spotlight: kyle abraham

February 21, 2014 | filed under plain cool, spotlight, the visual, watch this | Leave a Comment 

kyle abraham‘s work is captivating and emotive. i’d be in a place of joyous emotional overwhelm if he choreographed my favorite songs, so it brings me great pleasure to see this project he’s doing with photographer and filmmaker carrie schneider. over the course of the next six months or so, abraham and schneider will release dance shorts inspired by james blake’s overgrown and kanye west’s yeezus, among others. this is elegance and artistry. enjoy.


[vimeo http://vimeo.com/87132057 w=712&h=400]

view more of his work on vimeo.



#tbt: haiti, 2012

February 21, 2014 | filed under plain cool, the visual | Leave a Comment 

we were planting trees and the folks from the town came out for a demonstration. i don’t remember looking for anything to shoot, but i saw these children hugging and it was such a beautiful moment, i had to capture it. no clue where this was…somewhere outside of anse-á-pitres, haiti.


childreninhaiti

posted a bunch more on instagram.



to the creatives…

January 6, 2012 | filed under #notetoself, inspiring, moment of truth, the visual | 2 Comments 

do the work. be courageous.

Source: Mreeuh Chang



be brave.

November 3, 2011 | filed under inspiring, rewritable words, the visual | 2 Comments 

do the thing you think you cannot do. - eleanor roosevelt



visual cues.

October 28, 2011 | filed under inspiring, the visual | Leave a Comment 

be this strong. plant grows through concrete.
be this strong.

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on satisfaction.

October 18, 2011 | filed under #notetoself, inspiring, moment of truth, the visual | 1 Comment 

from my yogi tea.



Exploration

April 17, 2010 | filed under random, the visual, thoughts | 1 Comment 


For the past few weeks, I’ve been sitting back, watching and analyzing: myself, people, life. I’ve gained some insight and direction in the process. I spent some time walking around the city and in the burbs along Fox River thinking and seeing. Soon, but not quite yet, I’ll be ready to share more of those insights; I’m still processing. I encourage everyone to change scenery at some point for a bit–alone. Embrace your be-ing. Dissect your patterns. Explore your growth, or the lack thereof. Oh, and do something that just simply makes you happy.

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The ‘happy’ test

September 10, 2009 | filed under consider this, plain cool, the visual | 1 Comment 

Are you happy?

Source: Typcut



We could all use a little…

July 28, 2009 | filed under the visual | Leave a Comment 

needmaghope

Image source: NEED Magazine



History

November 5, 2008 | filed under the visual | 3 Comments 



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