Batanes

Repost via pamelalicophotography

Select snaps from my July 2013 trip covering 2 of 3 of main islands, Batan and Sabtang. A more detailed account shall soon follow in my personal blog but I will leave this excerpt from my journal, written after a day’s adventures:

"It’s still hard to believe that I’m here and that ‘here’ is even a place. Even at its gloomiest, Batanes is majestic. The rolling hills with its strong winds, the untouched coasts with its angry waves, the lighthouses set against ominous clouds— it is beauty & madness in one canvas.

Tired as I am, I feel at peace here, as though I am one with the universe and, at the same time, detached from the pocket I call my world. Today, and the next few days, I escape the vomit of the everyday.”

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ryanpanos:

Scrublands | Antoine Bruy | Via

Whenever the emails pile up or the traffic grinds to a crawl, many of us fantasize about leaving it all behind and unplugging from the grid. The people in Antoine Bruy’s ongoing photo series Scrublands have actually followed through, disconnecting from the trappings of modern life even when it means jumping into a new lifestyle they know nothing about.

“I wanted to meet them and see how they managed to learn something which they were not used to,” says Bruy, who lives in France. “Most of the people are not from farming families or anything.”

Bruy has been photographing around Europe for the project since 2012, visiting some 15 encampments in his home country as well as in Romania, Spain, Switzerland, and Wales. He’s focused on those who survive as sustenance farmers, by raising livestock, or hunting. Now he’s holding a crowdfunding campaignbecause he’d like to extend the project to the United States, the country whose history he says inspired many of his subjects.

Reblogged from honrice

chadhartigan:

"Yeah, you know, the thing is, what you learn very quickly, is that if you’re doing work that you’re passionate about, you can work with anyone. And it’s happening to me over and over again. I’ve worked with Selby, I’ve worked with Kronos, I’m gonna work with Frank Miller, you know, who wrote "Dark Knight Returns" — and I’ve worked with him already. And now I’m getting to work with everyone I’ve wanted to work with. I got to work with Ellen Burstyn. The reality is if you just go out there and just do good material, people will come. Kronos didn’t really know who we were when we showed them this. We showed them Pi and stuff, so we had something, but still they just really responded to the film, not to anything else.”
- Darren Aronofsky in a 2001 interview with Screenwriter

chadhartigan:

"Yeah, you know, the thing is, what you learn very quickly, is that if you’re doing work that you’re passionate about, you can work with anyone. And it’s happening to me over and over again. I’ve worked with Selby, I’ve worked with Kronos, I’m gonna work with Frank Miller, you know, who wrote "Dark Knight Returns" — and I’ve worked with him already. And now I’m getting to work with everyone I’ve wanted to work with. I got to work with Ellen Burstyn. The reality is if you just go out there and just do good material, people will come. Kronos didn’t really know who we were when we showed them this. We showed them Pi and stuff, so we had something, but still they just really responded to the film, not to anything else.”

- Darren Aronofsky in a 2001 interview with Screenwriter

Reblogged from chadhartigan

I want to quote one of the comments, but I dont know if he’d even allow me to mention it here. 

it goes like i cant say you cant appreciate the chap, but to secretly have crush on him is another thing you may not deny. 

thats like too much to handle but give the guy the record for being the hipster god if along Alex Ebert or Pepa Knight