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Maori Art

Skin III

Originally uploaded by isolatediguana

While in New Zealand back in 2006 I fell in love with the Maori people and culture. The tattoos specifically were something that drew me in. Many of the tattoos are traditionally on the face, of course I doubt I will ever be that brave. I love the strong bold designs as well as the flowing curved lines.
The most recent tattoo of mine is Maori inspired and I am proud to have a piece of their culture as part of my art.
Check out some more pictures here.
Check out some more about the culture here & here.



Beach Boy

Beach Boy

Originally uploaded by Marcela P.

gorgeous.  Love the light, the disheveled hair, the desaturation, and the ink.

My favorite thing about Washington DC.

Ok so I really don’t know much about Washington, DC, but what I do know is that is where Jake Brewers profile says that he’s from. Jake added me as a contact on flickr a few months ago, and without him doing that I might still not know about him. He has travelled over much of the world and has wonderful intent  “…to travel the world, recording with words and pictures the incredible mystery, wonder, horror, and beauty that is humanity. To thereby raise awareness of world issues for the unaware; to the end that world problems might not go unnoticed or ignored, but be exposed and healed for the greater good of humankind.…to connect people, organizations, ideas and resources so that anyone, anywhere can imagine and act upon building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives. “As of today he has 10 photos in Flickr Explore, which as those of us who are wise in the Flickr ways, know is quite special. So basically, he’s a great photographer who is friendly, knowledgeable, well traveled, and constantly adding more photos for our enjoyment. So if you want to see some culture, some diversity and some simply spectacular photos pop on over to Jake Brewer and give yourself some time… It’s hard to leave his photos without looking at them all!!   

365 days & Sarah Bloom

I just need to brag a little off the top, I did my second university level midterm today and got 84%. Pretty good, and definitely a pass!  My topic for today is partially the 365 self portrait project but more so one of the projects members.   “sadandbeautiful” (Sarah Bloom) as we know her on Flickr has been in this project for so long that she’s already onto her SECOND year of self portraits!I find this amazing because I made it only to about day 66 before running out of creative power.  If you don’t know anything about the 365 project, you should check it out, it’s a great tool for self awareness and is interesting to see what photos people post to represent themselves.  ©anniewisc For Instance :)Back to Sarah though, not only has she been part of 365 for a LONG time, she has also contributed some simply SPECTACULAR photos.  Softly Glow  Day 100, Baby!!  FUTAB on acid ( She has her photos copy written so I couldn’t post any for examples, but just click the links to see what I’m talking about, you wont be disappointed.  ) She also keeps a blog, where she talks about her sobriety, love, and her daughter just to name a few topics.From that website you can check out the multitude of other things she is involved in, publishing her own books, selling her photos, and even supporting Unicef! Wow. What does this lady not do? She’s a powerful role model for women everywhere who need to learn how to accept their bodies and learn to love. A perfect fit for the “Breathe Culture” featured photographer!