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Sander Steins

"Bodies have their own light which they consume to live: they burn, they are not lit from the outside."

"Summer for prose and lemons, for nakedness and languor,
for the eternal idleness of the imagined return…"

- Derek Walcott, from "Bleecker Street, Summer" (via weissewiese)

(Source: fluttering-slips)


Last chance to see Jasper Johns: Regrets, featuring the artist’s most recent body of work. Closes September 1. 
[Jasper Johns. Study for Regrets. 2012. Acrylic, photocopy collage, colored pencil, ink and watercolor on paper. Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photograph: Jerry Thompson]

"Column," pencil and collage, 14x12"

"Someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. They can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. And whatever their reasons you must leave. Because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. You never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. There is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. And there is the love that will be ready."

- Nayyirah Waheed (via yodithnprogress)

Tin Nguyen

"Sometimes you need to burn bridges to stop yourself from crossing them again."

- Unknown (via mavors)

(Source: abluesforbrklyn)


Food For Thought By Leroy Campbell.

"People are uncomfortable with sexuality that is not made for male consumption."

- Erykah Badu (via taintedsound)

(Source: thegentlemanjigger)


"Backstage at the Evisu Ball, Manhattan, 2010," by Gerard H. Gaskin. In Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene,

Gerard H. Gaskin’s radiant color and black-and-white photographs take us inside the culture of house balls, underground events where gay and transgender men and women, mostly African American and Latino, come together to see and be seen. At balls, high-spirited late-night pageants, members of particular “houses”—the House of Blahnik, the House of Xtravaganza—”walk,” competing for trophies in categories based on costume, attitude, dance moves, and “realness.” In this exuberant world of artistry and self-fashioning, people often marginalized for being who they are can flaunt and celebrate their most vibrant, spectacular selves.

From the quiet backstage, to the shimmering energies of the runway. to the electricity of the crowd, Gaskin’s photographs take us to the ball. Legendary, comprised of photos taken at events in the New York city area, Philadelphia, Richmond, and Washington, D.C., is a collaboration between Gaskin, a camera-laden outsider who has been attending balls for twenty years, and the house members who let him enter the intimate world of ball culture…
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