Celebrating Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s Golden Birthday!
The vast and austere landscape of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) offers a spectacular array of scientific and historic resources. Encompassing 1.9 million acres, the Monument was created on September 18, 1996 by presidential proclamation – the first monument entrusted to BLM management. World-class dinosaur excavations have yielded more information about ecosystem change at the end of the dinosaur era than almost any other place in the world. Among the fossil finds, paleontologists have identified dinosaurs not previously known to have inhabited this region, as well as several new species.
The vast landscapes of GSENM offers visitors a variety of recreational opportunities for a wide range of users. From the solitude of lonesome canyons to the excitement of winding rugged backways, the Monument is truly a treasure.
Plan your visit and learn more: http://on.doi.gov/1fJIy7a
Photos by Bob Wick, BLM
2:15 pm • 18 September 2014 • 426 notes
Time Slice by Richard Silver
The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.
4:45 am • 17 September 2014 • 89,170 notes
The first all-black symphony orchestra in the world, Kinshasa Symphony are touring! Their landmark documentary is also being screened across Europe.
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4:45 am • 16 September 2014 • 4,261 notes
“Call me a sinner,
Mock me maliciously:
I was your insomnia,
I was your grief.”
— Anna Akhmatova (via wordsnquotes)
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9:30 am • 15 September 2014 • 594 notes
Test Shots by Rog Walker.
Test Shots is an ongoing series of portraits taken in the studio with photography couple Rog and Bee Walker. Each photograph, taken mostly of their close friends and fellow creatives, is as striking as it is simple.
Opting for a sombre and dark background, coupled with poised and pensive subjects, Walker’s shots manage to maximize on the simplicity of the traditional portrait style by making use of a medium format camera that provides an image quality which, despite the powerful stillness of each individual, vividly brings the details of each photograph to life. This brings out both a sense of strength and vulnerability in each picture, alluding to the intimate two-way dialog between subject and photographer.
"This is the most organic method of communication I have. Photography is the way I speak…It doesn’t get more personal than another human, and that’s what I’m looking to capture, that connection between humanity." - Rog Walker
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2:15 pm • 14 September 2014 • 14,294 notes