Symbolic Imagery in Himalayan and Tibetan Sacred Art The arts of India, Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan display a rich stylistic diversity. However, these Himalayan regions share many symbols and important figures in their arts. Dating from the first millennium, Himalayan art is part of the Buddhist tradition. It is beyond decorative or fine arts and thus is sacred art.
Ann Mitchell: The Razor's Edge - LENSCRATCH Photographer and educator Ann Mitchell is finishing up year long sabbatical that has taken her work in a new direction. The time off from teaching allowed her to explore new ways of working and she has produced a brand new project of constructed images that are wonderfully surreal, psychological, and exquisitely crafted. Ann considers herself an “urban archaeologist, attempting to find the poetry in the everyday experience of our interior and exterior landscapes.” Her work is currently on display at the PYO Gallery in Los Angeles in an exhibition curated by Sarah Lee that runs through July 27th. Born in New York City and raised in California, Ann received a BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design. She worked as an award-winning advertising and editorial photographer for over a decade and then received an MFA from Claremont Graduate University.
Tibetan Arms and Armor Armor and weapons are certainly not among the images usually called to mind when considering the art or culture of Tibet, which is closely identified with the pacifism and deep spirituality of the Dalai Lama and with the compassionate nature of Tibetan Buddhism . However, this seeming paradox resolves itself when seen in the context of Tibetan history, which includes regular and extended periods of intense military activity from the seventh to the mid-twentieth century. Many excellent examples of Tibetan arms and armor can be found in museum collections today largely due to the fact that various types of armor and weapons continued to be used in Tibet into the early twentieth century, long after they had gone out of use in the West. Other types were preserved for ceremonial occasions, the most important of which was the Great Prayer Festival, a month-long event held annually in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa.
Amazing photography by Mimo Khair "I was born in Lebanon to Lebanese / American parents where I grew up in the midst of a long civil war. Left Beirut to New York City during my university studies and that’s where I fell in love with art and photography. I have been traveling the world since capturing all that moves me and expressing through a marriage of words and photographs. My style evolves with me and I allow myself the full freedom to explore different styles of photography. I am currently based in Shanghai, China, since 2006 with my husband and young daughter" ~ Mimo Khair
Polar Panorama Photography Some Eye Catching Examples Polar Panorama Photography Some Eye Catching Examples Posted on 16 July 2009 You must have heard about stereographic projection or polar panoramas. Some of the people are familiar with these projections with the name of “little planets”. These are extra ordinary images which are produced with the help of panoramic photos. These images are easy to produce and results of these images are stunning and attractive. The Tibetan Book of Proportions In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives. With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinked Wunderkammer – an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Some of our most popular posts include visions of the future from late 19th century France, a dictionary of Victorian slang and a film showing the very talented “hand-farting” farmer of Michigan.
Jen Davis ‘Self-Portraits’ « smileinyourface ‘In this body of work, I deal with the insecurities associated with my body image and the direct correlation between self-perception and the way one is perceived by others. Photography is the medium that I use to tell my story through life, an outlet for revealing my struggles and thoughts in regards to the society in which we live. A society that dictates beauty based on ones physical appearance. In my photographs I aim to raise questions regarding beauty, desire, body image, and identity through a focused observation of my personal story.
The stunning photographs which put everyday selfies to shame Paul Zizka's long-exposure photographs place him in the context of Canada's awe-inspiring wilderness By Damien Gayle Published: 13:06 GMT, 14 January 2014 | Updated: 13:14 GMT, 14 January 2014 These beautiful long-exposure photographs offer a novel twist on the too-often shamelessly narcissistic trend for 'selfie' pictures which is sweeping the internet. Paul Zizka, 34, has put his own slant on the celebrity-led photographic genre, made popular by photo-sharing website Instagram, by including his silhouette in these dramatic shots of the Canadian wilderness. Rather that a vainglorious attempt to propel himself to 15 minutes of internet fame, his inclusion of himself in the shots is an attempt to show the relationship between a mere man and the awesome natural world surrounding him.
early Tibet Why does history get written? I think we’d all agree that the motives for creating history are mixed, and just as complex as the uses it gets put to after it’s written. Though most of Tibet’s histories are histories of religion, it would surely be naive to imagine that the motives of their authors were wholly religious. Photographers on Tumblr staff picks photographers on tumblr black and white street photography urban monochrome flowers london uk england man columbia road columbia road flower market artists on tumblr original photographers Staff Pick - Impressive mastery of reflections and shadows, I particularly enjoy the angry-sad face of the man in the first shot, it plays along very well with the dramatic sky and the harsh contrast. —Harold Perez ————Photo by Federico Chiesa (federicochiesa.tumblr.com) Through the glass.