Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays the only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.
Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.
Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing.
Photographer: Gracie Hagen
i love this
Vivien Leigh on the set of Gone With the Wind (1939)
What light. So breaks. Such east. Very sun. Wow, Juliet.
|—||Sylvia Plath (via incorrectsylviaplathquotes)|
I hate computers and I miss all my friends that I don’t have time to see because of dumb computers and I’m not very good at this and why am I even doing this I CAN make money doing something that I actually like and am good at and I’m not sure if I’m very happy about some of the people I’ve been spending my time with recently and I miss Korean soap operas and running naked through the field on Beach street with ladies and if growing up means becoming jaded and unhappy and closed off then I don’t want any part of it. I’m tired of trying to be something I’m not.
In acting you are told that your “being” comes from 4 places. The Head, The Heart, The Stomach, The Groin. Acting from the groin, that it is all about taking action. To find something in your scene to fuck, to engage, to become a part of. Coming from the gut, what does that mean? It means to react, to listen, to be affected. To act from the heart, is to act with emotion. To act with emotion is to feel the words that you are saying. To act from your head is to get in touch with your inner Robot.
Words are the least important thing when it comes to communicating.
Everybody has an opinion, so every character you portray should have an opinion. You start with an opinion and eventually it grows into a philosophy. When in doubt talk about philosophy
The moment you step on that stage, YOU OWN IT, you are meant to be there and they were meant to watch you. That is the meaning of Stage Presence. Stage Presence is simply the confidence to be where you are.
|—||Billy Merrit (Improv Master)|
ساکنان دریا بعد از مدتی صدای امواج دریا را نمی شنوند
چه تلخ است قصه ی عـــــــــــــادت
After a while, the residents of the sea do not hear the sound of the waves. How bitter it is, the story of routine.
|—||Unknown (via likeafieldmouse)|
When It Happens (Susane Colasanti)
And I say, FUCK that bullshit.
We shake with joy, we shake with
What a time they have, these two
housed as they are in the same
—Mary Oliver, “We Shake with Joy” in Evidence: Poems
To have loved
—Mary Oliver, from “Empty Branch in the Orchard” in Evidence: Poems
|—||Joanne Harris, Chocolat (via showslow)|
If you haven’t read this book, you are certainly missing out. (via demi-lovatoast)