low

December 2, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bongoût Gallery in Berlin have finally announced that pre-orders are being taken for “Human Nature”, a 128-page, hard cover collection of photographs by Daikichi “Genki Genki” Amano. No indication when it will be released but, at only €39,95, it’s sure to sell out fast.

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I remember everything

December 1, 2010

Music keeps you under control - Jamie Reid“Music keeps you under control” (extract) by Jamie Reid
(2005 print of a 1977 artwork)

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Braces - www.beautyandbraces.comPhotographer unknown. Source: http://www.beautyandbraces.com

 

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Every day is like Sunday

December 1, 2010

Andy Rementer - Camera Phone“Camera Phone” by Andy Rementer.

 

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Kindled

November 17, 2010

It’s about this time of night that I like to look at a picture of Susan Boyle singing a duet with a cat.

“My third oil painting of British Idol contestant Susan Boyle, this time featuring Susan in a duet with a singing cat. Susan has a cat named Pebbles, but this is not Pebbles. This is just some random, singing cat.”
– Dan Lacey

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