A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States. (via africandogontheprairie)
When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.
i get so affectionate when i’m sleepy it’s disgusting
Mamyia RB 67 Pro S | Canon 1000D
Tell us about your ‘Altered’ project. What’s the meaning behind it?
The project Altered came out of the ideas around change and development with in the modern world. The world is ever changing and our cities are growing, gradually invading on areas of natural beauty. While this development is a part of our western culture, I found it sad too think that in a few years time we could be faced with choice’s about what landscapes we loose and what ones we keep.
The work in this sense challenges this idea, by taking photos of areas that could be seen as sublime and digitally altering them in a way that could be seen as scaring the landscape. I chose the pylons to do this as they are something we see on a daily basis, and are essential to our modern desires for energy. I added them as if they were blueprints; just an idea, nothing more, in doing this I wanted the viewer to make their own judgements on the work, to bring their ideas about energy and our ever changing landscape to the work it’s self.
today, my school hosted an exhibit for suicide awareness day. the exhibit included 1,100 backpacks in representation of the number of lives that are lost to mental illness each year on college campuses. many of these backpacks were donated by the families that lost loved ones and had their stories attached. i’m so proud of my school for bringing attention to such a serious issue.
this matters so much.
Fuck this hurts. Imagine walking through those on the way to class. Those could be people that you could be bumping shoulders with. Instead you’re stepping over them…
Imagine the parents that wrote those bios. Parents that never want you to forget that their kid was a human being. Their kid could have been in your class. How badly must that hurt. Fuck.
I love you I love you I love you, guys. Please stay.