To Live On by Min Jeong Seo

“The stalks these flowers are already dried up but their blossoms are preserved and kept fresh by the medical infusion bags. The life-span of every living creature is limited.The infusion bags stand for the progress in medicine and the prolongation of human life.They somehow carry an ambivalent message as they refer to both death and life an the same time. Both states are immanent here. To preserve the beauty of the flowers artifically with the help of the infusion bags points out man’s inclination to repress the fact having to die and to postpone death.”


Images of Afro Palestinians

"Suddenly I was struck by the heavy fragrance of flowers. On the other side there was a garden about the size of a small room, a plot of ground raised by fill to the height of our belts. And full of flowers. A special, luxuriant flora. Long stemmed, with horn-shaped flowers whose petals were like black velvet. In one corner, a bush like a lily, arrayed with giant white blossoms like goblets. And scattered through that garden, thin-stemmed plants with white flowers marked by a single pink petal. It seemed that these gave off an exotic sweetness that cloyed and choked. In the midst of it all a bunch of fat crimson flowers lay tumbled, their silky, fleshy blossoms dipping down among the long stems of furious green grasses. This small, magical plot seemed a kaleidoscope. Just in front of my eyes purple irises bloomed up. A myriad fragrances mingled in its dazzling scent, and every hue of the rainbow glowed from those flowers."

Geza Csath, from The Magician’s Garden (via 1910-again)


Nadine Ijewere is a photographer out of London with an amazing talent for portraiture and fashion photography. She creates  beautiful environments for her work using from floral and cultural influences. I love it all.

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic


Vara: A Blessing (2013)

"Well, I’m going to be strict! I mean it. I’ve been thinking about our relationship, and once I’m back I’ll take you so firmly in hand that you’ll squeal. Just wait and see! I’m going to terrorize you mercilessly. You must humble yourself, give in, bend, if our relationship is to continue. I must break you, tame you, or I won’t put up with you any longer… I’ve the right to do it because I’m ten times better than you, and because I’m aware of it, I’ve all the more right to condemn this trait in you. I’ll terrorize you without pity until you soften and have feelings and treat other people as any simple, decent man would. I love you above anything else in the world and at the same time have no mercy for your faults. So remember and watch out! I’ve gotten myself a rug beater and will start to beat you the minute I get home… Learn to kneel spiritually, not only when I call you with open arms but also when I turn my back on you. In brief, be generous, lavish, squander your love on me. I demand it!.. Remember, you must surrender because the might of my love will conquer you anyhow. My own, keep well, I hold you in my arms and cover you with kisses."

Rosa Luxemburg being a total dom in a letter to her lover Leo Jogiches (via redplebeian)


Cesar Chavez (2014)

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