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Caravansary ~ 2014

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My third burn. Moments in photography 🙂

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Playa time

Photos worth a thousand words. That sense of freedom, of expression, anonymity and yet community.

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Evolve!

It’s dusty, it’s dry, hot, cold, it’s full of love, and we keep coming back to what we make into and love to call ‘home’.

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The Fire Conclave

‘Welcome Home!’ is my favorite greetings of all! It can do magic.

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Welcome Home!

One big candle for gathering us home year after year, a happy new burn!

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Happy New Year!

And a desert flower, sending love.

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Desert Flower

Namaste

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The Diatomist

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THE DIATOMIST is a short documentary about Klaus Kemp, master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement.

Diatoms are single cell algae that create jewel-like glass shells around themselves. Microscopists of the Victorian era would arrange them into complex patterns, invisible to the naked eye but spectacular when viewed under magnification.The best of these arrangements are stunning technical feats that reveal the hidden grandeur of some of the smallest organisms on Earth. Klaus Kemp has devoted his entire life to understanding and perfecting diatom arrangement and he is now acknowledged as the last great practitioner of this beautiful combination of art and science. THE DIATOMIST showcases his incredible work.

Soundtrack by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Bernard Herrmann and Cults Percussion Ensemble.

MATTHEW KILLIP is an English filmmaker living in New York. His documentaries have been broadcast on UK television and exhibited in festivals including Sundance and True/False.

Caravansary )*( Burning Man 2014

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Burning Man 2014 Art Theme: Caravansary.

Caravansary

‘Our history will be spread abroad by caravans.’
~The Thousand and One Nights

ˌkarəˈvansərʌɪ,-ri/
noun
noun: caravansary
  1. 1.
    historical
    an inn with a central courtyard for travellers in the desert regions of Asia or North Africa.
  2. 2.
    a group of people travelling together; a caravan.
Origin
late 16th cent.: from Persian kārwānsarāy, from kārwān ‘caravan’ + sarāy ‘palace’.

‘Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving – it doesn’t matter,
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times,
Come, come again, come.’ ~Rumi

The New Gypsies

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The New Gypsies

Bohemian travelers were the inspiration for Iain McKell‘s stunning photographic journey “The New Gypsies”, which explores the many journeys, both physical and emotional, of the modern-day traveler. All the photos is this post are from the actual book, The New Gypsies.

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McKell explained the mission behind his photographic exploration. “To raise that question about how we perceive travelers and to reexamine our own existence. We all desire nature deep inside and have a desire for freedom. A sense of there could be another way to live and to question what standards we apply to create a full life.”

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Where’s my next adventure going to take me? Caravan dreaming, again & again 🙂

 

Differences

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I love those who look at differences with appreciation & an open mind, hence everyone is accepted, and everyone is included, and feels good. Those are the people who make the most out of their life, and bring out the best out of those around them. Those are the ones who make the world a better place, who actually make changes everyday, every time, as they go along, unwavering, reevaluating their morals, values and principles, when their own awareness senses that it is time to.

I wish you multiply! Good old loving vibes your ways!

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Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking

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Amanda Palmer on The Art of Asking.

Amanda Palmer on The Art of Asking.

Excerpts from Amanda Palmer‘s beautiful speech on the Art of Asking, community, and her perspective on Music, Artists & Musicians.

‘I love this kind of random closeness, which is lucky, because i do a lot of couch surfing.’

‘I am gonna give away my music for free, online, whenever possible, and i am gonna encourage torrenting, downloading, sharing, but I am gonna ask for help, because I saw it work on the street.’

‘The real answer is I didn’t make them, I asked them. And through the very act of asking people, I connected with them, and when you connect with them, people want to help you. It’s kind of counter-intuitive for a lot of artists, they don’t want to ask for things. It’s not easy to ask. And a lot of artists have a problem with that. Asking makes you vulnerable.’

‘For most of human history, musicians, artists, they’ve been part of the community, connectors, and openers, not untouchable stars. Celebrity is about a lot of people loving you from a distance. But the internet and the content that we’re freely able to share on it, are taking us back. It’s about a few people loving you up close, and about those people being enough.’

‘I don’t see these things as risk, I see them as trust. They’re the online tools to make the exchange as easy and as instinctive as the street, they’re getting there. But the perfect tools are not going to help us if we can’t face each other, and give and receive fearlessly, but more important, to ask without shame.’