Natsumi Hayashi is a Tokyo-based photographer who started a series of levitating self-portraits. I, myself, have been tagging these (i.e. “jump” shots) in my Flickr collection. I’ve been encouraging friends and family to do this often as its just an escape from the norm. Though it’s somewhat distant from what Natsumi Hayashi has done with her series, it’s nice to see her collection and work.
Memos from August 2011
It all started with this animation/short film by Bradley Bell:
In which he interpreted “The Laughing Heart”, a poem written by Charles Bukowski, and spoken by Tom Waits. This should have been an easy cut-and-paste video/text post on my Tumblr, where I usually store quick-strike things of interest and inspirational value. But part of the being of what has been a product of a Poetry class back in my Undergrad/University days just couldn’t let it go and be done with. The textual format just didn’t have a resounding echo to me as it should.
Interesting cover art from Vanessa Carlton’s latest album, “Rabbits on the Run”. The illustration on it caught my attention.